Tuesday, March 21st


El Equipo: Screening and panel on the Argentine Forensic Team’s crusade to unearth the forcibly disappeared

An unlikely collaboration between a forensic scientist from Texas and a group of Latin American students changes the course of forensic science and international human rights.

“El Equipo” (The Team) tells the story of how Dr. Clyde Snow, a legendary forensic scientist from Texas, and Eric Stover, a human rights investigator and Faculty Director of the Human Rights Center who worked alongside Snow for decades, brought together a group of Argentine university students who would become the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team. The team would go on to train hundreds of investigators around the world, and brought answers to families seeking the truth of what happened to their loved ones at home and abroad.

The panel event features one of the Argentine Forensic Team’s original co-founders, forensic anthropologist Mimi Doretti, and film director Bernardo Ruiz and will be moderated by Berkeley Journalism’s Andrés Cediel, a documentary filmmaker who has also reported on communities impacted by forced disappearances.

Portrait of filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz wearing a black turtleneck.

Bernardo Ruiz. Photo Taurat Hossain

Bernardo Ruiz is a two-time Emmy® Award-nominated documentary filmmaker and amember of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. He was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. El Equipo is his fifth documentary feature as director. His feature credits as director include: The Infinite Race (ESPN’s 30 for 30, 2020), Harvest Season (Independent Lens, 2019), Kingdom of Shadows (Participant Media, 2015) and Reportero (POV, 2013).


Human Rights Center, Graduate School of Journalism, Center for Latin American Studies


Booth Auditorium, Law Building

Get directions to Booth Auditorium, Law Building


Snacks will be served.


This is a FREE event.
Tax-deductible donations from the J-School community help make this possible.

Tickets required

Free tickets: https://bit.ly/3mwDUch


Lia Swindle