Righting the Wrong (El Desagravio)
Dir. Gianni Beretta and Patrik Soergel, 2018 | 81 mins
Gianni Beretta’s engaging documentary is the story of Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, who was assassinated in 1980 by death squads. Pope Francis, upon his arrival in 2013, initiated the process of his canonization, a very stormy process that divided the Roman Catholic Church and its ecclesiastical institutions. With his religious and political activities throughout Latin America, the importance of Romero transcends that of El Salvador, as he became an international symbol of liberty (in 1989, Hollywood even produced a biopic, Romero, starring Raul Julia). In his honour, to this day the United Nations celebrates every 24th of March as the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims. This is the remarkable story of Romero’s life, death, and, in many senses, rebirth.
Spanish, Italian with English subtitles.