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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.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0168589/


Luis Figueroa
Trinity College
Hartford, CT
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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  
> same.
>
> 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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