Thursday, October 20, 2005

Voces Inocentes (movie!)

We saw the movie Voces Inocentes (Innocent Voices) Monday evening... It is a Mexican movie in the sense that the director and actors are Mexican, but it takes places in El Salvaddor during their civil war ('80s).

This movie is based on a child's account of what happened to him, his family, friends, and village during this period. Young boys, (as young as 8 years old) being taken from school, streets, and homes in order to be trained by the army to fight/kill the guerilla. If a young boy is captured with the guerilla, they too are executed by the army. The movie is brutal, raw, and unfortunately, real.

Sadly, while we "post", this type of atrocity is taking place world wide... It needs to be addressed and stopped!

On a personal note, when I first started teacing ('80), I had a student who was living with a foster family due to the civil war taking place in his country- El Salvador. I remember being told that this young boy aged 8/9 years old was traumatized from what he had experienced at home, and was here in the U.S. for fear of being killed in El Salvador. I don't know what became of him, or where he is now.

5 comments:

R. said...

Esa pelì mi hermano me la ha recomendado e incluo la dejò en casa... pero hasta ahora la estoy viendo :$

Creo que saliò algo de ella en www.blogs.ya.com/cinevital

Saludos...

P.D: Mis fotos?? aùn no las bajo de la digital... tenganme paciencia!!!

cris said...

Ufff! Tan dura ya de leer que no sé si tendré valor para verla...

Yamell said...

I've never heard of that movie. I'll have to check it out.

Saludos, besos y abrazos!

R. said...

Hola!, pasaba a saludar.

Un abrazo

cindylu said...

I still need to see that movie, thanks for reminding me.