In this award-winning interactive web documentary, their work is aptly visualized in eight virtual environments, in a strikingly aesthetic form. From an exhumation you move to the examination table, a court of law, or the water in which death squads have dumped bodies. Each environment contains miniatures of experts and surviving relatives, who also feature in short videos where they talk about different aspects of forensic investigation—about the scientific side, but also about personal involvement, historical backgrounds, and ethical issues.
Relatives talk about the disappearance of their loved ones, the perpetual uncertainty, and the impact this has on their lives. Over 20 years, thousands of bodies have been exhumed—and according to one of the experts, at least another 40 years of forensic work still awaits.
- Director :
- Anne Huffschmid , Pablo Martinez-Zarate
- Production companies :
- Freie Universitat Berlin, Laboratorio Iberoamericano de Documental