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Niños de la Memoria (Children of Memory)
Producers: Kathryn Smith Pyle and María Teresa Rodríguez
Genre: Documentary
Program Length: 60 Minutes
Premiere Date: June 30, 2013 on WORLD (Global Voices)
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NIÑOS DE LA MEMORIA tells the story of the search for hundreds of children who disappeared during the Salvadoran Civil War. Many were survivors of massacres carried out by the U.S.-trained Salvadoran army. Taken away from the massacre sites by soldiers, some grew up in orphanages or were adopted abroad, losing their history and identity. NIÑOS DE LA MEMORIA weaves together three separate yet intertwined journeys in the search for family, identity and justice in El Salvador, and asks the larger question: How can a post-war society right the wrongs of the past?

NIÑOS DE LA MEMORIA is a co-production of Honey Alley LLC, Pata de Perro Productions LLC, and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), produced in association with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) and Chicken & Egg Pictures/ Julie Parker Benello, Wendy Ettinger, Judith Helfand.

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Latino Public Broadcasting is the leader of the development, production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans. These programs are produced for dissemination to the public broadcasting stations and other public telecommunication entities. LPB provides a voice to the diverse Latino community on public media throughout the United States.
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