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Call Number: PN1997 .R66 2000
Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and the oppression in his country. This film chronicles the transformation of Romero from an apolitical, complacent priest to a committed leader of the Salvadoran people.
Call Number: PN1997.V635 2007
A young boy, Chava, is in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, but is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him.
Americas in Transition
Call Number: F1418 .A44 1981 In English
Focuses on American military intervention in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Chile, and El Salvador. Discusses the roots of dictatorship, its effects on citizens, movements toward majority rule, and communist influences.
Call Number: SB443 .B83 2003 In English
The typical Valentine's Day bouquet is the product of an elaborate South American growing operation, a complicated airborne distribution network, and sophisticated European trading markets akin to stock exchanges. This program describes the entire process in detail, clearly illustrating the global nature of the floral industry. Shot in Ecuador, Colombia, France, and Holland, the video shows how supply and demand, seasonal dynamics, global competition, and other issues affect the production and transportation of a fragile, perishable commodity, which, although traded on a massive scale, moves according to highly emotional market forces.
Call Number: QH545.O5 C7 2009 In English
Crude tells the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet: the infamous $27 billion "Amazon Chernobyl" lawsuit pitting 30,000 rainforest dwellers in Ecuador against the U.S. oil giant Chevron. The film addresses the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power, and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures.
El cuarto de los huesos
Call Number: F1483 .C83 2015
"The room of bones" follows the passage of four mothers at the Institute for Legal Medicine as they search for their children's remains in the midst of three decades of social violence in El Salvador.
El lugar más pequeño
Call Number: F1488.3 .L84 2011
On the surface The Tiniest Place is the story of Cinquera, a village literally wiped off the official map during El Salvador's 12-year civil war. But on a deeper level it is a story about the ability to rise, to rebuild and reinvent oneself after a tragedy. Holding the past and present in focus together, the film takes us to the tiny village nestled in the mountains amidst the humid Salvadoran jungle, while villagers, survivors of the war's massacres, recount their journey home at war's end. When they first returned their village no longer existed.
Enemies of War
Call Number: F1488.3 .E54 1999 In English
The broadcast documentary examines the murders of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter in 1989, the U.S. Congressional investigation they spurred, and the story of El Salvador's civil war and their journey toward peace.
Call Number: HD9560.5 .E98 2004 pt. 1-4 In English
Portrays the challenges that face the oil industries and the consumers of the infinite products of oil. Part 1, The pipeline follows the route of a pipeline linking the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean Sea and thus the global market. Part 2, The oil curse contrasts the cases of Ecuador and western Africa, and looks at how the discovery of oil has affected the local population. And Part 3, The wilderness explores the tension between the world's desire for oil and existing and proposed environmental restraints.
In Whose Interest?
Call Number: E744 .I59 2002 In English
This film documents how over past decades the United States attempted regime changes in various parts of the world. It also shows that democracy was never a US objective as it interfered illegally in other countries' affairs. The film dramatically reveals the difference between official claims and the effects of American policy on the lives of people in Central America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East.
María en tierra de nadie
Call Number: F1488.5 .M37 2010
An unprecedented and intimate look at the illegal and extremely dangerous journey of three Salvadoran women to the United States, through Mexican territory. Doña Ines has been looking for her daughter for 5 years and is following the same route her daughter took while crossing Mexico en route to the United States. Maria and Sandra, tired of the violence from their husbands and wanting to overcome poverty, decide to leave their families behind to travel to America - with only thirty dollars in their pockets. During their harrowing journey, the three women encounter prostitution, slave trade, rape, kidnap and even death, all in an unwavering quest for a better life.
Monseñor: the last journey of Óscar Romero
Call Number: F1488 .M66 2011
In El Salvador in the 1970s, one man was known as the voice of the poor, the disenfranchised, and the disappeared. Appointed Archbishop in 1977, Monseñor Oscar Romero worked tirelessly and in constant personal peril until the day he was assassinated in March of 1980. With rare recordings and film footage, and a wide range of interviews with those whose lives were changed by Romero, this film is a portrait of one man's quest to speak the truth, though it cost him his life.
Niños de la memoria
Call Number: F1488.4 .N56 2012
Tells the story of the search for children who disappeared during the Salvadoran Civil War. Survivors of massacres carried out by U.S.-trained Salvadoran Army battalions, many were 'sold' into adoption in the U.S. and Europe. Niños de la Memoria weaves together three separate yet intertwined journeys in the search for family, identity and justice in El Salvador, and asks the larger question: How can a post-war society right the wrongs of the past?
Roses in December: the Story of Jean Donovan
Call Number: BV2843.S4 R6 2007 In English
On December 2, 1980 lay missioner Jean Donovan and three American nuns were brutally murdered by members of El Salvador's security force. This film chronicles Jean's life, from her affluent childhood in Connecticut, to her decision to volunteer with the Maryknolls in El Salvador, to her tragic death. It discusses the role of the United State's government's foreign policy with the El Salvadoran government before and after the murders, utilizing interviews with Donovan's family and friends along with news footage.
Simon Bolivar: the Liberator
Call Number: F2235.3 .S56 2005 In English
The duration and scope of the 19th century Latin American wars for independence dwarf all other conflicts in the New World up until that time. This program enhanced by period paintings, engravings, maps, and documents from The John Carter Brown Library's Bromsen collection and other esteemed collections of Latin Americana tells the remarkable life story of Simon Bolivar, founder of Bolivia and liberator of Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, and Peru from Spanish colonial rule. Although his dream of Latin American unity was not realized in his lifetime, Bolivar's passion for independence lives on.
The Ultimate Guide: Volcanoes
Call Number: QE527.5 .U48 2003 In English
Join one group of scientists as they reveal a number of cutting-edge theories to explain the sudden surge in volcanic activity. Watch as they put those theories to the test at the summit of smoldering Mount Tungurahua in Ecuador. If these theories prove correct, they could help forecast future volcanic activity and save lives all over the planet.
World's Most Dangerous Gang
Call Number: HV6437 .W67 2006 In English
Report Lisa Ling, from the National Geographic Explorer travels from Los Angeles to El Salvador to explore the innermost workings of the most feared gang on the planet. Mara Salvatrucha gang, MS-13 has rapidly evolved into a criminal empire. In the 1980s a law was passed that called for non-U.S. citizens to be deported to their country of origin after serving life sentences on stateside shores. As a result of this law, countries such as El Salvador that had never experienced serious gang problems were forced to watch helplessly as those who learned their violent trade in the U.S. returned home to spread their violent agenda.