El norte

Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life. Gregory Nava’s groundbreaking El Norte tells of the personal travails of immigrants crossing the border to America with a humanism rarely seen in films. This is a story of hope and survival.

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El viaje de Carol

Carol, a twelve-year-old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spainin the spring of 1938 at the height of the Civil War.  Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother’s home village and transforms the secretive family environment.  Her innocence and rebellious nature drive her at first to reject a world that is at once new and foreign. But she soon journeys into adulthood through a friendship with Maruja, the village teacher, and a young local boy, Tomiche.
 
 
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Cautiva

Cautiva tells the story of Cristina, a girl whose life is thrown into turmoil when she is suddenly escorted from her strict Catholic school in Buenos Aires and told that she is really Sofía Lombardi, the daughter of activists who disappeared in the ’70s. Questioning everything she once thought true, Cristina embarks on a journey to find her true identity. Meeting others like herself, the young girl soon discovers the real-life horrors of Argentina’s relatively recent past and the nightmare that claimed tens of thousands of lives during the country’s “dirty war.”

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La lengua de las mariposas

Butterfly is a heartwarming tale about a young boy growing up in a small Spanish town. Moncho is timid and fearful as he starts school for the first time. But with the nurturing guidance of his kind and devoted teacher, Don Gregorio, a world of possibilities begins to open up for young Moncho. As the school year comes to a close, however, civil war begins sweeping across the country, forcing the boy’s family and community to choose between the fight for freedom and the threat of persecution.

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