Just Memory / Justa Memoria

 

How do you console the soul over time? What do you tell a child that has witnessed her parents being kidnapped and killed? How do you reach reconciliation and forgiveness? How do you make sense of the logic of death? There is no forgetting, it is the only thing that keeps the loved ones in your heart. These are the interpretations and analysis based on a systematic register of personal and collective histories that – in a certain way – are able to reconstruct the past in Guatemala and, at the same time, reconstruct the future; this is not about catharsis, it is not an unburdening of the soul, it is rather about understanding and answering the past.