Our Mothers

  • 2019
  • 1h 18min
  • Directed by: Cesar Diaz
  • Cast: Aurelia Caal, Emma Dib, Julio Serrano Echeverría

Set in 2018 Guatemala, we meet Ernesto, a young forensic anthropologist tasked with identifying missing victims of the country’s 36-year civil war.

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Set in 2018 Guatemala, we meet Ernesto, a young forensic anthropologist tasked with identifying missing victims of the country’s 36-year civil war. As witnesses of the genocide of over 200,000 indigenous people, the Mayan women of Guatemala act as a bridge between the past and present through their memories and become essential voices in the fight for justice in a country struggling with how to provide accountability.

While documenting the account of an elder Mayan woman searching for the remains of her husband, Ernesto believes he might have found a lead that will guide him to his own father, a guerrillero who went missing during the war.

Belgium/Guatemala 2019 Dir Cesar Diaz 77 min

Winner Caméra d'Or, Cannes Film Festival 2019

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