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THE ROOM OF BONES


    A film by Award-Winning Filmmaker Marcela Zamora

Across Mexico and Central America, the last twenty years have been plagued by a meteoric and troubling rise of desaparecidos, or missing persons. Beautifully shot,  THE ROOM OF BONES  follows four mothers who search for the remains of their children who disappeared amidst violence in their country.  Mass murder has become all too common, and the identity of the perpetrators remains unknown as the relationship between governments, gangs, and other criminal organizations is shrouded in mystery. As civil and legal systems have failed to thoroughly investigate the crisis, families of victims are left to seek closure and justice on their own.

THE ROOM OF BONES  bravely documents the arduous work of forensic anthropologists in El Salvador, where tens of thousands of people have been murdered in the last decade.  The result is a harrowing portrait, providing testimony to the catastrophic legacies of violence that continue to plague the region. 
 
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