Burden of Peace

Burden of Peace - Carga de Paz

A documentary about Guatemala’s first female attorney general who battles impunity and prosecutes former political leaders for genocide.
112%
€33.865
out of €30.000
Project is closed.
412
sponsors

About the project

Director:

Joey Boink & Sander Wirken

Producer:

Bart Voorsluis & Annemiek Munneke

Category:

Documentary

Language:

Dutch

Deadline:

05-07-2014

Supporters:

412 supporters

Ask the filmmaker a question
"This movie has to be made."
- Heikelien Verrijn Stuart - Movies That Matter

WATCH THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CROWDFUNDING VIDEO HERE.

THE FILM Claudia Paz y Paz becomes Guatemala's first female Attorney General in 2010, in a country torn up by violence. 98% of murder cases remain unsolved and the murder of more than 100.000 Mayans during the civil war remained unpunished. Guatemalans have little faith left in the justice system. But Claudia is determined to break the downward spiral of corruption, violence and impunity. She proves to be successful beyond expectations. The rate of unsolved murder cases drops from 99% to 70% during her term and former dictator Efrain Ríos Montt gets convicted for genocide. With the conviction Claudia writes world history, it is the first time a national court charges it's own former dictator with genocide. She sparks hope. But re-election isn’t in the cards for Claudia: her wealthy opponents have had enough. Because she can no longer claim her right to protection, she is forced to leave the country.

For more information visit our website www.burdenofpeace.com or our facebook page www.facebook.com/pazypazthemovie.

THE  BEGINNING When Claudia Paz y Paz starts her term as the head of the Public Procecutors Office in 2010 it immediately became clear to director Joey Boink that this was a story that had to be told. Sander Wirken had at that point been working in Guatemala for several years and the two decided to join forces. They decided to contact Claudia and asked her bluntly if she wanted to meet with them. She invited them over.

 “When we were on our way to meet Claudia for the first time, we were extremely nervous. Claudia had already received so much media attention and she had quite a reputation, plus she was in one of the most high-level jobs in the country. Later on we went to learn that we weren’t the only ones that were nervous. Claudia told us that she found the idea of meeting up with two tall Dutchmen who wanted to make a film about her very intimidating.”

After the meeting, Claudia decides to allow them acces to her life and take them along in her world.

For more information visit our website www.burdenofpeace.com or our facebook page www.facebook.com/pazypazthemovie.

THE PRODUCTION PHASE The past three years it has been common practice for Joey and Sander to suddenly have to drop everything and leave for Guatemala. Because there were developments that were of great importance to the country, Claudia and the film. The conviction of Efrain Rios Montt, the election of one of her strong opponents –Otto Perez Molina- as President of the country, her nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize and her early departure from the Public Prosecutors office on the 17th of May 2014. During her victories and her setbacks, the camera was rolling as a silent witness.

For more information visit our website www.burdenofpeace.com or our facebook page www.facebook.com/pazypazthemovie.

THE FUTURE With the crowdfunding campaign we want to finalize the film. After Claudia left office she had to flee the country, after her family had already left days earlier. The raised money would make it possible to shoot the final scenes of the film at Claudia’s current location. Moreover we could finance the post-production (audio design, colour grading and the recording of the soundtrack). With the remainder of the money, we want to make the film accessible to the biggest possible audience.

 

Claudia Paz y Paz is one of the “five most powerful women changing the world”  Forbes (2012)

The Judith Lee Stronach Human Rights Award CJA (2013)

Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize (2013)

The Vital Voices Global Leadership Award (2014)

 

 

Cast & Crew

Director and Photography - Joey Boink (1984) is a cum laude political sciences graduate and movie-maker. For the Netherlands Public Broadcasting, he made documentaries about child labor in India (Avro, 2007), education in Guatemala (Llink, NL3, 2009) and the Millennium Development Goals in Latin America (VARA's Joop.nl, 2010). He co-founded Poldox, a documentary course for social science studies at the University of Amsterdam.



Research - Sander Wirken
Sander Wirken (1985) is a PhD researcher at the University of Amsterdam. He graduated cum laude in International Public Law (University of Amsterdam) and in International Security (Sciences Po Paris). His thesis about impunity in Guatemala won the University of Amsterdam Thesis Prize and was the motive for this documentary. As co-founder of NGO Niños de Guatemala he has worked in Guatemala for two years. 



Producers - Bart Voorsluis & Annemiek Munneke
Bart Voorsluis (1983) graduated in Media & Marketing and co-founded Framewerk, the production company behind 'Burden of Peace'. He worked for years as a media project manager for the Dutch Government, FNV (Dutch Labor Union), the Salvation Army and Toyota.


