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Latin American Studies

The Absent Stone
Sandra Rozental & Jesse Lerner
2013, 82 min., Color, Mexico
In 1964, a colossal pre-Hispanic monolith was taken from the town of San Miguel Coatlinchan in the state of Mexico and brought to the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Since then, the ab...

Afroargentines
Jorge Fortes & Diego H. Ceballos
Producer: Jorge Fortes & Diego H. Ceballos
2003, 75 min., Color/BW, Argentina
“Most Argentines, if you ask, will tell you: ‘In Argentina there are no black people.’” So opens AFROARGENTINES, a film which unearths the hidden history of black people in Argentina and their contrib...

All the Love
Sistema Radio Venceremos
Producer: Sistema Radio Venceremos
1987, 30 min., Color, El Salvador
Young, war-wounded Salvadoran guerrillas rehabilitate in Cuba. Their stories, hopes and prospects for the future are recounted with startling clarity and acceptance. Made in El Salvador by Sistema ...

Americano
Carlos Ferrand
Producer: Sylvain L'Esperance
2007, 110 min., Color, Canada
"I’m on my way to reconnect with long lost friends, 'mi familia Americana'. I need them to help me take the pulse of the Americas." Carlos Ferrand AMERICANO is a personal journey through the back a...

The Amerindians
Tracy Assing
Producer: Tracy Assing
2010, 40 min., Color, US
In this revealing documentary, Tracy Assing explores Trinidad’s indigenous history and the inner workings of the organization which represents these indigenous descendants, the Santa Rosa Carib Commun...

Angels
Tatiana Gaviola
1988, 45 min., Color, Chile
The first fiction film directed by a woman in Chile since the 1973 military coup, ANGELS recreates the lives and hopes of the generation of Chileans who reached maturity during the Popular Unity gover...

Angels of the Earth, The
Patricio Luna
Producer: CEFREC/CAIB
2001, 40 min., Color, Bolivia
In his first trip to the city, Sinchi faces deceit, violence and rejection from strangers and from his long lost brother, Antonio. This short drama is a cautionary tale about the dangers of city life ...

Bad Friday: Rastafari After Coral Gardens
Deborah A. Thomas & John L. Jackson, Jr. & Junior “Gabu” Wedderburn
Producer: Deborah A. Thomas, John L. Jackson, Jr., Junior “Gabu” Wedderburn, & Junior “Ista J” Manning
2011, 63 min., Color, Jamaica
For many around the world, Jamaica conjures up images of pristine beach vacations with a pulsating reggae soundtrack. The country, however, has one of the highest per capita murder rates in the world...

Before David
Melissa Saucedo Gonzalez
Producer: Melissa Saucedo Gonzalez
2015, 20 min., Color, US
A short documentary film about pre-partum depression, its symptoms, and the difficulties it poses when a woman is going through extreme physical and emotional changes. The film reflects on the cons...

Born in Brazil
Cara Biasucci
2002, 52 min., Color, Brazil
The World Health Organization suggests a maximum cesarean rate of 15%. Although research shows the majority of Brazilian women prefer natural birth, statistics provide a different story --- 65% - 85% ...

Boys of Summer
Keith Aumont
Producer: Keith Aumont & Ariana Garfinkel
2010, 94 min., Color, Curaçao/US
On the tiny Caribbean island of Curaçao, Manager Vernon Isabella has sent his Little League All-Stars to the World Series for seven consecutive years, routinely defeating such baseball powerhouses as ...

BRAZ (Brigada Rafael Arce Zablah)
Sistema Radio Venceremos
Producer: El Salvador Media Project
1984, 35 min., Color, El Salvador
A portrait of the FMLN's Rafael Arce Zablah Brigade (BRAZ), the rebel army, and its development in the context of Salvadoran history. Made in El Salvador by Sistema Radios Venceremos, this film was...

Los Cartoneros
Michael McLean
2006, 26 min., Color, US/Argentina
Juanchi, a 21-year-old from a small town outside Buenos Aires, supports himself and his family by digging through trash. Six days a week, he roams the street of the Argentine capital in search of card...

Catching Babies: Celebrating the Power of Birth, Mothers and Midwives
Barni A. Qaasim
Producer: Jennifer Lucero
2011, 60 min., Color, US/Mexico
What if we could change the world by changing the way babies are born? Shot in El Paso, Texas, CATCHING BABIES tells the stories of mothers and midwives on the journey to bring life into the world. ...

