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"I cannot tell how the truth may be; I say the tale as 'twas told to me."
                                                                                           - Sir Walter Scott

Video Notes
These videos have been produced by Avivara to show daily life and the current state of education in the rural areas of Guatemala. In many cases they also describe the activities of Avivara to improve the quality of education in those same areas. They may all be viewed using the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

To play any of the videos, simply right-click on the image for the playback options. So that they can be more quickly downloaded and viewed on our website, these videos and images will be of slightly lower quality than when they were originally produced as DVD quality videos. Some of the longer videos may require two viewings, with the first being somewhat "jerky" as the file downloads, but the second viewing (using the rewind and play option) should then be much smoother.


Videos

Cerro Nino:
A Community of Hope and Joy


Length:
3:45
minutes
File Type and Size: Flash Video - 14.2Mb
Release Date: March 5, 2009
Description: This video depicts the quality of life in the small farming village of Cerro Nino. It also shows the school and a number of its students. This particular school is supported by contributions from Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett, Washington. (Right-Click on image for playback options.)

El Yalu
This series of videos depicts life in the village of El Yalu. The first video, The Road to El Yalu, shows the village's dependence on farming to survive. The second video, The Village of El Yalu, shows more of daily life in the village. The third video, New Desks for El Yalu, shows the school receiving its new desks for its pre-kindergarten class. The school at El Yalu is supported by its partner school in the United States, St. Monica School in Mercer Island, WA. 

 

The Road to El Yalu

Length:
1:20 minutes

File Type and Size: Flash Video - 5.3 Mb
Release Date: November, 2008
(Right Click on image for playback options.)

 
 

The Village of El Yalu

Length:
2:00 minutes

File Type and Size: Flash Video - 7.9 Mb
Release Date: November, 2008
(Right Click on image for playback options.)

 
 
New Desks for El Yalu

Length:
1:30 minutes

File Type and Size: Flash Video - 5.9 Mb
Release Date: March 5, 2009
(Right Click on image for playback options.)

 

The History of La Trinidad
Length: 12:00 minutes

File Type and Size: Flash - 46.3 Mb
Release Date: March 5, 2009
Description: Using artwork from a mural painted in the center of the village of La Trinidad, this video tells of the massacre and destruction of the village in the early 1980's, the escape of the survivors to refugee camps in Mexico, and their eventual return to Guatemala after the signing of the Peace Accords in the late 1990's. This video does come with a "PG-13" rating, since one section does depict the violence of the massacre. Because of its large size, this video may be somewhat slow in downloading. (Right Click on image for playback options.)

Segunda Cruz Breakfast Program
Length: 3:20 minutes

File Type and Size: Flash - 13.3 Mb
Release Date: March 5, 2009
Description: This video shows how the Breakfast Program for the students in Segunda Cruz is being implemented. The beginning of the video starts out in relatively low light, since the mothers and grandmothers who prepare the food begin doing so at around 4:30 AM. This particular program is supported by contributions from St. Anthony School in Renton,WA. (Right Click on image for playback options.)

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