Persistence

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2019 / 54 minutes

Directed by
Anne Huffschmid Jan-Holger Hennies

Human bodies don’t simply disappear. They were kidnapped, buried, broken into pieces. But they are also searched for, recovered and if forensic experts achieve the unlikely, reconstructed as persons. These only return to their homes if they are identified as dead. An audiovisual journey through Mexico’s landscapes of disappearance, between mass graves and fragments, affected families and forensic anthropologists. In search for the human that remains, against the odds.

In the 2021 RAI Film Fest Main Competition
Language and subtitles
Spanish with English subtitles
Region
Central America
Country
Mexico
Keywords
Forensic Memory