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In El Salvador in the late Seventies, one man was the voice of the campesinos, the poor, the disenfranchised, and the Disappeared -- all struggling under the corrupt Salvadoran government. Appointed Archbishop in early 1977, Monsenor Oscar Romero worked tirelessly and in constant personal peril until the day he was assassinated in March 1980.
Inspired by his friend Monsenor Rutilio Grande, himself murdered for speaking out against the social injustice around him, Romero broke off ties with the military and aligned himself with the poor, delivering messages of hope in weekly sermons which became national events. Encouraging direct action against oppression from his unique position in the Catholic Church, Romero preached a gospel of Heaven on Earth and a powerful version of Liberation Theology that directly impacted political events in El Salvador that still have meaning to this day.
With rare recordings and film footage from Romero's own collection and a wide range of interviews from those whose lives were changed by Archbishop Romero, including church activists, human rights lawyers, former guerrilla fighters and politicians, Monsenor: The Last Journey of Oscar Romero is a timely portrait of one individual's quest to speak truth to the rich and powerful forces which dominated his government.
Excellent documentary with footage from the civil war and interviews with people who lived through it and knew Archbishop Romero.
Disturbing at times. Read more
"Monsenor: The Last Journey of Oscar Romero" is an extraordinary documentary! I thought the Hollywood film "Romero" was reasonably well done, but it can't hold a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mark
A great video. There were some scenes that were new for me. I have watched it multiple times and have shared it too!Published 3 months ago by Steve Vellenga
I was one of the advisors to the Salvadoran armed force during the time period in the movie and thereafter. Read morePublished 3 months ago by John Guzman
This powerful documentary should be shown in every church and Christian school in the United States. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Margaret Legowski
I like any film dealing with Oscar Romero. I suspect he is a saint...Published 8 months ago by Caitlin Metcalf
This is far more of a documentary than what I had expected, but I can still use it in class.Published 9 months ago by Mary Solorio Brandt