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Pat Goudvis

Pat Goudvis

Independent Filmmaker

Pat is a retired social-issue documentary filmmaker whose work focused on Guatemala. She produced and directed “If the Mango Tree Could Speak,” which portrays ten adolescent children growing up in the midst of war in Guatemala and El Salvador; “Dirty Secrets: Jennifer, Everardo & the CIA in Guatemala,” which looks at revelations stemming from US activist Jennifer Harbury’s search for her missing husband; and “Goodbye Baby,” which examines the controversy over adoptions from Guatemala. Her latest project is a documentary website exploring the civil wars in Guatemala and El Salvador and their aftermaths (www.centralamericanstories.com) called “When We Were Young/There Was A War.” She has been involved with EcoLogic since 1995, when she worked as a field producer for a short documentary on EcoLogic’s first project, in Punta de Manabique, Guatemala. Pat earned a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts and an MA in Latin American studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She is fluent in Spanish and lives in Cambridge,MA.