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No More Babies for Life

by Renee Tajima-Peña and Virginia Espino

At a large Los Angeles maternity ward in the 1960s and 1970s, Mexican-American mothers were frequently prodded into tubal ligations in the late stages of labor — often based on little more than the question “More babies?”

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Recalling Orange County

by Mylene Moreno

Examining the fierce recall election of Nativo Lopez, a school board leader and immigrant rights activist, Recalling Orange County reveals both the cultural chasm and surprising alliances between the suburban establishment and a growing Latino community.

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Reportero

by Bernardo Ruiz

A veteran reporter and photojournalist chronicles the interconnected stories of a rapidly changing city on the Mexican-American border.

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Skipping Up

by Jimmy Mendiola and Faith Radle

Skipping Up follows a group of eighth graders in San Antonio as they finish their year in the Middle School Partners Program, a successful dropout-prevention project that has generated national interest as a model for schools with significant Latino populations.

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Tales of Masked Men

by Carlos Avila

Lucha libre, or Mexican wrestling, is a working-class sport that has become an indelible part of Mexican culture.

Voces

Una Vida Mejor: A Better Life

by Lela Delgado

A look at the lives of Latin American immigrants in the American heartland as they struggle to maintain their traditions in the face of language barriers, prejudice, and the challenge of adapting to a new culture.

Why Cybraceros?

by Alex Rivera

Why Cybraceros is a short film based on (and incorporating footage from) a real 1940s US government film that promoted a migrant labor program — remade with a whimsical, creative twist by experimental filmmaker Alex Rivera.

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