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09:50 min 2. May 2014

From Psycho Killer to Painter

a documentary in Spanish

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Peruvian artist LU.CU.MA spent 27 years in jail for the murder of his brother, among other crimes. After his release, LU.CU.MA—short for Luis Cuevas Manchego—swore to turn himself around. He traded the machine guns, hand grenades, and knives that he once used to ambush buses for art supplies.

VICE traveled to Lima, Peru, to talk to LU.CU.MA about his life, how he uses art as a way to repent, and why all his paintings involve things like corrupt politicians being beheaded by snakes.

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03:42 min 23. June 2016

Cruelty free Foie Gras?

a documentary in Spanish

In the first episode of Food Forward, a series looking at game-changing food and drink producers, filmmakers Jungles in Paris introduce us to Eduardo Sousa and Diego Labourdette - the men bringing us the world’s first ethical foie gras. Read more on NOWNESS - http://bit.ly/28OBQB1

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07:52 min 23. December 2014

MINUTERA - A reflection about photography - Short Documentary

a documentary in Spanish

Minutera, a short documentary on super 8, in black and white talking about photography, 3 things that we like a lot. A short reflection about phoptpgraphy.
Shot in B&W S8mm in April 2014 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Directed, produced and edited: Andrés Pardo Piccone
Original Music: Yonny Roldán

Audio post: Yonny Roldán
Video Post: General Treegan

Cast:
Diego Vidart as himself
Des Barry as himself

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08:44 min 23. June 2014

Making it in America

a documentary in Spanish

The goals we formulate for our lives are greatly influenced by where we started out in life. As a teenager, Alma Velasco had dreams of finishing school and getting a degree in El Salvador. But her dreams were shattered by the dangerous conditions created by the El Salvadorian civil war which first broke out in 1979, and lasted for almost 13 years. Alma's mother lived in fear for the safety her children, and although it meant she may never see her daughter again, she made the difficult decision to send Alma to cross the border into the United States. This controversial decision was made by a lot of El Salvadoran parents at the time; and some still take this risk today because of the conditions that continue in El Salvador, many years after the war officially ended in 1992.

Alma, only 16, survived the frightening journey across the border to join her uncle in California. Once the dangerous trip across the border was completed a new reality set in quickly -- she needed to restart her life in a challenging and complicated new world. For Alma -- as is the case for many immigrants living in the US -- this meant applying herself to physically demanding work instead of continuing her education.

Today a hard-working, single mother of two girls, Alma is a seamstress working in the factory at American Apparel. At 6:15am sharp Alma and her team are ready to begin working, and will produce hundreds of t-shirts, which today are the color grey. When Alma clocks out in the afternoon, she goes home to do the chores around the house, then picks her kids up from school. They make dinner together, and both girls bubble over telling Alma about their day.

Alma’s dreams of getting a degree in El Salvador did not become a reality, but she has made the most of her opportunities. Thanks to an amnesty program, she is now legally a resident of the United States. Here her job pays her fairly and enables her to make an honest living for her family. She never did see her mother again, but if she did she would thank her. The risks her mother encouraged her to take not only saved her life, they helped Alma make her own dream a reality for her two girls. Alma feels rewarded by her kids' successes and brims over with pride when they exhibit the drive to seek out opportunity for themselves. Her daughters Ashley and Katherine follow in their mother's example; they study and work extra-hard to find what they want out of life. The oldest dreams of someday becoming a police officer, lawyer or maybe an architect.

In the United States, so many begin their lives with with doors open to them, and in this light, Alma’s accomplishments may seem fairly ordinary. She lives an honest life, within her means, and works hard as a basis to grow opportunities for her family. I can't think of a better measure for success as a parent, or in life, and people like Alma have been what makes this country great for generations.

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02:25 min 5. May 2016

Cuba's One-Woman Boxing Revolution

a documentary in Spanish

Stockholm-based director Maceo Frost captures the tireless battle of Namibia Flores Rodriguez, the only known female boxer in Cuba undertaking the same unrelenting regime as her male counterparts. Read the feature on NOWNESS - http://bit.ly/1QScTTl

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10:05 min 24. January 2012

Everything is Incredible, Film About a Disabled Honduran Man Who Has Been Building A Homemade Helicopter

a documentary in Spanish

"Everything is Incredible” is a moving short documentary about Agustin, a Honduran man who despite being severely disabled by polio, has been building his own helicopter for the past 50 years. The helicopter, which resides in Agustin’s small house, is made out of bicycle parts, rebar, and other scavenged materials. It is more an elaborate kinetic sculpture than an aircraft.

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