I strongly suggest that you take a look at David Riker's "La
Ciudad" (USA, 1998, which is essentially a collection of longish
shorts focused on Latin@s in NY City. It's usually a winner with my
students in both film and Latin@ studies courses, especially the
story of the lost Puebla immigrant.
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On Nov 19, 2007, at 12:01 PM, Leo Aristimuno wrote:
> Dear Colleagues
> I am looking for films (especially shorts) informed by/about the
> experiences of recent immigrants. More specifically, I'm looking
> for films where the urban context plays a dominant role in shaping
> these experiences.
> Next term, I am teaching an advanced UG video production course
> where my students will work in collaboration with an urban
> journalism class to explore the stories of Blooomfield Avenue, a
> major thoroughfare in North Newark populated by a large, relatively
> new Latino community. In the course of the term, my students will
> produce fictional shorts inspired by stories and events from the
> community and the journalism students will write reports from the
> The films I seek will serve as examples of works where the urban
> experience provides a context for stories of immigration and will
> be shown to students early in the semester. I would be particularly
> interested in films distributed online.
> For those interested, the works will be presented though a web site
> next summer.
> Many thanks in advance
> Leo Aristimuno
> Assistant Professor
> Video Production and Media Studies
> Rutgers University - Newark
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