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The Resource Discovering Dominga, Jaguar House Films ; produced in association with the Independent Television Service and KQED-TV ; produced and directed by Patricia Flynn ; co-producer, Mary Jo McConahay

Discovering Dominga, Jaguar House Films ; produced in association with the Independent Television Service and KQED-TV ; produced and directed by Patricia Flynn ; co-producer, Mary Jo McConahay

Label
Discovering Dominga
Title
Discovering Dominga
Statement of responsibility
Jaguar House Films ; produced in association with the Independent Television Service and KQED-TV ; produced and directed by Patricia Flynn ; co-producer, Mary Jo McConahay
Contributor
Director
Producer
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This unforgettably dramatic and powerful documentary relates the extraordinary story of a young Iowa housewife who discovers she is a survivor of one of the most horrific massacres in Guatemalan history, committed in 1982 against Maya Indian villagers who resisted a dam project funded by the World Bank. The film follows her remarkable journey of transformation and discovery as she returns to Guatemala in search of her heritage and ultimately joins efforts to bring the perpetrators of the massacre to justice and to promote peace and reconciliation in her native country.Dominga Sic Ruiz was nine years old when, during the bloody Guatemalan civil war, she escaped while paramilitary and army forces murdered her mother and 76 other women and 107 children in the Maya village of Rio Negro. She was eventually adopted and grew up in small-town America, where she became a "normal" teenager named Denese and later married. She buried her past so deeply it became transformed in adulthood into doubts and nightmares, until events brought her to face the truth.Beautifully photographed in Iowa and amid the stunning landscapes of the Guatemalan highlands, the film follows her emotional reconnection with lost relatives, with a rich indigenous culture, and with the violent history in which her beloved adopted country -- the United States -- played a sinister role. Dominga joins the Maya community in the dangerous effort to demand the exhumation of a clandestine mass grave, and later provides testimony in a landmark genocide case, thus becoming part of a global grassroots struggle for justice and human rights."Discovering Dominga" is a compelling and inspiring story that will engage student interest and provoke reflection and discussion in a wide variety of courses in Latin American studies, cultural anthropology, Third World studies, human rights, women's studies, American history and studies, and sociology. It was produced and directed by Patricia Flynn and co-produced by Mary Jo McConahay for the Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with KQED with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In English
  • In Spanish
  • Original language in Spanish
  • Original language in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Flynn, Patricia
  • Flynn, Patricia
  • Flynn, Patricia
  • Jaguar House Films
Runtime
58
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Becker, Denese
  • Mayas
  • Maya women
  • Individual and Groups Rights
  • Civil war
  • Peace processes
  • Criminal justice
  • Homecomings
  • Survivors
  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
  • Río Negro (Rabinal, Guatemala)
  • Guatemala (Country)
Target audience
adult
Label
Discovering Dominga, Jaguar House Films ; produced in association with the Independent Television Service and KQED-TV ; produced and directed by Patricia Flynn ; co-producer, Mary Jo McConahay
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed August 15, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (58 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)3190357
  • (OCoLC)954043300
  • (VaAlASP)ASP3190357/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000133940
Video recording format
other
Label
Discovering Dominga, Jaguar House Films ; produced in association with the Independent Television Service and KQED-TV ; produced and directed by Patricia Flynn ; co-producer, Mary Jo McConahay
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed August 15, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (58 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)3190357
  • (OCoLC)954043300
  • (VaAlASP)ASP3190357/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000133940
Video recording format
other

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