In 1997, nelson de witt, a 16-year-old adoptee from Boston, Massachusetts, discovered that he had been identified as one Roberto Coto, an infant who disappeared in 1982 after a deadly government raid on three guerrilla safe houses in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
The raid rescued a kidnapped businessman and also resulted in the disappearance of a dozen Salvadoran revolutionaries, including Roberto’s biological mother, Ana Milagro Escobar. Today, a generation after one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Cold War, the wounds of the Civil War in El Salvador are still open and the truth about them has been obscured.
Nelson/Roberto has determined that sharing his search for the truth about his story is his way of making a difference. At the heart of Nelson/Roberto’s search is the simple belief that finding what makes us all alike—or connected—can change the world.
margaret e. ward tells a poignant and compelling story of this international adoption and the astonishing revelations that emerged when Nelson’s birth family finally relocated him in 1997.
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May 31, 2012
Reconnecting in the Aftermath of El Salvador’s Civil War: The Joys and Challenges of Finding Family
Presented by Prof. Margaret E. Ward, Nelson Ward de Witt, and John Younger.
October 28, 2011
Crawford Family Forum
Nelson shares about his story and shows clips of raw footage and interviews from the documentary. Presented by Nelson Ward de Witt and John Younger.