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El Velador
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(Icarus Films, 2011), 1 hour 12 mins

'The Mexican drug cartels have inspired countless films, but never one as final as Natalia Almada's documentary EL VELADOR. After this experience, everything else seems trivial.' -Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times 'EL VELADOR is an unsettlingly quiet, even lyrical film about a world made and unmade by violence.'...

(Icarus Films, 2011), 1 hour 12 mins
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Mi Puerto Rico
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directed by Sharon Simon, fl. 1995; produced by Sharon Simon, fl. 1995 and Raquel Ortiz, fl. 1981-2007 (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2005), 1 hour 27 mins
This wide-ranging and much-honored documentary explores Puerto Rico's rich cultural traditions and untold history, revealing the remarkable stories of its revolutionaries and abolitionists, poets and patriots -- all of whose struggles for national identity unfold within the complex web of relations between Puerto...
directed by Sharon Simon, fl. 1995; produced by Sharon Simon, fl. 1995 and Raquel Ortiz, fl. 1981-2007 (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2005), 1 hour 27 mins
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Controlling Interest
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directed by Larry Adelman, fl. 1978; produced by Larry Adelman, fl. 1978, California Newsreel (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1978), 46 mins
This is the film that helped kick-off the anti-globalization movement. Upon its release, Controlling Interest quickly became a standard "audio-visual text" for those concerned about the growing impact of multinational corporations on global affairs. The film examines how the ever-increasing concentration and v...
directed by Larry Adelman, fl. 1978; produced by Larry Adelman, fl. 1978, California Newsreel (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1978), 46 mins
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Arise
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directed by Lori Joyce, fl. 1982 and Candice Orlando, fl. 2012; produced by Lori Joyce, fl. 1982 and Candice Orlando, fl. 2012, Idanha Films and Mist Productions (Santa Monica, CA: The Video Project, 2012), 1 hour 20 mins

On every continent, women are taking the lead to protect and restore the natural environment, and are empowering others to respect the earth. Arise presents the stories of a diverse group of 13 women in five countries who have initiated solution-oriented environmental projects in their communities, towns and villa...

directed by Lori Joyce, fl. 1982 and Candice Orlando, fl. 2012; produced by Lori Joyce, fl. 1982 and Candice Orlando, fl. 2012, Idanha Films and Mist Productions (Santa Monica, CA: The Video Project, 2012), 1 hour 20 mins
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Out of Darkness: Cities after War
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directed by Francesc Relea, fl. 2013; produced by Isabel Jubert, fl. 1984, Juan David Ortiz Martinez, fl. 2012 and Pablo Iraburu, fl. 2006, What's Up Doc, Otrocuento, Arena Comunicación, tve, TV3 and Señal Colombia (Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia: 3Boxmedia, 2017), 53 mins
Kigali, Sarajevo, Beirut, Medellín. Out of Darkness maps out the soul of four cities whose names conjure the idea of destruction and pain. The challenge is to overcome the past and to look ahead with renewed hope. Political leaders have no role to play in this film. The characters are citizens with a common deno...
directed by Francesc Relea, fl. 2013; produced by Isabel Jubert, fl. 1984, Juan David Ortiz Martinez, fl. 2012 and Pablo Iraburu, fl. 2006, What's Up Doc, Otrocuento, Arena Comunicación, tve, TV3 and Señal Colombia (Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia: 3Boxmedia, 2017), 53 mins
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Tracing Che
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directed by Lawrence Elman, fl. 2002; produced by Lawrence Elman, fl. 2002, Off the Fence (Amsterdam, North Holland: Off the Fence, 2002), 51 mins
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara de la Serna represents one of the most enduring images of a political leader. His legendary character has been the inspiration for millions of people over the last fifty years. Lawrence Elman, a Canadian director, went in search of the man behind the myth. He embarked on the journey that gave...
directed by Lawrence Elman, fl. 2002; produced by Lawrence Elman, fl. 2002, Off the Fence (Amsterdam, North Holland: Off the Fence, 2002), 51 mins
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Barrios Family: 25 Years Later
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directed by Susan Meiselas, 1948- and Alfred Guzzetti, 1942-; produced by Susan Meiselas, 1948- and Alfred Guzzetti, 1942- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2011), 2 hours 5 mins
Made in 2009-2010, long after the historical opportunity for large-scale social transformation in Nicaragua had passed. This set of 20 short films — portraits, interviews, short documentaries — carries forward the story of the Barrios family, tracing their multi-generational struggle to find ways to live and...
directed by Susan Meiselas, 1948- and Alfred Guzzetti, 1942-; produced by Susan Meiselas, 1948- and Alfred Guzzetti, 1942- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2011), 2 hours 5 mins
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Zona Intangible
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directed by Rustin Thompson, fl. 1996-2016 and Ann Hedreen, fl. 1996-2016; produced by Ann Hedreen, fl. 1996-2016, White Noise Productions (Seattle, WA: White Noise Productions, 2016), 1 hour 17 mins

Zona Intangible shows how a single act of generosity can ripple forward and backward through time, improving health and well-being in a community founded on nothing but resilience and hope.

Refugees fleeing the Shining Path terrorists build a new city called Manchay on the edge of Lima, Peru. A gift from an Ameri...

directed by Rustin Thompson, fl. 1996-2016 and Ann Hedreen, fl. 1996-2016; produced by Ann Hedreen, fl. 1996-2016, White Noise Productions (Seattle, WA: White Noise Productions, 2016), 1 hour 17 mins
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Connecting Traditions, Rendezvous with the Dead (Mexico)
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directed by Alexandre Mostras, 1970-; produced by Marie Drogue, Ma Drogue A Moi, in Connecting Traditions (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2013), 52 mins
All around the world, mankind perpetuates traditions, passing down skills and a way of life to future generations. Whether this involves rituals or mastery of techniques, handing down customs is a way of reinforcing the identity and singularity of a group of individuals in keeping with their lifestyle and their en...
directed by Alexandre Mostras, 1970-; produced by Marie Drogue, Ma Drogue A Moi, in Connecting Traditions (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2013), 52 mins
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Stephen Fry in Central America, Episode 1, Mexico
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directed by John-Paul Davidson, 1963-; presented by Stephen Fry, 1957-; produced by John-Paul Davidson, 1963-, Sprout Pictures, in Stephen Fry in Central America, Episode 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2015), 47 mins
Stephen Fry as he embarks on a remarkable road trip through Central America. It's an adventure that takes him through Mexico and the entire central American Isthmus to Panama, taking in some of the oldest civilizations on the planet - Maya, Aztec and Olmec. Seven years after he explored all 50 states of the USA in...
directed by John-Paul Davidson, 1963-; presented by Stephen Fry, 1957-; produced by John-Paul Davidson, 1963-, Sprout Pictures, in Stephen Fry in Central America, Episode 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2015), 47 mins
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