Hispanic Film Series-With My Heart in Yambo
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 7:00 PM
Rader Hall 112
(SKYPE Q&A with director María Fernanda
In 1988, when director
Fernanda Restrepo was only 10 years old, her life changed in the cruelest of
ways: her two brothers—then 14 and 17—vanished without a trace. Only later did
the family learn that the boys had been illegally detained, tortured, and
murdered by the Ecuadorean police. Now, decades later, with her brothers’
remains still missing, Restrepo embarks on the painful journey of recounting
her family’s story. In the process, she comes face to face with the suspects
and documents yet one more search in Lake Yambo, where the boys’ bodies were
dumped. “Giving up is the only way to lose a battle,” says Restrepo’s father,
still asking for clues and protesting in Quito’s Presidential Palace Square
every Wednesday against the lack of answers.
Hosted by the Department of International and Interdisciplinary Studies and the Camden-Carroll Library.