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Violeta Went to Heaven

Violeta Went to Heaven

Director: Andrés Wood
Year: 2011

The extraordinary story of the iconic poet, musician and folksinger Violeta Parra, whose songs have become hymns for Chileans and Latin Americans alike. Director Andres Wood (Machuca) traces the intensity and explosive vitality of her life, from humble origins to international fame, her defense of indigenous cultures and devotion to her art.

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Los Bastardos

Los Bastardos

Director: Amat Escalante
Year: 2008

Award winning film about two undocumented Mexican day-laborers in L.A. Each day they stand on the corner at the home improvement store seeking employment. Today, the job they are given is well paid compared to their poor usual wages. Today, one of them carries a shotgun inside his backpack.

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To the Left of the Father

To the Left of the Father

Director: Luiz Fernando Carvalho
Year: 2001

One of the most original and emotionally complex Brazilian films in the last decade. After running away from his Lebanese-Brazilian abode, Pedro has to choose between a life of utopian freedom, removed from past connections, or, should he decide to return home, a re-engagement with strict patriarchal norms.

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Que Viva Mexico!

Que Viva Mexico!

Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Year: 1931

Eisenstein's epic celebration of Mexico's history and people was never completed due to financial problems. Fifty years after its initial production, this great work was faithfully assembled by the master director's editor, 80-year old Grigory Alexandrov. Digitally remastered edition.

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Who Is Dayani Cristal?

Who Is Dayani Cristal?

Director: Marc Silver
Year: 2013

The body of an unidentified immigrant is found in the Arizona Desert. In an attempt to retrace his path and discover his story, director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border, providing rare insight into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration debate.

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Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border

Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border

Director: Rodrigo Reyes
Year: 2013

Using Purgatory as his filmic metaphor, Director Rodrigo Reyes creates a haunting exploration of transient life near the US/Mexico border.

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Ernesto Che Guevara: The Bolivian Diary

Ernesto Che Guevara: The Bolivian Diary

Director: Richard Dindo
Year: 1994

Over 40 years ago, on October 9, 1967, Ernesto Che Guevara was executed by the Bolivian army, aided by the CIA. Guevara's diary, a detailed, personal account of his futile 11-month attempt to foment revolution in Bolivia, is the basis of this moving portrait.

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Lucha Mexico

Lucha Mexico

Director: Alex Hammond, Ian Markiewicz
Year: 2015

In Mexico, the war between good and evil has been waged each week for decades, thrilling generations of fans with the spectacle of Lucha Libre.

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Gueros

Gueros

Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios
Year: 2014

WINNER OF 5 MEXICAN ARIEL "ACADEMY AWARDS" INCLUDING BEST PICTURE AND BEST DIRECTOR! The winner of five Ariels (the Mexican Academy Awards), including Best Picture and Best Director, GUEROS is one the most striking Latin American debuts of 2015. Sombra and Santos have been living in angst-ridden limbo while their university is on strike, but their routine is interrupted by the arrival of Tomas, Sobra's kid brother who convinces them to track down their childhood idol. But what they thought would be a simple trip becomes a voyage of self discovery across Mexico City's invisible frontiers.

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The Pearl Button

The Pearl Button

Director: Patricio Guzmán
Year: 2014

The ocean contains the history of all humanity. The sea holds the voices of the Earth and those that come from outer space. Water receives impetus from the stars and transmits it to living creatures. Water, the longest border in Chile, also holds the secret of a mysterious button that was discovered in its seabed. Chile, with its 2,670 miles of coastline, the largest archipelago in the world, presents a supernatural landscape. In it are volcanoes, mountains and glaciers. In it are the voices of the Patagonian indigenous people, of the first English sailors and also those of its political prisoners. Some say that water has memory. This film shows that it also has a voice.

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