Romero

United States, 1989

Film
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In a country ruled by a violent and oppressive military government, in a time when brutality, torture and murder destroyed a nation, one man rose to become the voice of the voiceless, champion of the poor, defender of human rights. Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador stands beside Martin Luther King and Gandhi as one of history’s most heroic martyrs, whose courage and compassion became legendary. Romero’s influence on the people became so great in fact, that the military junta feared his power. In 1980, Bishop Romero died for his beliefs… at the hands of an assassin. His murderers have never been brought to trial. Raul Julia delivers a powerfully disturbing portrait of a man whose vision was truly inspirational.

Credits

director

John Duigan

producer

Ellwood Kieser

production company

Four Seasons Entertainment

Paulist Pictures

Language

English

Duration

01:42:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39352

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Biographical

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Assassination

Drama

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Assassination

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → El Salvador

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Historical films

History → Assassination

History → History

People → Romero, Oscar A.(Oscar Arnulfo), 1917-1980

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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