Kingdom of Shadows
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 21:00
Theater aan het Spui Grote Zaal
After the screening journalist Katrien Gottlieb will talks to activist Consuelo Morales, director Bernardo Ruiz and professor Wil Pansters.
It was Consuelo Morales’s religious calling that landed her in the world of human rights. It was there that she discovered that serving God and serving man go extremely well together. For over twenty years, she has led the human rights organization Cadhac in the Northern Mexican state of Nuevo León. As seen in Kingdom of Shadows, in recent years, she has focused primarily on Mexico’s most serious problem in this area, the over 27,000 desaparecidos (‘missing’). Read more about Consuelo Morales.
Bernardo Ruiz is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. His directorial feature debut, Reportero about attacks on the press in Mexico, was nominated for a 2014 News and Documentary Emmy® Award and screened as part of the A Matter of ACT-programme of the 2013 Movies That Matter Festival. The film premiered at Full Frame (U.S.), IDFA (Europe) and Ambulante (Mexico). New York Magazine called it “a powerful reminder of how journalism often requires immense amounts of physical and psychological bravery.”
Wil G. Pansters is head of the Department of Social Sciences at University College Utrecht and professor of Social Science Education at Utrecht University. He also holds a special chair in Latin American Studies at the University of Groningen. He has published on political culture, regional history, democratization, violence and drug trafficking. His most recent book is Violence, Coercion and State-Making in Twentieth-Century Mexico. The Other Half of the Centaur (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012).