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Intimidad - A Love Story From Mexico
An original Mexican love story about family relationships and the meaning of "home." Cecy and Camilo - ages 21 - recently moved to the border, Reynosa, Mexico, from Santa Maria, Puebla with a dream to save money, buy land, and build a home. A year later they return to their…
Our Lady Of Guadalupe
A moving and heart-felt tribute to the faith of the pilgrims, who come to Mexico City to worship their Holy Mother, the Queen of Mexico, and the Empress of all the Americas.
Zapatista
January 1, 1994. The day the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) comes into effect. A few minutes after midnight in Southeastern Mexico, several thousand Mayan soldiers take over half the state of Chiapas, declaring a war against the global corporate power they say rules Mexico. They call themselves the…
Visitor's Day - A Runaway Teen Transcends His Past
Sixteen year old Juan Carlos ran away from an abusive home and lived on the streets of Mexico City for years before finding his way to IPODERAC, a unique group home and social enterprise located in Puebla, Mexico. IPODERAC is defined by a strong sense of brotherhood and sustained by…
Connected by Coffee - Latin American Coffee Farmers
This documentary tells the story of Latin American coffee farmers and how our daily brew is deeply connected to the region's troubled past and hopeful future. Following a 1000-mile journey from Mexico to Nicaragua, the film shows how equitable trading relationships are helping empower communities and take a step towards…
El Remolino (The Swirl) - The Social and Ecological Impact of Flooding on a Small Mexican Town
In recent years, the town of El Remolino in Chiapas, Mexico has suffered from some of the country's worst flooding. This lyrical documentary surveys the social and ecological impact, from schools that can't open to farms that can no longer operate. Official Selection at the Locarno Film Festival and the…
A Long Journey To Guadalupe
The veneration for Tonantzin-Guadalupe has been an essential Mexican theme underlying Mexican cultural and political values since the 16th century. Guided by the testimonies of Indigenous people, Mexicans of mixed heritage and Chicanos about this complex subject matter, we can understand why. The film was shot in 16mm and produced…
Circo
Gorgeously filmed along the back roads of rural Mexico and set to the music of the indie-rock band Calexico, CIRCO follows the Ponce family's hardscrabble circus as it struggles to stay together. Tino, the ringmaster, is driven by his dream to lead his parents' circus to success and corrals the…
Maquilapolis: City of Factories - Activism for Low-Wage Workers in Mexico
Carmen Duran works the graveyard shift in one of Tijuana's 800 maquiladoras; she is one of six million women around the world who labor for poverty wages in the factories of transnational corporations. After making television components all night, Carmen comes home to a dirt-floor shack she built out of…
Michoacán Fiesta
High in the mountains of Michoacan, the indigenous PureHigh in the mountains of Michoacan, the indigenous Purepecha people continue to practice their ancestral traditions. On the feast day of Corpus Christi, two men from each of the local towns are responsible for organizing a grand fiesta. Their intent is to…
Sin Fronteras (Without Borders)
What happens to the Mexican deported once they are sent back home' The amazing achievement of Sergio Tamai, founder of Angeles Sin Fronteras, who has created one of the most efficient shelters for the deported in Mexicali.
Forbidden - Gay and Undocumented, Moises Serrano Fights for Justice
This film is about an inspiring young man whose story is exceptional, although not unique. When Moises Serrano was just a baby, his parents risked everything to flee Mexico in search of the American dream. Forbidden to live and love as an undocumented gay man in the country he calls…