Posts tagged ‘Latin American Documentary’
Evangeline Griego‘s documentary God Willing will air on public television stations nationwide beginning on April 2, 2011. Check local listings or visit the film’s website for broadcast dates and times.
God Willing begins with a letter from the filmmaker’s nephew: “Dear Family – I’ve gone off with the missionaries, the bearded ones remember? To serve the Lord. Don’t fill out a missing person’s report. The Lord comes first – Daniel.”
God Willing is the wrenching story of families who have lost their sons and daughters to the Jim Roberts Group, a nomadic Christian cult also known as the Garbage Eaters, The Church and The Brethren. Told through the journey of filmmaker Evangeline Griego‘s own family, as well as (more…)
This year, JDIFF commemorates Latin American cinema with a wonderful season including Daniel and Diego Veda Vidal‘s October and the part-documentary, part cinematic essay Nostalgia for the Light.
Oliver Stone touches a nerve in his takedown of the corporate media’s support of US Interventions in Latin America and ongoing demonization of Hugo Chavez.
Look out: the gloves are off and as usual the New York Times is determined to destroy Hollywood filmmaker Oliver Stone. On Friday, the paper published not one but two critical articles about the director’s latest documentary, South of the Border, about the tectonic political changes occurring in South America. Stone, who is known for such popular hits as Wall Street and Platoon, made his film based on interviews with such leaders as Raul Castro of Cuba and Hugo Chávez of Venezuela. In his movie, Stone takes the New York Times and the mainstream media to task for their shoddy coverage of Latin America and demonization of Hugo Chávez, someone who Stone openly sympathizes with. (more…)