Screening and discussion of Granito in Belfast – 24 January 2013

The Centre for Post-Conflict Justice, TCD and the Transitional Justice Institute, UU will host a screening and discussion of the film ‘Granito’ at 6:30pm on 24 January in the Irish School of Ecumenics, 683 Antrim Rd., Belfast.

The film, ‘Granito’: How to Nail a Dictator (2011) http://skylightpictures.com/films/granito is a story of how a documentary film on Guatemala’s conflict became an active player in a present-day genocide trial and will be followed by a discussion with Dr. Roddy Brett, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews. The evening is co-hosted by Prof. David Tombs, CPCJ/ISE, TCD and Prof. Cath Collins, TJI, UU.

All are welcome, but since places are limited, if you would like to attend, please reply to Caroline Clarke at the ISE in Belfast on (028) 9077 0087 or email reconsec@tcd.ie. Directions are available at www.ecumenics.ie/contact

Dr. Brett spent a decade in Guatemala and Colombia, working as an academic and practitioner in the fields of indigenous and human rights and post-conflict justice. He lived and worked in communities that had experienced the massacres of the counterinsurgency in the 1980s, and was actively involved in the trial investigation for the cases in Guatemala against Rios Montt, Lucas Garcia, Mejia Victores and their high commands (for genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity). He has acted as Advisor to the United Nations Development Programme in both Colombia and Guatemala, and to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Guatemala. Dr. Brett also served as Advisor on Indigenous Affairs to the Norwegian Embassy in Guatemala.

For further information see http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/intrel/people/index.php/rlb3.html