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by Jonathan Robinson
Every Child is Born a Poet is a multimedia chronicle of Nuyorican author Piri Thomas’s transformation from gang member and prison convict to acclaimed writer, activist, and educator.
Independent Lens, True Stories
by Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini
The shocking hate-based attempted murders of two Mexican day laborers catapult a small Long Island town into national headlines, unmasking a new front line in the border wars: suburbia.
by Robert Richter
Father Roy Bourgeois, a Vietnam veteran and Jesuit priest, has dedicated his life to shutting down the School of the America’s at Fort Benning in Georgia. He exposed crucial evidence that the school was secretly training Central American military personnel to torture and murder civilian opponents of the United States’ policies in the region.
by Rick Tejada-Flores and Ray Telles
This is the story of the United Farmworkers Union (UFW) and its leader Cesar Chavez, who inspired Latino activism of the ’60s and ’70s, and involved millions in a nonviolent struggle for social justice.
by Carlos Avila and Kurt Kaya
Using fantastic elements from the Mexican and Latin American comic book tradition, everyday reality is woven with magical realism into four original half-hour dramas.
by Carlos Avila
Exploring the Latino experience through the prism of dreams, memories, and reality, Foto-Novelas 2 consists of two half-hour dramas: “Junkyard Saints” and “Broken Sky.”
by Steve Zeitlin, Henry Chalfont, and Elena Martinez
A former symbol of urban decay, the South Bronx is also known as a creative breeding ground and for its enduring cultural spirit.
by Jesse Lerner a nd Rubén Ortiz Torres
A look at the convergence of Mexican and American cultures where least expected — in Vancouver’s Chinatown, and in the homes of European collectors of pre-Columbian art.
by Pamela Yates, Peter Kinoy, and Paco de Onís
Discover how a 26-year-old documentary became vital forensic evidence in the trial of a dictator for human-rights abuses.
POV, Women and Girls Lead
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.