USA Struggle to Stop All Leftists in Latin & South America

El viaje (1992)
On a bicycle trip through South America Martin finds exploitation, destruction and abject subjugation due to the USA
Havana (1990)
Cuba
A self-centered gambler falls in love with a revolutionary in Havana, Cuba
Cuba (1979)
Cuba
Love story of a sort set in Havana at the time of the takeover by Castro
The Lost City (2005)
Cuba
Love story set in Havana at the time of the takeover by Castro
Fidel (2002)
Cuba
Rise to power of Fidel Castro
I am Cuba (1964)
Cuba
Ode to Castro revolution
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Cuba
Che's political education on a motorcycle
Che: Part One (2008)
Cuba
With Benicio del Torro as Che
Che Guevara (2005)
Cuba
Ernesto "Che" Guevara, co-rebel with Fidel Castro in Cuba & rebel leader elsewhere (with Benicio del Torro as Che)
Che! (1969)
Cuba
Che Guevara
Bitter Sugar (1996)
Cuba
A young supporter of Castro becomes disillusioned
Lucia (1968)
Cuba
Three transitional periods in Cuban history from the perspectives of three women named Lucia
Guaguasi (1983)
Cuba
Simple country man leaves his village to join the rebels, in Havana he falls in love, but he also falls apart, changed by the revolution
Thirteen Days (2000)
Cuba
Cuban Missile Crisis
Missiles of October (1974)
Cuba
Cuban Missile Crisis docudrama
The Company (2007)
Cuba
Traces CIA activities over a 40-year period, from the beginning of the Cold War through the demise of the Soviet Union; has a depiction of the Bay of Pigs fiasco
Before Night Falls (2000)
Cuba
Homosexual Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas is terribly abused by the totalitarian Cuban system
Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
Cuba
Wealthy man caught in the transitions during the Cuban revolution of 1959
Cuban Blood (2003)
Cuba
An 11 year old boy is able to live a somewhat normal life against the background of the Cuban Revolution, 1958
Cuban Rebel Girls (1959)
Cuba
Errol Flynn, playing himself as a war correspondent, helps Fidel Castro overthrow Cuban dictator Batista
Lilís (2006)
Dominican Republic
Dominican dictator, Ulises Heureaux, presidency 1882 to his assassination in 1899
Trópico de sangre (2010)
Dominican Republic
About the Mirabal sisters and their fight against dictator Trujillo (who reigned from 1930 to 1961)
In the Time of the Butterflies (2001)
Dominican Republic
Three Mirabal sisters risk their very lives by opposing Dictator Leónidas Trujillo in the Dominican Republic
Patricia: El regreso del sueno (2009)
Dominican Republic
Trujillo
The Feast of the Goat (2005)
Dominican Republic
Urania Cabral returns to Santo Domingo and the memories of the times of tyrant Leónidas Trujillo
Crimen (2008)
Dominican Republic
Manolo Tavárez Justo (1931-1963) lawyer and political activist with the 14th of June Movement and husband of Minerva Argentina Mirabal
The Galindez File (2003)
Dominican Republic
About Jesús de Galíndez Suárez, activist of the PNV party and Basque diplomat who disappeared in 1956 because of his opposition to Trujillo
El Silencio de Neto (1994)
Guatemala
A young boy grows up against the background of the US-backed takeover of the Guatemalan Government in 1954
Walker (1987)
Nicaragua
Ed Harris as Walker who took over Nicaragua in 1855
Carla’s Song (1996)
Nicaragua
1978, CIA war against the Sandinistas in Nicaragua
Under Fire (1983)
Nicaragua
Trouble in Nicaragua
Alsino and the Condor (1982)
Nicaragua
Radicalization of a young man in response to US atrocities in his country
Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North (1989)
Nicaragua
Marine makes illegal deal of arms for hostages & becomes right-wing hero
Romero (1989)
El Salvador
Leftist bishop in El Salvador assassinated, 1980
Salvador (1986)
El Salvador
US journalist investigates assassination of Romero in El Salvador
