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Abril: La trinchera del honor

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Abril: La trinchera del honor. Directed by René Fortunato and Produced by Fortunato and Roberto Hiciano. Santo Domingo, 1988. Spanish. Some French dialogues with Spanish subtitles. B/W; 90 minutes. VHS.

This documentary is an account of the political situation in the Dominican Republic from the death of dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo (1961) to the election of Joaquín Balaguer in 1966. The 1965 civil war and the U.S. military invasion are analyzed in detail.