Join us at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights for the documentary premiere of El Buen Cristiano, followed by a presentation from Director Isabel Acevedo and a reception.
In 1982 José Efraín Ríos Montt, a born-again Christian, military officer and politician, led a military coup. His military government was responsible for one of the most terrible and violent episodes in Guatemala’s thirty-six year civil war. Francisco Chavez Raymundo and his sister were small children when the Rios government annihilated their Mayan community. In March 2013 the lives of Francisco Chavez and Ríos Montt again converged, as both were called to testify at Ríos’ trial for crimes against humanity.
Sponsored by The Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada, Research Manitoba, The University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities, The Dean’s Office, Faculty of Arts, The Mauro Centre, The Geopolitical Economy Research Group, & the Departments of History, Political Studies, Anthropology, & Sociology.
All are welcome.