Innocent Voices (2004)
El Salvador
Innocent people caught in the El Salvador civil war in the 1980s
Noriega: God’s Favorite (2000)
Panama
Manuel Noriega and 1989 Invasion of Panama
Dollar Mambo (1993)
Panama
Based on 5 soldiers in the Panama invasion murdering a Panamanian woman in a drunken spree
Confesión a Laura (1990)
Columbia
A love story set in civil war in Colombia following the assassination of liberal leader Jorge Eliécer Gaitán in 1948
A Man of Principle (1984)
Columbia
A man running a cheese business turns professional killer in the troubles plaguing Columbia in 1948
The Towrope (2012)
Columbia
Drug-fueled conflict in Colombia leaves a young woman without her parents and with a destroyed village
El Caracazo (2005)
Venezuela
Venezuela told by an international court to compensate the victims of the riots in the events of El Carcazo, Feb. 27, 1989
Amanecio de Golpe (1998)
Venezuela
'92 coup in Venezuela with Hugo Chávez
Carlos (2010)
Venezuela
3-DVD box set of Venezuelan revolutionary, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization (raided OPEC headquarters in 1975)
La boca del lobo (1988)
Peru
In an isolated village, Peruvian soldiers surrounded by terrorists
Days of Santiago (2004)
Peru
Ex-Peruvian war veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder can't get his life together
What the Eye Doesn’t See (2003)
Peru
Troubles under Japanese-Peruvian President Fujimoro of Peru
The Milk of Sorrow (2009)
Peru
Times of the war against terrorism leads to violation of human rights, which has a profound impact on a young Peruvian woman
Paper Dove (2003)
Peru
Effect of civil war between Shining Path and Peruvian villagers
Lima: Breaking the Silence (1999)
Peru
Terrorist assault in Lima, Peru, 1996
Doble Juego (2004)
Peru
Set in days of collapse under President Fujimoro of Peru
La tierra ardía (2005)
Bolivia
Set in the Chacos War (1932-1935) between Bolivia and Paraguay over the Gran Chaco region falsely thought to be rich in oil (Paraquay got 3/4s of the area)
Bloody Che Contra (1968)
Bolivia
Che Guevara's desperate attempt to escape the mountains of Bolivia, pursued by a determined CIA agent
The Night of San Juan (1971)
Bolivia
A reenactment of the 1967 government-ordered massacre of striking tin miners in Bolivia
Blood of the Condor (1969)
Bolivia
Social struggle in Bolivia in the 1960s
Cautiverio Feliz (1998)
Chile
17th century Chile
Rain over Santiago (1975)
Chile
Military overthrow of Chile's leftist government
Missing (1982)
Chile
Search for a young American who disappeared during the aftermath of the 1973 US overthrow of the Salvador Allende government in Chile
Chico (2001)
Chile
A determined communist filled with rage becomes an idealistic journalist, but also fights for Croatia against the Serbs
Of Love and Shadows (1994)
Chile
Fighting against the military dictatorship that followed the overthrow of the Salvador Allende government in Chile
Sweet Country (1987)
Chile
Following two couples and their reactions to the 1973 overthrow of the Allende government in Chile
Letters from Marusia (1975)
Chile
A 1907 massacre of miners in Chile is an allegory for the military coup of 1973
Post Mortem (2010)
Chile
Autopsy recorder falls in love with an older show girl but soon finds himself in a love triangle during the overthrow of the Allende government in Chile
The Black Pimpernel (2007)
Chile
After the military coupe in Chile, the Swedish ambassador to Chile saves more than 1,300 lives by moving them to Sweden
Mi mejor enemigo (2005)
Chile
The 1978 Beagle Conflict between Argentina and Chile over three islands south of Tierra del Fuego
Machuca (2004)
Chile
Overthrow of Allende government leads to a split in friendship among school chums
Pinochet’s Last Stand (2006)
Chile
In 1998 British authorities arrest the ex-dictator of Chile, Augusto Pinochet
