Puerto El Triunfo (Port Triumph)

Film Screening and Live Q&A

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With Director Jeffrey Gould

Monday, November 25, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm | 160 Kroeber Hall

Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. (Photo by DIego Brito.)
Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador. (Photo by DIego Brito.)

Port Triumph in El Salvador can be viewed as a microcosm through which we can understand globalization and its effects on labor rights, personal lives and the environment. During the 1970s, El Salvador boasted a vast shrimp industry that declined in subsequent years due to political repression, neoliberal reforms, and globalization. This documentary puts a human face to this process and shows labor unions are entwined with gender politics, serving as a counter-point to neoliberal-inspired transformations. 62 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

Jeffrey Gould is Professor in the Department of History at Indiana University Bloomington, where he also served as the director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies 1995-2008. He is the author of multiple books on Central American social movements, political violence, and ethnic conflicts. 

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