BURDEN OF PEACE
A remarkable woman stands up to 'power'....and wins
Winner: Prix de Jury des jeunes europeens, FIPA Biarritz and Audience Award, Mittelamerikaanisches Film Festival, Vienna
Director: Joey Boink Burden of Peace follows Guatemala’s first female Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz. Claudia starts a frontal attack against corruption and organized crime. She arrests former dictator Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide. Her determination encounters strong resistance from powerful elites. Will she be able to win this battle? Claudia gave the film crew unlimited access from the beginning until the end of her term. It resulted in an intimate glimpse into the life of a woman who wants to change her country and therefore brings immense sacrifices both professionally and in her personal life. 75 minutes.
Director: Roland Uruci Albanian emigrants are caught by the Greek border patrol units and receive a punishing treatment for the only crime they had committed: crossing the border illegally, looking for a better life. 20 minutes.
The screening will be followed by a brief discussion on the subjects covered by these films.