BONES DON'T LIE AND DON'T FORGET is the 4th place Winner in the $200,000 GE/FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Watch the winners at focusforwardfilms.com/winners.
After 2 decades the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala (FAFG) remains dedicated to the work of listening to bones that "don't lie and don't forget", telling their stories in tribunal spaces, to their families who have waited decades to lay to rest their loved ones and to a country in which the past is always present. The afterlife of the conflict demands that the living communicate with those who have passed away in order to pursue justice and re-member a complex and fragmented history. FAFG's work demands us to not only revisit history, but to interrogate it, to reopen chapters perhaps deemed closed or "resolved", and to name, one by one, the thousands who were detained and disappeared during the internal armed conflict in Guatemala.
Director: Kim Munsamy
Producer: Sebastián Porras Saenz
Music: Horacio Lua
Editing: Kim Munsamy
Videographer: Kim Munsamy & Carla Molina
Sound Mix: Joel Blues
Sound assistant: Alejandro Poroj Abac