The Inhuman Brutality of the Stroessner Dictatorship is Finally Exposed in “Time to Tell”

Documentarian and film maker Dr Jennifer Hartley has strived to capture the rampant sadism of the government of Alfredo Stroessner who ruled Paraguay from 1954 to 1989 in her new film series “Time to Tell.” His reign over Paraguay was marked by horrific crimes including torture, imprisonment and kidnappings. Many of his victims endured years of isolation, incarceration and inhuman depredation. In “Time to Tell”, Jennifer has interviewed survivors across three generations who share their powerful stories at the hands of a brutal regime that operated freely under martial law.

Some of the individuals interviewed in “Time to Tell” describe years of torture. It is estimated that the Stroessner government murdered up to 4,000 people, “disappeared” almost 500 more, and tortured thousands more. Many of the victims are now in their latter years, and without the efforts of historians like Jennifer Hartley, their stories will soon be lost. Many of the actions of the Stroessner government were sanctioned by the U.S. government in its fight against communism and have largely escaped scrutiny by the public outside of Paraguay.

Jennifer and her team have amassed more than 200 interviews obtained during a six week tour of Paraguay and have created a box set with 13 hour-long episodes. Many of the interviewees felt compelled to disclose their experiences and often waited hours in line to be heard. The team has sponsored a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $9,954 which will be used to translate the “Time to Tell” series into English, making it more accessible to the global public. In addition to the satisfaction of helping immortalize these immensely important stories, backers can also receive perks like episode downloads, download of “Time to Tell”, or the full box set.

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