THEY WERE ENEMIES by birth and class in a twelve year long civil war in El Salvador, Central America. Jaime Hill a hard drinking, multimillionaire, Polo player and womanizer - Joaquin Villalobos a feared ERP Marxist guerilla commander, who financed his army by kidnapping the rich and the famous, among them Jaime Hill - their most lucrative kidnapping ever. Talking to the Enemy tells the incredible story of how two antagonists became friends when the civil war came to an end and they both became involved in reconstructing their war torn country El Salvador - This is the amazing success story on how peace and reconciliation can grow out of war and pain, how conflicts can be solved without recourse to violence.
Talking to the Enemy was last shown at the International Film Festival of Human Rights in Israel and has also been shown recently in Cyprus as a contribution to that country’s reconciliation talks. Previously Talking to the Enemy was shown at a seminars in Northern Ireland and Columbia in regard to these countries peace and reconciliation talks.
Talking to the Enemy was awarded a several gold prizes at important film festivals around the world such as; Chicago International Film Festival, Salvador de Bahia, Havana Film festival, New York Festivals and has toured some additionally twenty festivals over the past years.