ʺNiños de la Memoriaʺ screened as part of Global Perspectives Film Series

On the evening of July 30, 2013 and as part of the Global Perspective Film Series, Meridian along with partners, ITVS and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP), featured the documentary, Niños de la Memoria. The film by Kathryn Smith Pyle and María Teresa Rodríguez tells the story of the search for hundreds of children who disappeared during the Salvadoran Civil War. Taken away from the massacre sites by soldiers, some of these children grew up in orphanages or were adopted abroad, losing their history and identity. Niños de la Memoria poses the larger question: How can a post-war society right the wrongs of the past? The screening was followed by a discussion and audience Q&A with the film’s producer Kathryn Smith Pyle and David Holiday, Senior Regional Advocacy Officer, Latin America Program, Open Society Foundations. Michele Manatt, Chair of the Council on Women’s Leadership at Meridian, moderated the conversation and took questions from the floor. Ms. Pyle elaborated on why she began this project and shared updates since the film was made, while Mr. Holiday provided context for the political situation in El Salvador.

Project summary

ʺNiños de la Memoriaʺ screened as part of Global Perspectives Film Series
Regions: Western Hemisphere
Countries: El Salvador
Impact Areas: Human and Civil Rights, Media and Journalism, Youth Leadership Development
Program Areas: Culture, Forums
Partners: Public Sector, Private Sector