Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  75 minutes
Date:  1984
Genre:  Expository
Language:  Not available / English subtitles
Grade level: 10-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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In the Name of the People

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An evocative vision of El Salvador and its tragic civil conflict.

In the Name of the People

An evocative vision of a nation and its tragic civil conflict, IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE is the record of four filmmakers who secretly entered El Salvador, marched with a guerrilla column across the troubled country, and followed it into combat against government forces in San Salvador.

The civil war is given a personal dimension as we meet the insurgents and their supporters - a guerrilla commander, a 12 year old messenger, a peasant family victimized by right wing death squads, and Charlie Clements, an American doctor working with the rebels.

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** Academy Award Nominee, 1985 Best Feature Documentary
** Blue Ribbon Winner, 1985 American Film Festival


Main credits

Christopher, Frank (film producer)
Christopher, Frank (film director)
Christopher, Frank (editor of moving image work)
Drehsler, Alex (film producer)
Drehsler, Alex (screenwriter)
Sheen, Martin (narrator)

Other credits

Director of photography, John Chapman; original music, Lanuza.

Distributor credits

A film by Frank Christopher & Alex Drehsler
Narrated by Martin Sheen

Docuseek2 subjects

Documentary Films
Latino and Hispanic Studies
Latin American History
Political Philosophy
Human Rights
El Salvador
War and Peace
Latin American Studies

Distributor subjects

Central America
El Salvador
Latin America


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