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A Walk With the Martyrs: Lecture by Oscar Torres

Oscar Torres, screenwriter of "Innocent Voices" and director and producer of many other films, including "Bravetown," which comes out this year, gave a lecture as part of the week of 25th anniversary of commemorative events.

"In my last visit to my country of El Salvador, searching for a location to possibly shoot a film, we ran into a 13-year-old girl wearing her school uniform and an old backpack in the middle of her one-and-a-half hour trek from school. She travels a total of three hours a day by foot to get an education. This touched me deeply because I was in the presence of a great warrior - a warrior reaching ​out to the world through education. It is perhaps the single most important factor to give us all a chance as humanity. The University of Scranton SEED program understands this and I applaud their actions and congratulate them on 10 years of giving the children of my country a fighting chance. Life does not improve by chance but by change. I, for one, want to be part of that change," said Torres.

His lecture is below.

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