Date(s) - Tuesday, May 29
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, AUGUST 17, 2012 – 7:30
Testimony: The Maria Guardado Story
A Film Directed by RANDY VASQUEZ
Special Guest Speaker:
This gripping and complex documentary recounts the story of Maria Guardado, whose political activism stems from the horrific ordeal she suffered during the civil war in her native El Salvador. Kidnapped and brutally tortured by CIA-assisted death squads, she now lives in Los Angeles. TESTIMONY follows her odyssey and the trauma that provoked it. But if the inner demons of her past still torment Maria Guardado, they have also moved this inconspicuous woman to be an energetic and ubiquitous presence in political activism. The video documents her first return visit to El Salvador in twenty years, where Guardado again confronts her past and draws inspiration for her tireless struggle for social justice.
WARNING: Film contains graphic images that may not be appropriate for younger children.
Also joining the discussion will be VIRGINIA CLASSICK from the NRCAT (National Religious Campaign Against Torture).
Co-sponsored by ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Ventura County Chapter