Documentary Film Screening: La Toma (The Siege)

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Documentary film directed by Angus Gibson and Miguel Salazar under the auspices of the Transitional Justice Commission provides an up-close look at impunity in Latin America and recounts the events that transpired over the the course of the 1985 two-day siege on the Palace of Justice in Colombia by guerrilla forces and the subsequent "re-capture" of the building by the Colombian Armed Forces. Screening followed by interdisciplinary panel on impunity, memory and justice with participation from Victor Uribe, History & Law, FIU, Andrea Fanta, Modern Languages, FIU, Maria Elvira Restrepo, International Studies, UM and Colombian journalist, Ana Maria Hanssen. Co-sponsored by LACC, FIU's Colombian Studies Institute and FIU's Colombian Student Association (COLSA). Event is free and open to the public. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.