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Documentary: Keep Your Eyes on Guatemala (Tengan puestos los ojos sobre Guatemala)

Event Start DateWednesday, March 26, 2014
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Event Start Time4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CostCost: Free
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Gabriela Martínez, Assoc. Professor in the Dept. of Journalism and Cinema Studies at the University of Oregon, will present her documentary which tells the story of Guatemala's National Police Archive (Archivo Histórico de la Policia Nacional [AHPN]) intertwined with narratives of past human rights abuses and the dramatic effects they had on specific individuals and the nation as a whole. In addition, it highlights present-day efforts to preserve collective memories and bring justice and reconciliation ot the country.

Reservation not required, however early arrival is suggested.

About the speaker
Gabriela Martínez is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon. She is also affiliated with the Cinema Studies and the Latin American Studies Programs, and currently is serving as the Associate Director for the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) at the University of Oregon.

Martínez is an scholar in international communications and an international award-winning documentary filmmaker. She has produced, directed or edited more than fourteen ethnographic and socio-political documentaries. Qoyllur Rit’i: A Woman’s Journey (1999); Women, Media, and Rebellion in Oaxaca (2008); and most recently Keep Your Eyes On Guatemala (2013) and Agents of Change: A Legacy of Feminist Research, Teaching, and Activism at the University of Oregon (2013). Martínez combines her scholarship and her creative work focusing on the culture and histories of the peoples of Latin America and that of Latinos in the United States. She is the co-creator of the Latino Roots in Oregon Project, a multiplatform and transmedia project that is building from the ground up the trans-border history of the diverse Latino/Latin American population living in the state of Oregon, including all those of indigenous descent.

Martínez has recently been awarded a Resident Scholar Fellowship from the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon where she will be next year working on issues of media, democracy, and the shaping of collective memory. These topics are the subject of her next book project.

Co-sponsored by the Enhanced Student-Faculty Information Fund, the Dept. of Languages and Literatures, the International Studies Center, the Latin American Studies Program, the Trans-Border Institute of the School of Peace Studies.

ContactJulia Medina | jmedina@sandiego.edu | (619) 260-2751