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  • Americas in Transition - A concise and fast-paced history of the volatile forces at work in Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua in the 1980s

  • B

    A Better Life Still
  • A Better Life - Returning to Todos Santos after 30 years, a look at the profound economic and social changes that have transformed this Guatemalan Mayan village.

  • D

  • Denial - A long overdue investigation into the 1981 El Mozote massacre in El Salvador, and the Reagan administration's cover-up of it.

  • Devils Don't Dream! - Analysis of the CIA-sponsored 1954 coup in Guatemala.

  • E

  • El Salvador: Another Vietnam - examines the civil war in El Salvador in light of the Reagan administration's decision to "draw the line" against "communist interference" in Central America.

  • F

  • Five Centuries Later - Examines the current status of Central American aboriginal civilizations, five hundred years after they were "conquered" by European invaders.

  • H

  • Hamburger: Jungleburger - Examines the impact of the fast food industry on Third World countries.

    I

  • In the Name of the People - Four filmmakers travel with guerrillas into combat in El Salvador.

  • J

  • Justice and the Generals - Investigates the human rights and legal issues involved when two Salvadoran generals are sued in an American court for atrocities (such as the murder of four American churchwomen) committed during El Salvador's civil war.

  • K

  • Killer's Paradise - Since 1999 more than two thousand women have been murdered in Guatemala. Yet law enforcement and government turn a blind eye.

  • Knorosov - The story of the decipherment of the ancient Mayan writing system, and that of the little-known Russian linguist who, almost 500 years after the codice's discovery, figured them out.

  • M

  • Mayan Voices: American Lives - Contrasts the experiences of Mayan families who came to Indiantown, Florida as refugees fleeing the violence in Guatemala in the early 1980s, with the struggles of those continuing to arrive in search of better lives.

  • Montaņa de Luz - The children of the Montaņa de Luz orphanage in Honduras are HIV positive, and a living testament to the beauty and innocence of childhood. This is a stirring portrait of a loving community.

    R

  • The Real Thing

  • Refugees in Our Backyard - Investigates the impact of civil strife on Central America, and the enormous obstacles its people face as they attempt to escape into the United States.

  • Roque Dalton - It was once illegal to read books by Roque Dalton, one of El Salvador's most celebrated poets, in his own country.

  • S

  • Sacred Soil - The Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation exhumes up to 1,000 bodies a year to identify them, and return the remains to their families.

  • Scars of Memory - An oral history of the 1932 massacre of 10,000 El Salvadorans, a trauma that has resonated through six decades of military rule, until the 1992 peace accords ended a brutal, 12-year civil war.

  • Short Circuit - A chilling account of El Salvador's death squads, told by a former director of its intelligence agency, implicating CIA operatives and revealing cover-ups.

  • T

  • The Tiniest Place - The story of a small village in El Salvador, destroyed during the country's civil war, and its remarkable rebirth today.

  • Todos Santos Cuchumatan: Report from a Guatemalan Village - This film provides an intimate look at everyday life in Todos Santos, a village in Guatemala's highlands, before the violence of the 1980s.

  • Todos Santos: The Survivors - Demonstrates how the political turmoil of the 1980s affected this once quiet Guatemalan village.

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