Maria's Story: A Documentary Portrait Of Love And Survival In El Salvador's Civil War (DVD)

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'As the camera jiggles and the bullets fly one comes as close to combat as possible in a movie theater' -SF Examiner

It is El Salvador, 1989, three years before the end of a brutal civil war that took 75,000 lives. Maria Serrano, wife, mother, and guerrilla leader is on the frontlines of the battle for her people and her country. With unprecedented access to FMLN guerrilla camps, the filmmakers dramatically chronicle Maria's daily life in the war as she travels from village to village organizing the peasant population, and helps plan a major nationwide offensive that led the FMLN into the historic peace pact of 1992. Skirting bullets and mortar attacks, recounting a childhood of poverty and abuse by government troops, suffering the tragic loss of her daughter to enemy fire, and spending precious moments with her husband and surviving daughters, Maria brings viewers to the heart of the fight for a more just society. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the film is available for the first time on DVD. Included is an update of Maria Serrano and her family twenty years after the end of the civil war.


Cast & Crew

Director: Monona Wali

Producer: Catherine Ryan

Producer: Pamela Cohen

Additional Details

Label: Pm Press

Genre: Documentary

Run Time: 60 mins

Release Date: 04/20/10

UPC: 760137497295

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