“Innocent Voices” film

December 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
St. Frances Cabrini Parish
3201 E Presidio Rd
Tucson, AZ 85716

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  1. Harrowing true story of an 11 year old boy Chava in a rural village in El Salvador, with a single mother and older sister, young baby brother. The El Salvadoran Army regularly forcibly takes 12 years old boys to recruit them into the army, fighting the guerrilla resistance (of which belongs Chava’s Uncle Beto). Chava’s father has already left for the U.S. The villagers face nightly gun battles and more innocent lives lost, and finally Chava has to escape to the U.S. as well. This war raged from 1980 to 1992 in El Salvador, with US aiding the government. It is indeed a story of survival as some of Chava’s friends don’t make it. Young love is also portrayed with a girl at his school, until the school is closed due to the ongoing war. Even the helpful Christian priest in the village is often violently beaten and later removed by the Army.

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