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Special Advance Screening of FINDING OSCAR in Washington, DC

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1025 5th Street NW

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Join us for a special advance screening of FINDING OSCAR before it opens in theaters. In a forgotten massacre during Guatemala’s decades-long 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.

The documentary parallels a 2012 story written by ProPublica senior reporter Sebastian Rotella and Fundación MEPI reporter Ana Arana entitled “Finding Oscar: Massacre, Memory and Justice in Guatemala,” part of a project that won a Peabody Award (for a presentation of the story that ran as an episode of This American Life), two Overseas Press Club awards, and an award from Columbia University’s Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with Kelly Fry, attorney at U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Human Rights Law Section; Geoff Thale, program director at the Washington Office on Latin America; and Kate Doyle, senior analyst of U.S. policy in Latin America at the National Security Archive. Panel moderated by Sebastian Rotella, senior reporter at ProPublica.

The panel will explore the continuing hunt for fugitive commandos involved in the Guatemalan massacre and other past atrocities in Central America – some of whom are in the United States – as well as the parallels between Oscar’s story and the intensifying conversation around immigration and refugees in the United States today.

For more information about the film and to see the trailer, visit http://findingoscar.com/

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