Conflict, Memory and Transitions

Conflict, Memory and Transitions

The Conflict, Memory and Transitions program brings together speakers from Latin America, Europe and the United States to address the subjects of violence, memory, fear, truth commissions and postwar reconciliation.



Spring 2006

Fredy Peccerelli
“The Search for the Disappeared and the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation”

Fredy Peccerelli is the founder and director of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation (FAFG) which was established in 1992 to bring forensic science to the task of identifying the remains of the thousands of people who disappeared during the counterinsurgency campaigns of the 1980s. As of 2005, FAFG has conducted 500 investigations and recovered the remains of 3,390 persons located in clandestine graves. Many have been identified and returned to their families.

Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Center.

Wednesday, February 15, 5:00 pm
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

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Film Screening
Machuca, directed by Andrés Wood (2004)

Set in Santiago, Chile during the last days of Salvador Allende’s presidency, “Machuca” explores the friendship that grows between shy, middle-class Gonzalo and streetwise Machuca when a private Catholic boy’s school opens its doors to a handful of children from the nearby shantytown. The boys are fascinated by each other’s respective worlds, and through their eyes we see the deep divisions that split their society. 121 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

The director will introduce the film and answer questions after the screening.

Monday, March 13, 7:00 pm
Pacific Film Archive

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Andrés Wood
"Making Movies in Latin America"

One of Chile’s most successful young filmmakers, Andrés Wood received a degree in economics from the Universidad Católica de Chile and then changed directions, attending film school at New York University. His films include “Loco Fever,” “Football Stories” and “Machuca,” which was chosen as Chile ’s entry for best foreign language film at the 2005 Oscars.

Tuesday, March 14, 4:00 pm
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

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Pinochet’s Children
Directed by Paula Rodriguez (2002)

This film documents the experiences of three Chileans who grew up under Pinochet and whose lives are marked by the phases of the dictatorship. In the early years, they experience exile and the murder of their parents. In the 1980s, they rebel against the administration and become student leaders. As they mature, the compromises of the transition to democracy bring disillusionment and disengagement from political life. Finally, the arrest of Pinochet serves as turning point, causing the three protagonists to re-evaluate their positions. 82 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

The director will introduce the film and answer questions after the screening.

Thursday, March 23, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Room 160, Kroeber Hall
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