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Many of the current films on Central America reflect the themes of guerrilla warfare and indigenous cultures.Refugees in Our Backyard (Icarus) examines the violence and poverty causing flight, as well as public reaction to the entrance of undocumented aliens in the United States.Veronico Cruz, with stunning photography, details the life of a small boy growing up in Salta during the years of military repression just prior to the Malvinas War.
Space permits mention of only a handful of films which members have used with success in stimulating class discussion and portraying those aspects of Latin American culture best portrayed visually.
This essay excludes Mexico, which merits an essay on its own.
The increase in the number and variety of films and videos for use in the classroom has greatly enhanced the teaching of Latin American history.
The availability of videos through CD ROM has even greater potential.
Also useful is the two part documentary filmed on site: Cuba: The People.
Part I aired in 1974 while Part II covers events into the 1980s.
Icarus Films offers A Question of Conscience which treats the highly publicized and shocking murder of 6 Jesuit priests, their cook and her daughter, in 1989, as well as El Salvador The Seeds of Liberty which deals with the 1980 murder of three nuns and lay missionary, Jean Donovan.
The feature film, Romero, starring Raul Julia, shows how reality transformed this country pastor into a defender of El Salvador’s oppressed, leading to his martyrdom.
General Pinocet is the focus of Chile: Hasta Cuando?
with flashbacks to 1973 and the violence which followed the coup (Film makers Library).