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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…
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…
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 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…
A Zest for Life - Afro-Peruvian Rhythms
In this hour-long documentary, our star, the charismatic Lalo Izquierdo (master dancer, percussionist, choreographer, and folklorist of his Afro-Peruvian community), leads us on a journey of discovery of a little-known community with strong parallels to African Americans. Ably supported by…
Absence
Enrique communicates with his recently deceased father with the help of his quirky child friend Calita. Will the ability to reconnect stop Enrique from moving on after his father's death?
Accordion Dreams
The arrival of the European button accordion to Texas and its merging with traditional Mexican songs gave birth to an explosive new sound called conjunto. From the early pioneers to the new generation of accordionists experimenting with rock, blues, and…
Across the Americas - Indigenous Perspectives
In this compilation, award-winning independent documentary filmmaker Robbie Leppzer chronicles indigenous people from North, South, and Central America speaking out about their common legacies of survival and contemporary struggles over land, human rights, and the environment. Columbus Didn't Discover Us…
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Admissions - Student Stories from Undocumented America
This film delves into the inherent contradictions and psychological implications of undocumented students trapped at the intersection of education policy and broken immigration system. The stories of four students demonstrate both the dehumanizing effects of marginalization and their determination to…
Adolfo Perez Esquivel: Rivers of Hope
Adolfo Perez Esquivel: Rivers of Hope is the story of Latin America over the past eighty years, as seen through the eyes of one man -- world famous artist, human rights activist, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Adolfo Perez Esquivel.…
Adriana Lisboa - Brazilian Author
Brazilian writer Adriana Lisboa grew up in Laranjeiras where her family stills resides in the house her grandfather built more than fifty years ago. By all means, Lisboa is a true Carioca, a native of Rio de Janeiro. This categorical…
Alberto Acosta: Embedding Pachama in the Constitution
This episode of The Green Interview features Alberto Acosta, an Ecuadorian economist and the country's former minister of energy and mining. Acosta was also the driving force behind the ground-breaking Yasuni-ITT Initiative, an offer by Ecuador to fight climate change…