Latin American Studies

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...

Los Bastardos

The Chambermaid

The Chambermaid

Director: Lila Avilés
Year: 2019

A young maid at a luxurious Mexico City hotel confronts the monotony of long workdays with quiet examinations of forgotten belongings and budding friendships that nourish her newfound and determined dream for a better life.

The Chambermaid

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...

Ernesto Che Guevara: The Bolivian Diary

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....

Gueros

In the Pit

In the Pit

Director: Juan Carlos Rulfo
Year: 2006

Juan Carlos Rulfo's In the Pit is a powerful documentary about the personal struggles behind the construction of a massive elevated freeway. With lyricisim and compassion, this Sundance Film Festival prize-winning film reveals the medieval nightmar...

In the Pit

Ixcanul

Ixcanul

Director: Jayro Bustamante
Year: 2015

In this dreamlike fusion of documentary and fable, two young, impoverished Mayan lovers escape from their servitude on a remote Guatemalan coffee plantation and attempt to make their way to the United States.

Ixcanul

¡Las Sandinistas!

¡Las Sandinistas!

Director: Jenny Murray
Year: 2018

¡Las Sandinistas! reveals the extraordinary and untold story of a group of Nicaraguan women who led rebel Sandinista troops in battle, and went on to create groundbreaking social reform during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution - and...

¡Las Sandinistas!

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.

Lucha Mexico

Museo

Museo

Year: 2018

Inspired by true events, and shot on never-before filmed locations in Mexico, MUSEO is a sardonic cautionary tale that underscores the old adage: you don’t know what you have until you lose it.

Museo

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 th...

The Pearl Button

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.

Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border

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...

Que Viva Mexico!

Romantico

Romantico

Director: Mark Becker
Year: 2005

A documentary portrait of Mexican musician Carmelo Muniz, who returns home to his young daughters after years playing the San Francisco taqueria circuit. Their reunion is bittersweet, as once Carmelo arrives in his hometown, he finds himself...

Romantico

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...

To the Left of the Father

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...

Violeta Went to Heaven

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...

Who Is Dayani Cristal?

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