No (2012)
Chile
Ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum
Rapa Nui (1994)
Chile
A love story set amidst civil war on Easter Island, Chile
Days of May (2008)
Argentina
Dictatorship
State of Reality (1984)
Argentina
Becoming aware of just how bleak and hard life is under the Argentine military dictatorship, 1976-1983
Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985)
Argentina
Argentine ex-patriots in Paris
Made in Argentina (1987)
Argentina
Argentine family pushed apart by politics reunites but they are still divided by politics
The Official Story (1985)
Argentina
Continued political problems (the ones who disappeared) in modern Argentina
Lo que vendrá (1988)
Argentina
Increasing power of the police state, 1976-1983
El Arreglo (1983)
Argentina
A police inspector uncovers murders by a Latin American government using torture
The Lost Steps (2001)
Argentina
A grandfather tries to get back his granddaughter whose parents just "disappeared"
Captive (2003)
Argentina
A young woman's search for her true identity brings her to a knowledge of terrible things that happened in Argentina under the military dictatorship backed the the United States
Night of the Pencils (1986)
Argentina
12 students, arrested in La Plata for advocating changes in bus fares, just disappear
Imagining Argentina (2003)
Argentina
Missing persons in Argentina
Buenos Aires Vice Verse (1996)
Argentina
One result of the Argentine military dictatorship was a group of youth with murdered relatives
La Cara del Ángel (1998)
Argentina
Terrible effects of the military dictatorship’s murderous policies as seen by a small boy
Chronicle of an Escape (2006)
Argentina
Four men narrowly escape death at the hands of a military death squad during the Argentina military dictatorship
Kamchatka (2002)
Argentina
A family hiding from the government in rural Argentina
Apartment Zero (1988)
Argentina
The Argentine government hires foreign mercenaries to eliminate leftists
Clandestine Childhood (2011)
Argentina
A young boy has to lives a secret life for reasons not totally clear to him due to the Argentina military dictatorship
Mi mejor enemigo (2005)
Argentina
The 1978 Beagle Conflict between Argentina and Chile over three islands south of Tierra del Fuego
Veronico Cruz (1988)
Argentina
Poor Indian joins the Argentine navy and sees action in the Falklands War
Los Chicos de la guerra (1984)
Argentina
Four young soldiers in the 1982 Falklands War
Blessed by Fire (2005)
Argentina
Argentine anti-war film about the Falklands War
An Ungentlemanly Act (1992)
Argentina
British Royal Marines defend the Governor of the Falkland Islands
Bolivia (2001)
Argentina
Bolivian immigrant in Argentina finds big challenges
Waiting for the Messiah (2000)
Argentina
Argentine middle-class hurt by the economic crisis as seen in the lives of average Argentines, including a Jewish family
State of Siege (1972)
Uruguay
In Uruguay assassination of an American who was sent to teach torture to the local police
Carlota Joaquina – Princesa do Brazil (1995)
Brazil
Carlotta (1775-1830) was in 1785 officially married to the future John VI, King of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves (reign 1816-1826)
The Battle of Canudos (1997)
Brazil
War of Canudos in the late 1890's that was Brazil’s bloodiest civil war
Memorias do carcere (1984)
Brazil
During the 1930's Getúlio Vargas dictatorship (1930-1945) in Brazil, a left-wing writer finds himself in prison
Olga (2004)
Brazil
German-born Jewish communist female pretends to be wife of Brazilian communist leader; both arrested during Vargas dictatorship and she is sent to Nazi Germany
Olga Benario – Ein Leben für die Revolution (2004)
Brazil
The story of Olga Benario, a communist, Jewish-German who worked for a better life for people in Germany and in Brazil and the consequences she faced
