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The Bridge Master's Daughter - Cultural Traditions in the Andean Highlands of Peru
In the remote Andean highlands of Peru, Victoriano Arisapana cares for the woven footbridge that has stretched over the gorge for hundreds of years. The secrets of this bridge, the only one left from the ancient Incan empire, have been…
When Two Worlds Collide - A Battle for Indigenous Amazonian Land
In this tense and immersive tour de force, audiences are taken directly into the line of fire between powerful, opposing Peruvian leaders who will stop at nothing to keep their respective goals intact. On the one side is President Alan…
The Grammar of Happiness - Discovering the Unique Communication Style of an Amazonian Tribe
Daniel Everett is an American linguist and author best known for his study of the Amazon Basin's Piraha people and their language. THE GRAMMAR OF HAPPINESS is a documentary that explores whether Daniel's journey into the heart of the Amazon…
Capoeira: Fly Away Beetle - Can a Ritual Born Out of Slavery Become a Modern Day Movement?
Capoeira, comprised of stylized dance and ritual combat takes its cue from the sacred music of the berimbau. Born from slavery and reborn on the modern streets of Brazil, Capoeira proceeds from the timeless urge for freedom. With stunning cinematography…
Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America
Journey into the world of Argentina's most famous musical artist in Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America. Over a career that spanned 50 years, Sosa sold millions of records, performed thousands of concerts all over the world, and left…
The Mothers of Plaza De Mayo - Argentinian Mothers Fight for Justice
This Oscar -nominated documentary about the Argentinian mothers' movement to demand to know the fate of 30,000 "disappeared" sons and daughters remains as extraordinarily powerful as when it was first released. As well as giving an understanding of Argentinian history…
Brazil - A Racial Paradise
Part of the Series: Black in Latin America
PBS
Discover how this "rainbow nation" is waking up to its legacy as the world's largest slave economy.
Evita
Long after Evita was embalmed and secretly buried under a fictitious name in Milan, the former First Lady of Argentina once again was catapulted to fame after Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical. A few years later, Alan Parker's movie adaptation…
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Brasilia: Life After Design  - The Utopian Capital of Brazil
The utopian city of Brasilia is in transition more than half a century later. What is it like to live in someone else's idea? A meditation on living in one of the most planned cities on earth. Brasilia is unlike…
Martirio - Indigenous Brazilians Struggle to Survive
Filmed over the course of 40 years, indigenous expert and filmmaker Vincent Carelli seeks out the origins of Guarani Kaiowa genocide: the peaceful and obstinate insurgency of the dispossessed Guarani Kaiowa against the powerful The archival historical images, new footage,…
Landfill Harmonic - A Symphony of the Human Spirit
This film festival favorite follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic…
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara: The Bolivian Diary
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…
The Longing - The Forgotten Jews of South America
A small group of South Americans, whose ancestors were European Jews forced to convert during the Spanish Inquisition, long to affirm their faith. Isolated in Catholic countries and rejected by local Jewish communities, they battle to become Jews regardless of…
The Broken Country (El País Roto) - Examining the Socioeconomic Crisis in Venezuela
This documentary plunges right into the epicenter of the current crisis in Venezuela through the voices of its true protagonists. THE BROKEN COUNTRY tells five intertwined stories showing how the citizens are making their way through the remains of a…
The Disappeared - A Personal Story About Argentina's Dirty War
A film that relives the horrors of Argentina's Dirty War (1976-83) through the experience of Horacio Pietragalla, a young man raised by the maid of the officer who kidnapped him after the military brutally murdered his parents. The film follows…
Red Gringo - Dean Reed, the "Red Elvis" of Latin America
Reminiscent of Searching for Sugarman , RED GRINGO follows Dean Reed, a North American singer who became a pop idol during the '50s and '60s in Chile and the Americas. There, the surprising political transformation he undergoes after learning of…
The Boss: Anatomy of a Crime - El patrón, radiografía de un crimen
Based on true events, this multiple award-winning film tells the unsettling story of Hermogenes, a humble illiterate farmhand who arrives in Buenos Aires in search of a job. When Don Latuada puts him in charge of one of his butcher…
Brazil - An Inconvenient History
At first glance Brazil appears to be an alluring playground of exciting carnivals, sultry samba, divine football and a vibrantly diverse people. But behind this dazzling facade lies a disturbing story of historys largest-ever slave population. Astonishingly Brazil, a Portuguese…
They Killed Sister Dorothy
At the mouth of the Amazon River, a murder trial is taking place. The victim - Sister Dorothy Stang, a 73-year-old Catholic nun from Dayton, Ohio - was shot six times at point blank range. The events that led to…
Argentina - Folklore, Dance and Music
Argentina explores the heart of traditional Argentine folklore via a series of choreographed tableaux retracing a history rich in original culture. The unique mise en scene of the dance mixed with awe-inspiring traditional songs performed by the musicians make it…