10.18.17 Human Rights Film Series – Finding Oscar

2017-2018 Human Rights Film Series
Aesthetics & Politics
Art History & Human Rights


Finding Oscar

(2017, Director Ryan Suffern)

WEDNESDAY, October 18, 2017
4:00 – 6:00pm

Konover Auditorium
Dodd Center
University of Connecticut


Free Admission


Harvard University professor Kirsten Weld, specialist in the Guatemalan civil war (1960-1996), will speak in conversation with UConn professor of Human Rights and Visual Culture, Michael Orwicz. Weld and Orwicz will talk informally about the Guatemalan government’s genocidal war against its own citizens, and the role of visual culture in bringing that genocide to world attention.

Finding Oscar PosterIn a forgotten massacre during Guatemala’s decades-long civil war, a young boy was spared, only to be raised by one of the very soldiers who killed his family. Nearly 30 years after the tragedy, it will take a dedicated team – from a forensic scientist to a young Guatemalan prosecutor – to uncover the truth and bring justice to those responsible…by finding the missing boy named Oscar.