Film articles

The “We Won’t Wait for Peace” Virtual Film Festival marks International Day of Peace

LatinaLista — Today is International Day of Peace. It is a day dedicated to a global call for ceasefire and non-violence. This year’s call, as asked by the UN Secretary-General, is for nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. Unfortunately, such a call can only be responded to by the governments of the world. However, working towards peace

New short film follows Postville deportees home and their continuing struggle to survive

LatinaLista — One of the Guatemalan immigrants, Willian Toj, who was apprehended and deported in May 2008 from Postville, Iowa wasn’t just working illegally in the United States at the meatpacking plant to send money back home — he was working to literally save the life of his mother. Toj’s story is but one of

Director of “The Wall” offers campuses film to screen to create dialogue about federal immigration policy

LatinaLista — A lot has been written and filmed about the ongoing building of the border wall along the US-Mexico border. The latest film to chronicle the impact of the border wall in the region is simply titled “The Wall.” The Wall is a new, feature documentary about the construction of a fence along the

Blockbuster partners with Maya Entertainment to carry Latino films

LatinaLista — In a move that sounds more like a strategic calculation to salvage a hurting business, Blockbuster announced today that they are partnering with Los Angeles-based Maya Entertainment. After Maya Entertainment sponsors a nationwide theatrical series of Latino films at selected theatres across the country beginning July 17 through September 4, Blockbuster will make

New film about immigrant family detention available for online screening

LatinaLista — From the very beginning when news broke of the immigrant detention centers, the one element that united people across ethnic, religious and political lines was the fact that families were being held in jail-like conditions. Since then, the Department of Homeland Security has tried to downplay the conditions of the detention of immigrant