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...And The Earth Did Not Swallow Him
Based on Tomas Rivera's classic novella, this is a beautiful and moving account of a family of Mexican-American migrant workers in the 1950's.
14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark and Vanessa Lopez
14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark & Vanessa Lopez explores the recurring question about who has the right to be an American citizen. 14 examines the citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment through compelling personal stories and expertly-told history. Under…
15: A Quinceañeras Story - The Coming-of-Age Stories of American Latinas Preparing for their "Quinceañera"
A "quinceañera" is a coming-of-age celebration for a Latina girl’s 15th birthday, marking her transition from girl to woman. But for many American Latina teenagers, it is an event that means much more, allowing the girls to embrace their chosen…
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3 Beauties - 3 bellezas
Perla is obsessed with her two daughters, and she pins them against each other in the hopes of having a beauty queen to honor the family name. She teaches her girls from a young age the rules to becoming beauty…
339 Amín Abel Hasbun - Memory of a Crime
Based on a real story, this Dominican drama is an intriguing account of the murder of Amin Abel Hasbun, a brilliant student leader in the Dominican Republic accused of kidnapping US Embassy official, J. Crowley. Hasbun was one of many…
500 YEARS - Life in Resistance
This new documentary tells the epic story that led Guatemala to a tipping point in their history from the genocide trial of former dictator General Rios Montt to the popular movement that toppled sitting President Otto Perez Molina. Focusing on…
7 Boxes (Siete Cajas)
Victor dreams of becoming famous and covets a fancy TV set in the infamous Mercado 4. He receives an unusual offer to deliver seven boxes with unknown contents in exchange for a quick $100. With a borrowed cell phone the…
74 Square Meters (74 Metros Cuadrados ) - Following Families in Chile as they Attempt to Integrate into Middle Class Communities
This film follows a social experiment that moves marginalized families into a middle class neighborhood in Valparaiso, Chile. Iselsa and Cathy decide to take part in a project designed by leaders in social architecture which allow them to buy their…
A Father Washes His Children
Part of the Series: Yanomamo Collection
Dedeheiwa, a shaman and headman in his village, takes nine of his children and grandchildren to the river where he washes them carefully and patiently. This film, like A Man and His Wife Weave a Hammock and Weeding the Garden,…
A Gleam In The Dark - Sol de Noche
In 1976, during the Argentine military dictatorship, an event called the Night of the Blackout occured in Ledesma. This blackout was a well coordinated connivance between the military government and powerful economic interests. During the blackout, 400 people who were…
A Jail in Colombia
A look inside the La Modelo prison in Bogota. Colombia. Called a "model" prison by Colombia officials the prison in reality is controlled more by the prisoners than the guards. With 5000 prisoners for 2400 spots, and not more than…
A Life without Words
What would life be like without language? For too many deaf people raised in rural outposts, access to a sign-language community is denied and they are condemned to a life without words. Such injustice deserves our attention and is explored…
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…
A Man and His Wife Weave a Hammock
Part of the Series: Yanomamo Collection
A village headman, Moawa, weaves a cotton hammock while his wife swings in her own hammock, occasionally touching his leg in a loving gesture. She watches and teases him while playing with their baby. This film is included on the…
A Man Called "Bee": Studying The Yanomamo
Part of the Series: Yanomamo Collection
This is one of the few ethnographic films in which the anthropologist appears as one of the subjects, and as such it is a lively introduction to the nature of fieldwork. Napoleon Chagnon, who lived among the Yanomamo for 36…
A Migrant's Masterpiece - The Life and Legacy of Patrick Flores
Spanning a period of almost eighty years, this inspirational and compelling film captures the life and legacy of Patrick Flores, the first Mexican American to be appointed Bishop in the history of the Catholic Church. The film chronicles his childhood…
A Monster With A Thousand Heads - Un Monstruo De Mil Cabezas
When the insurance company refuses to provide care for Sonia's terminally-ill husband, an increasingly violent series of confrontations unravel as a distraught woman fights the system in this engrossing thriller and socio-political commentary. Nominated for the Horizon Award for Best…
A Moonless Night - Una Noche Sin Luna
On New Year's Eve, three lonely characters travel to a small town in the Uruguayan countryside. Cesar, a divorced man, arrives at the town to have dinner with his ex-wife's new family in an attempt to win back his daughter's…
A Place Called Chiapas - Eight Months Inside the Zapatista Uprising
In 1994, the Zapatista National Liberation Army, made up of impoverished Mayan Indians from the state of Chiapas, took over five towns and 500 ranches in southern Mexico. The government deployed its troops and at least 145 people died in…
A Place Called Los Pereyra
In the impoverished and extremely isolated region of Northern Argentina known as "The Impenetrable", the children of a tiny elementary school eagerly await an annual visit from their "Godmothers": a charity mission from the city of Buenos Aires. When the…