A Documentary of hot wires and cold war
In the 1980s, at the height of the Cold War, a bloody civil war between the socialist-influenced Sandinistas and U.S.- backed Contras ravaged Nicaragua. Despite the danger, thousands of Americans disobeyed White House warnings and descended upon the Central American nation, determined to lend their skills and labor to the revolutionary Sandinista cause.
Using an eclectic mixture of rare archival footage, arresting still photography, and contemporary interviews, American/Sandinista tells the story of a small group of controversial U.S. engineers who went further than anyone expected, and paid the ultimate price.
Portland International Film Festival 2008 • Nevada City Film Fest 2008 (Audience Award – Best Short Film) • Palm Springs International Shorts Fest 2008 • Peace On Earth Film Festival 2008 (Best Student Film) • Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2008 • Starz Denver Film Festival 2008 • San Francisco International Latino Film Festival 2008 • Fairfax Documentary Film Festival (CA) 2009 • Cine Las Americas Festival 2009