School of Assassins
Academy Award nominee, Best documentary short
Written, directed and produced by Robert Richter
Narrated by Susan Sarandon
Church women killed by SOA graduates
Human rights abuses by graduates of the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA) are chillingly documented at the beginning of the campaign to close the school.
A fictional adaptation is in development.
"Great story...insightful, well-documented...important film...hopefully, more Americans will see it and form their own opinions about how our tax dollars are being spent. 4 stars."
—David Logsdon, Minneapolis MN, April 21, 2011
Festivals: Human Rights, Toronto International (1st prize), New York International (Silver Medal), Bilbao (Silver Bear), Hot Springs
Study Areas: Social and political history, American studies, U.S. foreign policy, developing nations issues, Latin American studies, human rights, war and peace, political science