Niños de la Memoria (Children of Memory): Screening and Discussion

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
International House Philadelphia 3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Scribe Video Center Producers’ Forums presents Niños de la Memoria, a documentary film by Philadelphia-based filmmaker, María Teresa Rodríguez.

Niños de la Memoria tells the story of the search for hundreds of children who disappeared during the Salvadoran Civil War. Many were survivors of massacres carried out by the U.S.-trained Salvadoran army. Taken away from the massacre sites by soldiers, some grew up in orphanages or were “sold” into adoption abroad, not knowing their true history or identity. The film follows Margarita Zamora as she traverses the Salvadoran countryside probing memory, swabbing DNA samples, and searching for disappeared children – including her own four siblings

The film will screen at 7 PM, followed by a discussion featuring:

This event is presented in part by Scribe Video Center, Bread & Roses Community Fund; Film @ International House (IHP); Greater Philadelphia Latin American Studies Consortium; Heritage Philadelphia Program (HPP) of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage; Philadelphia Independent Film & Video Association (PIFVA); and Taller Puertorriqueño.

Tickets: $10 general | $8 students & seniors | $5 Scribe, IHP, PIFVA members

For more information about the film, visit this page.

Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
History and Preservation
Cultural Exchange
Human Rights
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