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Evita
Long after Evita was embalmed and secretly buried under a fictitious name in Milan, the former First Lady of Argentina once again was catapulted to fame after Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical. A few years later, Alan Parker's movie adaptation…
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Samba On Your Feet - The Music of Carnival
In Samba On Your Feet the filmmakers go behind the Carioca milieu to document samba and carnival. The one-hour documentary traces the influences that contributed to shape the music that consecrated Carnival as one of the most powerful cultural manifestations…
Rita Dove - An American Poet
The film is made in part of a series of in-depth, on-camera, conversations with Poet Laureate Rita Dove--conducted and recorded by Eduardo Montes-Bradley between September 2012, and October 2013. These conversations were later edited using with hundreds of still images…
Julian Bond - Reflections from the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement
Julian Bond: Reflections from the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement is a portrait of social activist and former Georgia legislator in which Julian Bond approaches the Civil Rights Movement from a personal perspective. "Bond's father was the first African-American…
Child of the Forest
Yona Bromberg recalls the German invasion of her hometown of Rokitna, in Poland as she was herded, along with the rest of her family, to the village market. "My family and all other Jews in Rokitna", she explains. "Once on…
Adriana Lisboa - Brazilian Author
Brazilian writer Adriana Lisboa grew up in Laranjeiras where her family stills resides in the house her grandfather built more than fifty years ago. By all means, Lisboa is a true Carioca, a native of Rio de Janeiro. This categorical…
Andrés Waissman - An Argentinian Artist
From the intimacy of his atelier in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, Andres Waissman reveals the complex set of circumstances that contributed to shape his life-time canvas. The fundamental theme of his focus on canvas are multitudes, displacement, exodus, ships…
Norman Kloker - Remembering the Rotary Club
Norman Kloker, the oldest living member of the Rotary Club, recalls the early days of one of America's leading institutions.
Monroe Hill - Remembering James Monroe
"Monroe Hill" unearths the history of the site that contains the last remaining structures of the late 18th century southern plantation. These surviving structures are silent witnesses to Monroe's struggle as a farmer and a politician from the late 1780's…
Raul Baragiola - Physicist
In the opening scene of the documentary, the physicist Raul Baragiola speculates about time and eternity as he wonders amongst the centenaria graves at the cemetery of the University of Virginia : "Maybe there is a universe out there were…
White - A Season in the Life of John Borden Evans
John Borden Evans works year-round in his atelier in North Garden, Va. where I approached him for the first time with the idea of a film. The initial concept was to expose his work from the perspective of four seasons…
Humberto Calzada - A Cuban American Painter
Featuring Humberto Calzada the film looks back into the artist's early life in Havana before the Cuban Revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power. Humberto Calzada represents the side of the Cuban-American equation on the north side of the Gulf…