Articles Tagged with: documentary

Get to Know Flor de Toloache, NYC’s First Female Mariachi Group, In a New Documentary
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Get to Know Flor de Toloache, NYC’s First Female Mariachi Group, In a New Documentary

We sat down with the director of a new documentary series on subway musicians to talk about ‘Flor de Toloache’ and challenging gender norms. …

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From the Inca Empire to the Empire State: This Director Traces the Journey of the Quechua Language
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From the Inca Empire to the Empire State: This Director Traces the Journey of the Quechua Language

When Christine Mladic Janney befriended a Quechua speaker in NYC, she didn’t know it would lead to a documentary film. Here she tells us how…

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Explore Andean Villages & Dying Languages in 9 Docs Screening in NYC This Weekend
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Explore Andean Villages & Dying Languages in 9 Docs Screening in NYC This Weekend

From Oct 23 – 26, there are lots of documentaries playing at the Margaret Mead Film Festival. Here’s what you should check out.

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Rodrigo Reyes Battled Heat, Bed Bugs & Early Morning Beer Drinking While Filming in the Desert
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Rodrigo Reyes Battled Heat, Bed Bugs & Early Morning Beer Drinking While Filming in the Desert

Here’s an exclusive look at the director’s travel diary of driving up and down the U.S.-Mexico border for 4 weeks while filming his doc Purgatorio.…

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Watch This Documentary About a Biker and His Mexican Wife
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5 Reasons Why You Need to Watch This Documentary About a Biker and His Mexican Wife

In the documentary ‘Stray Dog’, playing the New York Film Festival, a biker learns Spanish so he can communicate better with his wife Alicia.

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8 Reasons Why the Hauntingly Beautiful Documentary ‘Purgatorio’ Will Blow Your Mind
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8 Reasons Why the Hauntingly Beautiful Documentary ‘Purgatorio’ Will Blow Your Mind

Rodrigo Reyes’ documentary ‘Purgatorio: A Journey into the Heart of the Border’ starts its national tour on Oct 3. Here are 8 reasons you should…

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5 Latino Documentaries You Can Stream For Free Including PBS’ 4 Hour-Long Epic Doc on Latin Music
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5 Latino Documentaries You Can Stream For Free Including PBS’ 4 Hour-Long Epic Doc on Latin Music

From musicians like Santana, Ritchie Valens, and Celia Cruz, to journalists like Ruben Salazar learn your Latino history by watching these PBS docs.

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‘Blood In, Blood Out’ Screenwriter Gives Advice to Writers: Eat Healthy Before You Go Drink Tequila
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‘Blood In, Blood Out’ Screenwriter Gives Advice to Writers: Eat Healthy Before You Go Drink Tequila

Jimmy Santiago Baca is an ex-con, poet, screenwriter, and now documentary subject. We talked to him about his new film and his writing routine (it…

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Meet Las Marthas, Mexican-American Debutantes Who Dress Like Martha Washington, in 6 Dazzling GIFs
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Meet Las Marthas, Mexican-American Debutantes Who Dress Like Martha Washington, in 6 Dazzling GIFs

In the ‘Las Marthas’ documentary we watch a Texas debutante ball that celebrates George Washington’s birthday turn into a Mexican-American version of ‘Mean Girls.’

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Panama Enters the Foreign Language Oscar Competition For First Time Ever With ‘Invasion’ Documentary
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Panama Enters the Foreign Language Oscar Competition For First Time Ever With ‘Invasion’ Documentary

In 1989, the U.S. invaded Panama and removed dictator Manuel Noriega from office. This documentary discovers that Panamanians have forgotten the details of this historical…

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This Puerto Rican New Yorker’s Life Changed When He Looked in the Mirror and Saw Barack Obama
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This Puerto Rican New Yorker’s Life Changed When He Looked in the Mirror and Saw Barack Obama

We talked to Louis Ortiz about his life as an Obama impersonator and a new documentary that tells his story.

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How Do Visual Artists Survive and Thrive in Cuba? ‘Alumbrones’ Documentary Shows Us How
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How Do Visual Artists Survive and Thrive in Cuba? ‘Alumbrones’ Documentary Shows Us How

We talked to the director, Bruce Donnelly, about shooting in Cuba and documenting the lives of artists who sometimes can’t even find paint or a…

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Diego Luna On Why Los Angeles Needs Another Film Festival and How Documentaries Can Erase Borders
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Diego Luna On Why Los Angeles Needs Another Film Festival and How Documentaries Can Erase Borders

In this exclusive interview with Diego Luna, he talks about bringing the Ambulante Film Festival to California and the new movie he is going to…

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Don’t Miss Genius Grant Winner Natalia Almada’s Lyrical Film On Her Great-Grandfather, Ex-President of Mexico
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Don’t Miss Genius Grant Winner Natalia Almada’s Lyrical Film On Her Great-Grandfather, Ex-President of Mexico

For many Mexicans, Plutarco Elías Calles is remembered as a dictator but, for Natalia Almada he’s family. In ‘El General’ she uses audio recordings of…

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Inocente, Undocumented Artist and Subject of Oscar-Winning Short Documentary, Has Big News
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Inocente, Undocumented Artist and Subject of Oscar-Winning Short Documentary, Has Big News

Back in 2013, on the biggest night of year for Hollywood — the Academy Awards — a young, undocumented Latina artist, Inocente Izucar, was thrust…

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