Making The Impossible Possible
Making The Impossible PossibleMAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE tells the story of the student led struggle to win Puerto Rican Studies at Brooklyn College, CUNY, in the late 1960’s.
Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route
Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal RouteA man, a postal route, a changing city. Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route explores history and change in Detroit, through the lens of African American postal worker, Wendell Watkins, and the customers he has built ties with over 30 years on his route.
Cuban Roots/Bronx Stories
Cuban Roots/Bronx StoriesHighlights the historical journey of an Afro-Cuban family, from Jamaica, to Cuba, to the Bronx, revealing that the Cuban-American experience is more diverse, racially and ideologically, than we are often led to believe.
With a Stroke of the Chaveta
With a Stroke of the ChavetaA poetic documentary short that leaves us wondering where to draw the line between "worker" and "intellectual."
Disobeying Orders: G.I. Resistance to The Vietnam War
Disobeying Orders: G.I. Resistance to The Vietnam WarFocuses on the antiwar movement within the armed forces during the Vietnam War.
Remembering the Mamoncillo
Remembering the MamoncilloThe history and cultural importance of the Recordando el Mamoncillo festival and El Club Cubano is brought to life by dance scenes, testimonies of long-time members of the club and musical performances by Chico Alvarez y su Palo Monte, Son Sublime, the Charanga All-Stars, and Orquesta Broadway.
We are excited to be on our way to Santiago de Cuba for the Santiago Álvarez Film Festival.
The XX Santiago Álvarez Documentary Film Festival in Santiago de Cuba from March 3 - 8, 2023 would be dedicated to the Independent Documentary of the United States (each year the festival is dedicated to the filmmakers of a specific country)! What? A Cuban film festival honoring the filmmakers from the very country that has tried to strangle the island nation with a devastating economic blockade for the last 64 years? What a great idea, I thought.
In 2020 Detroit 48202 won the Jury Award at the Festival Internacional de Documentales Santiago Álvarez in Memoriam in Santiago de Cuba.
Subsequently, the festival directors decided to dedicate the following festival to "The Independent Documentary of the United States," and asked me to curate a special showcase of US documentaries.