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returning to blogosphere: Voces Inocentes

It’s been a long dry spell of non-blogging but now I’m back into a routine of cyber access. Para mis amigos en América Latino les recuerdo inscribirse para participar en el congreso nacional de software libre en Chile.

This week I shared with friends the dvd that I purchased in Ecuador for US$ 1.00, “Voces Inocentes.” Screened at Cannes, this feature film is gripping because it does not take sides in regard to the civil war in El Salvador. Instead, it tells the story of an 11-year-old boy and his family caught in the insanity of all war. Children used for armies. English subtitles.
What also makes it gripping is that it is based on the true story of screenwiter Oscar Torres’s embattled childhood. Director, Luis Mandoki deals with the violence effectively by showing faces, emotional reactions, rather than blood and gore ala Mel Gibson.
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