A Conflict? Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala: Screening

About the Documentary

Finding Oscar is a feature-length documentary about the search for two little boys who offer the only living evidence that ties the Guatemalan Government to the devastating 1982 Dos Erres Massacre. In a country built on impunity, it will take a dedicated team—from a forensic anthropologist to a young Guatemalan prosecutor—to uncover the truth and find justice more than thirty years later.

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Finding Oscar (The Official Trailer)

Language: English

Watch the official trailer for the documentary Finding Oscar that follows the search for a boy who is living proof of the 1982 Dos Erres massacre that wiped out a community in Guatemala.

By 1982, a long-running civil war between the Guatemalan government and leftist rebels had escalated to a genocidal peak, with tens of thousands of Guatemalans disappearing at the hands of the military. With the tacit blessing of the Reagan administration, the Guatemalan military wiped out entire villages under the pretext of stamping out a Marxist insurgency.

One such village was Dos Erres, whose 200-plus residents vanished overnight without a trace, leaving behind a ghost town in the lush highlands. What happened? Where did the people of this farming village go?

Finding Oscar is the story of how a team of dogged investigators and forensic anthropologists got to the bottom of this mystery. Their detective work leads them to the grim discovery of what happened to the villagers. It also leads them to the conclusion that only two survivors -- who were kidnapped by the invaders as toddlers -- can help them track down the perpetrators and bring them to justice. One of them is Oscar. After years of searching, the investigators finally locate him in Massachusetts, living with his wife and young children.  

Additional screenings of the documentary listed below:

Screening Venue Screening Date
Village East
April 14, 2017
Pasadena Playhouse
Pasadena, CA
April 21, 2017
Monica Film Center
Los Angeles, CA
April 21, 2017
Regal Town Center
Irvine, CA
April 21, 2017
Cosford Cinema
Coral Gables, FL
April 21, 2017
Claremont 5
Los Angeles, CA
April 22-23, 2017
Cleveland Cinemas Capitol Theater
Cleveland, OH
April 25, 2017
Landmark Ritz Bourse
Philadelphia, PA
April 28, 2017
Landmark West End
Washington, D.C.
April 28, 2017
Landmark Opera Plaza
San Francisco, CA
April 28, 2017
Rialto Elmwood
Berkeley, CA
April 28, 2017
Regal Fox Tower
Portland, OR
April 28, 2017
Ballantyne 6
Charlotte, NC
April, 28, 2017
Regal Downtown West
Knoxville, TN
April 28, 2017
High Ridge Theater
Albuquerque, NM
April 28, 2017
Park Terrace Stadium 6
Charlotte, NC
April 28, 2017
Arbor Theater at Great Hills
Austin, TX
April 28, 2017
Dairy Center for the Arts (Boedecker Theatre)
Boulder, CO
May 3-6, 2017
Alamo Drafthouse
Winchester, VA
May 5-6, 2017
Gene Siskel Film Center
Chicago, IL
May 5, 2017
Smith Rafael Film Center
San Rafael, CA
May 15-16, 2017
Theater N
Wilmington, DE
May 19-21, 2o17