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Separated from her mother by smugglers at the border, a determined 12-year-old sets out across a desert with only a plastic sack for protection from the cold, survives starvation on the streets of Ciudad Juarez, and escapes kidnappers to find her mother and a place where they can be safe again.
On July 4th, 2017, North Korea tested a long range missile that, for the first time, would be powerful enough to reach the United States — specifically, the great state of Alaska. And instead of the doomsday preparations you might expect from a place threatened by nuclear annihilation, Alaskans collectively…shrugged.
Amalia Velázquez has recently lost her mother and is trying to manage her colossal grief when she learns that her husband has been having an affair. His mysterious death only days later sends her into a spiraling obsession with his mistress, Tania. Fueled by a perpetually alienating family dynamic and cocaína pura, Amalia begins to communicate with a fleshless being from another dimension who advises her in all things obsession.
Left for dead after the A307 plane crash on their nuclear plant, the workers of a small coastal city have undergone a series of mutations. They formed a small amphibious community among the radioactive ruins. But they failed to reproduce their species. The last survivor, Cotis, is crushed by loneliness…Until a group of dumb surfers lands on the beach.
Bruise, a mysterious hitman, is contracted by corrupt mayor Henry Derringer, to kill Redd, a former employee that he thinks stole some incriminating data. When the mayor's colleagues hear about it, they hire their own hitmen which ends up killing Bruise's fiancée Cindy, who happens to be Redd's sister. The two come together to avenge her death.
What’s wrong with birth in the USA? Birth in Pieces explores mothers’ individual birth stories within a larger framework of a fragmented maternal healthcare system that doesn’t always place value on a mother’s autonomy, well-being or empowerment: in order to fix these systemic problems, we have to start by listening to women.
A young American-Mexican skater, Nat and an older Mexican skater, Emilio, are looking for a positive response to the negative rhetoric between Mexico and the United States of America after the U.S. 2016 Presidential Elections. With the help of their diverse skate crew, they decided to come together and build a new ramp with the same construction materials that would be used to build the alleged wall between Mexico and the U.S.
Grieving their son, a Mexican family campaigns for a life-and-death safety ordinance. A Salvadorian electrician couple owed thousands in back pay fights for their children’s future. A bereaved son battles to protect others from his family's preventable tragedy. A story of courage, resilience and community, the film reveals shocking truths about the hardworking immigrants who build the American Dream, of which they are excluded.
Jennyselt is a dancer of Afro Cuban Folklore, with great prestige within Cuba and internationally and currently dances with the group Yoruba Andabo. She seeks her successor to keep the legacy of Afro-Cuban culture, dance and religion alive. Jennyselt takes us to the side of Havana that is rarely seen by tourists.
Saba is one of the more than 800,000 “Dreamers” who took advantage of the DACA program in 2012. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama era program, provided some temporary protections to undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children. In 2017, the Trump administration made the decision to rescind DACA. With her immigration status once again in limbo, Saba must now face a new set of challenges.
Originally proposed as an international peace park with Mexico, Big Bend, Texas has a unique relationship with its southern neighbor. For the past 40 years, Mike Davidson has been ferrying tourists across the Rio Grande for a little taste of Mexican life - but now a great big border wall might divide the park.
When there’s a gun crime in America, there’s only one place to go to trace the gun back to its owner: Martinsburg, West Virginia. That’s where the ATF’s National Tracing Center handles roughly 8,000 active traces per day — all while inside a government-mandated technology time-capsule that makes searching a database of gun owners impossible. And it's truly a sight to behold.
Our nameless protagonist finds himself sitting on a bench in the middle of the night being annoyed by a random mime on the street. However, this changes when a mysterious box falls from the sky, a box that reads... "A Gift From God". Curious, he opens the box to uncover a humble looking jelly jar.
Chloe (Thora Birch), a single mother, has her life turned upside down when her younger sister, Sadie (Caitlin Stasey), comes home after a long unexplained absence. Though Sadie seems to want to settle in with her sister and 17-year-old niece Nicole (Sasha Frolova), she’s actually a deeply disturbed young woman who has a sinister agenda regarding anyone who gets between her and her big sister.
A brief portrait of María de Jesús Patricio Martínez in Mexico City as she campaigned for the presidency of Mexico. The first indigenous women in Mexico's history to run for the position and, although she did not win, the campaign has been marked as a success with helping bring light to issues surrounding women and the indigenous communities of Mexico.
