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Hand Changes

by Gregory Gilbert

An investigation of the cyclic social, economic and political changes influencing farm labor on Virginia's eastern shore for 400 years.

I Really Want to Make It

by Ray Telles

Sharon Montano of Oakland decides to go back to school at age 20 after several years of substance abuse and other struggles. When she discovers Civicorps Academy, she finally gets another shot at a high school diploma — and a future.

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I Stare at You and Dream

by Susan Mogul

The filmmaker and three friends reveal their struggles, wounds and romantic entanglements in an intimate look at four lives in progress.

Immigrant High

by Xochitl Dorsey

Immigrant teens face discrimination, language barriers, unfamiliar cultural traditions — all while dealing with the changes all teens struggle with. Many give up on school. Immigrant High takes us into the halls of Pan American International High School in Queens, New York, a school that aims to give its Latino students a place to belong and excel.

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La Lupe Queen of Latin Soul

by Ela Troyano

Legendary Afro-Cuban pop singer Lupe Yoli, the Queen of Latin Soul, was famous for her emotional — and controversial — performances before her tragic death in 1992.

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La Sierra

by Scott Dalton and Margarita Martinez

La Sierra follows the lives of three young people living in a Medellín, Colombia neighborhood ruled by violence and a group of teenage paramilitants as they confront war, death, and love.

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Las Marthas

by Cristina Ibarra

In the lingering aftermath of the U.S.-Mexican War, the border town of Laredo, Texas created an annual debutante ball unlike any other. Las Marthas follows two Mexican American girls carrying this gilded tradition on their shoulders during a time of economic uncertainty and tension over immigration.

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The Last Conquistador

by John J. Valadez and Cristina Ibarra

The city of El Paso is divided over a new public statue of a conquistador that evokes pride in Hispanics, and outrage among Native Americans who consider him a terrorist.

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Letters from the Other Side

by Heather Courtney

Through the personal stories of several Mexican women and the cross-border video letters between them, their loved ones, and strangers, Letters from the Other Side reveals the other side of the immigration story.

LISTENING AT THE LUNCHEONETTE

by Carole Lucia Satrina and Eugene Marner

In this six-part series, Americans from all walks of life gather at diners, cafeterias, and coffee shops to discuss identity and the challenges of building community.

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