• Screening: "In the Name of the People"

View acclaimed film by visiting scholar Frank Christopher

Monday, Oct. 24, 2011
The Poetry Center, Sawyer Library 2nd Floor

In preparation for his October 25-27 turn as a Suffolk University Distinguished Visiting Scholar, we will be viewing Frank Christopher's Academy Award Nominated documentary In the Name of the People. Christopher directed, edited, and produced this acclaimed film, which won the Blue Ribbon Winner at the 1985 American Film Festival.

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 a 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.

This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Spanish & Latin American Studies, S.O.U.L.S. Center and Moakley Institute.

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