domingo, junio 13, 2010

Toronto: Estreno Mundial del Documental "Return to El Salvador"

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Les re-enviamos la invitación que Barrio Nuevo hace a toda la comunidad latinoamericana y canadiense a apoyar, presenciar y divulgar el estreno mundial del documental Return to El Salvador.

El documentalista radicado en Filadelfia Jamie Moffett presenta su nueva producción Return to El Salvador.

Return to El Salvador muestra las secuelas de los 12 años de la guerra civil salvadoreña así como la interacción entre el pueblo salvadoreño y la política de los EE.UU. y las políticas que influyen directamente en el país centroamericano. Moffett entrevista al ex embajador de EE.UU. en El Salvador, Robert White

El documental también describe la desaparición del prominente activista minero Marcelo Rivera. “Estoy ansioso de compartir la historia de la tortura y muerte de Marcelo Rivera y su relación con las empresas mineras canadienses ", dice Moffett."La historia con la que me encontré cambió mi vida. Es de importancia crítica que los canadienses hagan un balance de lo que las empresas que usan su bandera están haciendo y la forma en que esto afecta la manera en que los canadienses son percibidos en todo el mundo" .

Lo que este documental deja en claro es que la reconstrucción no ha concluido, y que el espectro de los escuadrones de la muerte salvadoreños aún perdura.

Narrado por Martin Sheen, este excelente trabajo ha sido endorsado por el ganador del Premio Nobel de la Paz el arzobispo Desmond Tutu.

Return to El Salvador es un documental sobre la inmigración, política exterior de EE.UU. Y SOBRE EL MISTERIOSO ASESINATO CORPORATIVO DEL ACTIVISTA MINERO MARCELO RIVERA.

En Toronto esta presentacion esta siendo patrocinada por:

BASICS Community Newsletter; Canada-El Salvador Action Network (CELSAN); Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Ontario Division International Solidarity Committee; Canadians Against Mining in El Salvador (CAMES); Casa Maíz; Community Solidarity Response Network; Guatemala Community Network (GCN); Justice, Global, and Ecumenical Relations Unit, United Church of Canada; Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW); KAIROS – Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives; Latin American Solidarity Network (LASN); Latin American Trade Unionists Coalition (LATUC); May 1st Movement Coalition (M1M); Radio Voces Latinas; Salvadoran-Canadian Association (ASALCA); San Lorenzo Community Centre; United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW).

Calendario:

Return to El Salvador - Toronto: World Premiere at the Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Avenue, north of Queen St. West)

Estreno Mundial: Junio 17th at 7:30 pm, Recepcion en el 36 Baldwin
Junio 18th at 9pm
Junio 20th at 4pm
Junio 21st at 9pm
Junio 22nd at 9pm

Tickets are $10.


Gracias por su colaboración

Por favor tomar nota: EL 20% de los ingresos de Return to El Salvador en Canadá se destinará a apoyar los gastos legales de José Figueroa, salvadoreño, a quien se le negó su solicitud de refugio y sobre quien se ha girado orden de deportación por haber pertenecido al FMLN.

Por favor, tome un momento para firmar la declaración en solidaridad con José Figueroa: http://www.petitiononline.com/FMLNFigu/petition.html

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http://www.barrio-nuevo.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29:return-to-el-salvador-toronto-world-premiere-at-the-underground-cinema&catid=6:allevents

Barrio Nuevo invites you to:

Return to El Salvador - Toronto : World Premiere at the Underground Cinema ( 186 Spadina Avenue, north of Queen St. West )

DOCUMENTARY ON IMMIGRATION, U.S. FOREIGN POLICY AND CORPORATE MURDER MYSTERY DEBUTS INTERNATIONALLY IN TORONTO

Philadelphia based documentary filmmaker Jamie Moffett will internationally debut his feature, Return to El Salvador in Toronto at the Underground Cinema.

This will be part of an exclusive limited theatrical run. Mr. Moffett will be in attendance and available for comment and interview.
Screening Dates:

World Premiere: June 17th at 7:30 pm, After-party @ Rejoice, 36 Baldwin

June 18th at 9pm
June 20th at 4pm
June 21st at 9pm
June 22nd at 9pm

Tickets are $10 at the box office.

*20 % of the proceeds from the Return to El Salvador screenings in Canada will go to support the legal costs of Salvadorean refugee claimant José Figueroa. Learn more about his case: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs095/1103143485986/archive/1103440383027.html

Please also take a moment to sign the declaration in solidarity with the FMLN and Salvadoreans everywhere:

http://www.petitiononline.com/FMLNFigu/petition.html

Endorsed by: BASICS Community Newsletter; Canada-El Salvador Action Network (CELSAN); Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Ontario Division International Solidarity Committee; Canadians Against Mining in El Salvador (CAMES); Casa Maíz; Community Solidarity Response Network; Guatemala Community Network (GCN); Justice, Global, and Ecumenical Relations Unit, United Church of Canada; Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW); KAIROS – Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives; Latin American Solidarity Network (LASN); Latin American Trade Unionists Coalition (LATUC); May 1st Movement Coalition (M1M); Radio Voces Latinas; Salvadoran-Canadian Association (ASALCA); San Lorenzo Community Centre; United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW)

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ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY:

Return to El Salvador documents the aftermath of a 12 year civil war and the interplay between the Salvadoran people and the US politics and policies that directly influence the Central American country.

Narrated by Martin Sheen, the film features interviews by former US ambassador to El Salvador Robert White, and has been endorsed by Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

The film also outlines the disappearance of prominent mining activist Marcelo Rivera. While in El Salvador shooting principal photography, Moffett and his crew stumbled upon the disappearance of Rivera - he had been "disappeared" days prior to the filming of the documentary. Investigating further, our crew found more and more signs in this mysterious disappearance pointing towards the Vancouver-based Pacific Rim Mining Company. Eventually, as the film goes on to tell, Rivera's body was found - not by police, who had no information, but by his friends.

"I'm eager to share the story of the torture and death of Marcelo Rivera as it relates to Canadian mining corporations," says Moffett. "The story I came across changed my life. It's critically important that Canadians take stock of what corporations that fly the Canadian flag are doing and the way this affects how Canadians are perceived worldwide." For this reason, the Toronto international debut is vital to this release.

What Return to El Salvador makes clear is that the rebuilding is not over, and that the spectre of Salvadoran death squads still lingers.

Moffett will be in Ottawa the morning of June 15th from 7:30 to 9:00 am at Center Block House of Commons to present the film to Canadian Parliament at the behest of MP John McKay. Return to El Salvador was requested by McKay because he brought forth Bill C-300, a corporate accountability bill, to Canadian Parliament and is invested in our film's message.

"Return to El Salvador is a moving documentary which highlights the unwavering strength of the El Salvadorian people through immense hardships," says McKay. "Chronicling the country’s difficult past, Jamie Moffett highlights the key issues that exist in the country today. His portrayal of the issues this country faces, particularly those related to matters of foreign interference demonstrate the importance of our own countries actions, on those living in this small country."

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