The legacy of Argentina's Dirty War lives on in the children of those who disappeared. Portraits of those who remain, and poetry from one who survived.
With an Argentinean scientist, we explore the human landscape of forensic sciences and its emergence as a tool for human rights. Doretti has unearthed bones and stories of the dead and "the disappeared" in more than 30 countries, including victims of Argentina's Dirty War, over two decades. She shares her perspective on reparation, the need to bury our dead, and the many facets of justice.
We asked Argentinean poet Alicia Partnoy to recite several of her poems — in English and Spanish — reflecting on her experiences as one of the disappeared who survived.
Download the mp3 of each version and read the text of each poem.
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At a mass grave on the outskirts of Koreme in Iraqi Kurdistan, a woman mourns her brother and husband. Estimates of 60,000-80,000 people, mostly Kurdish, disappeared or were executed during the 1988 Iraqi Anfal campaign.
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Doretti is co-founder and senior researcher of the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF). She received a MacArthur "genius" grant for her work in 2007.
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