Justice for my Sister

Kimberly BAUTISTA 2012 Guatemala & USA Documentary color 69min Spanish DigBeta
A feature length documentary, Justice for My Sister takes an intimate look at the disappearance and brutal murder of Adela Chacón Tax. Her story is hauntingly familiar in Guatemala, where nearly 6,000 women were killed in the last decade. Her sister Rebeca is determined to see Adela's case through until the killer Ricardo is held accountable. Rebeca's two-year-long journey in the Guatemalan court system leads her to lost police reports, empty prosecutor's offices, distant NGO's, town rumors, the killer's accusations, corrupt judges, and a postponed trial. Rebeca herself is transformed by her battle and emerges as a feminist leader with a message for others: justice is possible.



Los Angeles-based Colombian and Irish-American filmmaker. She was a Princess Grace Award recipient in 2008 and a Latino Producers Academy Fellow in 2010. She was the recipient of the yearlong Latino Artists Mentorship from the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) in 2010.

Director's Statement ▾


2012 Justice for my Sister

2008 Somos Mujeres, Somos Vida!

2007 Comprometidas

         Pan Dulce y Cafe Amargo

         Programming Whiteness

         ICE Raid Rally


         Una Conversacion entre Primos

2006 Intercultural Pen-Pal Video Web Exchange

         Mi Colombidentidad

         Caminos para el Futuro

2005 Two Pitzer College PSAs

Rebeca Eunice Perez

Adela Chacon Tax

Ricardo Antonio Merlos Cojulum

Dina Donis

Rotman Perez

Romeo Monterrosa

Production Company / Artevista Films

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