La palabra en el bosque
The Word in the Woods

Jeffrey Gould, Carlos Henriquez

El Salvador/USA, Human Rights Documentary, 2011
56 min, DVCAM/35mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

During the early 1970s, hundreds of peasants in a remote region of El Salvador began to emulate the early Christians, working the land together and building communities based on solidarity. By the late 1970s, thousands of peasants in northern Morazan organized to resist National Guard repression, which often involved torture and executions. In the 1980s, the military engaged in scorched earth operations against their villages, inaugurating a 12-year civil war. La palabra en el bosque tells their stories, placing them in context within the light of current reality.

World Premiere

Carlos Henriquez Consalvi is the founder of the Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen which is committed to the investigation, rescue, preservation and public exhibition of El Salvador's history and culture. In 2002, he co-directed and co-produced with Gould the award winning Scars of Memory, El Salvador, 1932.

Jeffrey Gould

Jeffrey L. Gould is the James H. Rudy Professor of History at Indiana University. From 1995-2008, he was Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He is also a prolific writer. In 2012-2013 he will be a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Producer: Carlos Henriquez Consalvi, Jeffrey Gould
Screenwriter: Carlos Henriquez Consalvi, Jeffrey Gould
Cinematographer: Guillermo Escalon, Paolo Hasbun
Editor: Carlos Colorado
Sound Design: Jose Huwaidi
Music: Ygor de Gondaria, Ramses Calderon

Print Source: Jeffrey Gould, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

La palabra en el bosque

Wednesday, April 25 - 6:30 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)