The Voces Film Archive
Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle
Examine the life and mysterious death of pioneering Mexican-American journalist.
Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle (Premiered April, April 29, 2014)
The story of Ruben Salazar's transformation from a mainstream reporter to a supporter and primary chronicler of the radical Chicano movement of the late 1960s. Killed under mysterious circumstances by a law enforcement officer in 1970, Salazar became an instant martyr to Latinos.
Rebel (Premiered Friday, May 24, 2013)
Harry T. Buford fought during the American Civil War and harbored a dangerous secret: his real name was Loreta Janeta Velazquez. Loreta, a Cuban immigrant, was a woman ahead of her time and ours; she was one of the estimated 1,000 women who secretly soldiered during the Civil War.
Lemon (Premiered Friday, October 19, 2012)
Lemon Anderson, a three-time felon, worked to take his life story to the New York stage while battling his darkest demons. Co-produced and directed by Laura Brownson and Beth Levison.
Unfinished Spaces (Premiered Friday, October 12, 2012)
A look at the history of Fidel Castro’s Cuba and the fates of three architects, now in their 80s, whom Castro asked to build the Cuban National Arts Schools in 1961 and were unable to complete their utopian project. Co-produced and directed by Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray.
Escaramuza: Riding From the Heart (Premiered Friday, October 5, 2012)
Las Azaleas are a team of women rodeo riders vying to represent the U.S. at the National Charro Championships in Mexico with daredevil horseback ballets, ridden sidesaddle at top speed. Co-produced by Robin Rosenthal and Bill Yahraus.
Tales of Masked Men (Premiered Friday, September 28, 2012)
Part circus and part athletic contest, lucha libre is a sport — famous for its masked wrestlers — that provides a sense of “home” for new immigrants in the United States. Produced and directed by Carlos Avila and co-produced and edited by Thom Calderón.