Friday, April 09, 2010

IPJ Film Series: Killer's Paradise

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: Free

Since 2000 nearly five thousand women have been murdered in Guatemala, a country with just 14 million people. “Killers’ Paradise” uncovers one of the most emotionally-wrenching hidden human rights abuses taking place, while exposing the impunity allowed by an inept judicial system.

The IPJ invites you to view this film that documents the stories of victims’ friends and families and the testimonies of police officers and investigators, rapists and gang members. Despite the frustration, anger and great sadness and loss, women and men are coming together for a common fight in the name of their daughters, wives and sisters.

Following the film there will be a panel discussion and then Q & A, with Christauria Welland, PsyD, clinical psychologist, and Jill Covert, alumna of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies. Welland works with men in treatment for intimate partner violence and has carried out trainings in Guatemala to prevent such violence. Covert conducted the field research for her MA in Peace & Justice Studies, in Guatemala, resulting in a capstone project entitled “Women in Zones of Conflict: Femicide in Guatemala.”

The event will be introduced by Maria Pilar Aquino, STD, professor in Theology and Religious Studies.

Co-sponsored by Copley Library and Department of Theology and Religious Studies.
Please note that the film is unrated.  Harrowing scenes may make it unsuitable for younger viewers.

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