LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
CANTADORAS: MUSICAL MEMORIES OF LIFE AND DEATH IN COLOMBIA -- A musical journey that tells the story of Afro-Colombian women singers and their music of resistance, hardship and survival.
THE CLOUD FOREST -- A community’s search for a sustainable way of life in one of the world’s most threatened ecosystems.
DAVID: RETURN TO THE LAND -- David was adopted as a baby in France by a Jewish family. David travels to Haiti, his birth country, so he can find his roots.
THE GUARDIAN OF MEMORY ~ Stories of Mexican murdered or disappeared families, and a Texas lawyer fighting for asylum-seekers searching for safety.
Humboldt in Mexico: The Vision of the Explorer ~ Humboldt in Mexico: The Vision of the Explorer reveals the fantastic life of this explorer, scientist and naturalist, and recounts his expedition of 1799 - 1804, throughout New Spain.
JAMAICA & TAMARINDO: AFRO TRADITION IN THE HEART OF MEXICO -- An exploration of African identity in Mexico City, an identity that goes beyond the color of one's skin.
LUMPKIN, GA ~ An undocumented immigrant. A private immigration prison. Stories of the immigration crackdown meet in Lumpkin, GA.
Maize In Times of War - The yearly cycle of four indigenous maize farmers in different regions of México, and the exceptional process of growing maize.
MEMORIES OF A DREAMER: THE JOURNAL OF A POLITICAL PRISONER ~ Félix Mora relives the shocking details of his incarceration under Chile’s Pinochet dictatorship, his escape from Chile, and the challenges he faced in exile.
THE PEOPLE OF THE CLOUD FOREST ~ An intimate look at the indigenous Chinantec People of Mexico, and their relationship with the environment.
SILENT RIVER ~ Silent River follows a heroic young woman as she defies death threats, and fights to save one of the most polluted rivers in Mexico.
THE SUFFRAGISTS ~ The Suffragists details the political struggle of Eufrosina Cruz, an indigenous woman from Oaxaca, Mexico, as well as the history of Mexican women’s long fight for political power.
SUNU ~ Indigenous Mexican farmers grow maize as they have for hundreds of years, but their seeds and culture are threatened by the spread of genetically modified seeds.
SURIRE ~ Surire captures the beauty of the salt flat and the relationship between the indigenous Aymara people and the trucks and machines that mine borax from their homeland.
SWIFT FEET ~ Two Tarahamura runners captivated the world with their endurance running. Swift Feet tells the story of the men, their unique culture and the struggles that Tarahumara runners face today.
To Die in the Desert – A journey in search of this musical tradition of Cardenche Song and the history that gave birth to it. Los Cardencheros de Sapioriz, the last surviving group is highlighted.
WOMEN OF THE MINE ~ Women of the Mine shows us stories of struggle, resistance and courage through the portraits of three remarkable women who live and work in the infamous El Cerro Rico mines in Bolivia.