Documentary Films

Cuban Roots/Bronx Stories

Cuban Roots/Bronx Stories

Highlights the historical journey of an Afro-Cuban family, from Jamaica, to Cuba, to the Bronx, revealing that the Cuban-American experience is more diverse, racially and ideologically, than we are often led to believe.
Disobeying Orders: G.I. Resistance to The Vietnam War

Disobeying Orders: G.I. Resistance to The Vietnam War

Focuses on the antiwar movement within the armed forces during the Vietnam War.
With a Stroke of the Chaveta

With a Stroke of the Chaveta

A poetic documentary short that leaves us wondering where to draw the line between "worker" and "intellectual."
Remembering the Mamoncillo

Remembering the Mamoncillo

The history and cultural importance of the Recordando el Mamoncillo festival and El Club Cubano is brought to life by dance scenes, testimonies of long-time members of the club and musical performances by Chico Alvarez y su Palo Monte, Son Sublime, the Charanga All-Stars, and Orquesta Broadway.
Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route

Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route

Follows Wendell Watkins on the route where he has delivered mail for 26 years. The stories and observations that he and his customers share reveal resilience, struggle, and grassroots reimagining what their city may become.
A Humble Giant: 70 Years Defending Immigrants and Radicals

A Humble Giant: 70 Years Defending Immigrants and Radicals

Tells the story of legendary attorney Ira Gollobin, who was instrumental in crafting the practice of combining brilliant legal work and social justice organizing to successfully fight for immigrants’ and political activists’ rights.

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Cuban Roots at La Casa Azul Bookstore 3/15/14

February 20, 2014

Join us for an intimate screening of

Cuban Roots/Bronx Stories

Saturday March 15, 2014. 6 - 8 PM

at La Casa Azul Bookstore
143 E. 103rd Street

Upcoming Screening at First Person Plural Harlem/Shrine Nov. 19, 2013

November 8, 2013

Proud to be invited to share some work-in-progress clips from DETROIT 48202 at:

 

 

In the Presence of Labor History Giants

November 1, 2013

At the North American Labor History Conference in Detroit

Pam Sporn, Todd Duncan, ML Liebler, Quill Pettway, Marsha Battle-Philpot, General Baker, David Philpot, Peter Rachleff (photo: C. Gholz)

I got a chance to share a work sample of Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route for the first time to a Detroit audience at the North American Labor History Conference held at Wayne State from Oct. 24-26, 2013. I was lucky to share a panel with WSU Prof. Todd Duncan entitled, Cinematic Images of Labor in Detroit. The essence of the presentations, and the vibrant discussion that followed, was that there are important grassroots Detroit voices, that often don't get heard, but that express histories and struggles that complicate a sometimes simplistic, exploitative narrative about the city's past and present. It made me really think about what images we media makers choose to highlight: empty buildings or people?