Learn About El Salvador

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You can help our cause by educating yourself and others about El Salvador's history and the Civil War (1980-1992), and about the town of San Jose Villanueva.

Movies for Adults

(Please note that these movies show some difficult scenes and may not be appropriate for children).


  • Romero - Starring Raul Julia, this movie is accurate according to those who lived through the war.
  • Innocent Voices - This movie has received many awards from film festivals; this shows the war as seen through the eyes of an eleven-year-old boy and his family.
  • Salvador - This movie, directed by Oliver Stone, has been nominated for two Oscars.

Recommended Books

  • Bitter Grounds, by Sandra Benitez
  • Witness to War, by Charles Clement (out of print)
  • El Salvador: The People and Culture (lands, Peoples, and Cultures), by Greg Nichols
  • The History of El Salvador (The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations), by Christopher M. White
  • From Grandmother to Granddaughter: Salvadoran Women's Stories, by Michael Gorkin, Marta Pineda, and Gloria Leal
  • El Salvador (Enchantment of the World). Second Series, by Marion Morrison
  • Revolution in El Salvador: From Civil Strife to Civil Peace, Second Edition, by Tommie Sue Montgomery
  • El Salvador in Pictures (Visual Geography. Second Series), by Francesca Davis DiPiazza
  • COAR Children's Village - History of the Community of Oscar Arnulfo Romero - COAR - in El Salvador 1980-2005, by Therese Osborne

About the Town of San José Villanueva and El Salvador

  • Visit the Wikipedia website
  • Visit the San José Villanueva Facebook page
  • Visit the Municipality of San José Villanueva Facebook page