In the Name of the People : El Salvador's Civil War 1985 DOCUMENTARY




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Published on Nov 11, 2011

"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world."

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become."

In the Name of the People : El Salvador's Civil War 1985 DOCU - Martin Sheen -

A Film by Frank Christopher & Alex Drehsler
Narrated by: Martin Sheen


VHS rip to xvid (yeah right, you try to find a DVD copy)
Video: 528x400 29.97 fps COLOR 1187Kbps xvid 1.1.2
Audio: 128kbit ABR Joint Stereo MP3 English.
Runtime: 1:13:57 698MB

I make no apologies for the quality of the video. That said, the color is somewhat faded
as though its a VHS of a broadcast. The audio is great though, makes you think Apocolypse Now,
when you hear Martin Sheen start into his narration.
By the way, I am told Ramone died in a major offensive by the government while this movie
was in post production, along with a few others they show. I believe my one-eyed
El Salvadoran friend when he tells me he fought alongside Ramone and shared many battles.


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.

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

"A clandestine documentary by American film-makers following eighteen months in the lives (and deaths) of guerrillas and peasants in the liberated areas of El Salvador. The subdued narration by Martin Sheen details the problems of daily life, food, weapons, recruitment, training, education, health and military actions."

I was amazed by the footage they provided of some of the terrible tragedies that happened in El Salvador.


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