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Return to El Salvador (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary | Video 1 January 2010
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17 years ago, U.N. peace accords marked the end of a brutal civil war in El Salvador. This film is the compelling story of vibrant Salvadoran individuals and communities and the intricate ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Hector Antonio Garcia Berrios Hector Antonio Garcia Berrios ... Himself
Dean Brackley Dean Brackley ... Himself
Monsenor Rosa Chavez Monsenor Rosa Chavez ... Herself
Deysi Cheyne Deysi Cheyne ... Herself
Maria Guardado Maria Guardado ... Herself
Julio Hernandez Julio Hernandez ... Himself
Salvador Eduardo Menendez Leal Salvador Eduardo Menendez Leal ... Himself (as Dr. Salvador Eduardo Menendez Leal)
Wilfredo Medrano Wilfredo Medrano ... Himself
David Morales David Morales ... Himself
Raul Moreno Raul Moreno ... Himself
Betsy Morgan Betsy Morgan ... Herself
Ron Morgan Ron Morgan ... Himself
Alex Orantes Alex Orantes ... Himself
Ruth Orantes Ruth Orantes ... Herself
Marina Pena Marina Pena ... Herself


17 years ago, U.N. peace accords marked the end of a brutal civil war in El Salvador. This film is the compelling story of vibrant Salvadoran individuals and communities and the intricate geopolitical systems that have so profoundly impacted their lives, making this distant war relevant to a current American audience. Written by Anonymous

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The story of vibrant Salvadoran individuals and communities, and life after a 12-year civil war.




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English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Benning, Georgia, USA See more »


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$80,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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A film every North American must see
3 October 2010 | by joeyarnoldsmithSee all my reviews

Martin Sheen narrates Return to El Salvador, a film that has more to do with you than you'd think. Brilliant imagery and excellent animation sequences bring the audience into the realities of post-Civil War El Salvador...or is it? More than twice as many murders daily than during the height of the war, Return to El Salvador shows us that this story of a Central American country the size of Massachusetts is completely intertwined with US & Canadian politics. In fact, the 2.5 million Salvadorans currently living in the US & Canada left El Salvador to flee a war the US military spent $1 million a day on for years. Now that nearly 1% of the US population is Salvadoran, it's important for all North Americans to be aware of this tragic yet hopeful story in order to be aware of people who are now our neighbors. With endorsements from Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu and support from some of the most important organizations in the justice movement, Return to El Salvador is a must-watch film for anyone interested in the world around them.

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