Distributor:  Bullfrog Films
Length:  10 minutes
Date:  1996
Genre:  Expository
Language:  Spanish
Grade level: 7-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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Footprints of Sorrow

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Guatemalan war widows fighting for human rights.

Footprints of Sorrow

Today there are 45,000 war widows in Guatemala who have been marginalized in Guatemalan society. But a group of them formed CONAVIGUA (The Committee of Guatemalan widows), which is fighting back, holding literacy classes and encouraging political participation. They are demanding that their rights as indigenous women be recognized and that human rights violations are brought to an end.

'Express(es)...women's desire for independence, self-sufficiency and the important role of having a voice in the process of decision-making...fast paced, yet informative...geared toward the advanced high school student and above...has a place in all video collections in the areas of Women's Studies, History, Sociology and Anthropology. Highly Recommended.' Belinda L. Robinson-Jones, Coordinator, Educational Media Center/AV Services, Ohio University, Zanesville, MC Journal


Main credits

Porres, Alfonso (film director)
Eserado, Claudia (film producer)

Distributor credits

Alfonso Porres Productions with TVE

Alfonso Porres Productions with TVE
Claudia Esmerado

Docuseek2 subjects

Central America
Indigenous Studies
Latin American History
War and Peace
Human Rights
Latin American Studies

Distributor subjects

Central America/The Caribbean
Developing World
Human Rights
Reproductive Rights
Social Justice
Women's Studies


Guatemala,; widows,; women, literacy, human rights, CONAVIGUA,"Footprints of Sorrow",Bullfrog Films

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