Innocent Voices

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Innocent Voices ★★ Voces inocentes 2004 (R)

In the 1980's, Chava (Padilla) is the 11-year-old man of the family, trying to help his mother Kella (Varela) and his siblings survive during El Salvador's protracted civil war. Things are going to get worse since 12 is the legal age for conscription into the rightwing government's army. The horrifying and bewildering events are seen through Chava's eyes and are based on the experiences of cowriter Torres. Spanish with subtitles. 120m/ C DVD . Leonor Varela, Jose Maria Yazpik, Ofelia Medina, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Jesus Ochoa, Carlos Padilla, Gustavo Munoz; D: Luis Mandoki; W: Oscar Torres; C: Juan Ruiz-Anchia; M: Andre Abujarrura.