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Netherlands / Nicaragua, 1980 (MIFF 1982)

Director: Jan Kees de Rooy

This is a film about the new Nicaragua. A team of filmmakers living in Nicaragua followed the country's progress in the first year after the liberation. All the main issues — the national reconstruction, the huge literacy campaign, the forming of popular militias to defend the country against counter-revolutionary threats from abroad — are dealt with in this film.

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