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Las Marthas

by Cristina Ibarra

In the lingering aftermath of the U.S.-Mexican War, the border town of Laredo, Texas created an annual debutante ball unlike any other. Las Marthas follows two Mexican American girls carrying this gilded tradition on their shoulders during a time of economic uncertainty and tension over immigration.

Independent Lens

The Last Conquistador

by John J. Valadez and Cristina Ibarra

The city of El Paso is divided over a new public statue of a conquistador that evokes pride in Hispanics, and outrage among Native Americans who consider him a terrorist.

POV

Letters from the Other Side

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.

Listening at the Luncheonette

by Carole Lucia Satrina and Eugene Marner

In this six-part series, Americans from all walks of life gather at diners, cafeterias, and coffee shops to discuss identity and the challenges of building community.

Los Angeles Now

by Phillip Rodriguez

Los Angeles Now looks beyond Baywatch and Blade Runner to create a fresh, candid portrait of the future of America’s second largest and most multicultural city.

True Stories, Independent Lens

Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas)

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.

Independent Lens

Made in L.A.

by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar

Follow the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a trendy clothing retailer.

Global Voices, POV

Maid in America

by Anayansi Prado

Meet Telma, Eva, and Judith, three undocumented workers who toil as cooks, housekeepers, and even surrogate mothers — often at the expense of their own families — as they attempt to pursue their American dreams.

Global Voices, True Stories, Independent Lens

Making Peace

by Tom Weidlinger

A look at neighborhoods across the country where ordinary people are working together to make a difference — one person at a time.

Maquilapolis: City of Factories

by Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre

Women workers in Tijuana’s assembly factories tell their stories as they work to carve out lives of agency in a new and complicated century, revealing the transformation of a city and its people by globalization.

POV, Global Voices

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