Working with the La Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala (FAFG), a Guatemalan forensics organization, USC Shoah Foundation has launched a project to collect video testimonies of witnesses to the Guatemalan Genocide of the early 1980s. In all, about 200,000 people died in the decades-long civil war that ended in 1996.
About 150 video interviews from Guatemalan survivors and witnesses have been collected in Guatemala for the pilot program. All conducted in Spanish or K’iche’, the testimonies are being preserved and indexed by USC Shoah Foundation, which began adding them to the Visual History Archive in 2016. Currently there are 10 testimonies searchable in the Visual History Archive. Pending funding, there are plans to collect approximately 400 additional Guatemalan testimonies.