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Trenque Lauquen, the second solo work (and third feature after Dog Lady, co-directed with Verónica Llinás in 2015) from Argentine director Laura Citarella, is a beautifully complex treatise on the notion of discovery, the wholly biased act of interpretation and the porous unreliability of the archive.  What begins as a two-man search for missing botanist Laura (played by script co-writer Laura Paredes) spirals into a...
The community of San Juan Bautista struggles against a gas pipeline and in defence of their lagoon, their land, and their existence as an Indigenous people. This is the story of the women embodying their resistance.
Seven months ago, the residents of Santa María Chi, a precinct of the Yucatán city of Mérida in southern Mexico with a small population of 480 people, started to fall ill with rhinitis, acute pharyngitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, and stomach problems. These health complications have been caused by pollution and fires on the 178-hectare San Gerardo pig farm, which is leased...
In August this year, the owners of two fincas in the Gualivá province of Cundinamarca, just outside of Bogota, were sent expropriation orders by the national mining agency. An individual named José Elias Yañez Paez plans to install a huge open-pit gravel mine on over 25 hectares of this privately owned land. At present these farms are mainly used for...
La Memoria Eterna Maite Alberdi
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Pinochet’s coup in Chile and the scars of a wounded nation grappling with trauma continue to affect its people to this day. Through a mix of archive footage and a tender observational lens, the film delicately navigates the heartbreaking journey of a couple grappling with Alzheimer's.

We Are Guardians

We Are Guardians
Edivan Guajajara is a filmmaker and activist from the Arariboia Indigenous Land whose work centres on the natural world and Indigenous struggle. He has come together with Chelsea Greene and Rob Grobman from One Forest in the documentary We Are Guardians, released this year, to tell the story of Indigenous struggle against illegal encroachments in the Amazon.
Natalia Greene Ecuador Rights of Nature NYC Climate Week
LAB speaks to Natalia Greene, who was instrumental in bringing the Rights of Nature into Ecuador’s Constitution in 2008, about the environmental movement in Ecuador, the complexities of the current political situation and deteriorating security.
Voters are seeking a leader who can tackle the escalating security crisis and uncontrolled violence that plagues the nation, and reverse the effects of Ecuador’s slowing economy.
This new documentary by Ulises de la Orden takes us to the heart of the courtroom using original footage from Argentina’s post-dictatorship trials. The film screened at Open City Documentary Festival at Bertha DocHouse in September 2023.  Commonly referred to as the Trial of the Juntas, this case involved the prosecution of nine members of Argentina’s de facto government, who...
Together we heal
The documentary Together We Heal: Women, Art and Resistance tells the story of a group of women who have come together to heal their embodied suffering as predominantly Afro-Indigenous women who have been displaced.

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