Coachella Valley Premiere


Monday, October 17, 2005

7:30 p.m.

Camelot Theatres, Palm Springs, CA

SPECIAL GUEST:  Oscar Torres (Writer)
will participate in the Q&A

NOTE:  Admission is FREE to DFS Members
ONE Friend/Guest per DFS Member

You must RSVP to confirm your seats
by calling 1.866.273.4466 - Extension 110

This invitation is not an endorsement by DFS of Amnesty International and/or its mandate

Voces inocentes / Innocent Voices is a powerful film depicting the lives of children, women, and men, during El Salvador's bloody civil war. A young boy (Carlos Padilla) must decide between joining the leftist guerrillas and joining the U.S. sponsored right-wing army; for him, a no-win situation.
“At an age when most children suffer the pangs of puberty on a playground, Chava must agonize over the possibility of being drafted into war. El Salvador in the 1980s was a bloody battlefield and no place for an eleven year old. Although he works to help his newly single mother and wants desperately to explore new-found love for a pretty classmate, Chava's innocence is threatened most by a corrupt government conscripting children to bolster its failing effort to suppress the FMLN peasant resistance. Despite a forbidden anthem of love and peace that reaches him via a treasured radio, this boy-man cannot run from impossible choices. The remarkable script is based on the true story of writer Oscar Orlando Torres' embattled childhood. With strong performances and a stunningly lush landscape, renowned Mexican director Luis Mandoki (When a Man Loves a Woman) superbly details the plight of child soldiers everywhere.”—E. King

This film was Mexico’s submission to the 2005 Academy Awards

Country of Origin:  Mexico
Language:  Spanish with English Sub-Titles
Running Time:  120 minutes