My family left El Salvador in 1987 in the middle of the Civil War that claimed the lives of 75,000 Salvadorans. This film follows my return to El Salvador to learn about the country’s history, to connect with some distant family, and understand the future trajectory of this country.
The answers I found while making this short documentary were surprising. From the extent of US intervention in the civil war, to some violent family history I had previously never known. This is my story. An immigrant who has received infinite opportunities in Canada, but still exists in an identity crisis between the culture and heritage he was born into and the culture he has had to navigate throughout his life.
Though I am now and always will be Canadian, the fact remains I will always be Salvadoreño.
Directed by Will Ramirez (Canada)