Film Info: “Thank God and the Revolution” (1981) – 57 minutes
Distributor: ???????????? (formerly Icarus Films, but it’s not in their current catalog)
Summary: Outstanding illustration of many theories about the role of religion in social change in Nicaragua. It includes Liberation Theology, base Christian communities, a brief historical background, and interviews with people from all strata of society – rural villagers to cabinet officials. The folk hymns in the soundtrack are moving.
Film notice taken (with permission) from the “Teaching Resources” list in Meredith McGuire’s Religion: The Social Context, third edition. Her 5th edition (available from Waveland Press: see www.religionthesocialcontext.com) does not contain the resource list. I have only traced some of these films to current distributors. Please post updated information about them, if you have it. – JS