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As the bodies of American priests and nuns piled up next to those of Central American peasants, Vietnam veteran and Catholic priest Roy Bourgeois learned that most of Latin America’s official killers and torturers were trained at the School of the Americas, a U.S.-run facility now at Fort Benning, Ga. Veteran documentarian Robert Richter’s Father Roy: Inside the School of Assassins follows Bourgeois’ attempt to shut down the institution. As the film notes, the priest has spent more than three years in prison for his nonviolent protests, while such School of the Americas-trained death-squad leaders as El Salvador’s Roberto d’Aubuisson have never been brought to justice. Richter and Carol Richardson, executive director of School of the Americas Watch, will attend this screening of the made-for-TV documentary to discuss the film and the issues it raises. At 8 p.m. at American University’s Ward Building, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. (202) 885-2073. (Mark Jenkins)