It was during a visit to the church in her grandmother’s native village in Cinquera, El Salvador that Tatiana Huezo was inspired to make a film about the legacy of the civil war that tore the country apart from 1979 to 1991. Decorating the church’s walls were emblems of that history: pieces of a combat helicopter and portraits of young villagers who were killed. From here the call to war was launched. In this marvelously edited film, Huezo captures the civil war’s legacies, bringing together footage of the village, survivors, and surrounding mountains, forests, and caves, collecting memories of enduring, witnessing, and surviving.
Screening at Row House Cinema.