Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"Granito" and the Witness of Film

with Almudena Bernabeu

What do Robert Redford, Sundance Film Festival, Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Minchu, All Saints Church, and next Sunday’s Rector’s Forum Speaker have in common?

We all know the importance of a compelling documentary about each of us adding our own little grain of sand (Granito) to the life-long and global work of universal human rights.

All Saints and international human rights attorney, Almudena Bernabeu, became friends when she spoke at the Rector’s Forum about her work to convict the right hand man of the mastermind behind the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero in El Salvador. In addition to bringing to justice other perpetrators of crimes against humanity, Almu’s work has been featured in the documentary, Granito, describing her work in bringing to accountability former political and military leadership responsible for the genocide carried out against the Mayan people by the Guatemalan government.

Almudena Bernabeu is an International Attorney at the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) in San Francisco. Almudena is an attorney from Spain who has been working in the fields of human rights and private international law for the past decade. She has conducted numerous trainings for asylum lawyers and published several articles on reforms to Spanish asylum and refugee law She also researched and investigated cases heard by the European Court for Human Rights. She has a particular interest in the work of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture. She is a graduate of the Faculty of International Law, Universidad de Valencia, Spain.

Come and bring friends and family to view a portion of the documentary, Granito, and learn and be inspired by the presence of this energetic, brilliant, and courageous advocate for universal human rights, particularly in Latin America.
All Saints Rector's Forum | Sunday, April 3 @ 10:15 a.m. | 132 N. Euclid Ave. Pasadena 91101
For more information call 626.583.2711
To watch the live video steam, click here.

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