El Charango
Jim Virga & Tula Goenka
2006, 22 min., Color, Bolivia
This short documentary is about a little instrument, a large silver mine and the highest city in the world. Cerro Rico in Potosi, Bolivia, was discovered by Spanish conquistadors in 1545, who enslaved...

Children of the Cold War
Gonzalo Justiniano
1985, 75 min., Color, Chile
In his debut feature film, Justiniano presents a comic and critical tale that points to the apathetic complicity of Chile's middle class with the Pinochet dictatorship. The feature’s two mid-level off...

Chircales
Marta Rodríguez & Jorge Siva
1971, 42 min., BW, Colombia
This film portrays the life of a family of brick makers in the outskirts of Bogotá, Colombia, documenting the personal experience of the Castañeda family to expose the exploitation of manual laborers....

Chronicle of Hope: Nicaragua
Allan Siegel
Producer: Third World Newsreel
1985, 50 min., Color, US/Nicaragua
Narrated by American documentary filmmaker Emile de Antonio, this is an intimate look at a journey made by ordinary Americans to provide humanitarian aid to Nicaragua during the U.S.- sponsored contra...

Commander Clelia: Political Prisoner
Sistema Radio Venceremos
Producer: Sistema Radio Venceremos
1984, 28 min., Color, El Salvador
Five women, including FMLN Commander Lilian Mercedes Letona "Clelia", speak about their imprisonment after they are released from the Women's Prison of Ilopango when the Salvadoran government declared...

Conquering Fear a.k.a. Overcoming Fear
María Morales
Producer: CEFREC/CAIB
2004, 55 min., Color, Bolivia
When an impoverished Aymara family migrates from the highlands to seek a better life elsewhere, the husband abandons his wife, Manuela, and their children. Manuela moves on with her life, becoming the...

The Couple in the Cage
Coco Fusco & Paula Heredia
1993, 30 min., Color, US
Over the last five hundred years, non-western human beings have been exhibited in the taverns, theaters, gardens, museums, zoos, circuses and world's fairs of Europe, and the circuses and freak shows ...

Cry of the Forest, The
Alejandro Noza, Nicolás Ipamo, Iván Sanjinés
Producer: CEFREC/CAIB
2008, 94 min., Color, Bolivia
Bolivia’s first indigenous feature film, THE CRY OF THE FOREST is based on true events that led to the indigenous demonstrations of 1990 and 1996, two events that changed the political history of Boli...

Cuban Roots/Bronx Stories
Pam Sporn
2000, 57 min., Color, US/Cuba
Highlights the experience of a black Cuban American famiy, revealing that the Cuban-American experience is more diverse, racially and ideologically, than we are often led to believe. This documenta...

Decision to Win: The First Fruits
Sistema Radio Venceremos/Radio Venceremos System
Producer: Sistema Radio Venceremos/Radio Venceremos System
1981, 75 min., Color, El Salvador
This unique and moving film depicts the Salvadoran heartland in the early years of the war. It presents different aspects of daily life in El Salvador in areas called popular power zones controlled by...

Dusting Off Our History
Alfredo Copa
Producer: CEFREC/CAIB
1999, 27 min., Color, Bolivia
Leaders of three different Ayllus, or indigenous communities, meet to celebrate their common traditions, their love for music and sports, and to reflect on the rapid changes in agriculture, education,...

Ebony Goddess: Queen of Ilê Aiyê
Carolina Moraes-Liu
Producer: Carolina Moraes-Liu and Chung Liu
2010, 20 min., Color, Brazil/US
EBONY GODDESS: QUEEN OF ILÊ AIYÊ follows three women competing to be the carnival queen of Ilê Aiyê, a prominent and controversial Afro-Brazilian group with an all-black membership. The selection is b...

El Salvador Media Project Video Series
Sistema Radio Venceremos
Producer: Sistema Radio Venceremos
1987, Color, El Salvador
Third World Newsreel maintains a collection of videotapes that chronicle the Salvadoran people's struggle for democracy. The following videotapes are available for viewing at Third World Newsreel by l...

