Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families

  1. SYNOPSIS: In July 2014, mainstream US media became flooded with images of what they termed “unaccompanied Central American children.” Most of these children—many coming with their parents—were fleeing from the violent consequences of U.S. intervention in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Once in the United States, they were detained in what migrants have come to label "hieleras" (ice boxes) in makeshift detention centers around the country. Rather than providing asylum to these refugees, the Obama Administration used this “humanitarian crisis” to expand the previously defunct practice of family detention. By the spring of 2015, more than 3,000 refugee women, children, and members of the LGBTQI community were illegally detained. Based on interviews with recently arrived Central Americans as well as interviews with organizers leading the struggle on the ground in Central America, this film captures the stories of Central American refugees and explores the root causes of forced migration. In the words of the late Salvadoran poet, Roque Dalton, as he says in his Poema de Amor, this film is about los Eternos Indocumentados (the Eternally Undocumented).

    FACILITATION GUIDE: Along with the film, we have included a facilitation guide. The purpose of this guide is to provide (1) possible discussion questions, (2) important events in the documentary, (3) U.S. foreign policy and institutions in Central America (specifically Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala), (4) U.S. immigration policies, and (5) keywords discussed in the film. We hope you use this facilitation guide to learn more about issues affecting Central American refugees and also facilitate online discussion and further research.

    To view the facilitation guide, please visit: eternosindocumentados.com/facilitationguide.

    This facilitation guide was collectively created by members of the Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families and is meant to serve as a supplementary educational resource for those of you wishing to learn more and/or facilitate your own screening.

    THIS FILM IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

    -------

    SINOPSIS: En julio de 2014, los principales medios de comunicación estadounidenses se inundaron con imágenes de lo que ellos denominaron "menores Centroamericanos no acompañados." Igualmente muchas familias con niños huían de las violentas consecuencias de la intervención estadounidense en El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras. Una vez en los Estados Unidos, fueron detenidos en lo que los migrantes han llamado “hieleras” que son centros de detención improvisados en todo el país. En lugar de facilitar asilo a estos refugiados, la Administración Obama utilizó esta "crisis humanitaria" para expandir la práctica de centros de detención familiares. En la primavera de 2015, más de 3.000 refugiados incluyendo mujeres, niños y miembros de la comunidad LGBTQI han sido detenidos ilegalmente. Basada en entrevistas con centroamericanos recién llegados y entrevistas con organizadores en la lucha social en Centroamérica, esta película captura las historias de los refugiados Centroamericano/as y explora las causas de la migración forzada. En las palabras del fallecido poeta salvadoreño Roque Dalton, como dice en su Poema de Amor, este documental se sobre los Eternos indocumentados.

    Junto con la película, hemos incluido una guía de facilitación. El propósito de esta guía es (1) proporcionar posibles preguntas de discusión, (2) eventos importantes en el documental, (3) Políticas de exterior e instituciones estadounidenses en centroamérica (específicamente Honduras, El Salvador y Guatemala), (4) políticas de inmigración de los Estados Unidos y (5) palabras clave discutidas en la película. Esperamos que use esta guía de facilitación para obtener más información sobre los problemas que afectan a las y los refugiados centroamericanos y también para facilitar la discusión en línea y la investigación adicional.

    Para ver la guía de facilitación, por favor visite: eternosindocumentados.com/facilitationguide.

    Este guía de facilitación fue creada colectivamente por miembros de la Alianza por los Derechos Humanos Niños Refugiados y Familias, y esperamos que sirva como un recurso educativo suplementario para ustedes que desean aprender más y / o facilitar su propia presentación comunitaria del documental.

    ESTA PELÍCULA ES PARA FINES EDUCATIVOS SOLAMENTE.

    # vimeo.com/399545727 Uploaded 1,046 Views 0 Comments
  2. “La Estancia” is a short documentary about a sister community established in 1993 between a rural town called La Estancia in the department of Morazán, El Salvador and Syracuse, NY.

    Dir./Prod. Jennifer A. Carcamo
    This documentary is for EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
    Sponsored by Syracuse University.

    # vimeo.com/63059644 Uploaded 34 Views 0 Comments
  3. Closing performance of the International Festival for Peoples Rights & Struggles at the University of the Philippines

    # vimeo.com/146106965 Uploaded 48 Views 0 Comments
  4. On Thursday, May 10th, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA hosted the Symposium "After the Genocide: Indigenous Struggles for Justice and the Impact of Court Trials in Guatemala," an event co-sponsored by the Spanish and Portuguese Department, Indigenous Languages of the Americas, the American Indian Studies Center, and the Latin American Institute.

    The conversation included two internationally renowned scholar-activists, Marta Elena Casaus Arzú (Distinguished Professor, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj (Mellon Visiting Professor, Duke University). Dr. Casaus Arzú has published extensively on issues of racism and discrimination against the indigenous peoples of Guatemala, while Dr. Velásquez Nimatuj is a journalist, social anthropologist, and international spokeswoman (in the Latin American Consulting Group of Indigenous Leaders at UNICEF and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the UN), who has been for decades at the forefront in struggles for the respect of indigenous cultures. As well-known experts in the Guatemalan genocide, both our guest speakers participated as expert witnesses in the genocide trial against Efraín Ríos Montt (2013 and 2018) as well as in the “Sepur Zarco” trial for sexual violence and sexual slavery committed against Mayan women (2016).

    # vimeo.com/269410545 Uploaded 30 Views 0 Comments
  5. On Thursday, May 10th, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA hosted the Symposium "After the Genocide: Indigenous Struggles for Justice and the Impact of Court Trials in Guatemala," an event co-sponsored by the Spanish and Portuguese Department, Indigenous Languages of the Americas, the American Indian Studies Center, and the Latin American Institute.

    The conversation included two internationally renowned scholar-activists, Marta Elena Casaus Arzú (Distinguished Professor, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj (Mellon Visiting Professor, Duke University). Dr. Casaus Arzú has published extensively on issues of racism and discrimination against the indigenous peoples of Guatemala, while Dr. Velásquez Nimatuj is a journalist, social anthropologist, and international spokeswoman (in the Latin American Consulting Group of Indigenous Leaders at UNICEF and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the UN), who has been for decades at the forefront in struggles for the respect of indigenous cultures. As well-known experts in the Guatemalan genocide, both our guest speakers participated as expert witnesses in the genocide trial against Efraín Ríos Montt (2013 and 2018) as well as in the “Sepur Zarco” trial for sexual violence and sexual slavery committed against Mayan women (2016).

    # vimeo.com/269575360 Uploaded 22 Views 0 Comments

Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees & Families

Jennifer A. Cárcamo Plus

Browse This Channel

Shout Box

Heads up: the shoutbox will be retiring soon. It’s tired of working, and can’t wait to relax. You can still send a message to the channel owner, though!

Channels are a simple, beautiful way to showcase and watch videos. Browse more Channels.