• David Pérez Karmadavis, Identificación (Identification), 2007

    David Pérez Karmadavis, Identificación (Identification), 2007

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28 November 2012

Martiza Urrutia is a human rights activist and one of the ‘disappeared’ (imprisoned and tortured) by the military government during the civil war in Guatemala, 1960-1996.

Maritza’s disappearance is the subject of Dan Saxon’s book To Save Her Life: Disappearance, Deliverance, and the United States in Guatemala, and hers is one of the most significant international crime court cases brought against the Guatemalan military dictatorship.

The talk will take place at firstsite, Colchester, UK, in the auditorium.

3pm – the public talk by Maritza Urrutia.

4pm – screening of Granito: How To Nail a Dictator (dir. Pamela Yates, 2011)

5.30pm – 6.30pm - round table discussion

All events are open to public and free of charge but booking is recommended through firstsite on 01206 577067. All the events will take place in the firstsite auditorium.

These events are related to ESCALA’s next exhibition in the University Space Karmadavis: Art, Transition, Justice, featuring the work of Guatemala-based, Dominican Republic-born artist David Pérez Karmadavis. The exhibition has been curated by Dr Sanja Bahun and Professor Maria Cristina Fumagalli from the University of Essex and is a collaboration between ESCALA, Essex Transitional Justice Network (of which Dr Bahun is Co-convener) and the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies.


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