Ama: La Memoria del Tiempo/Ama: The Memory of Time
(2003, 63 min.) US/EL SALVADOR
Director: Daniel Flores y Ascencio (Maya/Nonualco)
In Spanish with English subtitles.
Family members of José Feliciano Ama, the leader of Nahua-Pipil
indigenous peasants during El Salvador's 1932 uprising, reflect
on his role. Ama and other leaders were executed, and more than
30,000 indigenous people were slaughtered in a genocidal reprisal,
with consequences for the nation's history still felt today.
Image credit: Ama: La
Memoria del Tiempo/Ama: The Memory of Time