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Central American Studies

All the Love
Sistema Radio Venceremos
Producer: Sistema Radio Venceremos
1987, 30 min., Color, El Salvador
Young, war-wounded Salvadoran guerrillas rehabilitate in Cuba. Their stories, hopes and prospects for the future are recounted with startling clarity and acceptance. Made in El Salvador by Sistema ...

Decision to Win: The First Fruits
Sistema Radio Venceremos/Radio Venceremos System
Producer: Sistema Radio Venceremos/Radio Venceremos System
1981, 75 min., Color, El Salvador
This unique and moving film depicts the Salvadoran heartland in the early years of the war. It presents different aspects of daily life in El Salvador in areas called popular power zones controlled by...

Enemies of War
Esther Cassidy
Producer: Esther Cassidy
2001, 58 min., Color, US/El Salvador
Six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her fifteen year old daughter were assassinated in El Salvador in 1989. The US government appointed Congressman Joseph Moakley to lead an investigation. What...

Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America
Eduardo López & Peter Getzels
Producer: Wendy Thompson-Marquez
2012, 90 min., Color, US
At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, HARVEST OF EMPIRE examines the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we ...

Letter from Morazan: The Commander Gonzalo Military Campaign
Sistema Radio Venceremos/Radio Venceremos System
Producer: Sistema Radio Venceremos/Radio Venceremos System
1982, 50 min., Color, El Salvador
This unusual documentary is an unsentimental portrait of the rebel military campaign in July-August 1982 that led to FMLN dominance of the war in El Salvador. Often humorous, with a haunting, leisurly...

Look At My People How They Struggle a.k.a. Mire Mi Pueblo, ¡Como Lucha!
Sistema Radio Venceremos
Producer: Sistema Radio Venceremos
1985, 30 min., Color, El Salvador
A fresh, free-wheeling look at the mothers, daughters, teachers, and political prisoners in El Salvador and their struggle to come to terms with suffering and political persecution. A rare opportunity...

Nana Dijo; Irresolute Radiography of Black Consciousness
Bocafloja & Cambiowashere
2015, 40 min., BW
Navigating in a cultural industry flooded with politically conservative projects about afro-descendency, with approaches that are fully subordinated to the cultural hegemonies and with the only intent...

Sanctuary: An Expression of Conscience
Third World Newsreel Workshop
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1989, 23 min., Color, US
This film describes the war in El Salvador and the plight of its people who flee persecution and death only to be denied sanctuary under the U.S. Refugee Act. The refugees' struggle for a safe haven ...

Sowing Hope a.k.a. Seedtime of Hope
Sistema Radio Venceremos/Radio Venceremos System
Producer: Sistema Radio Venceremos/Radio Venceremos System
1983, 30 min., Color, El Salvador
This film depicts the activist role taken by the Catholic Church in defending human rights in El Salvador. Interviews with the late Archbishop Romero and Christians living in guerrilla-controlled zone...

A Time of Daring (Tiempo de audacia)
Sistema Radio Venceremos
Producer: Sistema Radio Venceremos
1983, 40 min., Color, El Salvador
Constructed as a visual essay, with very little dialogue and no narration, this film juxtaposes scenes from both sides of the battle lines: U.S. advisors with government troops on one side and guerril...

A Time of Victory: Nine Years of War in El Salvador
Sistema Radio Venceremos/Radio Venceremos System
Producer: El Salvador Media Project
1989, 60 min., Color, El Salvador
This documentary is an unprecedented portrait of nine years of revolutionary war and counterinsurgency in El Salvador. Envisioned as an introductory document for the FMLN's top leadership in their fir...

Two Faces
Sistema Radio Venceremos
Producer: Sistema Radio Venceremos
1989, 50 min., Color, El Salvador
TWO FACES contrasts the hearts-and-minds tactics of U.S. military strategists and the organizing efforts of the Salvadoran resistance. This documentary is a precursor to the 1989 FMLN offensive that ...

Two Types of Peace a.k.a. Comité de Madres
Sistema Radio Venceremos
Producer: Sistema Radio Venceremos
1984, 8 min., Color, El Salvador
A glimpse of two types of women seeking very different types of peace: the women of the Salvadoran oligarchy and the members of the Committee of Mothers of the Disappeared (CoMadres). Made in El Sa...

Yanqui Walker and the Optical Revolution
Kathryn Ramey
2009, 33 min., Color, US/Nicaragua
This film explores a now-obscure American expansionist, William Walker, who through military force and coercion became president of Nicaragua in 1856. Walker was one of many expansionists who believed...


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