El Salvador and Nicaragua are two of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere and are plagued by natural disasters, poverty and crime. A film project entitled "El Salvador und Nicaragua - Auf dem Weg in eine bessere Zukunft?!" [El Salvador and Nicaragua – on the Road to a Better Future?!] explains the situation there and introduces several successful humanitarian projects carried out by the Lutheran church. For example, the church's aid has resulted in the provision of ovens to improve quality of life for the locals. Other small-scale actions, such as planting trees and constructing wells and dams, constitute attempts to channel and collect the large quantities of water that occur during the rainy season.
The film project originated as part of the media and communications course at Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) and is supported by the Verein der Freunde und Förderer DHBW, an association of friends and sponsors of DHBW. PROTEMA's aim with a financial grant for the film project was not only to support the students but also to raise awareness of the tough conditions in the two Central American countries. PROTEMA even had a dedicated helping hand at its disposal in the shape of a student on a work-study program who was a member of the film project team and has since graduated.