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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
As the Institute’s partner Fundacion de Antropologia Forense de Guatemala (FAFG) records testimonies of survivors of the genocide in Guatemala, it has begun sending the first few testimony videos back to USC Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles, where staff are beginning to index them – the first step toward their eventual integration into the Visual History Archive and IWitness.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Cuellar is researching the experiences of women and girls in scorched earth campaigns in Guatemala and El Salvador.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Updates to IWitness in time for the new school year will include a suite of Spanish-language full-length testimonies, testimony clips and activities from USC Shoah Foundation’s new Guatemalan Genocide collection.
Monday, August 22, 2016
The first moderated session at USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s conference, “A Conflict? Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala” will be on “Studying Perpetrators” and be moderated by USC International Relations Professor Carol Wise.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
UCLA Latin American Studies Professor Bonnie Taub will moderate the panel “Repression and Resistance” on the first full day of the conference.
Monday, August 29, 2016
The Visual History Archive added 1,302 new testimonies, 1,361 new interviewees, six new experience groups, one new historic event and 10 new collections in a single update over the weekend.
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Linguistic racism that led to the Guatemalan Genocide will be explored in “Racist Discourse and Genocide,” the third Monday panel session during USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s conference “A Conflict? Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala.”
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
On Tuesday afternoon, the Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s conference, “A Conflict? Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala” will move away from academic analysis for a session entitled “Personal Reflections on Resistance.”
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Guatemalan Genocide activists Rosalina Tuyuc Velasquez and Marvyn Perez delivered impassioned remarks urging accountability and collective healing at the keynote presentation of the conference “A ‘Conflict?’ Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala” on Monday night.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Over the course of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s three-day conference “A Conflict? Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala,” over a dozen scholars from all over the world gave presentations about their research on various aspects of the Guatemalan Genocide. Here is a sample of just a few of those presentations.
Friday, September 16, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s conference “A Conflict? Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala” concluded Wednesday at Villa Aurora in Los Angeles, leaving the participants with renewed energy and ideas for continuing their conversation on the genocide in Guatemala.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
On the heels of USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s international conference on genocide and resistance in Guatemala, the 2016-17 Center Graduate Research Fellow Paula Cuellar Cuellar gave a lecture about her own research of scorched earth as an integral part of the genocides in Guatemala and El Salvador.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
The film, executive produced by Steven Spielberg, has already screened at film festivals across the country and won four awards.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
"Finding Oscar," the documentary film about the 1982 Dos Erres Massacre in Guatemala produced by Steven Spielberg in association with USC Shoah Foundation, will have its theatrical release in spring 2017 and will stream on Amazon Prime this summer.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The release follows the recent completion of 489 interviews with the survivors of the Guatemala Genocide at the hands of the Guatemalan military in the early 1980s.
Friday, August 9, 2019
For three decades, nobody bothered to ask the survivors what they'd experienced. Then the forensic organization, La Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala, began collecting their video testimonies. USC Shoah Foundation will continue to index and archive them.