By Mariela Rosario | 05/01/2009 - 15:30
In this haunting documentary, director Rebecca Cammisa chronicles the harrowing journey that immigrants headed to the United States must make through Mexico on the freight trains that transport commercial goods from south to north. Almost 5% of the people who brave the passage north are children, with nearly 100 thousand minors a year attempting the journey alone. And many don't make it.
By Angie Romero | 04/30/2009 - 11:30
Argentine director Lucia Puenzo’s sophomore effort, The Fish Child (aka El Niño Pez), based on her own novel by the same name, is equal parts telenovela (albeit a dark one) and traditional magical realist tale. Early reviews have called it a South American Thelma and Louise but there is absolutely no hint of Hollywood here.
By Angie Romero | 04/23/2009 - 12:00
You may remember Paola Mendoza as Magda in Sangre de Mi Sangre, a harrowing immigrant drama released last year. This year, the talented Bogota-born, New York-based actress is back in a very different role for Entre Nos, which makes its world premiere on Saturday, April 25, as part of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Mendoza plays Mariana, a loving mother who brings her two young children (played by newcomers Sebastian Villa and Laura Montana) from her native Colombia to New York to indulge her husband’s whim.