Annemiek Munneke (1980) graduated in Political Sciences. She wrote her thesis on violence against environmental activists in Central America, she came back to the Netherlands and joined Framewerk in 2011. She also works as a freelance production leader.



Editor - Ruben van der Hammen
Ruben van der Hammen (1983) graduated in 2011 at the Dutch Film Academy. After his studies he started the edit studio 'Die Herr'n Schnittmeister' together with the award winning editor Menno Boerema. Ruben's most recent documentary was 'Miners Shot Down', which won the Václav Havel Jury Award at the One World filmfestival in Prague and the Camera Justitia Award at the Movies That Matter filmfestival in The Hague.

Updates

Streefbedrag bereikt!

Beste supporters,

Vijf dagen voor het sluiten van de campagne is het streefbedrag van EU30.000 behaald! We zijn jullie enorm dankbaar voor jullie donaties en jullie steun in het delen van dit project.

Dankzij jullie is Burden of Peace het project dat de meeste supporters en de meeste financiering wist te genereren voor de crowdfunding van een film in de Nederlandse geschiedenis!

Claudia wil jullie via deze video persoonlijk bedanken.

Muchas gracias!

 

p.s.: mocht de video niet zichtbaar zijn op deze pagina, klik dan op de link: https://vimeo.com/99523206

 

30 June 2014 14:15
Door Annemiek
Nog 10 dagen

Beste supporters,

Inmiddels hebben we meer dan 351 donateurs op Cinecrowd. Burden of Peace lijkt het project met de meeste supporters te worden in de geschiedenis van Cinecrowd. Daar zijn we best trots op. Verder hebben we niet stil gezeten de afgelopen weken. Wat wapenfeiten:

  • De laatste scenes met Claudia Paz y Paz gedraaid.
  • 1 artikel in het NRC Handelsblad (kijk op Facebook voor het artikel)
  • 1 interview voor het programma de Nieuws BV op Radio 1.
  • 1 interview voor De Bende van Einstein op Belgie 1.
  • 77% van ons streefbedrag behaald.
  • 50 nieuwe volgers op onze Twitter-account @pazypazthemovie.

En het hoogtepunt van de afgelopen weken was wellicht dat Claudia de Vital Voices Global Leadership Award 2014 won!

Maar we zijn er nog niet. Er zijn nog 10 dagen te gaan om de resterende EU6.744 in te zamelen. We zijn ervan overtuigd dat we dat met jullie hulp kunnen redden. Dus als je nog mensen kent die hun steentje willen bijdragen, verwijs hen naar deze pagina of laat het ons weten. We zijn jullie enorm dankbaar voor jullie steun.

Saludos,

Joey, Sander, Bart & Annemiek.

26 June 2014 10:35
Door Annemiek
Vandaag op Radio 1

Beste supporters,

Vandaag gaan Joey en Sander naar Hilversum om van 12.00 tot 14.00 uur te gast zijn bij het programma 'De Nieuws BV' op Radio 1. Daar worden ze geinterviewd door Felix Meurders over de documentaire 'Burden of Peace' en het historische werk van Claudia Paz y Paz. Luister hier om 12.00 uur live mee. Tot straks!

Saludos,

Joey, Sander, Bart & Annemiek.

11 June 2014 9:44
Door Annemiek
Mijlpalen eerste 10 dagen

Beste supporters,

Wow, wat zijn de eerste 10 dagen crowdfunden spannend geweest. We zijn heel erg blij met alle steun die we hebben mogen ontvangen van vrienden, familie, collega's en wildvreemden. Het blijft een ongelooflijke achtbaan. We zijn buitengewoon dankbaar, verbaasd, maar vooral ook gesterkt door jullie steun. Het betekent voor ons heel veel dat jullie het allemaal belangrijk vinden dat de film er komt. Nu de mijlpalen van de eerste 10 dagen op een rijtje:

- 1 gezellig crowdfunding feestje met 146 verkochte caiparinhas en 3 uitverkochte viewings. 

- 198 nieuwe Facebook likes en 5.500 mensen bereikt.

- 195 supporters via Cinecrowd.

- 1 presentatie bij Shortcutz in de Kring.

- 47% van ons streefbedrag behaald. 

- 19 nieuwe volgers op Twitter - wat in ons geval een toename van 180% betekent. Volg ons dus alsjeblieft op @pazypazthemovie......

- 1 verhaal van de dag in de Correspondent en 1 artikel in Opzij.

En er staat vast nog heel wat te gebeuren. We zijn erg benieuwd hoe de komende 30 dagen zullen verlopen.

Saludos,

Joey, Sander, Bart & Annemiek.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 June 2014 13:38
Door Annemiek
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