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FRONTLINE / WORLD; Guatemala: The Secret Files; Mexico: Crimes At The Border; Mozambique: Guitar Hero

05/21/2008

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Series
FRONTLINE / WORLD
Program
Guatemala: The Secret Files; Mexico: Crimes At The Border; Mozambique: Guitar Hero
Program Number

704

Program Description

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Guatemala: The Secret Files FRONTLINE/World and PRI's "The World" radio correspondent Clark Boyd travels to Guatemala to see how an unlikely partnership between human rights investigators and a Silicon Valley nonprofit called Benetech is saving a lost chapter of the country's history. In July 2005 an explosion at a military munitions dump caused officials to inspect nearby warehouses. What they stumbled upon was another kind of bombshell: the historical archive of the much-feared National Police. The Guatemalan government had for years denied the existence of this archive, but here it was -- a warehouse full of documents in a state of advanced disarray. The Guatemalan investigators were overwhelmed and they appealed for help. Assistance came from an unlikely place – far away in California’s Silicon Valley from a small nonprofit called Benetech. Dr. Patrick Ball, a computer scientist at Benetech, took on the Guatemala project, providing software that would preserve and analyze the police records, potentially giving families – and human rights prosecutors – the information they’d been hoping to find.

Mexico: Crimes At The Border In a joint project with The New York Times, FRONTLINE/WORLD correspondent Lowell Bergman investigates the business of human smuggling across the busy ports of entry between Mexico and the United States. In Tijuana, masses of people attempt to cross illegally every day with the help of increasingly organized and expensive smugglers. Bergman explores the region to find that this illicit but lucrative business is expanding, and U.S. border agents are subject to an increased risk of corruption. He follows the dramatic story of one such corrupt U.S. border guard, the risky business he became involved in and what the U.S. government is doing about the problem.

Mozambique: Guitar Hero Most rock stars don't sing about hygiene and sanitation. Then again, not many live and work in Niassa, a remote province in one of the poorest countries in the world. FRONTLINE/World reporter Marjorie McAfee travels to Mozambique to meet Feliciano dos Santos, Afro-pop bandleader by night, nonprofit health and environmental activist by day. Born and raised in Niassa, Santos writes and performs songs that literally save lives. His hit, “Wash Your Hands,” is part of a public health campaign organized by his non-profit group, Estamos, that promotes the installation of pumps to provide clean drinking water and “EcoSan” toilets to improve sanitation.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE / WORLD; Guatemala: The Secret Files; Mexico: Crimes At The Border; Mozambique: Guitar Hero,” 05/21/2008, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C535CDEA696B49D5A7575E7723F1149E.
MLA: “FRONTLINE / WORLD; Guatemala: The Secret Files; Mexico: Crimes At The Border; Mozambique: Guitar Hero.” 05/21/2008. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C535CDEA696B49D5A7575E7723F1149E>.
APA: FRONTLINE / WORLD; Guatemala: The Secret Files; Mexico: Crimes At The Border; Mozambique: Guitar Hero. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C535CDEA696B49D5A7575E7723F1149E
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