After Reagan’s preposterous invasion of the island of Grenada, the people of Nicaragua have good reason to believe they are next. They dig trenches in backyards all over the country. The under-15 year olds – the majority of the people - along with their elders, practice fire drills and civil defense as they prepare for a possible air attack. The attack, of course, came, armed to the teeth with U.S. weaponry, across the Salvadoran border in the form of the “contra” army. Meanwhile, the video looks at the lives of a number of widely different U.S. citizens who live and work in Nicaragua, some with the Sandinistas and some, against them.
Selected Shows and Awards
National Broadcast - KCET TV
Los Angeles, CA (1984)
Global Village Documentary Festival, DCTV
Van Dam Theater, NYC
The Whitney Museum, NYC
The Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Wexner Center for the Arts
Screened internationally in literally hundreds
of schools, churches, community centers, galleries
and cable TV stations.