Viewing Topic: Latin AmericanView All
by Virgilio Bravo and Loira Limbal
Estilo Hip Hop chronicles the lives of three hip-hop enthusiasts from Brazil, Chile, and Cuba who firmly believe that hip hop can change the world.
by Jamie Sisley and Miguel "M.i.G." Martinez
Farewell Ferris Wheel spends six years examining the American carnival industry’s labor struggles by following a carnival owner, a labor recruiter, and two workers from Tlapacoyan, Mexico.
by Aaron Woolf, Rudolph Callegari, and Nancy Roth
Set against the backdrop of choppy U.S.-Cuban relations, Greener Grass documents how both countries have used baseball as a political tool, and how the sport has operated as both bridge and barrier between the two lands.
by Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini
Immigration Battle is a look at the people from all walks of life and all political persuasions trying to make immigration reform happen, and reveals in depth the ways individual action has transformed the political landscape.
Frontline, Independent Lens
by Dan Banda
A layered exploration of the myth of “La Malinche,” a 16th century Aztec woman who — forced to be both consort and translator to the Spanish conquerers — came to symbolize both indigenous dignity and cultural destruction.
by Koen Suidgeest
Karla's Arrival explores the subculture of Managua's second-generation street kids through the experience of a 19-year-old mother raising her child on the same streets she grew up on.
Global Perspectives Collection
by Scott Dalton and Margarita Martinez
La Sierra follows the lives of three young people living in a Medellín, Colombia neighborhood ruled by violence and a group of teenage paramilitants as they confront war, death, and love.
by Heather Courtney
Through the personal stories of several Mexican women and the cross-border video letters between them, their loved ones, and strangers, Letters from the Other Side reveals the other side of the immigration story.
by John J. Valadez
In Texas after World War II, a funeral home refuses to care for a dead Mexican American soldier’s body “because the whites wouldn’t like it,” sparking nationwide outrage and helping to launch a civil rights movement.
by Monika Navarro
A young Latina filmmaker chronicles the emotional journey of her uncle, a U.S. military vet deported to Mexico, and uncovers the secrets of her family’s past.