In the Name of the People (1985 film)

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In the Name of the People
Directed by Frank Christopher
Produced by Frank Christopher
Alex W. Drehsler
Narrated by Martin Sheen
Edited by Frank Christopher
Release date
  • March 1985 (1985-03)
Running time
73 minutes
Country United States
Language English

In the Name of the People is a 1985 American documentary film directed by Frank Christopher about the Salvadoran Civil War. The film follows four filmmakers who secretly entered El Salvador, marched with guerrillas across the country, and followed them into combat against government forces in San Salvador. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.[1]


  1. ^ "NY Times: In the Name of the People". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 

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