Out of the Mouths of Babes

1986 | 00:24:00 | United States | English | Color | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Politics, Post-colonialism, Youth/Childhood

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This video proposes an ironic metaphor to grasp the follies of U.S. government action and inaction in Central America. The process of learning U.S. policy is similar to the process of a young child acquiring the principles of language. These dual senses of literacy operate on several levels, situating a child’s consciousness within the contradictions of history comments on the illusory innocence of childhood, and the unexamined, but real, guilt of the U.S. government, its supporters and clients.