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South America

The Judge and the General

In 1998, judge Juan Guzman, a longtime Pinochet supporter, was assigned to prosecute the ex-Chilean dictator for human rights crimes. This engrossing documentary follows the twists and turns of this landmark case, one that influenced the application of human rights law around the world. Produced and directed by Elizabeth Farnsworth and Patricio Lanfranco 2008. 90 min.

The Kayapo: Out of the Forest. (Disappearing World).

Documents the opposition of the Kayapo Indians of central Brazil to the construction of a hydroelectric dam at Altamira. Includes the demonstration by 600 Kayapo against the proposed dam and their success in stopping its construction. 1991. 52 min.

The Land Burns (La tierro quema)

Exposes the inequities of land ownership in Brazil - where 2% of the population owns 80% of the usable land. Here Juan Amaro and his family struggle to survive in drought-plagued northeastern Brazil. The family eventually migrates to the city. Written, directed, edited and produced by Raymundo Gleyzer. 1964. 12 min.