Episode #06: Finding Family with Margaret E. Ward (Part 2)

Show Title: Finding Family with Margaret E. Ward Part 2

In the sixth episode of the Inside the Journey podcast John & Nelson continue their talk with Margaret E. Ward author of Missing Mila, Finding Family. She talks about the history of El Salvador and her thoughts on the film.

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Show Notes


Welcome to the Inside the Journey Podcast. This is episode #6 for Sunday, June 7th 2013. I’m Nelson de Witt.

I’m John Younger.

And we are the producer/director extraordinaire of the documentary film Identifying Nelson/Buscando A Roberto.

This week we have an extra special guest my mom! Well she’s not just my mom she is the author of Missing Mila, Finding Family: An International Adoption in the Shadow of the Salvadoran Civil War. She is a Professor of German, Emerita, who taught at Wellesley College in Wellesley Massachusetts from 1971 to 2010. I’m very pleased to introduce the one and only Margret Ward!


  • a conversation about context for importance of including understanding of these events to historical memory … set context for violence of Civil War (i.e. setting the scene for a North American audience). complex, but also jarring to audience like scene from Argo. 2 readings- story of Mama Chila’s father’s death p. 116 The story of how Eva got her name. p 118.
  • conversation transitions to relevance to our world today. segue into Guatemala today. … the importance of looking back at these events, even all these years later. 3 discussion topics to bring in … This american life piece on Dos Erres and Oscar Alfredo Ramírez Castañeda … overturning of verdict from genocide trial of Rios Montt …Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo in Argentina.


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About John Younger

I am a Television Producer and lover of all things documentary. I met Nelson over 20 years ago, when I was his camp counselor at a YMCA camp in Western Massachusetts.

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