INDOCUMENTALES is a migration film and dialogue series that began in May of 2010 (Cinco de mayo) as Indocumentales: the US/Mexico Interdependent Film Series. Since its launch, it has presented groundbreaking documentary films and thought-provoking multi-stakeholder discussions centered on Mexican and Latin American migration in the US. Working with a wide range of partners, INDOCUMENTALES connects artists and community members with policy makers, activists, journalists, students and faculty, raising awareness about migration through the lens of human experience and generating true actors of change.
Film screenings and panel discussions have been hosted at New York University’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center and other venues throughout the five boroughs including the Americas Society and Cervantes Institute in Midtown Manhattan, the Dwyer Cultural Center in Harlem, the Casita Maria Center for the Arts in the Bronx, the Beacon Center for the Arts in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and the Queens Museum in Corona, New York. INDOCUMENTALES has traveled across the U.S., as well as to Mexico and Canada, engaging diverse communities in reflecting on their relationship to the questions posed in the films.
Building on a decade of successful programming in North America, INDOCUMENTALES is now expanding its horizons, exploring shared migration experiences in the Americas, the Mediterranean, and beyond. Beginning in Winter/Spring 2022 in Valencia, Spain, INDOCUMENTALES’ new chapter will feature film and multi-stakeholder discussion, exhibitions, performance, as well as workshops on migration-related documentary film-making and animation, and seminars on how to foster cosmopolitanism and diversity in the classroom.
Founded by art and storytelling collaborative What Moves You?, INDOCUMENTALES is a program under the umbrella of the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations (WCPUN). It has been presented in partnership with Cinema Tropical, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at New York University, as well as with other organizations such as the Mexican Cultural Institute, the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and International Organization for Migration Plural+, and a vast array of universities, cultural institutions, and advocacy organizations.
About WCPUN / What Moves You? World Council of Peoples for the United Nations (WCPUN) is a non-governmental organization in association with the United Nations Department of Global Communications that facilitates partnerships across sectors internationally to promote awareness and implementation of the United Nations’ goals, including through publications, workshops, dialogues, other educational, outreach-oriented events, projects and programmes. WCPUN is the fiscal sponsor for What Moves You? – an art and story-telling collaborative that produces educational public art and other media exploring the individual experiences underlying global and social issues, such as the MEXUS portraits and interviews presenting the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and aspirations of the Mexican community in the United States.