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FROM THE ASHES: NICARAGUA TODAY

USA, 1981 (MIFF 1982)

Director: Helena Solberg-Ladd

From the Ashes- Nicaragua Today is the first American film to portray the reconstruction of Nicaragua after its revolution The film documents the history of U S Nicaraguan relations, including newsreel material of previous U S interventions, the installation of the Somoza dynasty, and the early Auguste Sandino rebellions Principally, the film looks at one typical Nicaraguan family — the Chauanias — who discuss their lives before, during and after the revolution

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