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by Mikaela Shwer
Angy Rivera shares her parallel journey of being undocumented and sexually abused, an ordeal all too common in her community. Going from poverty in rural Colombia to The New York Times front page, Angy becomes a beacon in a movement for national change.
by Laura Pacheco and Jackie Mow
Born in Mexico but living in Salinas, California, third-grader José Ansaldo loves school. With little support at home, he turns to his teacher Oscar Ramos, who inspires him to imagine a life beyond the fields where his parents work.
by Alex Gibney
An Academy Award-nominated study of one of the biggest business scandals in American history, this film chronicles a corporate disaster in which executives walked away with over $1 billion, leaving investors and employees with nothing.
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 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 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.”