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 ...
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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 geopolitical systems that have so profoundly impacted their lives, making this distant war relevant to a current American audience.Written by
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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