This is a group managed by Cinema Tropical and dedicated to lovers of Latin American cinema and culture, as well as fans of Independent film. We organize monthly screenings of the best in Latin American cinema in various locations around New York City. We offer discount tickets and free ticket giveaways, as well as cocktail events, and Q&As with Latin and Latino filmmakers.
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University (CLACS), Cinema Tropical, and the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations / What Moves You?, are thrilled to announce the Spring 2019 Program for INDOCUMENTALES - a film and conversation series committed to exploring the multiplicity of Latin American migrant experiences in our country through compassionate representation and critical dialogue.
INDOCUMENTALES began in May of 2010 as Indocumentales: the US/Mexico Interdependent Film Series with documentary film screenings and panel discussions throughout the five boroughs of New York City. It since traveled across the U.S., as well as to Mexico and Canada, engaging diverse communities in reflecting on their relationship to the questions posed in the films.
For the Spring 2019 semester, INDOCUMENTALES is showcasing two timely documentaries exploring notions of home, belonging, and the ever-complex nature of migration.
THE UNAFRAID (Anayansi Prado and Heather Courtney, USA, 2018, 87 mins. In English and Spanish with English and Spanish subtitles)
The Unafraid is a feature length documentary that follows the personal lives of three DACA students in Georgia, a state that has banned them from attending their top state universities and disqualifies them from receiving in-state tuition at any other public college. Shot in an observational style over a period of four years, this film takes an intimate look at the lives of Alejandro, Silvia and Aldo as they navigate activism, pursuing their right to education, and fighting for the rights of their families and communities. The Unafraid shows us what it means to grow up both American and undocumented in the United States.
Post-screening discussion with Celso Perez, Staff Attorney at the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project (IRP), Andrew Lim, Director of Quantitative Research at the New American Economy, and Andres Guerrero, Mexican Student Association (MexSa NYU) representative. Moderated by World Council of Peoples for the United Nations (WCPUN) Executive Director, Shamina de Gonzaga.