El Salvador: Another Vietnam

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El Salvador: Another Vietnam

  • 1981 ----- color ----- 52 min ----- 16mm
  • Examines the civil war in El Salvador in the light of the Reagan Administration's decision to "draw the line" against "Communist interference" in Central America. Archival material offers an overview of U.S. military and economic policy in Central America since 1948. New footage drawn from sources in the U.S., Mexico and Europe provides extensive background to the current political crisis. Scenes include military operations by the government into the countryside; guerrilla training camps, battle footage; U.S. congressional hearings on El Salvador and interviews of U.S. officials, El Salvadorean government and military leaders, guerrillas, peasants and church leaders.
  • Topics: (Latin America, Political Science, War and Peace)