MARIA'S STORY, Paula Cohen and Monona Wali's documentary about civil strife in El Salvador, is not only a tribute to Maria Serrano and her comrades, but also to the production crew that filmed on location under very trying conditions.
The film opens in 1988, en route to the guerrilla forces in the northern hills of El Salvador. For many years they have been fighting the US-backed Salvadoran army for land reform, human rights and an end to government repression. The life of Maria Serrano, a 39-year-old peasant and guerrilla
leader, has been transformed by this conflict.
Maria has an extraordinary view of life. She is full of hope for the future which she co...