The NALIP Media Summit is about to get under way in Los Angeles this weekend, and to kick things off they’re hosting a series of screenings on their opening night (Thursday, June 22). In the spirit of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), these films bring to the forefront the importance of Latino narratives and experience.
Peter Bratt (yes, Benjamin’s brother) is bringing his powerful Sundance documentary Dolores, which focuses on community organizer and agricultural labor activist Dolores Huerta, to Los Angeles. The film is an empathetic look at the struggles and sacrifices that Huerta has faced in her lifetime fight against injustice. A longtime advocate of workers, immigrants, and women’s rights, Huerta’s place in twentieth century American activism is finally being acknowledged with this tender take on the woman behind the movement.
Paired with this screening is Clinica de Migrantes, a medical drama about a year in the life at Puentes, one of the only health clinics in the U.S. involved in the politically controversial practice of providing health care to undocumented immigrants. At Puentes, a team of volunteers led by Dr. Steve Larson attend to an ever-growing population of housekeepers, prep cooks, and construction workers. Full of unforgettable patient-doctor interactions and human portraits, Clinica de Migrantes tells the story of America’s true untouchable class and of the heroic few who reach out to help them. In addition to these two powerful docs, the Opening Night screening will feature a handful of short films by and for U.S. Latinos.
Attending the screenings will be Dolores producer, Alpita Patel, ITVS Senior Content Director, Noland Walker, Dolores Huerta herself, and Clinica de Migrantes director, Maxim Pozdorovkin.
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