Black Orpheus (1959)
Brazil
Life amidst the minorities in Brazil and their deep involvement in Carnival
Pixote (1981)
Brazil
The life of a poor boy in Brazil
City of God (2002)
Brazil
Modern day consequences of slavery and racism in Brazil
Cobra Verde (1987)
Brazil
Young Brazilian goes to West Africa to round up slaves, starring Klaus Kinski
The Burning Season (1994)
Brazil
Chico Mendez attempts to protect the Brazilian forests and the rubber workers
Four Days in September (1997)
Brazil
To oppose the military dictatorship in 1969 young Brazilian leftists kidnap the American ambassador to Brazil
The Year my Parents went on Vacation (2006)
Brazil
Set against the military dictatorship in Brazil, 1964-1985
Macunaima (1969)
Brazil
A comedy set against the turmoil of the Brazilian military coup
Lamarca (1994)
Brazil
During the military dictatorship in Brazil, a captain deserts the Brazilian Army and becomes one of the most prominent leaders of left-wing guerilla groups
Tenda dos Milagres (1977)
Brazil
Racism in Brazil
The Guns (1964)
Brazil
Hunger in the sertâo (backcountry) accompanied by violence between soldiers and peasants
Birdwatchers (2008)
Brazil
Set in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, the destitute local Indians stage an uprising against the wealthy fazenderos (owners of farming plantations)
Bye, Bye Brazil (1980)
Brazil
A caravan act starts to go down hill as the old Brazil starts vanishing and the caravan comes to be replaced with movie theaters and television
Herod’s Law (1999)
Mexico
Political corruption in Mexico
Rosa Blanca (1961)
Mexico
Set in 1930s when powerful oil companies appropriate vast amounts of Mexican land; farmer resists and tragedy ensues (banned until 1972)
Tear This Heart Out (2008)
Mexico
A general sets himself up as a dictator in the state of Puebla; under leadership of his brother President Camacho (1940-1946)
Hidden River (1948)
Mexico
A dedicated school teacher works in a poverty-stricken community, set during presidency of Miguel Alemán Valdés (1946-1952)
Canoa (1976)
Mexico
A group of university employees get into real trouble when they are mistaken for Communists
Red Dawn (1989)
Mexico
Family's physical security threatened by their sons' commitment to the 1968 student revolt
Crates (1970)
Mexico
Post-1968 militant students have hard time adjusting in face of government repression and society's indifference (Carl J. Mora "Mexican Cinema")
National Mechanics (1972)
Mexico
Criticism of Mexican lower middle class values; clearly no new Mexican revolution can come from these shallow, sybaritic young people (Carl J. Mora "Mexican Cinema")
The Change (1971)
Mexico
A kind of Mexican "Easy Rider"
Roots of Blood (1978)
Mexico
Attempts to form labor union for the employees of maquiladoras (the mostly American-owned assembly plants along the Mexico border with USA)
Lola (1989)
Mexico
Set against the background of the 1985 earthquake, story of a woman overwhelmed by urban existence; awarded two Best First Feature prizes in Latin American film festivals
The Violin (2005)
Mexico
Grandfather tries to retrieve ammunition for the guerilla movement behind government army lines
El Jardín del Edén (1994)
Mexican emigration
Three main stories interwoven dealing with emigration from Mexico (focus is on Tijuana)
Al otro lado (2004)
Mexican emigration
To the Other Side; stories of Cuban boy, Moroccan girl and Mexican boy and the effects of emigration on their lives
Espaldas mojadas (1955)
Mexican emigration
Wet Backs; film made to discourage Mexicans from emigrating to the USA; Mexican illegals at mercy of exploiters and fearful of being discovered
The Man on the Shore (1993)
Other
Story of Dr. François Duvalier ("Papa Doc") President for Life of Haiti 1957-1971 responsible for 30,000 dead