Crew & Supporters


Ann Tegnell is an Academy Award and Emmy nominated producer-director and editor, working extensively in television, at post-houses and as valued collaborator on indie docs. Finishing in 2013 is The Barefoot Artist, a deeply personal portrait of artist Lily Yeh, who uses art as a spark for social change in ‘broken’ communities around the world. In addition to Niños de la Memoria, Ann cut Independent Lens doc Mirror Dance, Emmy nominated KNEE DEEP, CINE Golden Eagle winner Ballycastle and Academy Award nominated Family Gathering, broadcast on The American Experience. Her work has screened at major film festivals, museums and cultural institutions in the US and abroad. She is a Sundance Fellow (2011 Documentary Edit and Story Lab.)

Director of Photography

Cinematographer Elia Lyssy was born in Zurich, Switzerland and came to the US in 1988 to study film at New York University. He has been working behind the camera on features, documentaries and television productions for the last 16 years. Recent documentaries include the Arte funded Seed Warriors, the LPB funded The Last Conquistador (John Valadez/Cristina Ibarra), Marco Williams’ Freedom Summer, and The Longoria Affair.

Original Score

Vivek Maddala

Original Music

Franklin Quezada

 Consulting Editor

Carol Dysinger

Story Consultant

Carl Deal

Associate Producers

María Teresa Gámez

Ellen Knechel

Assistant Editors

Matthew Cohn

Meredith Markham

Kaysie Strickland

Additional Camera

David Sarasti

Guillermo Escalón

Richard Chisolm

Fran Moreno

Julio López

Pro-Art Productions


Haroldo E. Martínez

David Méndez

Keith McManus

Still Waters Audio, Inc.

Ricardo Ríos

Production Assistance

Rolando Gutiérrez

Production Research

Luis Alvarado


Manolo Valeriano

Santiago Salinas

Jeffry Contreras

 Re-recording Mixer

John M. Davis

Graphic Design

Felix Design


Rob Giglio

Still Photography

Kathryn Smith Pyle

Conrad Louis-Charles

Elia Lyssy

Transcribers/ Translators

Mariel Capanna

Andres Celin

Carmen Chapin

Isabel Reiser Chang-Muy

Cynthia Ferrin

Antonio Guerra

Marcy Kelley

Chris Krueger

Naomi Levine

Oscar Molina

David Othmer

Judith Pyle

Sophie Ragone

Maria Emma Restrepo

Andy Rodríguez

Eduardo Rodríguez-Frías

Stephanie Sampedro

Carl Swartz

Subtitle Consultant

Daniel Andrade


Robert I. Freedman


D.R. Reiff & Associates


Your Part Time Controller

Fiscal Sponsor

Scribe Video Center

Archival Footage Courtesy of:

 ABCNEWS VideoSource

Arzobispado de San Salvador

Jesse Freeston

Global ImageWorks

MacNeil-Lehrer Productions

Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen (MUPI)

NBCUniversal Archives

Organization of American States



Special thanks

Mariclaire Acosta

Advocates for the Disappeared

Kate Amend

Oscar Andrade

Carlos Ascencio

Asociación Pro-Búsqueda de Niñas y Niños Desaparecidos Durante el Conflicto Armado de El Salvador

Barbara Attie

Sonia Baires

Joe Bini

Linda Blackaby

Maggie Bofill

Cindy Burstein

Centro Arte Para la Paz

Oscar Chacón

Carlos Cotta

Helen Cunningham

Hector Dada

Carlos Dada

Kate Doyle

Katharine Andrade Eekhoff

Lewis Erskine

David Fish

Human Rights Center, University of California at Berkeley

Salvador GarciaMaría Silvia Guillén

Raul Gutiérrez

Jamie Harvey

Wayne Hill

IDHUCA: Instituto de Derechos Humanos de la Universidad Centroamericana “Jose Simeon Canas”

Emilio Irigoyen

Seth Jesse

Rick Jones

John Knappich

Mary Lampson

Matthew Lee

William LeoGrande

Gerson Martínez

Javier Martínez

Marcelino Martínez

Louis Massiah

Robert McAndrews

David Morales

Robb Moss

Cristian Orrego

Elisabeth Perez-Luna

Keith Ragone

Carlos Ramos

Luis and Blanca Romero

Salvador Sanabria

Oscar Santamaría

Jack Spence

Ralph Sprenkles

Jean Tsien

UCA Audiovisuales (Universidad Centroamericana de El Salvador “Jose Simeon Cañas”: audio/visual unit

Washington Office on Latin America

Wendy Weinberg

Nelson de Witt

Lise Yasui

Margarita Zamora

The Sundance Documentry Edit and Story Lab

Creative Advisors

Cara Mertes

Kate Amend

Joe Bini

Carol Cysinger

Lewis Erskine

Mary Lampson

Robb Moss

Jean Tsien

Special thanks to all the people who provided feedback on rough cuts of the film.

Our gratitude to the many friends who contributed generous financial support.

Executive Producer for ITVS: Sally Jo Fifer

Executive Producers for LPB: Sandie Viquez Pedlow and Luis Ortiz

Niños de la Memoria (Children of Memory) is a co-production of Honey Alley LLC, Pata de Perro Productions LLC, and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), produced in association with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) and Chicken & Egg Pictures/ Julie Parker Benello, Wendy Ettinger, Judith Helfand.

This film was supported by a grant from the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program.

Additional funding was provided by:

The United States Institute of Peace

The Philadelphia Foundation

Pew Fellowships in the Arts

Philadelphia Independent Film & Video Association (PIFVA)