19th March 2004

 

POLITICS OF WAR

 

A semi-autobiographical account of a journalist in war-torn El Salvador continues the University of Lincoln’s series of Spanish and Latin American films next week.  

 

‘Salvador’ recounts the conflict between the peasant revolution and the US-backed death squads in El Salvador in the early 1980s as seen through the eyes of American journalist Richard Boyle (James Woods). 

 

Boyle forms an uneasy alliance with both guerrillas in the countryside, who want him to get pictures out to the US press, and the right-wing military, who want him to bring them photographs of the rebels.

 

Directed by Oliver Stone, ‘Salvador’ is an electrifying and thought-provoking film which explores the ethical issues of the politics of war.

 

‘Salvador’ will be screened on Monday 22nd March at 7pm in the Jackson Lecture Theatre at the university’s Brayford Pool campus.

 

Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

 

All films in the series explore political, geographical and emotional frontiers and are in Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese or French with English subtitles.

 

For more details contact Andy Daglish on 01522 886344 (adaglish@lincoln.ac.uk)

or Eliseo Vilalta (evilalta@lincoln.ac.uk)

 

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For more information contact: Lindsey Bird, Assistant Press Officer

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 Email: lbird@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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