CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE
Producer: Abby Ginzberg
Sunday, March 13th, 5:00 pm
Watch the trailer HERE
During his extraordinary life, Cruz Reynoso has been one of those rare individuals who are not only shaped by history, they make history. As a child of farm workers, Reynoso felt the sting of injustice, and later as a lawyer, and then the first Latino to sit on the California Supreme Court, he used his “justice bone” to eradicate discrimination and inequality in an effort to make the promise of the American dream a reality for all. CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE is a compelling portrait of one of America’s unsung heroes and the turbulent times in which he lived.
PRECIOUS KNOWLEDGE – World Premiere!
Director: Ari Luis Palos; Producer: Eren Isabel McGinnis
Friday, March 18th, 7:30 pm
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PRECIOUS KNOWLEDGE interweaves the transformative stories of students in the Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School. The program has become a model of educational success with 100% of their students graduating from high school and 82% attending college. We filmed their social justice throughout an entire school year to document disenfranchised youth becoming engaged, informed and active Chicanos. However, Arizona lawmakers believe the students are being indoctrinated with dangerous ideology and that the classes teach anti-American, anti-capitalist destructive ethnic chauvinism.
PRECIOUS KNOWLEDGE is a co-production of Dos Vatos Productions, and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), produced in association with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) and Arizona Public Media, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
Producer: Evangeline Griego
Saturday, March 19th, 12:00 pm
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GOD WILLING begins with a letter: 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 story of Sandi and Marsha, two moms who join forces to find their daughters in the streets of Seattle. Seven years ago their daughters joined the Jim Roberts Group, a nomadic Christian cult also known as the Garbage Eaters, The Church and The Brethren. They have not seen them since. Their daughters, believing they are on the path to salvation, have abandoned all their worldly possessions including their family: If any man come to me and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren and sisters, yea and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
GOD WILLING is a co-production of About Time Productions and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) and KNME/New Mexico PBS with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
ABOUT SDLFF – The annual festival celebrates films and videos by Latinos and/or about the Latino experience, screening over 140 works from across Latin America and throughout the United States. Each year approximately 100 actors, film and video makers visit and participate in the festival. 18,000 people attend screenings, workshops and enjoy ¡Arte Latino! and ¡Sonido Latino! happening throughout San Diego. The San Diego Latino Film Festival runs from Thursday, March 10th – Sunday, March 20th.
For a full schedule and tickets, please visit the San Diego Latino Film Festival website at: www.dev.sdlatinofilm.com.