Post Tagged with: "documentary"

Lucky Torres (photo via trailer video)

‘Lucky’ Documents Life of Homeless Mom

Housing, In the News, LGBTQ, Puerto Rican, Video December 3, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Colorlines interviews filmmaker Laura Checkoway, whose new documentary “Lucky” offers a compelling look at the life of a Puerto Rican lesbian mom living in the Bronx.

"The Nuremberg That Wasn't" explores the reasons why Nikita Khrushchev (left) bailed out of prosecuting Stalin and other murderers even after the process was set in motion. (Photo via Russkaya Reklama)

Opinion: What if the ‘Soviet Nuremberg’ Did Happen?

Crime, History, In the News, Opinion March 8, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Brooklyn Public Library patrons had the opportunity to watch the documentary, “Nuremberg That Could Have Been,” which sets the stage for a Nuremberg-style trial against Stalin and his henchmen that never happened, reports Russkaya Reklama.

Photo is screenshot of video by María Teresa Alzuru

Women See Two Sides to Gender Roles in Their Immigrant Families

Culture, Immigration, Media, Video January 17, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Venezuelan-American María Teresa Alzuru produced a documentary video on women’s views of gender roles in their immigrant families. Having moved here as a young child, her own intercultural experiences inspired the project, Feet in 2 Worlds reports.

An image from Khazar Fatemi's documentary, "Where My Heart Beats."

Video: Back Home, to a War Zone

Culture, Featured Posts, Immigration, Video August 20, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Khazar Fatemi and her family fled violence in Afganistan when she was 8, and moved to Sweden, where she grew up to became a successful journalist on a national television station. After September 11, 2001, Fatemi felt a need rediscover her roots, and explore her memories of Afghanistan, so she returned to her birthplace to film her documentary, “Where My Heart Beats.” Fatemi sat down for this video interview with Voices of NY on a recent visit to New York City.

Poet in residence DFaye Anderson performs at Marjorie Eliot's Sunday Jazz concert.  (Photo by DNAinfo/Paul Lomax)

Voices in Focus: The Power of Music

Crime, Culture April 13, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Music awakens elderly people who had been thought lost to dementia; soldiers charged in Pvt. Danny Chen’s bullying to be tried Stateside; some advice to the Pakistani community from a prominent U.K. Pakistani; and a 20-year-old jazz salon in a Washington Heights living room is still going strong.