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Latin America

Interview: “En el Séptimo Día” Director Jim McKay Discusses The Cultural Mosaic of New York City

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"En el Séptimo Día" director Jim McKay discusses how he went about making a film so different from his own lived experience.

Interview: “Nossa Chape” Directors Jeff and Michael Zimbalist Discuss How Communities Rebuild After Tragedy

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The directors of "Nossa Chape" discuss their documentary, and the power of sport in recovering from national tragedies.

Review: Documentary “Nossa Chape” Explores the Transcendent Nature of Sports

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After a tragic plane crash, the Chapecoense football club rebuilds in this documentary about the societal impact of sports.

Review: “A Fantastic Woman” earns its Best Foreign Film nomination

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A Fantastic Woman, Chile's entry for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars, is a beautiful and heartbreaking drama about a trans woman dealing with the...

Review: From Afar (Venezuela, 2016)

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An unlikely Venezuelan piece that offers an artistic, brooding taste of award-friendly cinema.

Review: Elite Squad (Brazil, 2007)

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Before playing infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar on Netflix’s Narcos, Brazilian actor Wagner Moura made a name for himself by starring in an opposite...

Review: The Perfect Dictatorship (Mexico, 2014)

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Now available to international audiences on Netflix, The Perfect Dictatorship is Mexican director Luis Estrada’s latest satire on his country’s politics. The film’s title comes...

Review: The Second Mother (Brazil, 2015)

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One of the most deservedly acclaimed films to come out of Brazil in the past year is The Second Mother, which centers around a live-in...

Review: El Infierno (Mexico, 2010)

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In El Infierno, Mexican director Luis Estrada offers a pitch-black critique of his own homeland.

Review: The Liberator (Venezuela, 2014)

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The Liberator is a Venezuelan biopic about South American revolutionary Simon Bolivar that is packed with both action and reminders of how Bolivar continues to...