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Following Antigone: Forensic Anthropology and Human Rights Investigations

Synopsis
This film tells how forensic sciences and archaeology have been used to investigate international human-rights abuses in trouble spots around the world. The Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF), an international Non-governmental Organisation (NGO), took footage of forensic investigations they carried out in Argentina, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Haiti, and East Timor in order to tell the story of what they do. Exhumation and reburial sequences document the heavy emotional toll befalling survivors and their families. (40 minutes)
Language
English
Country
Argentina
Year of release
2006
Year of production
2002
Subjects
Anthropology; Archaeology
Keywords
forensic science; massacres; forensic archaeology; human rights abuses; scientific investigation

Online availability

URI
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/
Delivery
Streamed

Production Company

Name

Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF)

Distributor

Name

Archaeology Channel, The

Contact
Richard Pettigrew (president and director)
Web
http://www.archaeologychannel.org External site opens in new window
Notes
The Archaeology Channel is one of the initiatives of the US-based Archaeological Legacy Institute. The marketplace section of the Channel’s website sells a range of DVDs on archaeological topics. The site also streams documentaries in their entirety, free of charge. American archaeology is strongly represented but the extensive collection also covers worldwide content. Audio commentaries and interviews with archaeologists are also available free online .

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