March 29, 2011
Film Explores Human Rights in El Salvador
'Return to El Salvador,' narrated by Martin Sheen, can be seen in entirety on Hulu
Return to El Salvador, narrated by Martin Sheen, explores the reconstruction of El Salvador, post-civil war. The 12-year conflict (from 1980 to 1992) killed over 75,000 people and displaced nearly one-fifth of the population. the documentary brings the struggles of this beleaguered country back into view and examines what drives over 700 Salvadorans to flee their homeland each day, often risking their lives to illegally enter countries in search of a better life for their families. It also profiles a Salvadoran couple who fled death threats in the 1980s, finding asylum and a political platform in the United States. We meet another couple who, after escaping during the war, returned to El Salvador to work with churches and poor communities. And a family speaks out about their continued hunt for the truth about a murdered anti-mining activist.
This film explores the hopes of the Salvadoran people and walks with them in their journey. The film can now be seen in its entirety on Hulu. Here's the trailer: