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In this program

A Guide For When Immigrants Become Ancestors

Directed by Iliana Garcia

Pairing personal experience with poetry, this documentary short paints an intimate portrait of a fourth-generation Mexican Filipino American, as they navigate what it means to inherit an identity rooted in cultural memory.

Somos Esenciales: We Are Essential

Directed by Rafael Flores

Through the stories of Latino Essential Workers at the Mission Food Hub in San Francisco, “Somos Esenciales” shows the resilience and self determination of the Latino community to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by relying on cultural practices such as food pathways, healing circles, lowriding, volunteering and arts practices to address the decline in mental health.

Sin Refugio

Directed by Andrea Cordoba, Roberto Bosoms

When the Mexican government decides to open an agricultural water dam in Chihuahua to pay a water debt to the United States, local farmers battle the military to protect their harvest and livelihoods.


Directed by Rudy Valdez

In the United States, there are over 11 million child translators. This story follows Harye, Densel, and Virginia as they translate for their parents in everyday situations.

Dates & Times


Regal Union Square

Wed, Sep 20
5:30 pm