Authoritative is a packaged experience based on interviews with relatives originally from Guatemala during the military regimes of José Efraín Ríos Montt and Jorge Antonio Serrano Elías. Their shared experiences living under authoritative rule inspired me to encapsulate their story; comparing how many similar stories are shared globally in the past and present.
Authoritative incorporates info-graphic imagery making easy engagement with research complied by Freedom House, U.S. government-funded non-governmental organization investigates worldwide democracy, political freedom, and human rights. The concept of a fold out world map doubling as a informational pamphlet plays with the idea that these individual stories resonates worldwide and connects us as humans in a global society. My goal was to share my families experience that the reader can engage with while informing them about authoritarianism within the current sociopolitical world climate in 2014.