CFE Film Series: Romero

Synopsis:

Archbishop Óscar Romero (Raul Julia) is reluctant to get involved in a war that rages on between the military elite and guerrilla Marxists in his country of El Salvador. As conditions worsen and more churches are desecrated, however, he finds he cannot remain an observer. So Romero resorts to what he knows best: making speeches. The tenets he preaches are simply freedom and justice, but even so, he is seen as dangerous by the government and they are ready to retaliate.

“a powerful film”

-- Jack Kroll, Newsweek

“A riveting drama about the radicalization of a moderate Catholic priest as he is exposed to the violence and suffering in El Salvador”

-- Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice

“an extraordinary memorial to Romero and an insight into the political conflict in Central America.”

-- Richard A. Blake, America

Introduction by Alexandra Anderson, Associate Professor, School of Image Arts, Ryerson University

Co-sponsored with the Documentary Media Research Centre at Ryerson University

Please contact cfe@ryerson.ca if you require accommodation to ensure inclusion in this event.

This event is free and no registration is required.