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"Justice for My Sister"

This documentary film takes an intimate look at the disappearance and brutal murder of Adela Chacón Tax. The creator of this documentary, Kimberly Bautista, will introduce her film and answer questions afterward.

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Date/Time

April 15, 2013; 7:00-8:45 p.m.

Location

University of St. Thomas
JRC 126
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Cost

Free and open to the public.

This documentary film takes an intimate look at the disappearance and brutal murder of Adela Chacón Tax. Her story its hauntingly familiar in Guatemala, where nearly 6000 women were killed in the last decade. Her sister Rebeca is determined to see Adela’s case through until the killer Ricardo is held accountable. Rebeca’s two-year-long journey in the Guatemalan court system leads her to lost police reports, empty prosecutor’s offices, distant NGO’s, town rumors, the killer’s accusations, corrupt judges, and a postponed trial. Rebeca herself is transformed by her battle and emerges as a feminist leader with a message for others: justice is possible. The creator of this documentary, Kimberly Bautista, will introduce her film and answer questions afterward.