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  • Creator a documentary by Dirk Vandersypen and Jan Van Bilsen
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York, NY : LAVA, Latin American Video Archives, [1985] ©1985
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videocassette (approximately 36 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in
  • OCLC on1017697851
  • Credits
    • Camera, Jan Van Bilsen ; reporting, Dirk Vandersypen

Summary

  • An investigative documentary about the growth of conservative Christian fundamentalism in Central America, especially Guatemala and Honduras. Shows connections between the fundamentalist evangelical movements and the U.S. military policies in Central America. The rise to power of Gen. Rios Montt, a devout evangelical, in 1982 solidified the connection between right-wing military power and fundamentalism. Shows how the authoritarian and oppressive elements benefit from a population that is converted to a religious faith based on blind faith in God, the acceptance of military power, the rejection of reformist and socialist and political action, and which equates communism with the devil and the military with salvation.

Notes

  • Title and copyright date from container.
  • Copyright at end credits: ©1986.
  • VHS format.
  • In English and Spanish, with English narration and subtitles.
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