Living at risk : the story of a Nicaraguan family
Film et Vidéo
- Auteurs : Guzzetti Alfred ; Meiselas Susan (1948-....) ; Rogers Richard P. (1944-2001) ;
- Editeurs : Watertown, MA. Documentary Educational Resources ;
- Date d'édition : 2009
- Sujets : Famille -- DVD -- Nicaragua, Nicaragua -- DVD -- 1978-1979 (Révolution), Nicaragua, Films ethnographiques DVD Nicaragua
- Langue(s) : Anglais
- Description matérielle : 1 DVD (59 min), : Coul.
- Pays de publication : États-Unis
Version en anglais et en espagnol sous-titré en anglais
Indiqué sur la jaquette : Living at Risk takes us inside Sandinista Nicaragua five years after the revolution that overthrew the dictator Anastasio Somoza. Subtitled 'The Story of a Nicaraguan Family,' the film centers on five brothers and sisters who commit themselves to remaining and working with the revolutionary government in various professional capacities: medicine, community organizing, agricultural reform. Set at the height of the war waged against the Sandinistas by the American-backed counter-revolutionary army, this valuable documentary provides a dimension lacking in other films about Nicaragua: a sense of the fabric of everyday life, of the ways in which perpetual danger and tension are incorporated into the ongoing vital routines of doing one's job, raising one's family, going to market, finding entertainment, treating the sick, feeding the hungry. Level-headed and deeply felt, Living at Risk conveys above all an impression of quiet, believable heroism, most vividly in a dramatic sequence of a doctor delivering a vaccine to a remote village where his predecessor was recently executed by the counter-revolutionaries.