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Why Do Humans Burn?

Project information

Talent Cesar Diaz
Role of participant Director
Status finished

Production details

Running time 50 min
Genre Creative Documentary
Year of production 2010
Country of Production Belgium
Production Company
Néon Rouge Production
Website http://semillasdecenizas.tumblr.com/

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On January 31 1980, in Guatemala, while the civil war between the military dictatorship and the Marxist guerrillas drags on, 32 representatives of Indian peasant associations arrive from each corner of the country and occupy pacifically the Spain embassy to claim their rights. None of them come out of it alive. All are burned live by the military junta in power. Only the ambassador survives.

In memory of that massacre, today, Why do humans burn? Takes a critical look at the present.