El Cuarto de Los Huesos / The Room Of Bones

Rainier Arts Center

Rainier Arts Center • 6:00PM • Saturday, October 8th

THE ROOM OF BONES follows the passage of four mothers in the Institute for Legal Medicine as they search for their children’s remains in the midst of three decades of social violence in El Salvador. Across Mexico and Central America, the last twenty years have been plagued by a meteoric and troubling rise in desaparecidos, or missing persons. Mass murder has become all too common, and the identity of the perpetrators remains unknown as the relationship between governments, gangs, and other criminal organizations is shrouded in mystery. As civil and legal systems have failed to thoroughly investigate the crisis, families of victims are left to seek closure and justice on their own. Salvadoran filmmaker Marcela Zamora profiles a group of forensic anthropologists in her home country tasked with the noble but gruesome work of unearthing human remains and matching them with names of desaparecidos. The result is a harrowing portrait of a region in crisis.

Director: Marcela Zamaro
Producer: Anaïs Vigna
Country: El Salvador, Mexico
Year 2015
Running Time 61 min
Language: Spanish w/ English subtitles
Documentary, History

Producer Anaïs Vigna in Attendance

Collections: 2016 Screenings

Category: 2015, Documentary, Mexico

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