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Apollo Kids
Mike Torres & Third World Newsreel Workshop
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
2000, 5 min., Color, US
One morning, Gio misses the #6 train which too frequently bypasses his Spanish Harlem stop. For Gio, one missed train means public humiliation by his teacher, suspension from school, and harassment b...

Borne in War
Va-Megn Thoj
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1996, 9 min., Color, US
This semi-autobiography traces the maker's birth on a secret CIA military base in the hills of Laos to his anti-war college years during the Persian Gulf War. Mixing archival footage, family photograp...

Cow Tipping: the Militant Indian Waiter
Randy Redroad
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1992, 10 min., Color, US
In this original short drama, a Cherokee café waiter faces customers who insist on sharing their ignorance about American Indians--or are they Native Americans? His efforts to educate others often end...

Creative Detours
Bridgett Davis
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1992, 10 min., Color, US
In this short narrative, a young woman moves to New York City from the Midwest in order to "develop her writing" and to share an apartment with her boyfriend. Distracted from her new creative life-sty...

De*fat*ting
Michelle Lewis & Third World Newsreel Workshop
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
2000, 13 min., Color, US
Today is the first day of the elusive diet for Lewis' main character. A funny and poignant meditation on American society's fascination with thinness, DE*FAT*TING explores food, addiction, obesity, an...

Demarcations
Kym Ragusa
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1992, 5 min., Color, US
DEMARCATIONS uses the female body as a landscape to explore memories of a rape. Ragusa focuses on ways in which identity and exoticism are played out on the level of the body....

Fight Black: Urban Martial Arts
Third World Newsreel Workshop
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1991, 15 min., Color, US
Marcus Salgado is a young martial artist from the South Bronx who leads the viewer through a stunning array of community martial arts activity in New York City. The tape shows classes that promote hea...

Floristas
Ruben Gonzalez
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1995, 18 min., Color, US
Floristas are immigrant flower vendors who scratch out a living by hawking their wares on the streets of New York City. Gonzalez depicts a world where survival depends on not only selling your wares,...

Hair-tage
Shawn Batey
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1997, 10 min., Color, US
This short documentary examines the decisions involved in growing and wearing dreadlocks in African-American communities. Through interviews and playful camerawork, Batey explores the motivations and ...

Here to Stay
ManSee Kong
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
2008, 7 min., Color, US
Illustrates the effects of gentrification in Manhattan’s Chinatown as an elderly man and fellow tenants in endangered single-room occupancy building await the results of an anti-eviction lawsuit. A TW...

Homecoming
Third World Newsreel Workshop
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1991, 20 min., Color, US
This sensitive drama adeptly portrays the clash of two cultures and the difficulty of finding a healthy balance in the process of assimilation. Constance is a young Jamaican American woman who has re...

Human Touch: Pain and Power
Vejan Lee Smith
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1995, 30 min., Color, US
In a powerful and moving reclamation of the body and human touch, this video documents how survivors of sexual abuse reaffirm their sexuality and physical selves. Intercutting dance footage, interview...

I Never Danced the Way Girls Were Supposed To
Dawn Suggs
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1992, 7 min., Color, US
What makes Black lesbians so special? Suggs takes a fresh and funny approach to explore this and other questions using a mixture of scenes shot on film and video with running commentaries by women in ...

Last Wish
Third World Newsreel Workshop
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1994, 15 min., BW, US
A Black woman convict on the run and a White southern good ol' boy face off in an after-hours diner. It is an unsettling encounter over hot food, the blues, and each one's "last wish", culminating in ...

The Marriage Dinner
Third World Newsreel Workshop
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1987, 20 min., Color, US
Elena, a young Salvadoran woman, is forced to marry a man she does not love in order to remain in the United States with other members of her extended family. Jim, her new husband, is a naive, cultur...

Mi Nombre es Carlos
Paul Barrera
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
2000, 13 min., Color, US
My Name is Carlos is an intimate portrait of an immigrant from Guatemala, who comes to New York City in search of the American dream. Still a window washer 30 years later, Carlos begins to have "visi...

Mother Tongue
Patrice Mallard
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1994, 7 min., BW, US
Inspired by the experience of her great-grandparents, Mallard uses the history of slavery and the nature of language to examine the profound effects of colonization on the psyche of a people....

Panic is the Enemy
Third World Newsreel Workshop
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1986, 10 min., Color, US
In 1984, Bernhard Goetz, shot four young men in a New York City subway car, because he thought they were dangerous. This video focuses on the "panic" generated by the press and reveals its implication...

