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by Renee Tajima-Peña and Virginia Espino
At a large Los Angeles maternity ward in the 1960s and 1970s, Mexican-American mothers were frequently prodded into tubal ligations in the late stages of labor — often based on little more than the question “More babies?”
By Joanna Sokolowski and Kate Trumbull-LaValle
Based in the heart of Los Angeles’ Eastside, and building upon the legacy of the Chicano/a and civil rights movement, the irreverently named Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade are a ferocious and unapologetic group of young women of color, cycling through the barrios and boulevards of the Eastside, committed to collectively confronting racism and violence, and demanding and creating safe spaces for women.
by Mylene Moreno
Examining the fierce recall election of Nativo Lopez, a school board leader and immigrant rights activist, Recalling Orange County reveals both the cultural chasm and surprising alliances between the suburban establishment and a growing Latino community.
by Bernardo Ruiz
A veteran reporter and photojournalist chronicles the interconnected stories of a rapidly changing city on the Mexican-American border.
by Jimmy Mendiola and Faith Radle
Skipping Up follows a group of eighth graders in San Antonio as they finish their year in the Middle School Partners Program, a successful dropout-prevention project that has generated national interest as a model for schools with significant Latino populations.
by Carlos Avila
Lucha libre, or Mexican wrestling, is a working-class sport that has become an indelible part of Mexican culture.
by Lela Delgado
A look at the lives of Latin American immigrants in the American heartland as they struggle to maintain their traditions in the face of language barriers, prejudice, and the challenge of adapting to a new culture.
by Alex Rivera
Why Cybraceros is a short film based on (and incorporating footage from) a real 1940s US government film that promoted a migrant labor program — remade with a whimsical, creative twist by experimental filmmaker Alex Rivera.