An Empty House Falls
Marta Rodríguez and Fernando Restrepo
2004, 52 min., Color, Colombia
In the violent and complex conflict that has racked Colombia, the most vulnerable are always the most affected. The URABÁ TRILOGY presents the stories of Afrocolombian peasants displaced from their la...

Enemies of War
Esther Cassidy
Producer: Esther Cassidy
2001, 58 min., Color, US/El Salvador
Six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her fifteen year old daughter were assassinated in El Salvador in 1989. The US government appointed Congressman Joseph Moakley to lead an investigation. What...

Ex-voto
Tania Cypriano
1990, 7 min., Color
Both artistic production and spiritual offering, EX-VOTO was created by the artist as an expression of her gratitude for surviving near fatal burns in a fire when she was ten years old. Cypriano mixes...

Favela Rising
Jeff Zimbalist & Matt Mochary
Color, Brazil
Their music fueled a movement. His message fought a war. FAVELA RISING documents a man and a movement, a city divided and a favela (Brazilian squatter settlement) united. Haunted by the murders of ...

Five Minutes For the Soul of America
Cesar Galindo
1992, 5 min., Color
A surreal and powerful short film that was made in protest against the festivities celebrating the 500th anniversary of Columbus' "discovery" of the Americas. Galindo uses a single shot that encompass...

For a Better Life
CEFREC/CAIB
Producer: CEFREC CAIB
2008, 55 min., Color, Bolivia
With exclusive footage, this film documents the drafting of the 2009 Bolivian constitution, and the long history of indigenous activism that led to this revolutionary movement for ethnic and linguisti...

Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution
Bruce Paddington
Producer: Bruce Paddington & Luke Paddington
2013, 113 min., Color, Trinidad & Tobago
The invasion of Grenada by US forces in 1983 echoed around the world and put an end to a unique experiment in Caribbean politics. What were the circumstances that led to this extraordinary chain of ev...

Frekuensia Kolombiana
Vanessa Gocksch
2006, 58 min., Color, Colombia
FREKUENSIA KOLOMBIANA profiles the grassroots Hip-Hop scene in Colombia, exploring the popularity of all the elements--MCing, breakdancing, graffiti, and DJing--and their relation to the political and...

Frontier Life
Hans Fjellestad
Producer: Ryan Page
2003, 92 min., Color, US/Mexico
A feature-length documentary that explores beyond Tijuana s sin-city heritage and searches for the heart and identity of a city that is much more than a cantina-strewn throwback to the Old West. It a...

Hafu - The Mixed-Race Experience in Japan
Megumi Nishikura & Lara Pérez Takagi
2013, 85 min., Color, Japan
HAFU is the unfolding journey of discovery into the intricacies of mixed-race Japanese and their multicultural experience in modern day Japan. The film follows the lives of five “hafus”–the Japanese t...

Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America
Eduardo López & Peter Getzels
Producer: Wendy Thompson-Marquez
2012, 90 min., Color, US
At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, HARVEST OF EMPIRE examines the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we ...

If You Could Walk In My Shoes
Ricardo E Causo
2016, 27 min., Color, US
Ecuadorian immigrant Roberto Marquez has been living in New York City for more than a decade, yet he has been unable to adjust his immigration status because there has been no path to citizenship for ...

In the Absence of Peace
Michael T. Martin
Producer: Martin/Shepard Production
1988, 54 min., Color, US/Nicaragua
"In the past, the workers did not have all the possibilities we have now, despite the war waged against us." This documentary explores the human and social costs of the continuing military and pol...

In the Name of our Coca Leaves a.k.a. In the Name of our Coca
Humberto Claros & Albino Pinto
Producer: CEFREC/CAIB
2004, 45 min., Color, Bolivia
In the midst of the historical conflict between indigenous coca growers in Chapare and the Bolivian military, Joselo Coca must chose between his military career and his family’s survival. TWN is p...

Indigenous Peoples: This Is How We Think
CEFREC/CAIB
Producer: CEFREC/CAIB
2012, 12 min., Color, Bolivia
An excellent introduction to the work of the CEFREC/CAIB collective, this short documentary includes interviews with members of the film collective and clips of their fiction films and television show...

Internal Exile: New Chilean Video
1990, 70 min., Color, Chile
An anthology of short videos mixing documentary, video art, and animation: ON THE ROAD explores erotic fantasy and its relationship to personal ; FANTASY CARRIERS uses animation to address the commodi...

