In a forgotten massacre during Guatemala’s decades-long civil war, a young boy was spared, only to be raised by one of the very soldiers who killed his family. Nearly 30 years after the tragedy, it will take a dedicated team – from a forensic scientist to a young Guatemalan prosecutor – to uncover the truth and bring justice to those responsible…by finding the missing boy named Oscar.
The Impact Campaign for FINDING OSCAR seeks to educate and inform audiences about the massacre in Dos Erres as calwell as the larger history of the disappeared in Guatemala. The campaign uses this film as an educational tool to inspire further discussion around the US foreign policy, government’s current immigration policies and attitudes towards undocumented immigrants and refugees. Picture Motion seeks to amplify the voices of groups and communities that are already leaders in these areas, partnering with nonprofits whose work focuses on the issues presented in the film.
Leading up to the theatrical release of FINDING OSCAR, Picture Motion produced a nation-wide screening series in partnership with human rights organizations, media companies and cultural institutions such as ProPublica, USC Shoah Foundation, Friends of FAFG, The Berkeley Human Rights Center, PODER and the Washington Office on Latin America. Each screening featured a panel discussion focused on a unique theme of the film.
Picture Motion produced 16 screenings across 12 cities with over 1,500 attendees. Picture Motion created a discussion guide for screenings to help facilitate post-screening panels and conversations.