If you're not familiar with Bill C300, it has to do with corporate accountability for the activities of mining companies who operate internationally - what a concept!
Return to El Salvador
Directed by Jamie Moffett
Narrated by Martin Sheen
Opens in Theatres Across Canada - details at the bottom of this post
(Toronto – September 23, 2010) - Whatever happened to the human rights hot-zone known as El Salvador? It’s still there. It’s the media that got distracted. Others - including Martin Sheen - refused to turn away. Well known for his activism in social justice, Sheen holds a particular interest in El Salvador and the Salvadoran civil war. He was present for the January 17, 1990 protests of U.S. policies in El Salvador at the Federal Building, where 234 demonstrators were arrested. He has worked on movies such as Choices of the Heart, which connected the murders of four U.S. Catholic women in El Salvador to America’s political and military involvement in that country.
Return to El Salvador brings the struggles of this beleaguered country back into view and examines what drives over 700 Salvadoreans to flee their homeland each day, often risking their lives to illegally enter countries in search of a better life for their families. It also profiles a Salvadoran couple who fled death threats in the 1980s, finding asylum and a political platform in the United States. We meet another couple who, after escaping during the war, returned to El Salvador to work with churches and poor communities. And a family speaks out about their continued hunt for the truth about a murdered anti-mining activist.
This film explores the hopes of the Salvadoran people and walks with them in their journey. Return to El Salvador represents the power and audacity of solidarity and challenges North Americans to question the global impact of their government on struggling nations.
After support from Martin Sheen and endorsements by Nobel Peace Prize winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, as well as a Canadian member of parliament, John McKay, Jamie Moffett's latest film, Return to El Salvador lands in Canada for a tour that will make an impact on Canadians as well as members of Parliament who are voting on a newly proposed Bill C300.
You can check out clips of the film here and here.
About Jamie Moffett Media Design & Production:
Jamie Moffett Media Design & Production, uses motion picture to document the stories of those struggling for peace and justice in their communities and around the world; ordinary people who do extraordinary things with some simple love and service. In addition to two feature-length documentaries, The Ordinary Radicals and Return to El Salvador, Jamie Moffett Media Design & Production has produced dozens of short films, music videos and commercials.
- Ottawa - Empire Theater – September 24
Special Screening with Q&A on Sept 24 at 7:20pm. Director Jamie Moffett and MP John McKay in attendance
- Toronto – Carlton Cinema – October 8
Special Screening with Q&A on Oct. 8th at 7:30pm with director Jamie Moffett in attendance
- Mississauga – Ciné-Starz – October 8
- Halifax – Empire 8 Park Lane – October 15
- Vancouver - Empire Granville – October 16
Special Screening with Q&A on Oct. 16 at 6:45pm with director Jamie Moffett in attendance
- Edmonton – Princess Theatre - date TBC
- London – Hyland Cinemas – date TBC