The Word in the Woods

Film Screening and Discussion

Title Conditional: The Word in the Woods

Written and directed by Jeffrey L. Gould and Carlos Henriquez Consalvi (United States, 2012)

Monday, November 23, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm | 160 Kroeber Hall

In the early 1970s, hundreds of impoverished people living in remote Morazán, El Salvador, decided to emulate early Christian communities by working the land together, studying the Bible, and building villages based on solidarity. As their numbers grew, the Salvadoran government came to see them as a threat. The base communities organized to resist the repressive tactics of the National Guard in the late ‘70s, and during the ’80s fought what would become a 12-year civil war. 56 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles. 

The documentary will be followed by a conversation with filmmaker Jeffrey Gould.

Jeffrey L. Gould is the James H. Rudy Professor of History at Indiana University. The Word in the Woods is his second documentary film.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of History at UC Berkeley. 

Jeffrey L. Gould speaks after the film screening, November 2015. (Photo by Natalia Reyes.)
Jeffrey L. Gould speaks after the film screening, November 2015. (Photo by Natalia Reyes.)

Jeffrey L. Gould speaks with an audience member after his talk, November 2015. (Photo by Natalia Reyes.)
Jeffrey L. Gould speaks with an audience member after his talk, November 2015. (Photo by Natalia Reyes.)

Image from "The Word in the Woods." (Image courtesy of Jeffrey L. Gould.)
Image from "The Word in the Woods." (Image courtesy of Jeffrey L. Gould.)