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La Isla: Archives of a Tragedy 2009

  • Uli Stelzner
  • November 1, 2009
  • 85 mins
  • Spanish; Castilian
  • Crime, Documentary, History
In July 2005 a huge explosion in the Guatemalan Capital leads to the discovery of the historic archive of the National Police. On the grounds of the today's Police Academy used to be located the island, the secret prison of notorious National Police squads.And here millions of documents appeared. Aided by an extraordinary visual end emotional interaction, the film traces the story of a tragedy and finds prove for inconceivable atrocities committed by the Security Forces. It is also a movie about a young generation of archive workers willing to free their society from the stranglehold of its own history.

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