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LA LAGUNA
LA LAGUNA

2016  Latin-American Studies  Environmental Studies  Indigenous Studies  Anthropology  Children & Young Adult  Family Relations  Short Films  Cultural Studies  Spanish Language 

An immersive, visually stunning portrait of a childhood on the margins of society by Emmy-nominated director Aaron Schock, La Laguna documents the remarkable journey undertaken by a Mayan adolescent as he tries to navigates the changing world around him in the endangered rainforests of southern Mexico.

SALERO
SALERO

2016  Environmental Studies  Latin-American Studies  Anthropology  Labor Studies  Business  Family Relations  Women's Studies  Spanish Language 

A rare and thorough look at the earth’s largest salt flat, Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, Salero is a poetic journey through the eyes of one of the last remaining salt gatherers. This secluded region is thrust into the future when Bolivia embarks on a plan to extract a precious mineral from the Salar and to build an infrastructure that will connect it to the modern world.

THE ABORTION HOTLINE
THE ABORTION HOTLINE

2016  Women's Studies  Latin-American Studies  Health  Human Sexuality  Medicine  LGBTQ  Criminal & Law  Spanish Language 

The Abortion Hotline allows viewers inside the lives and tireless grassroots efforts of a group of young lesbian and feminist activists who put their lives at risk to run an underground abortion hotline in Chile, one of six countries in the world where abortion is prohibited under any circumstance, even in cases of rape or risk to the life of the mother.

PRINCESS OF FRANCE (narrative)
PRINCESS OF FRANCE (narrative)

2015  Narrative Films  Cinema Studies  Spanish Language 

Victor returns to Buenos Aires after his father’s death and a stay in Mexico to prepare a radio production of "Love’s Labour’s Lost." Reuniting with his repertory, he finds himself sorting out complicated entanglements with girlfriend Paula, sometime lover Ana, and departed actress Natalia, as well as his muddled relations with the constellation of friends involved with the project.

VIOLA (narrative)
VIOLA (narrative)

Narrative Films  2014  Spanish Language  Cinema Studies 

A dazzling and delightful mystery about love and its follies from filmmaker Matías Piñeiro - named one of "20 Directors to Watch" by The New York Times - VIOLA follows a young woman who joins a small Shakespeare theater company in Buenos Aires and becomes entangled in a seductive roundelay of romantic dalliances, intrigue and revelation.

THE AMERICAN DREAM: PUERTO RICANS AND MEXICANS IN NEW YORK
THE AMERICAN DREAM: PUERTO RICANS AND MEXICANS IN NEW YORK

Urban Studies  Spanish Language  Sociology  Puerto Rican Studies  New York City  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

This documentary examines two migrant experiences, one from the Caribbean and one from Latin America, which comprise an important part of the Hispanic experience in New York.

GIRL BEAT: POWER OF THE DRUM
GIRL BEAT: POWER OF THE DRUM

Women's Studies  Spanish Language  Sociology  Music  Latino Studies  Dance  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

This video profiles members of Banda Dida, an all-girl drumming and vocal group in Salvador, Brazil.

RESISTENCIA: HIP HOP IN COLOMBIA
RESISTENCIA: HIP HOP IN COLOMBIA

Spanish Language  Music  Latino Studies  Dance  Children & Young Adult 

An unusual look at the current political and economic crisis in Colombia—including a decades-long civil war, a rampant drug trade, kidnapping for ransom, and financial scandal at the highest levels of the government—through the eyes of young Colombians, in particular the country’s finest rap musicians, DJs and breakdancers

INNOVATING NICARAGUA
INNOVATING NICARAGUA

Economics  Labor Studies  Latin-American Studies  Spanish Language 

Shows how the Innovators Movement of the Sandinista Workers Union fabricated machine parts and other items to maintain the Nicaraguan economy during the U.S. economic blockade.

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NICARAGUA: THE DIRTY WAR

Latino Studies  Political Science  Spanish Language  Directed by Women 

Portrays the U.S.-supported contra army's war against the Sandinista regime and Nicaragua's civilian population.

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NICARAGUA: SCENES FROM THE REVOLUTION

Latino Studies  Political Science  Spanish Language 

Combines historical and contemporary footage of the Nicaraguan Revolution, from the inception of Sandanismo in the '30s to the 1979 insurrection and the first 100 days of the Sandinista government.

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L.E.A.R.: THE LEAGUE OF REVOLUTIONARY WRITERS AND ARTISTS

Literature  Latino Studies  Political Science  Sociology  Spanish Language  Directed by Women 

Examines the history of this famous organization founded in Mexico City in 1934. The League, whose founding members included painters such as Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, included artists from various disciplines, all of whom shared a commitment to the fusion of art and politics.

MADE ON RAILS: A HISTORY OF THE MEXICAN RAILROAD WORKERS
MADE ON RAILS: A HISTORY OF THE MEXICAN RAILROAD WORKERS

Chicano Studies  Labor Studies  Latino Studies  Sociology  Spanish Language 

Examines the history of one of Mexico's most combative unions, from the 1920s through the present day, through archival footage and interviews with surviving participants.

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THE SOUL OF THE ISLANDS

Latino Studies  Music  Sociology  Spanish Language 

This poetic docu-drama about the pride and anguish of Haiti features the renowned Haitian singer Toto Bissainthe who recounts in song a fable that recreates Haiti's past and reveals its continuing tragedy.

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THE SOUND OF RUSHING WATER

Anthropology  Latino Studies  Sociology  Spanish Language 

This poetic docu-drama about the pride and anguish of Haiti features the renowned Haitian singer Toto Bissainthe who recounts in song a fable that recreates Haiti's past and reveals its continuing tragedy.

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RETURNING TO CHILE

Latin-American Studies  Spanish Language  Sociology  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

An emotionally moving investigation of the problems of identity and adjustment confronting Chilean youngsters who returned to Chile after many years in exile with their parents.

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WHEN THE PEOPLE AWAKE

Economics  Latin-American Studies  Political Science  Sociology  Spanish Language 

Documents the peaceful transition from capitalism to socialism attempted by Allende's Popular Unity Government in Chile in 1970-73, tracing its historical background, developments and impending tragedy.

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STRONG ROOTS

Latin-American Studies  Labor Studies  Political Science  Sociology  Spanish Language  Directed by Women 

This video documents the struggles of peasants in the Landless Workers Movement (MST) in Brazil, which is engaged in a national political campaign to occupy and cultivate unused land.

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MAKING DO

Economics  African Studies  Asian Studies  Criminal & Law  Latin-American Studies  Sociology  Spanish Language 

Faced with widespread conditions of mass unemployment, poverty, urban crowding, and governmental crisis, more than a billion people in some 100 underdeveloped nations throughout the Third World have developed their own 'informal economy,' a parallel lifestyle operating on the margins of the society's formal economy and legal system, which provides them with a means of survival.

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PANORAMA

Dance  Latin-American Studies  Performing Arts  Spanish Language 

The historical collage of Cuban Dance forms, including contradanza, danzon, son, mambo, cha-cha-cha, and culminating in an exuberant carnival celebration, features dancers from Cuba's famed El Conjunto Nacional de Danza Moderna.

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