Plastic Warriors
Amy Tall Chief
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
2004, 26 min., Color, US
Native New Yorkers give their emotional responses to terms like "squaw" and "redskin" in this thought-provoking documentary about Native American stereotypes in American culture....

PRIMETIME: Fighting Back Against Foreclosure
Jennifer Fasulo & Manauvaskar Kublall
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
2009, 23 min., Color, US
This timely film takes the viewer behind the foreclosure statistics and into the homes and hearts of two NYC women who have been pummeled by the foreclosure tsunami. It breaks down the complex issues...

The Promised Land
Joan Baker
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1992, 10 min., Color, US
This evocative documentary is a visual mosaic about West Indian migration to the North. The conflicting feelings and memories of one young woman intersect those of elders born in the Caribbean who tal...

El Puente
Sara Echaniz & Maria Christina Villaseñor
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
2000, 13 min., Color, US
A short documentary about the first accredited high school for peace and justice, the El Puente Academy is located in a predominantly Puerto Rican neighborhood in Brooklyn. A case study of how indivi...

Railroad Reflecting
John Bentham
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1992, 9 min., Color, US
In this intimate and inventive video, two African men reflect on freedom, slavery and colonization from differing view points. Bentham juxtaposes their stories in a manner evoking African oral history...

Remembering Jason
Nashid Fareed
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
2000, 24 min., Color, US
Dedicated to "those we have lost to needless violence", REMEMBERING JASON portrays the lives of those connected to him. After living what could be termed a normal life--school, sports, music--Jason Th...

Respect is Due
Cyrille Phipps
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1992, 10 min., Color, US
In keeping with the doctrines of Wall Street and Madison Avenue, sex sells rap music. In this video, Black youth examine the ways women of African descent are frequently portrayed in rap lyrics and mu...

A Ride Out (Una Vuelta)
Patricia Montoya
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1994, 10 min., Color, US
An examination of a one night affair between two women. Exploring the contours of race, desire and passion. This provocative tape maps out a Latina’s examination of her heritage in the context of pa...

The Right to Vend
Naomi Abraham, Melissa Cox, Nseabasi Esema, Mtume Gant, Cynthia Wright, Henrietta Yuki
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
2016, 10 min., Color
There are as many as 20,000 street vendors in New York City including hot dog vendors, flower vendors, t-shirt vendors, street artists, food trucks and many others. This short documents the inspiratio...

Rock Me, Goong Hay
Shelton Ito
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1992, 5 min., Color, US
The Goong Hay Kid is the fictional Chinese rapper created and played by Alvin Eng. ROCK ME, GOONG HAY combines hip-hop styling with a forceful protest against stereotypes....

Sanctuary: An Expression of Conscience
Third World Newsreel Workshop
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1989, 23 min., Color, US
This film describes the war in El Salvador and the plight of its people who flee persecution and death only to be denied sanctuary under the U.S. Refugee Act. The refugees' struggle for a safe haven ...

Self Defense
Mark Boulos
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
2001, 8 min., Color, US
An interview with a veteran of the Mujahedeen from the Soviet war in Afghanistan provides a revealing look at the relationship between personal conviction and global politics. Originally from Maurita...

Shaman Llego
Frank Perez
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1992, 17 min., Color, US
This documentary profiles the "Shaman Repertory Theatre", a community oriented group based in Spanish Harlem. Through sketches from performances and interviews with troupe members, this piece illustra...

Talking Back
Renata Gangemi & Ruben Gonzalez
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1992, 17 min., Color, US
This documentary examines the lives and concerns of Latinas who are members of the service industry in the US. Video maker Gangemi weaves her own experiences as a domestic with those of other Latin A...

Unspoken: Asian Americans on Coming Out to Immigrant Parents
Patrick G Lee
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
2017, 7 min., Color, US
The film explores the challenges of talking with immigrant parents about queerness, gender identity, and sexuality. In the film, six LGBTQ Asian Americans read coming out letters that they wrote to th...

Voces de Fillmore
Ariana Allensworth, Teresa Basilio & Regina Eaton
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
2015, 19 min., Color, US
This documentary traces the memories and experiences of families living on one block located in South Williamsburg, a Brooklyn neighborhood that is affectionately known by long time residents as South...

Walking Home
Nuala Cabral
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
2011, 4 min., BW, US
For the walkers, talkers and those who say nothing. WALKING HOME questions the acceptance of street harassment as a normal interaction between men and women....


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