If I had a hammer, I might use it on Howard Rosenberg's review of "Peter, Paul and Mary in Central America: Heartstrings" (" 'Heartstrings': Tugging in One Direction," Nov. 13).
In a lengthy review Rosenberg managed to cheapen and trivialize almost every aspect of a film that poignantly depicts the horror of our foreign policy toward Nicaragua and El Salvador. In only one paragraph does Rosenberg grudgingly admit that in only two scenes did it manage to show "the real tragedy of Central America."
One scene showed the trauma Salvadoran children have experienced through the pictures they have drawn and, in another 90-second scene, we saw the tragedy of Central America captured in the silent faces of Nicaraguans as they listened to PP&M sing "All My Trials."
The reader is to conclude from this that all the other scenes that capture the pain and suffering experienced by those in Central America are to be summarily dismissed as so much one-sided propaganda.