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United States Army - School of the Americas - A Partnership in Democracy Pt. 1 of 2

Reel Number: 221264-04

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1990s

Country: USA


TC Begins: 13:15:10

TC Ends: 13:23:43

Duration: 00:08:33

United States Army - School of the Americas - A Partnership in Democracy Pt. 1 of 2 Pan over jungle, US soldier SSG Alexander A. Figueroa, School of the Americas (SOA) Medical Course Instructor, w/ kids playing. Speaks to camera about program. Int. of elementary school w/ teacher & children at desks; US Army Medics giving medical check up to kids. 13:15:48 Colombian Drug Raid (14Oct94). Colombian Police Officer, SOA Counter-Drug Graduate speaks, Helicopter overhead; troops in small boat on river; police or troops in jungle at drug location. Aerial of giant explosion in jungle near road. Colombian soldiers carry large packages (drugs). Sample shown. 13:16:19 Colombian government building w/ flag flying. Prof. W. Michael Reisman, Yale Law School speaking. Ext. of Organization of American States building w/ sign. 13:16:32 School of the Americas exterior w/ flags of nations; CU of colored glass window w/ motto. 13:17:04 Jeanne Kirkpatrick, former U.S. Representative to the United Nations, speaks to camera: how to live in freedom; expansion of democracy & human rights. Sign: Ridgway Hall School of the Americas, Escuela de las Americas Officers walking past. Int. classroom, outside picnic for families. 13:18:17 Footage (poor) of obstacle course. Map showing Western Hemisphere. Communist parades. VO “against Soviet & Cuba inspired Communism, subversion & insurgencies. Training also included those skills what is now termed Nation Building.” Ext. of Ridgway Hall, Ft. Benning, Georgia w/ El Salvador Amb. Ana Cristina Sol speaking of professionalism. Military in camouflage & normal uniforms walking in front of building. Soldiers training on communications equipment in field in Spanish. Running in formation on track. Officer reading “Fidel Castro Y La Revolucion Cubana”. Kids & medic. 13:20:18 Training against narco-terrorists in building. Mine detecting; footage of Haiti overthrow of (SoF) “elected president by military coup & the eventual restoration of that elected president by a US led multinational military action” (Operation Uphold Democracy, 1994). Haiti army marching past palace; Baby Doc Duvalier on balcony w/ raised arms cheering. people. Casual military & police force; trucks of people thru streets. Soldiers in back of army truck w/ rifles. 13:21:11 Sen. Sam Nunn speaking about value of school & its role in respecting human rights. Class in human rights being taught by SSG Villa. Another class w/ students at computers. Soldiers in field w/ full pack seen from above, moving w/ rifles & bazookas (?) thru woods. 13:22:09 Prof. Edwin G. Corr, former Ambassador to El Salvador & Bolivia (involved in Iran-Contra), speaking to camera over classroom scene. Map of Western Hemisphere showing Red Cuba. Soldiers in South American as medics, walking in city, talk of benefit of school. Colombian Police Medic, SOA Medical Course Graduate, in Spanish to camera w/ VO in English. Continued... Military Propaganda; 1990s;

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