Inventos: Hip Hop Cubano
Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
2005, 50 min., Color, US/Cuba
INVENTOS explores the burgeoning Hip-Hop scene in Cuba. In spite of the US trade embargo against Cuba, the Hip-Hop movement is flourishing with popular innovative groups such as EPG&B, Grandes Ligas, ...

Invisible Roots: Afro-Mexicans in Southern California
Tiffany Walton & Lizz Mullis
Producer: Tiffany Walton, Lizz Mullis & Richard Goldlander
2015, 21 min., Color, US
More than one million Mexicans are of African descent, yet this heritage is often forgotten, denied, and many times stigmatized, both in Mexico and in Chicanx communities in the United States. INVISIB...

Iracema (de Questembert)
Maria Thereza Alves
Producer: Alves-Durham GbR
2009, 27 min., Color, Brazil/France
In the fictional docudrama IRACEMA (DE QUESTEMBERT), specially made for the Lyon Biennale, Maria Thereza Alves recounts the story of Iracema, a young indigenous woman from Corubime, an isolated Brazil...

Isle of Youth
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1969, 12 min., BW
The daily activities of young Cubans—their work, recreation, and education—as they participate in converting the Isle of Pines from a prison colony to an experiment to create a new society....

Japan Across the Seas
Mabel Maio
1998, 48 min., Color, Argentina
The Japanese who have settled in Argentina since the end of the 19th century came for many reasons: wanderlust, good farming, and even a love for tango. Japan Across The Seas weaves together the tales...

Judith: Portrait of a Street Vendor
Zahida Pirani
2014, 17 min., Color, US
JUDITH: PORTRAIT OF A STREET VENDOR is a documentary short that takes the audience on an intimate journey into the daily life of Judith, a street vendor from Guatemala who lives and works in New York ...

La Cocina de las Patronas
Javier García
Producer: Iliana Martinez, Ana Paula Uruñuela & SacBé Producciones
2016, 66 min., Color, Mexico
Day after day, for over 20 years, a group of women in Mexico, prepare and give meals to Central American migrants who travel atop La Bestia, a U.S.-bound freight train. They call themselves Las Patron...

Land, Rain & Fire: Report from Oaxaca
Tami Gold & Gerardo Renique
Producer: Tami Gold & Gerardo Renique
2007, 30 min., Color, US/Mexico
What began as a teachers' strike for better wages and more resources for students has erupted into a massive movement for profound social change in the state of Oaxaca. With the largest indigenous pop...

Letter from Morazan: The Commander Gonzalo Military Campaign
Sistema Radio Venceremos/Radio Venceremos System
Producer: Sistema Radio Venceremos/Radio Venceremos System
1982, 50 min., Color, El Salvador
This unusual documentary is an unsentimental portrait of the rebel military campaign in July-August 1982 that led to FMLN dominance of the war in El Salvador. Often humorous, with a haunting, leisurly...

Little Immigrants
Sonia Fritz & Frances Lausell
2008, 42 min., Color, Mexico/US
LITTLE IMMIGRANTS is an insider's look into child smuggling captured from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. This documentary is a dramatic firsthand account of a family's journey to reunite after ...

Living Along the Fenceline
Lina Hoshino & Gwyn Kirk
Producer: Lina Hoshino, Gwyn Kirk & Deborah Lee
2012, 65 min., Color, US
LIVING ALONG THE FENCELINE tells the stories of seven grassroots women leaders from across the Pacific to Puerto Rico whose communities are affected by the U.S. military presence in their backyards. A...

Lizard's Tales
Juan Carlos Bustamante
1988, 80 min., Color, Chile
Set in the sparse Chilean countryside, this film is divided into three stories. Each story forms an extended metaphor for the impact of Chile's recent history on the individual psyches of its people,...

Look At My People How They Struggle a.k.a. Mire Mi Pueblo, ¡Como Lucha!
Sistema Radio Venceremos
Producer: Sistema Radio Venceremos
1985, 30 min., Color, El Salvador
A fresh, free-wheeling look at the mothers, daughters, teachers, and political prisoners in El Salvador and their struggle to come to terms with suffering and political persecution. A rare opportunity...

