The Archbishop Romero Trust is pleased to share three excellent documentaries to view online about St Oscar Romero and the Church in El Salvador, along with a factual dramatization of the martyrdom of the UCA martyrs.
You can watch them on your full screen by clicking on the 4 arrows next to the Vimeo logo (bottom right of the screen).
Righting the Wrong
This documentary provides an excellent overview of Romero’s life and martyrdom. It goes on to describe the long drawn out process after his death leading finally to his canonisation by Pope Francis last October. The Romero Trust shares the view that this is the best Romero film currently available.
The film by Patrik Soergel and Gianni Beretta, produced in Spanish with English subtitles by Swiss-Italian television, lasts for 80 minutes. It is available to view here on-line, but it is not available for downloading. You can purchase a DVD from the Romero Trust. Please email email@example.com.
The Last Journey of Oscar Romero
Documentary about the life of St Oscar Romero by Ana Carrigan and Juliet Weber (2010; 90 minutes). A presentation of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. It can be purchased on DVD via Amazon.
Roses in December
On 2 December 1980, Jean Donovan along with three American religious sisters were brutally murdered by members of El Salvador's security forces. This "sensitive, marvellously constructed film" chronicles Jean's life, from her affluent childhood in Connecticut, to her decision to volunteer with the Maryknolls in El Salvador, to her tragic death.
What Lucia Saw
On 16 November 1989, six Jesuit priests along with their housekeeper and her daughter were massacred at their residence on the campus of the ‘José Simeon Cañas’ Central American University (UCA). Armed uniformed men burst into their residence and slaughtered everyone inside, dragging their bodies outside to the garden. This dramatized factual film recounts what happened that night and the aftermath of the killings. The film is in Spanish. Click on the CC button at the bottom right of the screen to include English subtitles.
For information on other films and dvds about St Romero click here.