BHRC partners with the Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2020 – Our Mothers (Nuestras Madres)

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UPDATE: It has been announced that sadly the #HRWFF London has been cancelled due to Covid-19. Please read the statement here.

The Bar Human Rights Committee has partnered with the Human Rights Watch Film Festival for the film “Our Mothers” (Nuestras Madres), which is being screened at the Barbican in London at 3.45pm on Saturday 14 March 2020.

Winner of the Caméra d’Or (Cannes Film Festival, 2019) this beautifully rendered drama weaves a tale taking us from the dark past to a personal search for the truth. Set in 2018 Guatemala, we meet Ernesto, a young forensic anthropologist tasked with identifying missing victims of the country’s 36-year civil war. As witnesses of the genocide of over 200,000 indigenous people, the Mayan women of Guatemala act as a bridge between the past and present through their memories and become essential voices in the fight for justice in a country struggling with how to provide accountability. While documenting the account of an elder Mayan woman searching for the remains of her husband, Ernesto believes he might have found a lead that will guide him to his own father, a guerrillero who went missing during the war.

Winner Caméra d’Or for Best debut feature, Cannes Film Festival 2019

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