[act-ma] Celebrate El Salvador 9/16 and beyond.. Radical Movie Nights FREE

Corry Banton corryb8 at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 15 09:48:51 PDT 2009

Lucy Parsons Center Radical Film Nights Present
Mes de Independencia? Independence Month?:
A Critical Look at U.S. intervention in Central America Past & Present
Wednesdays in September 2009
7:30pm FREE
549 Colombus Ave. Boston
Sept. 16th Salvadoran Initiative for Education and Culture (ISEDUC) Presents ‘Salvador’ (1986)
film & discussion. 
Salvador is directed by Oliver Stone.  A journalist, down on his luck in the US, drives to El Salvador to chronicle the events of the 1980 military dictatorship, including the assasination of Archbishop Oscar Romero. He forms an uneasy alliance with both guerillas in the countryside who want him to get pictures out to the US press, and the right-wing military, who want him to bring them photographs of the rebels. Meanwhile he has to find a way of protecting his Salvadorean girlfriend and getting her out of the country.

Sept. 23rd Boston Interpreters Collective presents ‘Sin Nombre’.
Sin Nombre tells the story of Sayra (Paulina Gaitan), a teenager living in Honduras.  She decides to emigrat to the U.S. with her father through Mexico. Meanwhile, Casper is a teenager living in Tapachula, Mexico, and facing an uncertain future. A member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang brotherhood, he has just brought to the Mara a new recruit, 12-year-old Smiley. Sayra and Casper meet on a train one violent night and the story follows their dangerous crossing and unlikely alliance.
Patricia Montes, Executive Director of Centro Presente will lead a discussion about the current situation in Honduras after the film.

Sept. 30th Men With Guns (1997)
A distinguished Latin American doctor is on a quest to locate his former students, whom he trained and deployed throughout the disease-ridden rural regions of their country. Soon, he realizes the depths of despair villagers face, as gun-toting guerrillas ransack the countryside. Stripped of his former idealism, he collects a group of pilgrims in search of a legendary village untouched by men with guns. John Sayles directs.

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