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LA CORONA
LA CORONA

Criminal & Law  LGBTQ  Women's Studies  Latin-American Studies  Sociology  Human Sexuality  2009  Academy Award Winners & Nominees  Directed by Women 

2008 Academy Award® nominee for Best Documentary Short Subject, La Corona (The Crown) explores the lives of female contestants in an unusual beauty pageant at a high security prison in Bogotá, Colombia. The film addresses issues of female identity, sexuality, crime and equality.

LOOKING FOR REVOLUTION
LOOKING FOR REVOLUTION

Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Peace & Conflict  Cultural Studies  2009 

Che Guevara died in Bolivia while trying to ignite the sparks of revolution. Forty years later, the country's first indigenous President, Evo Morales, is promising to continue his work. This documentary takes a closer look at the successes and failures of Morales' 'revolution.'

THE JUDGE AND THE GENERAL
THE JUDGE AND THE GENERAL

Latin-American Studies  Criminal & Law  World History  Peace & Conflict  Anthropology  Political Science  2008  Directed by Women 

In 1998, judge Juan Guzman, a longtime Pinochet supporter, was assigned to prosecute the ex-Chilean dictator for human rights crimes. This engrossing documentary follows the twists and turns of this landmark case; one that influenced the application of human rights laws around the world.

WE DON’T PLAY GOLF HERE – and other stories of globalization
WE DON’T PLAY GOLF HERE – and other stories of globalization

Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Environmental Studies  Economics  2008 

What can the construction of a golf course in Mexico teach us about globalization? This disarmingly engaging documentary offers a primer on how 'free market' economics can distort both culture and the environment.

CUBA: a lifetime of passion
CUBA: a lifetime of passion

Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Political Science  Economics  Cultural Studies  2008 

With unprecedented access to Cubans on both sides of the Florida Straits, Cuba: A Lifetime of Passion looks at the extant reality of the Cuban Revolution and its uncertain post-Castro future.

COCALERO
COCALERO

Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Labor Studies  2007 

In 2006, Evo Morales became the first indigenous president of Bolivia - winning the election with the largest majority in the country's history. Hailed as "outstanding" by the New York Times, Cocalero is a captivating portrait of this controversial figure and his astonishing rise to power.

THE BORINQUENEERS
THE BORINQUENEERS

Puerto Rican Studies  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  American Studies  Political Science  American History  2007  Directed by Women 

The Borinqueneers is the first major documentary to chronicle the never-before-told story of the Puerto Rican 65th Infantry Regiment, the only all-Hispanic unit in the history of the U.S. Army, from its creation in 1899 through its service in WWI, WWII, and the Korean War. Narrated by Hector Elizondo.

AN ORDINARY FAMILY
AN ORDINARY FAMILY

Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Economics  2007 

When the Argentine economy collapsed in 2001, even the comfortably middle-class suddenly found themselves struggling to survive. An Ordinary Family chronicles the experience of one family in Buenos Aires during this crisis.

BLOQUEO: looking at the U.S. embargo against Cuba
BLOQUEO: looking at the U.S. embargo against Cuba

Latin-American Studies  Health  Cultural Studies  Political Science  Environmental Studies  Economics  2007  Directed by Women 

Since 1962 the United States has imposed an economic, commercial and financial embargo on Cuba. Bloqueo examines its effects, the reasons for its implementation, and why it has endured for so many decades.

THE SHORT LIFE OF JOSÉ ANTONIO GUTIERREZ
THE SHORT LIFE OF JOSÉ ANTONIO GUTIERREZ

Political Science  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  American Studies  2007  Directed by Women 

This acclaimed documentary tells the moving and nearly unbelievable story of the first American soldier to be killed in Iraq, a one-time street kid from Guatemala who illegally crossed into the United States.

CHAGAS: a hidden affliction
CHAGAS: a hidden affliction

Latin-American Studies  Health  Immigration 

Chagas, sometimes referred to as "the AIDS of the poor," is a disease that affects nearly 20 million people worldwide, kills nearly 50,000 per year, but is practically unknown to the general public.

CROSSING ARIZONA
CROSSING ARIZONA

Latin-American Studies  Cultural Studies  Chicano Studies  Immigration 

A Sundance festival favorite, Crossing Arizona offers a far-reaching and up-to-the-moment look at the hotly debated issue of illegal immigration, as captured at America's current flashpoint - the Arizona border.

AWAKE ZION
AWAKE ZION

Religion & Spirituality  Jewish Studies  African-American Studies  Latin-American Studies  African Studies  New York City  Music  Cultural Studies  Directed by Women 

Ever wonder why Jews and Rastafarians both use the Star of David and make references to Zion? This exuberant documentary explores the surprising connections between reggae culture and Judaism.

TEEN MOTHERS
TEEN MOTHERS

Women's Studies  Latin-American Studies  Human Sexuality  Family Relations  Sociology  Cultural Studies  Children & Young Adult  Directed by Women 

A stark and honest look at the explosion of teen pregnancy in Brazil, this award-winning documentary follows four young girls, ages 13 to 15, through the course of their pregnancies and into the early days of motherhood.

GOLUB: LATE WORKS ARE THE CATASTROPHES
GOLUB: LATE WORKS ARE THE CATASTROPHES

Terrorism Studies  New York City  Kartemquin Films  Women's Studies  Sociology  Photography  Media Studies  Latin-American Studies  Jewish Studies  Criminal & Law  Art History  American Studies 

An acclaimed documentary on American artist Leon Golub, whose politically charged work calls attention to human rights violations and the abuse of power around the world.

BULLSHIT
BULLSHIT

Women's Studies  Latin-American Studies  Labor Studies  Environmental Studies  Economics  Biology  Asian Studies  Directed by Women 

Her opponents gave her the "Bullshit Award" for sustaining global poverty. Time magazine hailed her as one of the great heroes of our time. She is Vandana Shiva and this is a film about globalization, genetic engineering, bio-piracy, food and water.

MOVING FORWARD
MOVING FORWARD

Women's Studies  Latin-American Studies  Economics  Directed by Women 

Micro credit may just be a theory to some, but to three low-income women in Cali, Colombia, it has become a source of hope as they work hard to take the stigma out of poverty.

AFTER THE BLACK BOOK
AFTER THE BLACK BOOK

Media Studies  Latin-American Studies  Women's Studies  Sociology  Health  Directed by Women 

In April of 1999, Chilean journalist Alejandra Matus wrote The Black Book of Chilean Justice, an exposé of the Chilean judicial system.

CASTRO: MAN AND MYTH
CASTRO: MAN AND MYTH

Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Sociology  Political Science 

Presents a side of Castro seldom seen on screen; from his wealthy middle class background, his student days and private life as a family man, to his complicated relationship with the USA.

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.

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