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Documentaries and Films

One of the ways OCHO provides education to the communit is through use of documentaries and educational films. Here you will find a listing of pre-screened films that offer information related to Hispanic Cultures and social issues within the community. If you have any resources you think should be added, please contact us with the information so that we can include it on the site.

Vieques: Una Batalla Inconclusa

I had the pleasure of viewing this film with the director and creator, Juan C. Davila. The film shows the effects the Navy bombings have had, and still have, on the island of Vieques.

"On May 2003 the US NAVY retreated from the island of Vieques after decades of struggle and opposition from its inhabitants. More than 10 years after their questionable departure, the islanders are demanding the US Government to fully cleanup and give back the terrains that were used for testing weapons and training soldiers. Unsatisfied with the little commitment of the Armed Forces to assume responsibilities, the 'Viequenses' face a new struggle for justice within their lands." (IMDb 2015)

 Check out the clip of the trailer below.


Teaser Trailer - Vieques: una batalla inconclusa (2015) from Frutos Fílmicos on Vimeo.





Mi Puerto Rico (La Verdadera Historia) 1995

 This documentary presents a personal journey through Puerto Rico's rich African, Taino, and Spanish cultural traditions with revelatory stories by poets, abolitionists, revolutionaries, and politicians, all of whom have struggled for a national identity that has been greatly influenced by the island's ambiguous relationship with the United States. Using interviews, literature, poetry, the collages of artist Juan Sanchez, along with archival film footage and photographs, Mi Puerto Rico gives the viewer a musical, visual, and historical journey seen from the island itself and from its many transplants on the mainland United States. - Written by Leslye Allen (L. J. Allen-2) IMDb

Cuba- An African Odyssey Part I


Published on Aug 19, 2014

Behind the Cold War, four adversaries with conflicting interests face off in the African continent: the Soviets want to expand their influence; the United States intend to appropriate the continent's natural riches; the former empires seek to revive their shaky colonial power; and the young nations defend their newly-won independence, armed with an ideal: internationalism. African revolutionaries like Patrice Lumumba, Amílcar Cabral and Agostinho Neto call on Cuban army to help them in their struggle. Cuba will play a central role on the continent.
Part 2:
Directed by Jihan El Tahri
Produced by Temps Noir
Screenplay by Jihan El Tahri
Music by Les Frères Guissé
Cinematography Frank Meter Lehmann
Edited by Gilles Bovon
Release date(s) 2007
Running time 118 minutes

The War on Democracy

Award winning journalist John Pilger examines the role of Washington in America's manipulation of Latin American politics during the last 50 years leading up to the struggle by ordinary people to free themselves from poverty and racism. Since the mid 19th Century Latin America has been the 'backyard' of the US, a collection of mostly vassal states whose compliant and often brutal regimes have reinforced the 'invisibility' of their majority peoples. The film reveals similar CIA policies to be continuing in Iraq, Iran and Lebanon. The rise of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez despite ongoing Washington backed efforts to unseat him in spite of his overwhelming mass popularity, is democratic in a way that we have forgotten or abandoned in the west. True Democracy being a solid 80% voter turnout in support of Chavez in over 6 elections. - Written by David Blake (IMDb 2007)


Greatest Black Emancipation : The Haitian Revolution (1791-1803)

The Doctrine of Discovery
Unmasking The Domination Code

I also had the pleasure of meeting the director, Sheldon Wolfchild.

The documentary is available on the website, 

Take a minute to watch the trailer below.