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Rigoberta Menchú: I crossed the borders.... ©UNESCO 1999
Rigoberta Menchú: I crossed the borders...

Language: English

Rigoberta Menchú, spokesperson of the Guatemalan indigenous population and, by extension, of all marginalized groups in the continent, was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1992 for her contribution to peace and nominated UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. This documentary retraces her life and action, as well as the Guatemalan peace process and the emergence of a new multicultural society after 36 years of civil war. A strong testimony of a long-awaited movement with far-reaching cultural and socio-political implications for all indigenous populations worldwide.

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Place/region: Guatemala, Latin America, Caribbean
Type: Documentary
Extract: 7 min. Total length:
Production and personalities:
Director: Jeanette Erazo Heufelder
Participant: Rigoberta Menchú
Publisher: UNESCO Publishing; Tandem Film GmbH; UNESCO TV
Published in:
Rights: UNESCO; Tandem Film GmbH

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Original: Video cassette.VHS.Pal
Location: F-H.129
UMAS reference: AUD-DIT/ISS/ARC/0272
File No: AVFONDS-1999-005917-SHS
Rights holder: UNESCO; Tandem Film GmbH
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