Rainmakers, Series 2 Series
Jesus Tecu Osorio in Guatemala
Rabinal, Guatemala - Human Rights
The son of civil war victims leads a campaign for justice.
Jesus Tecu Osorio witnessed the murder of his parents and siblings in 1982 during Guatemala's bloody civil war. Today, he leads a courageous campaign for memorials, exhumations, and the prosecution of former military officers.
Directed by Robbie Hart
Produced by Robbie Hart and Luc Côté, Adobe Productions
The other titles in the series are:
Tsuyoshi Inaba in Japan - Working to empower the homeless in Tokyo.
Tina Machida in Zimbabwe - A young woman fights for the rights of gays and lesbians against the odds.
Murrandoo Yanner in Australia - An aborigine leads the battle against multinationals for historic land rights and tradition.
Yildiz Temürtürkan in Turkey - A human rights activist risks everything to protest police repression.
Celso Magumbe in Mozambique - A deaf man fights for the rights of the hearing impaired.
Julie De Varennes in Canada - A former sufferer helps kids coping with cancer; giving them hope and inspiration.
Grade Level: 7-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 2000
Copyright Date: 1999
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-958-5
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-822-7
Awards and Festivals
Bronze Plaque, Columbus International Film & Video Festival
Certificate of Merit, Chicago International Television Competition
Finalist, Gemeaux Awards
Finalist, Yorkton Golden Sheaf Awards
Central America/The Caribbean
Citizenship and Civics
Latin American Studies
War and Peace
|Triumph Over Terror|
Six films on human rights around the world.
Footprints of Sorrow
Guatemalan war widows fighting for human rights.
Paying the Price
John Pilger exposes the devastating effect that UN sanctions had on the children of Iraq during the 1990s.
John Pilger investigates the history and brutality of the military dictatorship in Burma.
The terrible aftermath of dropping cluster bombs during the secret air war in Laos and the international campaign to ban them.
The Man We Called Juan Carlos
Chronicles the violent history of Guatemala and life of Wenceslao Armira, a Mayan father, farmer, teacher, guerilla, priest and champion of human rights.