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Maria's Story : A Documentary Portrait of Love and Survival in El Salvador's Civil War / MVD Entertainment Group.

Other author/creatorFilms Media Group, film distributor.
Other author/creatorMVD Entertainment Group, production company.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], ©2010.
Description1 streaming video file (1 hr., 53 min., 25 sec.) : sound, color.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Parallel title Documentary Portrait of Love and Survival in El Salvador's Civil War
Contents Introduction: El Salvador 1988 (2:52) -- Clarifying the Mission (4:00) -- Maria's Family (2:33) -- Maria Visits Her Hometown (3:34) -- Maria Recalls Her Youth and Peasant Life (2:44) -- Destruction of Arcatao (3:04) -- Arcatao Peasants Hide in the Hills (2:00) -- Loss of Basic Needs and Loved Ones (3:26) -- Survival (2:08) -- Christmas Eve (4:03) -- A Town Repopulated (3:41) -- Dedication of a Family (7:10) -- Preparing the Insurrection (2:42) -- The F.M.L.N. Liberate a Town (3:32) -- Maria Explains her Motives (2:24) -- U.S. Aid to Salvadoran Government Forces (1:06) -- Credits: Maria's Story: A Documentary Portrait of Love and Survival in El Salvador's Civil War (2:05) -- End to War and Political Change (1:11) -- Maria and Her Family (2:08) -- Credits: Maria's Story Postscript (0:15) -- Spanish: Introduction: El Salvador 1988 (2:43) -- Spanish: Clarifying the Mission (4:12) -- Spanish: Maria's Family (2:31) -- Spanish: Maria Visits Her Hometown (3:34) -- Spanish: Maria Recalls Her Youth and Peasant Life (2:38) -- Spanish: Destruction of Arcatao (3:12) -- Spanish: Arcatao Peasants Hide in the Hills (1:56) -- Spanish: Loss of Basic Needs and Loved Ones (3:27) -- Spanish: Survival (2:09) -- Spanish: Christmas Eve (4:02) -- Spanish: A Repopulated Town (3:42) -- Spanish: Dedication of a Family (7:09) -- Spanish: Preparing the Insurrection (2:44) -- Spanish: F.M.L.N. Liberate a Town (3:32) -- Spanish: Maria Explains Her Motives (2:26) -- Spanish: U.S. Aid to Salvadoran Government Forces (1:04) -- Spanish: Credits: Maria's Story: A Documentary Portrait of Love and Survival in El Salvador's Civil War (1:45) -- End to War and Political Change (1:16) -- Maria and Her Family (2:08) -- Spanish: Credits: Maria's Story Postscript (0:12)
Abstract In El Salvador, 1989-three years before the end of a brutal civil war that would take 75,000 lives-wife, mother, and guerrilla leader Maria Serrano is on the front lines of the battle for her people and her country. With unprecedented access to FMLN guerrilla camps, the filmmakers dramatically chronicle Maria's daily life in the war as she travels from village to village organizing the peasant population-and as she helps to plan a major nationwide offensive that would lead the FMLN into the historic peace pact of 1992. Skirting bullets and mortar attacks, recounting a childhood of poverty and abuse by government troops, suffering the tragic loss of her daughter to enemy fire, and spending precious moments with her husband and surviving daughters, Maria brings viewers to the heart of the fight for a more just society. This release includes an update of Maria Serrano and her family 20 years after the end of the civil war.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
General noteEncoded with permission by Films Media Group on April 20, 2014.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 11 & up.
Technical detailsStreaming video file.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguageClosed-captioned.
LanguagePart 2 in Spanish.
Source of descriptionTitle and description provided by distributor (Films Media Group, February 4, 2015).
Issued in other formOriginally produced: MVD Entertainment Group, 2010.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number50886 Films Media Group

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