August 12, 2019 · 12:01 PM
The 16th New York Latino Film Festival
Seven docs screen among more than 20 new features in this event highlighting the work of Latinx filmmakers and talent.
RAUL JULIA: THE WORLD’S A STAGE
These titles include Sundance award-winning hybrid THE INFILTRATORS
, Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra’s story of undocumented youth intentionally seeking detention by Border Patrol; Chelsea Hernandez’s SXSW-debuting BUILDING THE AMERICAN DREAM
, an exposé of dangerous practices and abuses of immigrant labor in construction; Ben DeJesus’ RAUL JULIA: THE WORLD’S A STAGE
, an upcoming American Masters/Voces profile of the acclaimed actor; Pat McGee’s THE DEPORTED
, which explores individuals caught up in deportation proceedings; Michael Dominic’s CLEAN HANDS
, a longitudinal portrait of a Nicaraguan family living in extreme poverty; HBO Latino’s FARRUKO: EN LETRA DE OTRO
, a concert doc on the Emmy-winning reggaeton performer; and Maceo Frost’s TOO BEAUTIFUL: OUR RIGHT TO FIGHT
, about a female boxer in Cuba, where women are banned from the sport.