Memory Walkers: ANFASEP and the Post-Conflict Process in Peru
Fourteen years after the end of the armed conflict between the Peruvian State and the Shining Path Movement, this film documents different scenarios of the post-war situation. Victims, perpetrators, other actors, and the new generation begin to reflect upon the war and to confront their responsibilities and painful memories. An ex-member of the Shining Path, the son of two members of that movement, and an ex-member of the Army who participated in the disappearance of several indigenous people, explore forgiveness and reconciliation in a context still dominated by fear and silence. Meanwhile, the members of ANFASEP (The National Association of Families of the Kidnapped, Detained and Disappeared, Peru) mostly humble Quechua-speaking mothers, wives, and children of those still missing, continue to peacefully pursue the building of a Sanctuary of Memory. This sanctuary is to be built in a place where torture and murder took place and where parts of the bodies of 500 victims have been exhumed. Finally, the film also shows the heartbreaking search for the remains of those disappeared. Watch the full-length documentary now (1:14:08).