Loving Each Other in the Shadows
Marcelina Cárdenas
Producer: CEFREC/CAIB
2001, 47 min., Color, Bolivia
Rosita, from a privileged background, and Juancito, from a poor family, fall in love during Carnival time, a time for everyone in their community, rich and poor, to get together, dance and drink the t...

My Country Occupied (Newsreel #151)
Tami Gold & Heather Archibald
Producer: Newsreel
1971, 30 min., BW, US/Guatemala
In this moving film, the personal testimonies of Guatemalan Indians, peasants, and guerrillas are dramatized to provide the narration for a powerful overview of the history of U.S. destabilization of ...

My Life, Our Struggle
Suzana Amaral
1979, 43 min., Color, Brazil
On the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, a group of poor women decided to organize their community to improve the conditions of poverty in which they lived. Grupo de Maes de Vila Campo Li...

Nana Dijo; Irresolute Radiography of Black Consciousness
Bocafloja & Cambiowashere
2015, 40 min., BW
Navigating in a cultural industry flooded with politically conservative projects about afro-descendency, with approaches that are fully subordinated to the cultural hegemonies and with the only intent...

Never Again
Marta Rodríguez and Fernando Restrepo
2001, 56 min., Color, Colombia
In the violent and complex conflict that has racked Colombia, the most vulnerable are always the most affected. The URABÁ TRILOGY presents the stories of Afrocolombian peasants displaced from their la...

Nuyorican Básquet
Julio César Torres González & Ricardo Olivero Lora
Producer: Freddie Marrero
2017, Color, Puerto Rico
Nuyorican Básquet chronicles the dramatic story of the Puerto Rican national basketball team’s participation in the 1979 Pan American Games. Boasting a totally unique approach to the game, the Puer...

Of Kites and Borders
Yolanda Pividal
2014, 60 min., Color, US/Mexico/Spain
OF KITES AND BORDERS, winner of the Best Documentary Award at the San Diego Film Festival and the Havana Film Festival in New York, tells the story of the daily struggle to be a child living on the US...

Ori
Raquel Gerber
1989, 90 min., Color, Brazil
This documentary provides an overview of the Black Movement in Brazil during the 70s and 80s and tells the story of Beatriz Nascimento, an activist and historian searching for her African heritage. Be...

The Other Side of the Water: The Journey of a Haitian Rara Band in Brooklyn
Jeremy Robins and Magali Damas
2010, 52 min., Color/BW, US/Haiti
Part carnival, part vodou ceremony, and part grassroots protest, Haitian “Rara” is one of the most breathtaking and contested forms of music in the Americas. The Other Side of the Water follows a gro...

The Other Side of the Water: The Journey of a Haitian Rara Band in Brooklyn (72)
Jeremy Robins and Magali Damas
2010, 72 min., Color/BW, US/Haiti
Part carnival, part vodou ceremony, and part grassroots protest, Haitian “Rara” is one of the most breathtaking and contested forms of music in the Americas. The Other Side of the Water follows a grou...

Our Word: The Story of San Francisco de Moxos
Julia Mosúa
Producer: CEFREC/CAIB
1999, 22 min., Color, Bolivia
In this docudrama, elders of the San Francisco de Moxos community tell the story of the courageous pioneers who founded their village in the Bolivian Amazons and the indigenous “cabildo”, or neighborh...

Out of La Negrura/Out of Blackness in the Bronx
Jane Gabriels
2018, 24 min., Color, US
Dance artists Sita Frederick, Ana "Rokafella" Garcia, and Marion Ramirez collaborate to create a performance work that explores Caribbean and Latina-American experiences through dance. OUT OF LA NE...

Palante, Siempre Palante!
Iris Morales
1996, 48 min., Color, US
In the midst of the African American civil rights struggle, protests to end the Vietnam War and the women's movement for equality, Puerto Rican and Latino communities fought for economic and social ju...

Quienes Son?
Alex Stikich
Producer: A Fiacchino/Stikich Production
2002, 8 min., Color
In October 1962, the world was at a standstill. In response to the failed invasion of Cuba by the United States, the Soviet Union began a buildup of offensive missiles on the island. The United States...

The Quilmes According to Miguel Mamani
Mabel Maio
2007, 22 min., Color, Argentina
Decimated during the Spanish colonization and vilified by Argentina's official history, the Quilmes remain alive in the ruins of their ancient city and in the passionate voice of Miguel Mamani, a prou...

