Watch Innocent Voices
- 2 hr 3 min
The film entitled Innocent Voices is centered on the life of a young boy called Chava. Chava is an eleven year old boy who lives with his mother and siblings in a small town in El Salvador where the guerilla's are always fighting with government forces. Chava’s mother is a seamstress who makes beautiful clothes and Chava assists to sell them to help his mother raise money to take care of the family. When not in school, Chava also works at the bus station. As his twelfth birthday approaches, he looks forward to the day when the army will recruit him to go work for the nation. Since the army only recruits boys from the age of twelve. One day Chava’s uncle Beto comes to visit them at home and tells Chava’s mother he wants to take him away so that the army will not recruit him. Kella however disagrees with Beto and insists that her son is not going anywhere. Beto offers Chava a gift of a small radio and tells him to always listen to the news and stay informed. Not long after, Chava comes across a young girl called Maria and falls in love with her. Not long after, the guerilla’s attack Chava’s school and shut it down. Kella then decides to take her family out of the town to safety. One day Chava decides to go and visit Maria but is devastated when he gets there and finds their house in ruins. Thinking Maria is dead, he then decides to join the guerilla’s and fight the government but unfortunately for him and his friends they get captured by the government forces. They take them to an unknown area to execute them but he manages to escape and when he gets home his mother sends him away to the United States for safety. At the end, Chava returns six years after.