Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  53 minutes
Date:  1981
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English; Spanish
Grade level: 10-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
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El Salvador: Another Vietnam

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Examines the civil war in El Salvador in light of the Reagan administration's decision to 'draw the line' against 'communist interference' in Central America.

El Salvador: Another Vietnam

EL SALVADOR: ANOTHER VIETNAM, the most comprehensive film introduction to that country, examines the civil war there in 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, while footage drawn from sources in the U.S., Mexico, and Europe provides extensive background to the current political and military situation.

'A concise and persuasive documentary.'-Los Angeles Times

'The most informative documentary on the subject.'-VillageVoice


** 1981 Academy Award Nominee, Best Feature Documentary
** Blue Ribbon Winner, 1982 American Film Festival
** Gold Hugo Winner, 1982 Chicago Film Festival


Main credits

Silber, Glenn (Director)
Vasconcellos, Tete (Director)
Farrell, Mike (Narrator)

Other credits

Editor, Deborah Shaffer; music, Wendy Blackstone, Bernardo Palombo; camera Tom Sigel.

Distributor credits

A Film by Glenn Silber and Tete Vasconcellos

Docuseek2 subjects

Central America
U.S. Foreign Policy
Human Rights
International Relations and Geopolitics
Latin American History
Late 20th Century
20th Century
El Salvador

Distributor subjects

Central America
El Salvador
History (U.S.)
History (World)
Human Rights
Latin America


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