Raised by Our Own Authority
Mauricio Acosta
Producer: Association of Indigenous Councils of the North of Cauca
2006, 24 min., Color, Colombia
In May 2006, more than 300,000 Colombians, including indigenous communities and social justice organizations came together at the National Traveling Summit to demand a national referendum on the Free ...

Red Card: Soccer and Racism (Tarjeta Roja)
Rodolfo Muñoz
2007, 93 min., Color, Ecuador
This award-winning documentary about racism in Ecuador tells the story of Afro-Ecuadorian soccer player, Agustin "El Tin" Delgado. Arguably the best soccer player in the Ecuadorian national team, Delg...

Remembering Wei Yi-fang, Remembering Myself.
Yvonne Welbon
1995, 30 min., Color, us/China
An autobiographical experimental documentary about the artist's experiences as an African-American woman living in Taiwan for six years. Recreations of time and place are presented through memories, h...

Ritual Rhythms: Candombe
Mabel Maio
1999, 48 min., Color, Uruguay
This documentary explores the history and modern reality of candombe, the drum music of Uruguay's black parade bands. It is a way of life that was born in the musical gatherings of slaves in urban mar...

Salty Dog Blues
Al Santana & Denise B Santiago
2012, 52 min., Color/BW, US
SALTY DOG BLUES features a group of men and women of color who served in the United States Merchant Marine from 1937 – 1989. This nine-year project examines their development as a multi-racial and int...

Samuel Lind's Coastal World
Sonia Fritz
Producer: Frances Lausell
2006, 24 min., Color, Puerto Rico
This documentary captures the colors, music and culture that inspire the art of Samuel Lind, an Afro-Puerto Rican painter, graphic artist and sculptor. Originally from Loiza, Puerto Rico, Lind celebra...

Sanctuary: An Expression of Conscience
Third World Newsreel Workshop
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1989, 23 min., Color, US
This film describes the war in El Salvador and the plight of its people who flee persecution and death only to be denied sanctuary under the U.S. Refugee Act. The refugees' struggle for a safe haven ...

Sipakapa Is Not for Sale
Alvaro Revenga
2005, 55 min., Guatemala
Montana Exploradora, subsidiary of the Canadian/US transnational company Glamis Gold, received 45 million US dollars in financing from the World Bank to exploit an open-pit gold mine in Sipakapa, Guat...

Sirionó
CEFREC/CAIB
Producer: CEFREC/CAIB
2010, 56 min., Color, Bolivia
In the years leading to the historic 1990 March for Indigenous Land and Dignity, the Sirionó community of Ibiato resists the imposition of a Eurocentric educational system that devalues their way of l...

Slave Routes: Resistance, Abolition and Creative Progress
Jayne Cortez
Producer: Manthia Diawara
2009, 100 min., Color, US
From the 1400s to the 1800s millions of Africans were forcefully removed from Africa and shipped across the Atlantic to the so-called "New World". In 1808, the passage of the Transantlantic Slave Trad...

Soraya, Love Is Not Forgotten
Marta Rodríguez and Fernando Restrepo
2006, 52 min., Color, Colombia
In the violent and complex conflict that has racked Colombia, the most vulnerable are always the most affected. The URABÁ TRILOGY presents the stories of Afrocolombian peasants displaced from their la...

Sowing Hope a.k.a. Seedtime of Hope
Sistema Radio Venceremos/Radio Venceremos System
Producer: Sistema Radio Venceremos/Radio Venceremos System
1983, 30 min., Color, El Salvador
This film depicts the activist role taken by the Catholic Church in defending human rights in El Salvador. Interviews with the late Archbishop Romero and Christians living in guerrilla-controlled zone...

Stand-By Generation, The
Juan Carlos Davila
2016, 20 min., Color, Puerto Rico
Shot in Puerto Rico, THE STAND-BY GENERATION explores the challenges of young workers seeking secure and stable jobs. The majority of the jobs offered to the new generation of workers in Puerto Rico a...

The Terror and the Time
The Victor Jara Collective
Producer: The Victor Jara Collective
1978, 75 min., BW, Guyana
The terror is British colonialism in Guyana; the time is 1953, the year of the first elections under a provisional democratic constitution. Stylized scenes photographed throughout Georgetown accompany...

