Documentary Film Screening: "The Living Disappeared"

08dec5:30 pm7:30 pmDocumentary Film Screening: "The Living Disappeared"


American Association for Advancement of Science

1200 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005


(Tuesday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm(GMT+00:00) View in my time

Event Details

“The Living Disappeared”
Using DNA to prevent trafficking of children on the border. A film by Alexa Barrett

What do the scientists who pioneered forensic DNA testing and human trafficking scholars think should be done to identify the thousands of unaccompanied migrant children crossing into the U.S. from Latin America? With firsthand accounts from immigrants who crossed as children and who were kidnapped, stripped naked, smuggled in with coyotes and crossed through the desert, we see the human side of the complex problems of identifying the dead and preventing human trafficking.

Followed by a discussion panel and light reception

  • Thomas Parsons, International Commission on Missing Persons
  • Oscar Martinez, Salvadoran Journalist
  • Alexa Barrett, Film Maker
  • Sara H. Katsanis, Duke University

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Funded by the Kenan Collaboratory Fund through the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University.

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