Posts tagged "documentary"

Ruben Salazar documentary raises questions about journalist's death

Ruben Salazar documentary raises questions about journalist's death
A new documentary about Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar begins airing on PBS Tuesday. Ruben Salazar, a reporter at the Los Angeles Times, was killed during a National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War in 1970. A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy fired a tear gas canister into a bar where Salazar was seated. He... Read more »

Al Jazeera America doc examines immigration debate

Al Jazeera America has made an intriguing new documentary series, “Borderland,” that tries to put Americans in the shoes of immigrants. The documentary follows six Americans who retrace the steps of undocumented immigrants who died while attempting to cross the border into the U.S. In this trailer, Alex, a liberal artist from New York, and... Read more »

Harvest of Empire showing in Chicago

Harvest of Empire showing in Chicago
Immigration is often debated without much discussion of why people come here. A documentary by journalist Juan González looks at some of the root causes of immigration and how United States policy in Latin America has played a role. It is based on his book by the same name. It also focuses on the family... Read more »
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Inocente and Sugarman: Latinos in Oscar-winning docs

Inocente and Sugarman: Latinos in Oscar-winning docs
You didn’t see any Latino actors nominated for the major acting roles at this year’s Oscars. But Latinos in real life were the subjects of the two documentaries that won Oscars. “Inocente” won the Oscar Sunday night for documentary short. It tells the story of a young homeless immigrant artist who was undocumented. And “Searching... Read more »