Latin-American Studies


CAMPESINOS... we will inherit the earth
CAMPESINOS... we will inherit the earth

Latin-American Studies  Environmental Studies  Economics  Labor Studies  2010 

Most of us rarely think twice about being able to buy a fruit or vegetable at any time of year or season. Campesinos... We Will Inherit the Earth profiles three children in Central America whose farming families are responsible for sustainably growing products that are everyday staples in our society - and are available every day.

LA AMERICANA
LA AMERICANA

Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Political Science  Sociology  American Studies  Criminal & Law  Labor Studies  New York City  2009  Immigration 

The story of a single mother forced to leave her ailing daughter in Bolivia in order to provide her with a better life is woven into the current debate over amnesty for undocumented immigrants. Winner of multiple awards at Latino film festivals, La Americana puts a human face on this timely and controversial issue.

A LIFE IN PRINT
A LIFE IN PRINT

Chicano Studies  Latino Studies  Media Studies  Art History  Latin-American Studies  Labor Studies  American Studies  2009 

A rich historical record of Chicano art, life and culture since WWII, A Life in Print profiles influential artist and printmaker Xavier Viramontes, founding member of Galeria de la Raza, whose iconoclastic silkscreen poster for the United Farmworkers rallied a nation and sparked the Chicano movement in art.

THE LEAST OF THESE
THE LEAST OF THESE

Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Criminal & Law  American Studies  Political Science  2009  Immigration 

A look at one of the most controversial aspects of American immigration policy: family detention. The Least of These brings to light the troubling conditions inside the T. Don Hutto Residential Center, a former prison operated by a private corporation that is being used to house immigrant families.

THE NEW AMERICANS
THE NEW AMERICANS

2009  Chicano Studies  Kartemquin Films  Political Science  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Anthropology  American Studies  African Studies  African-American Studies  Immigration 

A landmark seven-hour documentary series, The New Americans follows the lives of a diverse group of contemporary immigrants - from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, India, Nigeria and Palestine - to offer a kaleidoscopic picture of immigrant life in the U.S. Available for the first time in its entirety on DVD.

WITH A STROKE OF THE CHAVETA
WITH A STROKE OF THE CHAVETA

Latin-American Studies  Labor Studies  Literature  Sociology  2009  Directed by Women 

Don Quixote, Les Misérables, One Hundred Years of Solitude. The practice of reading classic works of literature to workers at cigar factories dates back to the mid-1800s. With a Stroke of the Chaveta explores this rich tradition that continues to flourish in Cuba.

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  Cuban Studies 

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.

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.

HAVANA: the new art of making ruins
HAVANA: the new art of making ruins

Anthropology  Urban Studies  Latin-American Studies  Art History  Architecture  2007  Cuban Studies 

From Buena Vista Social Club to Hollywood blockbusters, Havana's crumbling architecture has been romanticized in countless movies. But what about the people who must live in these buildings? A unique thought-provoking portrait of Havana's inhabited ruins and their curious blend of magic and decay.

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  Cuban Studies 

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  2020 

Re-released for 2020. 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.

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