Tijuana, Nada Mas
Yolanda Pividal
2010, 27 min., Color, US/Mexico
Jonathan (“Pollo”) and Enrique (“Gordo”) are 14-year old orphans making their own living on the streets of Tijuana, the busiest frontier city in the world. Jonathan assists the “Coyotes” in smuggling ...

A Time of Daring (Tiempo de audacia)
Sistema Radio Venceremos
Producer: Sistema Radio Venceremos
1983, 40 min., Color, El Salvador
Constructed as a visual essay, with very little dialogue and no narration, this film juxtaposes scenes from both sides of the battle lines: U.S. advisors with government troops on one side and guerril...

A Time of Victory: Nine Years of War in El Salvador
Sistema Radio Venceremos/Radio Venceremos System
Producer: El Salvador Media Project
1989, 60 min., Color, El Salvador
This documentary is an unprecedented portrait of nine years of revolutionary war and counterinsurgency in El Salvador. Envisioned as an introductory document for the FMLN's top leadership in their fir...

Tinku Kamayu
Mabel Maio
2008, 30 min., Color, Argentina
This inspiring documentary tells the story of a group of Indigenous women who responded to Argentina's economic crisis by rediscovering the ancestral tradition of spinning and weaving wool. They call ...

To Light the Spirit
Reynaldo Yujra
Producer: CEFREC/CAIB
2002, 45 min., Color, Bolivia
In a collective production, an Aymara filmmaker follows the Kallawayas, healers and spiritual leaders of the Chari community of La Paz, to learn about the indigenous reality of the region. Traditional...

Two Faces
Sistema Radio Venceremos
Producer: Sistema Radio Venceremos
1989, 50 min., Color, El Salvador
TWO FACES contrasts the hearts-and-minds tactics of U.S. military strategists and the organizing efforts of the Salvadoran resistance. This documentary is a precursor to the 1989 FMLN offensive that ...

Two Types of Peace a.k.a. Comité de Madres
Sistema Radio Venceremos
Producer: Sistema Radio Venceremos
1984, 8 min., Color, El Salvador
A glimpse of two types of women seeking very different types of peace: the women of the Salvadoran oligarchy and the members of the Committee of Mothers of the Disappeared (CoMadres). Made in El Sa...

Venceremos Brigade (Newsreel #?)
Newsreel
20 min., BW, US
A film shot in Cuba in 1970-1971 about two brigades of 500 Americans that went to Cuba in order to show support by breaking the blockade and to help with the sugar harvest of ten million tons. This is...

Venezuela Bolivariana: People and the Struggle of the Fourth World War
Marcelo Andrade Arreaza
2004, 76 min., Color, Venezuela
From the Caracazo riots in 1989 to the popular re-election of Hugo Chavez, this film examines Chavez's presidency as it relates to the worldwide movement against neoliberalism and globalization....

Vest Made of Money
Patricio Luna
Producer: CEFREC/CAIB
1998, 25 min., Color, Bolivia
In this Aymara folktale about greed and betrayal, Satuco sells his possessions and hides the cash in his vest. In the process, he turns his back on his wife and his community. Confronting the sign...

Vieques: An Endless Battle
Juan C Dávila
2016, 68 min., Color, Puerto Rico
For more than sixty years the United States Navy used the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, to test military weaponry and to train soldiers. Decades of opposition from the local community and internatio...

Viva Eu! (Long Live Me!)
Tania Cypriano
1989, 18 min., Color, US/Brazil/Spain
This documentary is a tribute to Wilton Braga, a visionary artist who was one of the first people to be diagnosed with AIDS in Brazil. As Braga travels to Barcelona, New York and Sao Paolo, the film ...

Yanqui Walker and the Optical Revolution
Kathryn Ramey
2009, 33 min., Color, US/Nicaragua
This film explores a now-obscure American expansionist, William Walker, who through military force and coercion became president of Nicaragua in 1856. Walker was one of many expansionists who believed...

Zona Intertidal
El Taller de los Vagos Collective
Producer: El Taller de los Vagos Collective
1980, 14 min., Color, El Salvador
A fictional essay on the detainment, torture and assassination of Salvadoran teachers in 1979, shortly before the Salvadoran Civil War broke out. Produced independently in El Salvador, this film wa...


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