Niños de la Memoria (Children of Memory)

Film phase:Completed


Niños de la Memoria tells the story of the search for children who disappeared during the civil war in El Salvador, a war that ended in peace accords but left unresolved the issues of human rights, economic disparity, and political marginalization that provoked the conflict. Told through the eyes of three survivors searching for family, identity, and justice, Niños de la Memoria asks the question: how can a post-war society right the wrongs of the past?


María Teresa Rodríguez is a documentary filmmaker, producer and teaching artist whose work often centers on untold stories of Latinos in the US and abroad. Many of her films, such as Mirror Dance (with Frances McElroy), focus on personal stories that reflect a larger socio-political reality. María has facilitated videos with seniors, high school youth and Mexican migrant workers through Scribe Video Center, and currently teaches at University of the Arts. The daughter of a Colombian father and an Irish mother, she is drawn to stories of migration, struggle and change.