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Central American Diaspora

BRAZ (Brigada Rafael Arce Zablah)
Sistema Radio Venceremos
Producer: El Salvador Media Project
1984, 35 min., Color, El Salvador
A portrait of the FMLN's Rafael Arce Zablah Brigade (BRAZ), the rebel army, and its development in the context of Salvadoran history. Made in El Salvador by Sistema Radios Venceremos, this film was...

Commander Clelia: Political Prisoner
Sistema Radio Venceremos
Producer: Sistema Radio Venceremos
1984, 28 min., Color, El Salvador
Five women, including FMLN Commander Lilian Mercedes Letona "Clelia", speak about their imprisonment after they are released from the Women's Prison of Ilopango when the Salvadoran government declared...

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...

Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America
Eduardo López & Peter Getzels
Producer: Wendy Thompson-Marquez
2012, 90 min., Color, US
At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, HARVEST OF EMPIRE examines the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we ...

In the Absence of Peace
Michael T. Martin
Producer: Martin/Shepard Production
1988, 54 min., Color, US/Nicaragua
"In the past, the workers did not have all the possibilities we have now, despite the war waged against us." This documentary explores the human and social costs of the continuing military and pol...

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 ...

La Cocina de las Patronas
Javier García
Producer: Iliana Martinez, Ana Paula Uruñuela & SacBé Producciones
2016, 66 min., Color, Mexico
Day after day, for over 20 years, a group of women in Mexico, prepare and give meals to Central American migrants who travel atop La Bestia, a U.S.-bound freight train. They call themselves Las Patron...

Nana Dijo; Irresolute Radiography of Black Consciousness
Bocafloja & Cambiowashere
2015, 40 min., BW
Navigating in a cultural industry flooded with politically conservative projects about afro-descendency, with approaches that are fully subordinated to the cultural hegemonies and with the only intent...

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 ...

Zona Intertidal
El Taller de los Vagos Collective
Producer: El Taller de los Vagos Collective
1980, 14 min., Color, El Salvador
A fictional essay on the detainment, torture and assassination of Salvadoran teachers in 1979, shortly before the Salvadoran Civil War broke out. Produced independently in El Salvador, this film wa...


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