If the Mango Tree Could Speak


Children in Guatemala and El Salvador affected by war, yet hopeful.

SKU: 662
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Producer: Patricia Goudvis, New Day Films
Year Produced: 1993
Running time: 58 minutes
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This documentary intimately portrays ten boys and girls growing up in the midst of war in Guatemala and El Salvador. The children, aged 12 to 15, talk about war and peace, justice, ethnic identity, friendship and marriage. They share their dreams and hopes as well as their pain and loss. Their stories are disturbing, but their resilience towards the harsh reality around them brings hope.
Made in 1993 this film reflects the cultural attitudes, medical procedures and language of the time it was made. The imagery and film quality may not be to modern standards. But the issues raised are timeless.

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