Latino films at AFI DOCS this year include:
Farewell Ferris Wheel, USA
There are many parallels between the lives of a migrant laborer and a carnival worker. FAREWELL FERRIS WHEEL is a year in the life of men who are both. Allotted controversial H-2B visas, the workers are grateful for the opportunity to provide for their families in Mexico, but also subject to little wage and labor protections. This thoughtful portrait, mostly set in Maryland, focuses on the workers and their struggle as well as an American institution that struggles to keep their business afloat.
The Man Who Saw Too Much, Mexico
For more than five decades, photojournalist Enrique Metinides risked his life to photograph tragedy — and the human emotion that accompanies it — in Mexico City. From crime scenes shot in black and white to explosions captured in full color, Metinides' hauntingly beautiful pictures reveal the drama of disaster in a single frame.
Silver Spring and Washington DC: June 22 - 26. Full lineup and details here.