Burden of Peace

Screenings

2015 Season
London, New York, Toronto

Burden of Peace follows Guatemala's first female attorney general, Claudia Paz y Paz. After taking office, Paz y Paz obtains spectacular results, including the arrest of a former head of state charged with committing genocide. But her determined efforts encounter strong resistance from powerful elites that have typically felt above the law. With extraordinary access to Paz y Paz from the beginning of her term, we witness her battle to bring to justice powerful criminals and corrupt politicians. Burden of Peace is an epic tale of personal sacrifice, hard-fought change, and hope.

Filmmaker(s): 
Joey Boink
Country of Production: 
Guatemala/The Netherlands
Year: 
2015
76m
Language(s): 
In Spanish with English subtitles
Genre: 
Documentary
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
Joey Boink
Director

Joey Boink is a cum laude political sciences graduate and movie-maker. For the Netherlands Public Broadcasting, he made documentaries about child labor in India, education in Guatemala and the Millennium Development Goals in Latin America. He also co-founded Poldox, a documentary course for social science studies at the University of Amsterdam.