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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.
MONSENOR: THE LAST JOURNEY OF OSCAR ROMERO (2009, 87 minutes, for El Salvadoran TV, Spanish with English subtitles) is a crude but shocking documentary about the horrid butchery... Read morePublished 11 days ago by E. (Harry) Hernandez
This powerful documentary should be shown in every church and Christian school in the United States. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Margaret Legowski
I like any film dealing with Oscar Romero. I suspect he is a saint...Published 4 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 4 months ago by Mary Solorio Brandt
This documentary is very well done and compelling. I have watched the fictionalized "Romero", with Raul Julia, many times. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mich LeGault
One of the most spiritually profound and moving films to come along in ages, MONSENOR: THE LAST JOURNEY OF OSCAR ROMERO is a low-key but cumulatively powerful documentary. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jon Wynne
Very Good, But Quite sad about the outcome. And, as the saying goes, Evil Triumphs when Good Men Do Nothing, but... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jerry Rodrigues
Having lived through some of the events portrayed in this film... I cannot but commend the people behind this portrayal of Monseñor Romero and the lives he touched. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Guevara, J.