InScience Film Festival
El Equipo

El Equipo

Film

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  • LUX 6
  • € 12,50

This stunning documentary shows how science became a pillar of a universal fight for human rights. The story starts in the 1980s, when a group of Argentine students decide to help legendary forensic scientist Clyde Snow with his investigation into the desaparacidos – the thousands of people who ‘disappeared’ during the Argentine dictatorship in the years before. 

With great success, because in the decades that followed this team was called upon all over the world to dig for the truth behind massacres and mass graves, from Kurdistan to Ethiopia to the horrific El Mozoto massacre in El Salvador. The scientists manage to uncover the truth every where they go, but that is not without danger. 


TALK War crimes like those in El Equipo are unfortunately not a thing of the past. As a matter of fact: in places like Ukraine and Gaza they are day-to-day business. Argentinian forensic anthropologist Mercedes Doretti – one of the main characters in the film – will therefore join us. Together with Dutch Lieutenant Colonel Angelo Wouters, head of the Forensic Investigation Team that did research on war crimes in Ukraine. They will give us more insight in the work they do and the impact of their research. Not only to the Court of Appeal in The Hague, but also to the families of the victims.

Language: English

Director
Bernardo Ruiz
Country
United States
Length
80 min
Theme
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Type Film
Documentary
Year
2023
Language
Spanish
Subtitle
English
Producer
Gabriela Alcalde, Bernardo Ruiz
Editor
Fabián Caballero

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