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Beyond the Border - Más Allá de la Frontera

by Eren McGinnis and Ari Palos

Beyond the Border — Más Allá de la Frontera traces the painful transition made by four sons in the Ayala family who leave their family in Mexico to seek "una vida mejor" (a better life) in Kentucky, where they fight cultural, class and language barriers.

Global Voices, True Stories

A Class Apart

by Carlos Sandoval

A Class Apart brings to life the heroic struggle of Mexican Americans from Texas to dismantle the discrimination targeted against them.

American Experience

Come and Take It Day

by Jim Mendiola

In this drama, it’s the annual “Come and Take It Day” celebration in rural Gonzales, Texas, where revenge and double-cross erupts when four urban Tejanos go after the fabled buried treasure of Gregorio Cortez.

Father Roy: Inside the School of Assassins

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.

Global Voices

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

Mi Mambo!

by Patricia Jaffe, and Molly McBride

Music meets the streets of East Harlem at the Harbor Conservatory where Latin rhythms create a lifeline for kids.

Rebel

by María Agui Carter

Shrouded in mystery and long the subject of debate, the amazing story of Loreta Velazquez is one of the Civil War’s most gripping forgotten narratives.

Voces, Women and Girls Lead

Skipping Up

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.

Independent Lens

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Los Trabajadores/The Workers

by Heather Courtney

Focusing on the lives of Juan and Ramon, immigrant day laborers working in Austin, Texas, Los Trabajadores/The Workers explores the contradictions that haunt America's dependence on and discrimination against immigrant labor.

Independent Lens

Voices from Texas

by Ray Santisteban

Voices from Texas probes the cultural and historical factors that have shaped Mexican American writers in Texas as they employ poetry and spoken word to navigate their struggles, interpret history, and celebrate life.

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