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 counterpoint to neoliberal-inspired transformations. 62 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.
Jeffrey Gould is a 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.