Living at Risk
58 minutes/ 1985/ 16mm film
made collaboratively with Susan Meiselas and Richard P. Rogers
Living at Risk, made at the height of the Contra war, brings us inside Sandinista Nicaragua five years after the revolution that overthrew the dictator Anastasio Somoza. It centers on five siblings of the privileged, well-connected Barrios family, all deeply committed to the revolution and working for it in various capacities, often at considerable risk to themselves.
In 2009-10 the filmmakers returned to Nicaragua to make The Barrios Family 25 Years Later, a group of 20 short films carrying forward the story of the Barrios family and their country.