In El Salvador in the late Seventies, one man was the voice of the campesinos, the poor, the disenfranchised, and the Disappeared – all struggling under the corrupt Salvadoran government. Appointed Archbishop in early 1977, Monseñor Óscar Romero worked tirelessly and in constant personal peril until the day he was assassinated in March 1980.
With rare recordings and film footage from Romero's own collection and a wide range of interviews from those whose lives were changed by Archbishop Romero, including church activists, human rights lawyers, former guerrilla fighters and politicians, Monseñor: The Last Journey of Óscar Romero is a timely portrait of one individual's quest to speak truth to the rich and powerful forces which dominated his government.
Running Time: 98 minutes
In Spanish with English Subtitles
This film is part of the UCLA International Human Rights Film Series
Sponsored by: UCLA Latin American Institute, Salvadoran American National Association (SANA), Salvadoran Foundation for The Arts (SFA)
Monday, December 3, 2012
7:00PM to 9:00PM
UCLA James Bridges Theater 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90024