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Grito Productions Returns to Santiago de Cuba

February 6, 2024


Grito Productions Director Pam Sporn with New Day Film members and students and faculty from the University of Oriente March, 2024.

Reflections on Programming Independent U.S. Documentaries for a Cuban Film Festival

April 14, 2023

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.

Grito Productions Returns to Santiago Álvarez Festival

January 27, 2023

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.

Detroit 48202 at InLight Film Festival

April 26, 2022

Detroit 48202 is a powerfully crafted and visually compelling homage to black life, resilience, and the project of world-making from the optic and lived experience of a laboring Detroit mailman,” said Professor Michael T. Martin, former Director of The Black Film Center and Archive, after seeing Detroit 48202 at the InLight Film Festival at Indiana University in April 2022.

Making The Impossible Possible in NYWIFT/iWoman Shorts Festival

March 10, 2022

March 1 - 31, 2022


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January 24, 2022

We received tremendous reviews after the encore broadcast of DETROIT 48202 on PBS/World Channel's America Reframed Series on Jan. 11. One viewer tweeted: “Best movie about Detroit I ever saw.” Another said:  wrote: “…my heart is full, my spirit is moved, I’m feeling pangs of righteous anger.” The person continued: “I’ve downloaded the incredible, thorough Teachers’ Guide.

Encore PBS Broadcast Jan. 11, 2022

January 6, 2022


September 7, 2021

Cuban Roots/Bronx Stories at The People's Forum, July 23, 2021

July 2, 2021
Join us at The People's Forum Freedom Summer Fim Series for this special screening.
Co-sponsored by Third World Newsreel.