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Belfast Girls
A film by Malin Andersson, 2006, 58 min., Color

BELFAST GIRLS is a quiet, powerful story of two young women growing up in a city where neighbors are cut off from each other by permanent concrete and...

The Desert Is No Lady
A film by Shelley Williams in collaboration with Susan Palmer, 1995, 45 min., Color

With provocative imagery and spirited juxtapositions, THE DESERT IS NO LADY looks at the Southwest through the eyes of its leading contemporary women ...

Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie)
A film by Mikaela Shwer, 2015, 75 min., Color

Since the age of 4, Angy Rivera has lived in the United States with a secret that threatens to upend her life: She is undocumented. Angy arrived with ...

A documentary by Hannah Weyer, 2002, 53 min., Color

There are over 800,000 students enrolled in migrant education programs in the United States and, of those, only 45-50% ever finish high school. ESCUEL...

A film by Ursula Biemann and Angela Sanders, 2003, 20 min., Color

The fourth in Ursula Biemann's critically acclaimed series of video essays that investigates migration across borders, EUROPLEX, a collaboration with ...

Everyone Their Grain of Sand
A film by Beth Bird, 2005, 87 min., Color

This award-winning documentary reveals the struggles of the citizens of Maclovio Rojas in Tijuana, Mexico as they battle the state government’s attemp...

Finding Dawn
A film by Christine Welsh, 2006, 73 min., Color

FINDING DAWN puts a human face on a tragedy that has received precious little attention – and one which is surprisingly similar to the situation in Ci...

From Here, From This Side
A film by Gloria Ribe, 1988, 24 min., Color

The relationship between Mexico and its rich neighbor to the north has always been ambiguous. Using mostly stock footage, this collage-like documentar...

La Boda
A film by Hannah Weyer, 2000, 53 min., Color

In an intimate portrait of migrant life along the U.S.-Mexican border, Hannah Weyer’s new film LA BODA delves into the challenges faced by a community...

Las Marthas
A film by Cristina Ibarra, Produced by Erin Ploss-Campoamor, 2013, 69 min., Color

Unlike any other, the annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas is part of a lucrative month-long festival honoring George Washington’s birthday. LAS MAR...

Maria in Nobody's Land
A film by Marcela Zamora Chamorro, 2010, 86 min., Color

MARIA IN NOBODY'S LAND is an unprecedented and intimate look at the illegal and extremely dangerous journey of three Salvadoran women to the US. Doña ...

Ni Aquí, Ni Allá (Neither Here, Nor There)
A film by Gabriela Bortolamedi, Co-Produced by Mark Abramson, 2014, 24 min., Color

NI AQUI, NI ALLA illuminates the challenges facing an undocumented college student and her family. Blanca, a second-year student at the University of ...

The Peacekeepers and the Women
A film by Karin Jurschick, 2003, 80 min., Color

Winner of the Arte-Documentary Award for Best German Documentary, this chilling investigation examines the booming sex-trafficking industry in Bosnia ...

Performing the Border
A film by Ursula Biemann, 1999, 42 min., Color

A video essay set in the Mexican-U.S. border town of Ciudad Juarez, where U.S. multinational corporations assemble electronic and digital equipment j...

Portraits of a Search
A film by Alicia Calderón, 2015, 53 min., Color

More than 20,000 people disappeared in Mexico during the horrifically violent war on drugs waged by former President Calderon. With each missing perso...

Remote Sensing
A film by Ursula Biemann, 2001, 53 min., Color

In Biemann’s latest video, she traces the routes and reasons of women who travel across the globe for work in the sex industry. By using the latest i...

Señorita Extraviada, Missing Young Woman
A film by Lourdes Portillo, 2001, 74 min., Color

SENORITA EXTRAVIADA, MISSING YOUNG WOMAN tells the haunting story of the more than 350 kidnapped, raped and murdered young women of Juárez, Mexico. Vi...

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