Ana Carrigan worked in film and video in El Salvador and Nicaragua throughout the 1980s. She is the author of two definitive books on El Salvador and Colombia: "Salvador Witness, The Life and Calling of Jean Donovan" and "The Palace of Justice: A Colombian Tragedy". She is a freelance reporter and an editorial contributor to "The Nation" and "In These Times". She reports from Colombia for "The Irish Times" and "The Sunday Boston Globe". Carrigan lives in New York City and is currently writing a memoir for Seven Stories Press.