A colony of German Christians with a charismatic and manipulative leader establishes itself in Chile and becomes instrumental to the dictatorship in the Netflix documentary mini series ‘A Sinister Sect: Colonia Dignidad’.
REVIEW The Personal and the Political: Essential Brazilian Documentaries by Petra Costa and Maria Augusta Ramos
Petra Costa’s dreamlike, semi-autobiographical films The Edge of Democracy, Elena and Undertow Eyes contain a mixture of highly personal themes and highly-charged politics. Maria Augusta Ramos’ The Trial takes an even deeper dive into the Kafkaesque drama of... Read Article
In an interview with Filmmaker Magazine, the L.A. Rebellion director, Billy Woodberry (of Bless Their Little Hearts, 1983), stressed how important it was for him to be among the young Black students enlisting, for the first time, in... Read Article
Siempre Bruja (Always a Witch), Netflix’s much anticipated original series based in Cartagena, Colombia, premiered earlier this month. It tells the story of Carmen, a 19-year-old slave and witch, who is in a forbidden relationship with the white son... Read Article
Years ago in the United States, the only way you’d find Spanish language television programming was on one of two major broadcast networks—Telemundo and Univision. They’d play the (even more dramatic) equivalent of daytime soap operas: telenovelas from... Read Article
Netflix officially launched in Brazil today and, over the course of the next week will roll-out their services across much of the rest of Latin American and Caribbean.