Film synopsis: In the 1970s, 1500 organized workers of Puerto el Triunfo–mostly women–thanks to their struggles were among the more privileged laborers in El Salvador. Then state repression eliminated union leaders or drove them into exile. By 1990, the fishing industry collapsed. The film provides a window into the effects of neoliberalism.
Director bio: Jeffrey Gould is the James H. Rudy Professor of History at Indiana University. A historian of Central American social movements, ethnic conflicts and political violence, his most recent book is Solidarity Under Siege: the Salvadoran Labor Movement, 1970-1990 (Cambridge University Press, 2019).