(2003, 58 min.) US
Director: Patricia Flynn with Mary Jo McConahay
Produced in association with: KQED, an Independent Television
Service (ITVS) and Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) co-presentation.
An Active Voice Selection.
This documentary chronicles the extraordinary journey of a young
Iowa immigrant, Denese Becker, born a Maya Indian, who discovers
she is a survivor of one of the most tragic massacres in Guatemalan
history, committed in 1982 against Mayan villagers. The film follows
her emotional odyssey of self-discovery and political awakening,
and sheds light on what the United Nations termed genocide, against
one of this hemisphere's largest indigenous national majorities.
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Survivors and other community members return from exhumation -
they had to cross a river each way - Courtesy of Daniel Chauche;
Denese with her father Rosendo Sic's picture - Courtesy of Mary