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Estimated 100,000 Guatemalan students see CIY film ‘Aullido’ —

By Becca Haines

Created on 10/17/2019

A CIY-produced short film was shown to approximately 100,000 students across the country of Guatemala in 2019.

CIY partnered in 2015 with the International Justice Mission – a global nonprofit organization that fights social injustice – to create a film called “Aullido.” The film tells the true story a boy in Guatemala City who spoke against the injustice of sexual abuse. His story serves as motivation to young people to initiate difficult conversations on the topic. The film won several awards at the 2015 Justice Film Festival in Chicago, the 2016 Heartland Film Festival and the 2016 San Diego Latino Film Festival.


Guatemala’s Ministry of Education plans to show “Aullido” in July in Guatemala City, followed by country-wide screenings across the country in schools. MD Neely, CIY’s director of films, said these experiences will open conversations about sexual assault, how to avoid being a victim of sexual predators, and how to find healing from such terrible experiences.


“This is such a fantastic reminder that God's timing is often very different from our own, as well as the power of the stories we are privileged to tell,” he said. “Let's continue to speak up and share these stories and see how God uses them in His time to impact the Kingdom.”


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