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Season 16, Episode 4 Discovering Dominga

First Aired: July 8, 2003

A profile of a Guatemalan orphan who was adopted by an Iowa couple and taken back to her homeland, where she recalls the 1982 military massacre that killed her parents and sister and some 170 others in her village, Rio Negro. “The army concluded that Rio Negro was a breeding ground for guerrillas,” says the town's priest, Rev. Roberto Avalos, “and all this became a death sentence for the people of Rio Negro.” At first haunted (events surrounding the attacks are seen in atmospheric flashbacks), Becker soon becomes consumed with rage and her quest for justice. And that involves the exhumation of her father's body.

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr… (more)

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