1. Cuban Roots/Bronx Stories highlights the historical journey of an Afro-Cuban family, from Jamaica, to Cuba, to the Bronx, revealing that the Cuban-American experience is more diverse, racially and ideologically, than we are often led to believe. Diana, Ruben, and Pablo reveal stories of growing political awareness, overcoming the dangers of the streets, and coming into their own as Afro-Latinos. Available from gritoproductions.com.

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  2. Con el toque de la chaveta (With a Stroke of the Chaveta) takes viewers into the legendary cigar factories of Cuba to witness the unique practice of "la lectura de tabaquería", the collective reading of literature while tabaqueros roll habanos.

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  3. Every second Sunday of July from the 1960s through the early 2000s, hundreds of Cubans and lovers of Cuban music assembled at the Bohemian Beer Garden in Queens for the Recordando el Mamoncillo festival. Recordando el Mamoncillo (Remembering the Mamoncillo) gives viewers a taste of that joyous event, organized by El Club Cubano Inter-Americano.

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  4. Disobeying Orders focuses on the antiwar movement within the armed forces during the Vietnam War. Interviews with Vietnam veterans, including a navy nurse, are interwoven with archival photos, film footage, and popular music of the 1960's. One nurse coordinated an airdrop of antiwar leaflets over her naval base for which she was court-martialed. A black soldier spent time in the stockade for his protest of the military's racial discrimination. One powerful scene shows a group of high school students thoughtfully listening to the veterans’ experiences and advice regarding military recruitment. This film highlights the intersection of the civil rights and antiwar movements, and the ethics of whether to follow orders that one feels are immoral.

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  5. The Point is a community arts and development organization in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx. I produced this piece as a segment for CITY ARTS, an arts magazine show which aired on Channel 13 in New York City in the 1990s.

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Grito Productions make films that combine personal narratives with archival material to explore historical, political, and cultural themes. Our films put the lives and histories of everyday people in the foreground and provide entryways for the audience…


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Grito Productions make films that combine personal narratives with archival material to explore historical, political, and cultural themes. Our films put the lives and histories of everyday people in the foreground and provide entryways for the audience to understand the diversity of human experience. Our films can be ordered from gritoproductions.com.

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