Friday, July 29, 2011
Compadres reflections - Setting Context
We need to understand the struggle of Salvadorans before and during the war. It is essential that we know that over 70,000 civilians were killed over a 14-year period. This is still a nation where the injuries of this war go unresolved. There was no 'truth and reconciliation' commission here. As Miguel says, we can forgive, but never forget, but we can't forgive until we know who we must forgive.
As I reflect on how Compadres y Comadres will work in the future, I will remember always to set context. What has happened here? How does this have an impact on the present? What will the future hold?