Monday, December 18, 2017
Based on the true story of screenwriter Oscar Torres‘s embattled childhood in 1980’s El Salvador, “Innocent Voices” is the poignant tale of Chava, an eleven year-old boy who suddenly becomes the “man of the house” in a time when the government’s army is forcibly recruiting twelve year-olds to battle against the peasant rebels of the FMLN.
As the movie begins, Chava has just one year of innocence left before he will be conscripted to fight the government’s battle against the peasant rebels of the FMLN. His life becomes a game of survival, not only from the bullets of the escalating war, but also from the dispiriting effects of daily violence. As he hustles to find work to help his single mother pay the bills and experiences the pangs of first love for a beautiful classmate, Chava’s tiny home village becomes both playground and battlefield.
This is a story of life, love, the hope of peace and the ennobling power of the human spirit.
Theology Uncorked is a free program for theological reflection, good conversation, delicious wines and fresh popcorn! This program is offered usually on the first Monday of each month with presentations, movies, etc., which allow us to further examine our lives as it relates to Christ’s teachings. You are welcome to bring snacks or a bottle of wine to share as we delve into our theology! All are welcome to join us!