WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

“Finding Oscar” Documentary Advance Screening with WOLA and Friends of FAFG

Thursday, 6 April 2017
Washington, DC

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and the Friends of the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala (FAFG) invite you to a special advance screening of


 Thursday, April 6, 2017

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 Cannon House Office Building, Room 122

27 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003

The screening will be followed by a conversation with Fredy Peccerelli, Director and one of the founding members of the FAFG, and Jo-Marie Burt, WOLA Senior Fellow.

To RSVP, please contact WOLA Program Assistant Carolyn Scorpio at [email protected] or (202) 797-2171.

In a forgotten massacre during Guatemala’s 36-year civil war, a young boy was spared, only to be raised by one of the very soldiers who killed his family. Nearly 30 years after the tragedy, it will take a dedicated team—from a forensic scientist to a young Guatemalan prosecutor—to uncover the truth and bring justice to those responsible…by finding the missing boy named Oscar.

Following the screening, the panelists will explore the use of forensic science in the pursuit of accountability for grave human rights violations in Guatemala and elsewhere in the world, as well as discuss Guatemala’s ongoing justice revolution. Both speakers will comment on the ways in which congressionally mandated support for FAFG and other mechanisms has helped uncover truth and justice in Guatemala.

For more information about the film and to watch the trailer, please visit http://findingoscar.com/. We hope you are able to join us.