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California and the American Dream

By Paul Espinosa, Lyn Goldfarb, Jed Riffe, and Emiko Omori

Exploring the dynamics of culture, community, and identity in one of the world’s most diverse regions, the four-part series California and the American Dream reveals how the last 35 years of divergent social trends have changed the state’s Hollywood dreamscape image of the past.

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.

Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story

by Jordan Mechner, Don Normark, Andrew Anderson, and Mark Moran

Don Normark's haunting photographs evoke a lost Mexican-American village in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, razed in the 1950s to build Dodger Stadium.

Independent Lens

Companeras

by Elizabeth Massie and Matthew Buzzell

Compañeras profiles America’s first all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, founded in 1994.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers' Struggle

by Rick Tejada-Flores and Ray Telles

This is the story of the United Farmworkers Union (UFW) and its leader Cesar Chavez, who inspired Latino activism of the ’60s and ’70s, and involved millions in a nonviolent struggle for social justice.

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.

Independent Lens

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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.

POV

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.

Los Angeles Now

by Phillip Rodriguez

Los Angeles Now looks beyond Baywatch and Blade Runner to create a fresh, candid portrait of the future of America’s second largest and most multicultural city.

Independent Lens, True Stories

Made in L.A.

by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar

Follow the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a trendy clothing retailer.

POV, Global Voices

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