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Bad Hair - Pelo Malo
A nine-year-old boy's preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother, in this tender but clear-eyed coming-of-age tale. Junior is a beautiful boy, with big brown eyes, a delicate frame, and…
Before a Rooster Crows - Antes Que Cante El Gallo
In this Puerto Rican coming-of-age story, Carmin's dream of moving to the city with her mother vanishes when she instead moves to the US with her new husband. Carmin moves to Barranquitas, a mountainous village in the center of Puerto…
I Thought It Was a Party - Pense Que iba a Haber Fiesta
Divorced and living with her teenage daughter, Lu (Valeria Bertuccelli) asks her close friend Ana (Elena Anaya) to house-sit while she goes away with her new fiancee. Ana spends her days lazing by the pool, afflicted by a deep loneliness.…
La Yuma
Nicaragua's first full-length feature in 20 years, LA YUMA tells the story of a young woman who dreams of transcending her bleak life in the slums of Managua by becoming a boxer. The film provides a glimpse of life in…
Everybody Leaves - Todos se van
Through her diary entries, eight-year-old Nieve reveals intimate details of a turbulent family life, which create an authentic portrait of the social and political unrest in Cuba under the rule of Castro. A celebration of freedom and a confrontation with…
The Candidate - El Candidato
A pitch-perfect political comedy that explores the creation of a political persona that is all form and no content. THE CANDIDATE tells the story of Martin, the son of a wealthy businessman, who starts prepping his candidacy for office. In…
Extra-Terrestre
Teresa is a successful astrophysicist who lives with her girlfriend, Daniela, in the Canary Islands. After years of self-exile, Teresa returns to Puerto Rico to invite her family to her wedding. But her family is a conservative clan from a…
3 Beauties - 3 bellezas
Perla is obsessed with her two daughters, and she pins them against each other in the hopes of having a beauty queen to honor the family name. She teaches her girls from a young age the rules to becoming beauty…
The Empty Classroom (El aula vacía) - Short Films on the Latin American Education Crisis
Golden Globe winner Gael Garcia Bernal ( Y Tu Mama Tambien, Neruda ) gathered 11 award-winning filmmakers to explore the educational crisis in Latin America, where nearly half of all young people never finish high school. Winner of the UNICEF…
15 M - Spain in Crisis
A documentary on the current Spanish fiscal crisis and the 15M movement, which influenced popular protests around the world, including the USA's own Occupy Wall Street. On May 15th, 2011, tens of thousands of citizens occupied streets and squares in…
The Socialist Dream - President Lázaro Cárdenas and the Socialist Ideals his inspired in Mexico
In the convulsive Mexican post-revolutionary times of a complex and divided country, the ideas of Lazaro Cardenas paved the way towards social transformation. Radical, practical and courageous, Cardenas and his socialist dream molded the future of Mexico.
The Kid Who Lies - El chico que miente
An intimate tale of a young runaway in search of his disappeared mother, THE KID WHO LIES functions as a metaphor for those still suffering from the 1999 mudslide tragedy, a natural disaster that claimed more than 10,000 victims in…
A Moonless Night - Una Noche Sin Luna
On New Year's Eve, three lonely characters travel to a small town in the Uruguayan countryside. Cesar, a divorced man, arrives at the town to have dinner with his ex-wife's new family in an attempt to win back his daughter's…
Chinese Take-Away - Un Cuento Chino
Roberto is a gruff, anti-social loner who lords over his tiny hardware shop in Buenos Aires with a meticulous sense of control and routine, barely allowing for the slightest of customer foibles. After a chance encounter with Jun, a Chinese…
Return to Cuba - Life in Cuba After Castro
After 18 years living in Italy, Barbara Ramos returns to live in Cuba, her homeland. In the town of Santa Clara and through the projects of family and friends, she discovers what has changed, what hasn't, and what will likely…
The Companion - El Acompañante
Set in 1988 Cuba as the government dispatched HIV patients to AIDS centers under military rule, THE COMPANION narrates the unlikely friendship between a boxing champion and a conflictive patient. After failing a doping test, Horacio Romero has no other…
Alba
Alba is eleven years old. One afternoon, her mother is admitted in the hospital and she has to move to live with Igor, a father she barely knows. Igor's attempts to get closer to Alba, friendships with school girls and…
Invasion - A Diary of the 1989 U.S. Invasion of Panama
The invasion of Panama by the U.S in 1989, when American troops deposed dictator Manuel Noriega, killing an unknown number of civilians in the process - serves as an excuse to explore how a people remember, transform, and often forget…
Wilaya
Fatimetu is born to a Sahrawi family in a Saharan refugee camp in Algeria and later sent to live with foster parents in Spain. After the death of her mother, she returns to the camp. She has been absent for…
I Am From Chile
This is the story of Salvador, a young Chilean man who moves to London to study English and travel around Europe at his parents' expense. He stays with his aunt Maria, who makes a rather decent living renting the rooms…