Desperate to make money, Léo accepts a job smuggling a refugee couple through France. However, Léo and the couple have separate expectations concerning their destination. He’s forced to confront the couple, his boss, and himself in order to understand how far he is really willing to go for these people he never intended to help.
This is the true story of Tony Romo, a kid from Burlington, WI who became one of the most prolific quarterbacks to play for the Dallas Cowboys. Though he never won a Superbowl, his community describes a man whose passion for the game continues to inspire his fans, community, family and friends.
Akiko Takakura is one of the last survivors of the atomic bomb explosion in Hiroshima. During Obon she receives the spirits of her parents and is haunted by memories. Akiko’s childhood consists of constant rejections and beatings. Finally Akiko experiences fatherly love in the midst of Hiroshima’s ruins.
Adapted from a script written 25 years ago that was based on Robert Rodriguez's experiences in a Medical Research Facility, RED 11 is a Horror/Thriller set in a dark, twisted version of the Legal Drug Research world. At these Facilities, young guys become Lab Rats to make quick money, but our hero RED 11 is here to buy his way out of a huge debt to the tune of $7,000. This story shows the quirks, characters, and comedy of Robert's…
Follow Beto O'Rourke behind the scenes of his breakaway campaign to unseat Ted Cruz in the US Senate. The documentary captures Beto's rise from a virtual unknown to a national political sensation and reveals the challenges and triumphs of an unconventional campaign as Beto navigates an onslaught of negative advertising, inevitable strain on his family, and the pressure of delivering for legions of supporters.
Based on El Paso author, Benjamin Alire Saenz' series “Meditations on Living in the Desert,” the film turns to memory and heritage as it directly confronts matters of faith, civil rights, and contemporary politics—always with the unrelenting moral urge to speak truth and do something.
For months Kira has been living out of her car in Venice, California. Facing a constant struggle to keep her head above water, Kira’s world collapses when she returns home from work one evening to find her car stolen. Vulnerable and alone, Kira must navigate the harrowing uncertainty of a night on the streets.
Tank Man is the story of the iconic gentleman who stood in front of and stopped a line of tanks after the Tiananmen Square massacre of June 4, 1989. All that is know of this man are the images that were recorded of his acts. This film is a speculation of what he went through the day he took his courageous steps 30 years ago.
Henry’s dad is a famous personal injury lawyer. Earl played two years of special teams at Stanford. Richard Dunbar the IV spent time in Leavenworth for murder. Stuck in a holding cell inside Tarrant County jail, in Fort Worth, TX, three men discuss the importance of names, high school football, and the crimes with which they’ve been charged. Unlikely bedfellows, they must learn to get along to survive.
Each year, tens of thousands of people leave their countries and make the journey to the United States. “Prevention through Deterrence”, a US border enforcement policy from the 1990s, forces people to cross the most remote and dangerous areas of the US- Mexico border.
High school student Gerardo Hernandez - raised in the United States since six months of age - was one of over 100 undocumented workers arrested by ICE in Ohio on June 5th, 2018. Gerardo spent almost 2 months in prison before being released… and is now scheduled to be deported in early 2020. THE OTHER BORDER is his American story, told through intimate interviews with Gerardo and his sister, Karime.
Ulises Manu and Rami whom we’ve seen on the prequel “La vida que no ves” are three friends sharing similar stories right on the US-MX border this time we see the silence of life through Ulises eyes, Samantha its expecting his unplanned child. The atrocities and desires will lead him to reconsider his surroundings and his way of living.
Meet the lawyers tasked with defending a 9/11 suspect at Guantanamo Bay.Follow Alka Pradhan, James Connell, and Lt. Col. Sterling Thomas as theyprepare for what is being called “the biggest criminal trial in U.S. history.”Their client is Ammar al-Baluchi, one of the fi ve men facing the deathpenalty for plotting the attacks.
When All That’s Left is Love is the emotionally gripping story of a wife’s determination to care for her Alzheimer’s-stricken husband in their home. With unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access, the film reveals the toll that the disease takes on families coping with Alzheimer's, while also showcasing the power of love that sustains both patients and caregivers.
Where Am I tells the story of a Honduran man whose family was forced to leave home because of extortion and murder threats by gangs. It focuses on forced migrants from Central America, and what happens to them if and when they manage to cross the border into the United States.