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The Carmelita Tropicana Story

by Ela Troyano

The Carmelita Tropicana Story is an experimental narrative that explores the bicultural and bilingual experiences of Latinos and Latinas living in New York.

The City (La Ciudad)

by David Riker

Eliciting hope, The City (La Ciudad) is the narrative story of Latin American immigrants seeking community in a large, impersonal city.

Diary of a City Priest

by Eugene Martin

Diary of a City Priest is based on the journals of Father John McNamee, a spiritual guide, poet, and seer of many worlds past and present.

Doki-Doki

by Chris Eska

In suburban Tokyo, Yumi waits with the same strangers for the same train every day, until she decides to find out more about her fellow commuters.

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Fresh Kill

by Shu Lea Cheang

A cyberpunk narrative set in a post-apocalyptic, not-too-distant future where cats glow in the dark, fish lip sushi is the rage, and an eco-terrorist crisis is imminent.

Harambee!

by Liz Nealon

A family drama set in the housing projects of Brooklyn during the African American celebration Kwanzaa, starring Howard Rollins.

The Kitchen

by Andre Degas and Jodi Lahaye

When a son defies his Egyptian father's wishes in a convenience store in Hell's Kitchen, old world values clash with those of an assimilated younger generation.

Once Upon a Time in the Bronx

by Ela Troyano

Exploration of the the bicultural and bilingual experiences of Latinos and Latinas living in New York.

Ralph Ellison's King of the Bingo Game

by Elise Robertson and Charlie Schroeder

Based on Ralph Ellison's story, it is Harlem, 1943, and Sonny must win the bingo prize at the local movie theater to save his pregnant wife from dying.

True to the Game

by Robert Young and Sandy Kazan

Written by a 16-year-old high school student, True to the Game dramatizes the story of a teenage African American girl in New York City, torn between her life as a drug and gun dealer and her desire to become a writer.

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