Back in 2013, on the biggest night of year for Hollywood — the Academy Awards — a young, undocumented Latina artist, Inocente Izucar, was thrust into the spotlight. Now, she’s got even bigger news.
Jose Antonio Vargas, journalist, filmmaker, and immigrants rights activist is being held by border agents in Texas.
Indie film director Alex Rivera teamed up with immigration activists to make two powerful music videos.
Ever the hot-button issue and a glaring reminder of a dysfunctional government, Critics Academy member Vanessa Erazo takes a look at immigration reform through features Who Is Dayani Cristal? and How Democracy Works Now, playing at the 51st New York Film Festival.
Greg “Gringoyo” Berger is an American filmmaker living in Mexico who makes social justice films. He doesn’t take himself too seriously and understands his position as an outsider in the country, often calling himself a revolutionary tourist.
I talked to Berger and Alex Rivera about their free screening named “Bordering on Absurd,” what inspires them to make political films, and their college days spent in a cheese-making collective. Yeah, read on. It gets hilarious.