Romero

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Released 1989

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Director:
John Duigan
Released:
1989
Rating:
PG-13
Romero is a touching autobiographical film about the life and assassination of the Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero. The film was released in 1989 as the first feature length film from Paulist Pictures, a company known for their religious television programming called Insight. The film followed the life of humble priest, Romero (Raul Julia), living in El Salvadore during a time of a corrupt government and intense civil war. Romero was a priest of the people and publicly advocated for the well-being of his fellow citizens. After being promoted to Archbishop he decided to use his position in the church to rally politically to try and end the bloodshed associated with the countries uprising. Ultimately, it would be his fight for humanity that would cause his own death. The film was first screened at the Toronto Film Festival and received much praise for its riveting depiction of the suffering of a people and the perseverance of one man to change the face of a country.moreless

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