Burden of Peace


The documentary ‘Burden of Peace' tells the impressive story of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Claudia Paz y Paz, the first woman to lead the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Guatemala. The country that has been ravaged for years by a devastating civil war, in which nearly 200,000 Mayan Indians were systematically massacred, is today one of the most violent countries in the world. Claudia starts a frontal attack against corruption, drug gangs and impunity and does what everyone had hitherto held to be impossible: she arrests former dictator Efraín Rios Montt on charges of genocide. His conviction becomes the first conviction of a former head of state for genocide in a national court in the world history.

Claudia Paz y Paz gave the film crew unlimited access from the beginning of her term. It resulted in an intimate glimpse into the life of a woman who wants to change her country and which ultimately brings immense sacrifices both professionally and in her personal life.

"Burden of Peace is a film that I highly recommend" Review Cinema Axis
"A riveting story of a remarkable person" Review Flick Hunter

Burden of Peace

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