Los Comandos


Suffused with grace and sympathy for the plight of people who have been victimized by their own government, Joshua Bennett and Juliana Schatz-Preston’s Los Comandos takes its title from the name of a volunteer team of first responders in El Salvador. Comprised of teenagers and young adults who are clad in bright yellow uniforms (which make them stand out against their bleak surroundings), the team embodies the kind of everyday heroism that is taken for granted in most societies, but which has become increasingly necessary as reports of gang violence, military crackdowns, and political unrest proliferate in the “Murder Capital of the World.”

Written by David Scott Diffrient

Los Comandos poster


Josh Bennett & Juliana Schatz Preston
USA / El Salvador
28 min
In Spanish with English subtitles


Saturday, April 13
Lory Student Center Theatre
10:30 a.m.

Colorado Premiere

ACT Selected Short Film Block features
Los Comandos
Scenes from a Dry City
Our Song to War
Trapped in a City of a Thousand Mountains