Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Romero's life documented in film and video

If you want to learn about Oscar Romero for the first time, or want to introduce a friend to the life of "San Romero de las Americas," video and film is one way to do it.

There is a documentary called Romero by Romero which has a lengthy trailer available on Youtube. The documentary contains archival footage of Oscar Romero ministering to the people of El Salvador and interviews with his contemporaries. It's a good new addition to the English language material available about Romero and his work:

Of course, the classic treatment of Romero's life in English is the well-known feature film Romero starring Raul Julia:

You can also search on YouTube for "Oscar Romero" and you will see a great number of Romero tribute videos of varying quality.

If you are in southeastern Wisconsin on Monday, March 22, you are invited to a screening of Romero as part of my El Salvador Movie Night series. The movie will be shown at 7:00 pm at St. John's Lutheran Church, 20275 Davidson Road, Brookfield, Wisconsin.


Robinson said...

Tim, I just want to thank you for your dedication to everything related to El Salvador, especially for San Romero de las Americas.

By the way, I just heard that the Texas board of education did not want to include Romero in the history books.
Once again, Thank you Tim.


Here's another video you might be interested in, Tim. El Faro has a very enticing teaser for an interview it claims it conducted with Alvaro Saravia, the D'Aubuisson affiliate convicted by a U.S. federal court of managing the assassination of Archbishop Romero.