Nearly five years have passed since the Castro administration took office in Cuba, and the country is in a state of darkness and oppression. Freedom has been stripped from its people and daily life has been punctured by harassment and executions at the hands of Castro’s National Police. After his childhood friend is violently killed in an altercation with a Castro sympathizer, 21 year old Reinaldo realizes he must find a way out and regain his freedom at any cost.
In this meditation on recidivism Sebastion, recently released from prison, must find a way to provide for his family in a world where he is systematically mistrusted.
To her adult daughters Amada and Altagracia, Mami is dead but not forgotten. In an attempt to honor Mami’s birthday, the two women build a pimped out altar any Santera would be proud of and, in the process, unwittingly open a door to the spirit world that forces the sisters to reconnect with Mami and all of her “constructive criticism.”
A Latino boy sets out on a search to find his immigrant mother after she purposely abandons him at a playground.
A young Hispanic teen must confront his family and overcome his own immaturity when his girlfriend tells him she’s pregnant.
During a trip to the beach, a young boy realizes that his desire to ride a skimboard is easier said than done as he encounters an unlikely adversary – a seagull who feels the need to mock him.
An invitation to hangout after a basketball game forces Anthony, a young man trying to spread his wings, to finally confront his protective and overbearing mother.
Set in the near-future, a Latino comes home one day to discover he’s been replaced by a “whiter” version of himself.
Lucas, 7, black, goes to a birthday party as Superman. Eric, 7, white, the birthday kid, had the same idea. Now they will do anything to prove who is the real Man of Steel.
To find happiness and achieve the American dream. Ustin (Haiti) and Douglas (Honduras) recite a poem in which they express their feelings and frustrations after having made a long journey to reach the city of Tijuana.