Bob Gliner, Documentary filmmaker

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El Salvador – Crisis and Challenge
(57 minutes)

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On January 13, 2001, the small Central American nation of El Salvador was hit by a powerful earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale, ten times more powerful than the quake which struck Northern California in 1989. This quake was followed one month later by a 6.6 quake. Both earthquakes devastated a nation still not recovered from a long civil war. Over eleven hundred people are dead. Eight thousand were injured. One hundred, seventy-five thousand, or one out of every five families were left homeless, most without jobs. This would be equivalent to fifty million Americans suddenly left without housing or employment.

El Salvador – Crisis and Challenge assesses the extent of the earthquake damage, the prospects for recovery, and the role Americans might help play in these efforts.

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