11 August 2012

FOCUS: "Shadow of the Condor" by João Pina

"In 1975, at the height of the cold war, six Latin American countries ruled by right wing military dictatorships created Operation Condor, a secret military plan to eliminate their political opponents. This plan which carried out over 3 years ending in 1978, resulted in “extrajudicial executions” of at least 60.000 people, largely young leftist youths inspired the Cuban revolution and its role models like Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.

Although Condor has long since ended, many relatives of the victims still don’t know what happened to their loved ones, and the majority of the of those responsible for their deaths and disappearances have never been brought to justice."
in Emphas.is

I remember the first book from João I had the pleasure to see, a book about the opponents of the portuguese authoritarian regime in Portugal that were imprisoned and tortured. A wonderful book dealing with something that I value much: memory. Now I see João facing the same challenge but with the ones that suffered from the dictatorships in South America. João had the good idea of getting crowdfunds for the project that was lay down in 3 phases. I had the opportunity and pleasure of backing João's project in the first 2 phases that were already concluded. Now, João is raising crowdfunds for the 3rd and last phase and I've already donated. Memory must be kept and the lessons must be embedded in our culture.

Please back João's project.

A detail a bathroom of Londres 38, a former clandestine detention and torture center during the miitary dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in downtown Santiago de Chile.

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