Tom was separated from his family in what he believed was a legal adoption. Upon finding his birth mother, Tom learned that she was tricked into giving him up for adoption. He trying to have an in person reunion with his birth mother after 26 years. He is running a GoFund.me campaign to help cover the cost of flying his birth mother and brother to the United States for a month long visit.
Category Archives: Inside the Journey
A conversation with Arturo Viscara, the Advocacy Coordinator of SOA Watch. Arturo discusses his work with an organization that documents the atrocities linked to the School of the Americas, including a detailed discussion of the 2009 military coup in Honduras and how that event brought him to SOA Watch.
A conversation about the Salvadoran Civil War with Philippe Bourgois. Philippe describes his time in Central America as a graduate student and how he got caught up in a firefight when the Salvadoran military raided a rural village.
John and Nelson talk about what they have been up to over the past several months. They share an update about the film, podcast, and the newly formed Mama Chila Foundation.
A conversation with Emma Mahboub and Vincent Lee, two students who are part of the Unfinished Sentences Task Force that recently went to El Salvador to record testimony of the disappeared and their families.
A conversation about the 2014 US Border crisis, with professor Aviva Chomsky. Professor Chomsky helps us understand the influx of Central American youths, by looking at the complicated and often misunderstood history of the region.
John and Nelson talk about three articles that directly and indirectly related to El Salvador and how different groups of people deal will collective trauma.
A conversation about the history of El Salvador with Jorge Cuéllar, a PhD Candidate at Yale University. While the film and podcast primary look at El Salvador’s history over the past 30 years, Jorge provides us with deep picture of El Salvador’s past and explains what being Salvadoran means to him.
John and Nelson take a look back at the progress made in 2014, and talk about what’s next for the film in 2015.
A conversation with Dr. Angelina Snodgrass Godoy about leading The Unfinished Sentences Project, and how she got involved with human rights work in Central America.