Between Memories

© Dietrich
34 minutes / Colour / 2015
Directed by
Martha-Cecilia Dietrich

Anthropologist Martha-Cecilia Dietrich

Country of production United Kingdom

Eudosia is still searching for her husband’s remains in the highlands of Ayacucho; Lucero has been in prison for 25 years now for the crime of terrorism against the Peruvian state; since 2009 the commandos of the counterinsurgency unit Chavin de Huantar recreate and commemorate their heroic military actions to save a nation from the threat of terrorism. Twelve years after the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission published its final report about the atrocities committed during the internal armed conflict (1980-2000), memories of this period seem more contested than ever. This film explores the complex legacies of twenty years of violence and war in Peru through practices of remembering. In three audio-visual pieces made in collaboration with relatives of the disappeared, insurgents of the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) and members of the Armed Forces, this documentary aims to create an on-screen dialogue between memories, which in practice remains elusive.

Language and subtitles Spanish and Quechua with English Subtitles

Location(s) depicted Ayacucho Lima

Region South America

Country Peru

Keywords Memory War / Conflict / Reconciliation