Jordi Oriola Folch
This documentary talks about an extraordinary peace experience in the middle of a war. In the El Salvador War from the 80s and 90s, Francisco Mena Sandoval was commander of the El Salvador Army and was leading an operation that was supposed to attack Villa El Rosario. In this village, in the rural El Salvador, thousands of people were taking refugee from the repression of El Salvador Army seeking to smash the incipient guerrilla that was growing. Nowadays, Francisco lives in Barcelona, Europe, and 28 years after the events, he will travel back to his country to meet with the peasants that he would have killed had he obeyed the order that he had been given. Now, together with the inhabitants, a priest, guerrilla fighters and a mate from the Army, they will reflect on what happened and which implications this event had for all of them.
Translated by: Rafael Garcilazo, Francisco Mena Ugarte and Marta Oriola Folch.