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Event La Toma / The Siege
When Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center ICC 105
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Details Join us for a screening of:

La Toma
The Siege

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
5:30 - 7:30 PM
ICC 105

Followed by Q&A moderated by:
Dr. Marc Chernick

Special Guest: Jorge Molano and Germán Romero, Colombian Lawyers representing family members of the disappeared in the case against Plazas Vega

Join us as we screen Angus Gibson and Miguel Salazar's gripping account of the 1985 siege of Colombia's Palace of Justice and discuss the continued attempts to seek justice in the case with two lawyers representing victims of the siege.

The film relates the shocking 1985 assault on the government building that housed Colombia's Supreme Court by a guerilla group knows as M-19. For 27 hours, the guerillas hold hundreds of citizens hostage, including the Supreme Court Justices. After the military breaks the siege in a violent firefight, scores are dead, but, strangely, a dozen people disappear. 25 years later, their families lead the charge to find out what happened that day. To tell the story, Gibson and Salazar employ remarkable footage of the siege that was shot on the ground as the action unfolded, as well as on the trial againts the leader of the military operation, Colonel Plazas Vega.
Access » This event is limited to Georgetown University students, faculty and staff.
Contact Center for Latin American Studies (202) 687-0140
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Sponsors Center for Latin American Studies Spanish and Portuguese Department
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