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Martirio - Indigenous Brazilians Struggle to Survive
Filmed over the course of 40 years, indigenous expert and filmmaker Vincent Carelli seeks out the origins of Guarani Kaiowa genocide: the peaceful and obstinate insurgency of the dispossessed Guarani Kaiowa against the powerful The archival historical images, new footage,…
Brazil - A Racial Paradise
Part of the Series: Black in Latin America
PBS
Discover how this "rainbow nation" is waking up to its legacy as the world's largest slave economy.
When Two Worlds Collide - A Battle for Indigenous Amazonian Land
In this tense and immersive tour de force, audiences are taken directly into the line of fire between powerful, opposing Peruvian leaders who will stop at nothing to keep their respective goals intact. On the one side is President Alan…
The Grammar of Happiness - Discovering the Unique Communication Style of an Amazonian Tribe
Daniel Everett is an American linguist and author best known for his study of the Amazon Basin's Piraha people and their language. THE GRAMMAR OF HAPPINESS is a documentary that explores whether Daniel's journey into the heart of the Amazon…
The Mothers of Plaza De Mayo - Argentinian Mothers Fight for Justice
This Oscar -nominated documentary about the Argentinian mothers' movement to demand to know the fate of 30,000 "disappeared" sons and daughters remains as extraordinarily powerful as when it was first released. As well as giving an understanding of Argentinian history…
Your Parents Will Come Back - The Children of Political Exiles Travel Back to Uruguay
In 1983 a group of 154 children aged 3 and 17 years old traveled alone from Europe to Montevideo, Uruguay. They were the children of political exiles from Uruguay, who were unable to come back to their own country so…
Our Disappeared
Through a casual Google search director Juan Mandelbaum finds out that Patricia, a long-lost girlfriend from Argentina, is among the thousands who were kidnapped, tortured and then "disappeared" by the military during the 1976-1983 dictatorship. Juan embarks on a journey…
Out of the Maya Tombs - The Study of Maya Art
Over the past 50 years, thousands of exquisitely painted Maya vases, almost all looted from royal tombs, have flooded into the world's public and private collections. These amazing works of art, filled with humor and mystery, have opened an extraordinary…
Landfill Harmonic - A Symphony of the Human Spirit
This film festival favorite follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic…
Brasilia: Life After Design  - The Utopian Capital of Brazil
The utopian city of Brasilia is in transition more than half a century later. What is it like to live in someone else's idea? A meditation on living in one of the most planned cities on earth. Brasilia is unlike…
Capoeira: Fly Away Beetle - Can a Ritual Born Out of Slavery Become a Modern Day Movement?
Capoeira, comprised of stylized dance and ritual combat takes its cue from the sacred music of the berimbau. Born from slavery and reborn on the modern streets of Brazil, Capoeira proceeds from the timeless urge for freedom. With stunning cinematography…
Evita
Long after Evita was embalmed and secretly buried under a fictitious name in Milan, the former First Lady of Argentina once again was catapulted to fame after Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical. A few years later, Alan Parker's movie adaptation…
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The Broken Country (El País Roto) - Examining the Socioeconomic Crisis in Venezuela
This documentary plunges right into the epicenter of the current crisis in Venezuela through the voices of its true protagonists. THE BROKEN COUNTRY tells five intertwined stories showing how the citizens are making their way through the remains of a…
The City of Photographers (La ciudad de los fotógrafos) - Oppressed Chile Captured in Photographs
During the period of Pinochet's dictatorship (1973-1990), a group of photographers portrayed the harsh conditions Chilean society. In the streets, along the protests marches, these photographers developed and created a metaphoric political language. To take pictures was an expression of…
Schools in Fight - High School Students Making a Difference in Public Education in Brazil
In one of the richest and most conservative states of Brazil, public education suffers a setback when high school students react to an official decree that determines the closure of 94 schools. Using social media as their main tool, students…
The Disappeared - A Personal Story About Argentina's Dirty War
A film that relives the horrors of Argentina's Dirty War (1976-83) through the experience of Horacio Pietragalla, a young man raised by the maid of the officer who kidnapped him after the military brutally murdered his parents. The film follows…
The Boss: Anatomy of a Crime - El patrón, radiografía de un crimen
Based on true events, this multiple award-winning film tells the unsettling story of Hermogenes, a humble illiterate farmhand who arrives in Buenos Aires in search of a job. When Don Latuada puts him in charge of one of his butcher…
Brazil, A Time to Build - Challenges Facing Brazil's Reconstructive Efforts
South America's geographic giant is polarized due to seemingly endless corruption investigations and a less than optimistic economic recovery. . In an accessible and constructive way, twelve interviewees seek to bring a renewed type of debate about Brazil in the…
March of the White Elephants - The Real Legacy of the FIFA World Cup
This film debunks the conventional wisdom that staging a World Cup in compliance with the FIFA model delivers sustainable benefits to the population of the host country. It reveals the real legacy of the FIFA World Cup - state of…
Brazil - An Inconvenient History
At first glance Brazil appears to be an alluring playground of exciting carnivals, sultry samba, divine football and a vibrantly diverse people. But behind this dazzling facade lies a disturbing story of historys largest-ever slave population. Astonishingly Brazil, a Portuguese…