Fall 2019 Programming


THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WALL / AL OTRO LADO DEL MURO (Pau Ortiz, Mexico/Spain, 2017, 68 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)


King Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington Square South

Winner of the Best International Documentary Award at the Hot Docs Film Festival and the Chicago Film Festival, The Other Side of the Wall tells the story of Honduran teenagers Rocío and Ale, who are left with no choice but to play the role of both mother and father to their two younger siblings after their mother is sentenced to 10 years in a Mexican prison on questionable charges. As apprehensions about the future intensify, Ale must make the difficult decision between keeping the family together in Mexico or breaking them apart to cross the US border for work.

Screening to be followed by a Discussion on the Changing Roles of Borderlands, with Special Guest Daniel Mendiola, Faculty Fellow with the NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, whose research focuses on borderlands, colonialism, and conquest, with Central America’s afro-indigenous Mosquito Confederation forming the principle topic of his dissertation and first book project.  Additionally, Daniel’s research on borderlands has recently expanded into the national period, with a new project examining the formation and development of bordering regimes and restrictive immigration policies in the countries that emerged from New Spain.  Moderated by WCPUN Executive Director / INDOCUMENTALES co-founder, Shamina de Gonzaga.



SANCTUARY (Andrea Cordoba, USA, 2019, 73 min. In Spanish and English with English subtitles)

MONDAY, 21 OCTOBER, 2019, 6:30 PM

King Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington Square South

Winner of the Best Film Award and the Best Documentary Award at the Brooklyn Film Festival, the debut feature by Andrea Córdoba follows Amanda Morale who walked into a church in New York City not knowing when she would step outside again. The Guatemalan mother of three U.S.-born children is the first immigrant since President Trump took office to claim sanctuary in New York, publicly resisting her deportation within a space that ICE recognizes as protected. Sanctuary gains rare and intimate access to Amanda and her family as they fight to remain together and adapt to daily life inside a church.




Friday, 18 October, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM INDOCUMENTALES will co-present a Youth Migration Film and Dialogue Forum at the United Nations featuring three short Youth Migration Films.

RSVP required for all non-UN pass holders. Deadline for registration: 15 October 2019. Free and Open to the Public. 

Youth Migration film and dialogue at the UNThis Special Event is presented in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations, the Consulate General of Mexico in New York, World Council of Peoples for the United Nations (WCPUN), the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, and the International Organization for Migration.

Join us to celebrate the work of youth filmmakers and discuss the power of storytelling as a call to action to ensure the human rights of migrants around the world.



Tuesday, 22 October, 6PM

INDOCUMENTALES presents THE UNAFRAID, in partnership with the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Unafraid film screening

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