The Quiet Triumph in San Salvador: Promoting peace
On 24 November 2017, The Quiet Triumph was screened in a movie theatre in San Salvador. Promoting the culture of peace was the focus of the event.
The screening The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World in San Salvador was the first one in Latin America. The event was also a celebration of the 25th year of the Peace Accord that brought peace to El Savador after a decade of civil war. Among the guests were the attorney general, university rectors, deans of law faculties and lawyers in the region.
The event is co-organized by Herman M. Duarte, founding partner with HDuarte-Lex and Manuela de la Helguera, international associate at Wiss & Partners LLP, together with partners. SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson was there to present the movie, meanwhile Diego Echegoyen from El Pais que Viene opened the event and Enrique Escobar from Lexincorp Central America made the closing remarks.
In her speech, Ms de la Helguera told the audience:
“Today we are here to watch a true story, without special effects. This film deals with heroes, the “silent heroes” of peace, real people without superpowers, but who with their abilities and integrity made this world a better place. The giants of international arbitration.”
Ms de la Helguera further emphasized the importance of promoting the culture of peace in El Savador:
“We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Peace Accords and we still need to promote a culture of peace. This film serves as an inspiration to us. El Salvador needs silent heroes, people who with their work and dedication contribute to make this place a better country. You can be one of those silent heroes.”
Meanwhile, Mr Duarte pointed out the importance of arbitration for the economy: "If we want to bring investments and trade, we have to give them venue to solve conflicts."