La verdad bajo la tierra. Guatemala, el genocidio silenciado / The Truth Beneath the Ground. Guatemala, the Silenced Genocide

A film by Eva Vilmala, Miquel Dewever-Plana

This film was screened as a part of the 2016 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF19)



Guatemala, Human Rights Documentary, 2014
60 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

In Guatemala the systematic repression of indigenous people led to a bloody armed conflict from 1960 to 1996 that left more than 200,000 dead, the majority of whom were Maya. In an environment of fear and threats the photographer Miquel Dewever-Plana worked for years documenting the exhumation process and gathering testimonies of numerous victims that are now part of the book THE TRUTH BENEATH THE GROUND. GUATEMALA, THE SILENCED GENOCIDE. Years later he returned to the Mayan communities to deliver this book to those who had shared their stories.

Regional Premiere

About the director

MIQUEL-DEWEVERMiquel Dewever-Plana was born in Paris and has worked as a photojournalist, focusing on social issues and human rights violations in Latin America. He co-directed the web documentary ALMA, HIJA DE LA VIOLENCIA, which won numerous awards. He is currently working on photographic projects in French Guyana and Bolivia, and preparing a new documentary with Isabelle Fougère.

EVA-VILAMALAEva Vilamala was born in Berga, Spain and holds degrees from the University of Barcelona, IDEP Barcelona, and Cinema Observatory. Her previous work includes COSAS CALLADAS and ROSAL. LA VERDAD BAJO LA TIERRA… is her first feature documentary.



Producer: Eva Vilamala
Production Companies: Photographic Social Vision
Screenwriter: Miquel Dewever-Plana
Cinematographer: Miquel Dewever-Plana
Editor: Eva Vilamala
Sound Design: Idea Sonora
Music: Paulo Alvorado

Print Source: Eva Vilamala,; Franc Planas,