1. "South American Cholo" is a short documentary that examines São Paulo's fascinating cultura chicana, the Portuguese name given to the scene inspired by North American gang culture. The film features interviews with major personalities and icons from the movement such as Estevan Oriol, Duel, Luiz Gordo and Alemão, who take viewers through the world of lowriders, tattoos, religion and fashion as they recount why they're so passionate about culture chicana and why they relate so much to those living the life in East Los Angeles. "South American Cholo" shows that despite the violence associated with gang culture, the Brazilian interpretation provokes the deeper question of what it means to truly be a cholo and still maintain a Brazilian identity. Release date: Spring 2013.

    "South American Cholo" é um curto documentário que examina a cultura chicana de São Paulo inspirada na cultura das gangues norte-americanas. O filme apresenta entrevistas com personalidades importantes e ícones, como por exemplo Estevan Oriol, Duel, Luiz Gordo e Alemão, levando o espectador para o universo dos lowriders, tatuagens, da religião e da moda além de contar por que eles são tão apaixonado pela cultura chicana e como vêem semelhanças entre eles e aqueles que vivem a vida no leste de Los Angeles. Apesar das associações violentas com a cultura de gangues, South American Cholo apresenta questões mais importantes e profundas. O que significa ser verdadeiramente um cholo e ainda preservar uma identidade brasileira. Data de lançamento: Outono 2013.

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    Director & Producer: Phuong-Cac Nguyen
    Cinematography & Editing: Rodrigo Fonseca
    Photography: Adalberto Rossette & Rodrigo Fonseca
    Consultant: William Baglione / Society Under Construction

    Trailer/teaser soundtrack by Alvos da Lei, used with kind permission from the band.

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  2. Gregory Colbert’s Ashes and Snow feature film captures extraordinary moments of contact between people and animals as seen through the lens of the artist’s camera on more than thirty expeditions to some of the earth's most remote places. Written, directed, produced, and filmed by Gregory Colbert, it is a poetic field study that depicts the world not as it is, but as it might be—a world in which the natural and artificial boundaries separating humans from other species do not exist. The viewing experience is one of wonder and contemplation, serenity, and hope.

    Edited by two-time Oscar-winner Pietro Scalia; narrated by actors Laurence Fishburne (English), Enrique Roche (Spanish), and Ken Watanabe (Japanese). Musical collaborators include Michael Brook, David Darling, Heiner Goebbels, Lisa Gerrard, Lukas Foss, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and Djivan Gasparyan.

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