Documentaries

Several documentaries are dealing with the questions raised by our research programme, among which:

 

Breaking the Silence

Video Film, by Tony Platt (USA, 2013)

In this short film, made with the help of the Center for Digital Storytelling in Berkeley, California, sociilogist Tony Platt draws upon an experience of personal loss to make a statement about public amnesia. "Breaking The Silence" calls upon the University of California, Berkeley, to take responsibility for its collection of 10,000 Native American remains, unethically excavated during the 20th century.

Argentine, des os en quête d’identité

Les chemins de la mémoire Los Caminos de la Memoria

by José-Luis Penafuerte (Spain/Belgium, 2009)

This documentary is the first one focusing on exhumations massively occuring in nowaday Spain and aiming to identify the victims of Spanish civil war.

S21

by Rithy Panh (France, 2003)

This film tells about « S21 », a former school near Phnom Penh, in Cambodia, that became a camp where 17000 prisoners have been tortured and murdered between 1975 and 1979, during the Red Khmer regime.

Les Escadrons de la mort, l’école française

by Marie-Monique Robin (France, 2003)

This documentaries explains how, when and why french army exported its know-how in the field of torture and extrajudicial killings to North then South America during the 1960 and 1970ies.