“Roses in December” (1982)
Wednesday, November 4th at 7:30 P.M. in Brennan 228
“Roses in December tells the story of the murders of lay missionary Jean Donovan and three nuns who were working in El Salvador in the late 1970s and early 1980s… Roses in December is a very poignant movie, delving into Jean as a person, and how events and people she met would shape her decision to go to El Salvador, and stay, even after seeing many priests and nuns killed, including the archbishop. One of her reasons to stay in El Salvador was to help the children, many who were refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) due to the continuous combat… The other part of the film investigated why these murders were committed, and why the United States government did not do more, despite reports and evidence that the nuns were not revolutionaries, and that the murders were done execution style… This is an important movie to watch, whether your interest lies in human rights, international policy or missionary work. It brings to light the danger that missionaries put themselves into to help the less fortunate.”
Source: Elizabeth Stannard Gromisch, http://feministreview.blogspot.com/ 2008/01/roses-in-december-25th-anniversary.html
Length: 56 minutes.
Event sponsored by the Department of Latin American Studies and Women’s Studies (LA/W/S) and in commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the Jesuit martyrs in El Salvador.