The Archbishop Romero Trust is pleased to share four excellent documentaries to view online about St Oscar Romero and the Church in El Salvador.
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 yet available for downloading or on DVD.
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.
El Cielo Abierto (The Open Sky)
Documentary about St Oscar Romero by Evrerado Gonzalez (2011; 103 minutes)
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.
For information on other films and dvds about St Romero click here.