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Gail Pellett and Carolyn Patty Blum’s “Justice and the Generals”

“Screening of Justice and the Generals


Gail Pellett has been a writer, director and producer of TV and radio documentaries and public affairs programs, radio dramatizations and news for more than 35 years. Her productions and articles have addressed a broad spectrum of issues, events, ideas and voices ranging from justice, mercy and reconciliation.

The documentary Justice and the Generals follows the trial of four American women who were murdered in El Salvador in the late 1980s and includes harrowing interviews with several Salvadoran survivors of torture who use the same international and U.S. laws to pursue the same generals in a follow-up trial.

Carolyn Patty Blum was a key member of the legal team in CJA’s El Salvador and Chile cases and is now working as a consultant for CJA. She is a Clinical Professor of Law Emeritus at U.C. Berkeley School of Law. She founded the law school’s International Human Rights Law Clinic, which she directed from 1998-2002. She has been involved in a range of human rights policy and legal issues, including trafficking in women, the rights of migrant workers, and the protection of women and gay refugees.

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