El Milagro De Dios

One hour outside of San Salvador, El Salvador, off the Pan American Highway, lies the community of El Milagro De Dios.  El Milagro De Dios is a community comprised of at least 600 families who live illegally on an abandoned coffee farm.  This is just one of hundreds of impromptu communities housing residents with nowhere else to go.  In this short film, we take you into the homes of a few residents of El Milagro De Dios and learn where they came from, how they make their living, and how they ended up in the community.  University of Central American professor Sergio Bran takes us deeper into the epidemic of systemic poverty in El Salvador.  Other interviews include Nancy Argueta and William Pleitez from the United Nations Development Programme.  

The film was written, and produced by Noah Bullock, Doriana Hammond and Jeff Hammond.  Video footage and Edit by Doriana Hammond and Jeff Hammond.  Interviews and Translations by Noah Bullock.  Original Music by Francisco "Pipilis" Flores.  The video was made possible by the support from Foundation Cristosal and the generous individual donors who helped financially support the making of the film.