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Before David
Melissa Saucedo Gonzalez
Producer: Melissa Saucedo Gonzalez
2015, 20 min., Color, US
A short documentary film about pre-partum depression, its symptoms, and the difficulties it poses when a woman is going through extreme physical and emotional changes. The film reflects on the cons...

Catching Babies: Celebrating the Power of Birth, Mothers and Midwives
Barni A. Qaasim
Producer: Jennifer Lucero
2011, 60 min., Color, US/Mexico
What if we could change the world by changing the way babies are born? Shot in El Paso, Texas, CATCHING BABIES tells the stories of mothers and midwives on the journey to bring life into the world. ...

El Culebrero, La Muerte de un Colombiano y el Acordeonista Que No Esta
Patricia Montoya
1995, 9 min., Color, US
Representing the transient aspects of the gay Colombian experience in New York City, Montoya's tape uses deep cultural signifiers from Colombian folklore and a contrasting English voice-over to explor...

El Salvador Media Project Video Series
Sistema Radio Venceremos
Producer: Sistema Radio Venceremos
1987, Color, El Salvador
Third World Newsreel maintains a collection of videotapes that chronicle the Salvadoran people's struggle for democracy. The following videotapes are available for viewing at Third World Newsreel by l...

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,...

Frekuensia Kolombiana
Vanessa Gocksch
2006, 58 min., Color, Colombia
FREKUENSIA KOLOMBIANA profiles the grassroots Hip-Hop scene in Colombia, exploring the popularity of all the elements--MCing, breakdancing, graffiti, and DJing--and their relation to the political and...

Hasta la Victoria Siempre
Santiago Alvarez
Producer: ICAIC
1965, 28 min., BW, Cuba
This film presents a strong indictment of U.S. military involvement in Bolivia. It contains televised speeches by Ernesto Che Guevara, intercut with photographs and footage from the hills of Bolivia....

La Historia de Jonas
Luisa Sanchez
1992, 5 min., Color, US
Using a collage of urban scenes and voice over narration, this 5 minute video explores the feelings and issues faced by a new Puerto Rican immigrant to New York City in his own words. Available in Sp...

Internal Exile: New Chilean Video
1990, 70 min., Color, Chile
An anthology of short videos mixing documentary, video art, and animation: ON THE ROAD explores erotic fantasy and its relationship to personal ; FANTASY CARRIERS uses animation to address the commodi...

Inventos: Hip Hop Cubano
Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
2005, 50 min., Color, US/Cuba
INVENTOS explores the burgeoning Hip-Hop scene in Cuba. In spite of the US trade embargo against Cuba, the Hip-Hop movement is flourishing with popular innovative groups such as EPG&B, Grandes Ligas, ...

Judith: Portrait of a Street Vendor
Zahida Pirani
2014, 17 min., Color, US
JUDITH: PORTRAIT OF A STREET VENDOR is a documentary short that takes the audience on an intimate journey into the daily life of Judith, a street vendor from Guatemala who lives and works in New York ...

Latent Image
Pablo Perelman
1987, 92 min., Color, Chile
This passionate, cathartic, autobiographical film was made clandestinely in Chile during 1986 and 1987, when Pinochet was in power. It chronicles the story of Pedro, an apolitical ad photographer who...

Living Along the Fenceline
Lina Hoshino & Gwyn Kirk
Producer: Lina Hoshino, Gwyn Kirk & Deborah Lee
2012, 65 min., Color, US
LIVING ALONG THE FENCELINE tells the stories of seven grassroots women leaders from across the Pacific to Puerto Rico whose communities are affected by the U.S. military presence in their backyards. A...

Morir Por Amor: Latinas and Aids
Marta Noemi Bautis
1998, 47 min., Color, US
Maria suspects that her husband is being unfaithful. "And have you thought about AIDS?," her friends warns her. The development of the story is juxtaposed by documentary elements filmed in Argentina, ...

October Country
Daniel de la Vega
1990, 80 min., Color, Chile
This quirky, ironic urban road movie follows two young men through a semi-surreal Santiago, Chile and neighboring beach towns as they involve themselves in a deal, a taxi heist and several women who e...

Of Kites and Borders
Yolanda Pividal
2014, 60 min., Color, US/Mexico/Spain
OF KITES AND BORDERS, winner of the Best Documentary Award at the San Diego Film Festival and the Havana Film Festival in New York, tells the story of the daily struggle to be a child living on the US...

El Pueblo se Levanta (Newsreel #63)
Newsreel
Producer: Newsreel
1971, 42 min., BW, US
In the late '60s, conditions for Puerto Ricans in the US reached the boiling point. Faced with racial discrimination, deficient community services, and poor education and job opportunities, Puerto Ric...

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...

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...

Vieques: An Endless Battle
Juan C Dávila
2016, 68 min., Color, Puerto Rico
For more than sixty years the United States Navy used the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, to test military weaponry and to train soldiers. Decades of opposition from the local community and internatio...


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