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Emily Gregg reviews a video film which brings together journalists trying to report on the Covid-19 pandemic in Venezuela and the repression they have experienced in trying to tell the truth.
Film review of Un Crimen Común which follows a middle class academic mother whose life unravels after she becomes implicated in the death of her housekeeper’s son.
La mirada incendiada (The Burning Gaze, 2021) attempts to work through recent trauma, yet risks sensationalising a catastrophic event remembered by many Chileans, not least the families of the aggrieved.

Dive, Tierra Bomba, Dive

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Dive Tierra Bomba Dive, made in 2020 by The Right to Roam Films, tells the story of 19-year-old Yassandra Barrios, who emerges as the environmental leader of her Colombian island, Tierra Bomba, home to the Varadero Reef.
Imperdonable is a compelling short film that condemns the hegemonic model of masculinity in El Salvador.
Voices of Latin America does an excellent job of providing deeply personalized accounts of how social movements and organizations emerged and sustained themselves under difficult circumstances -- New Voices review is published in US journal Science and Society.
In 'Animales Extintos', Lucas Quintana takes a closer look at the cultures within which machismo exists, offering a sensitively rendered vision of the toxicity of certain male friendships, and their potentially noxious consequences.

A sunflower in her hair

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A day after Marielle’s murder, Brazilian poets spontaneously posted poems about her murder and legacy on various social media accounts. These poems were then published in 2018 in a collection published by Quintal Edições titled: Um girassol nos teus cabelos – poemas para Marielle Franco.
Nick Caistor reviews Juan Gabriel Vásquez' new novel Volver La Vista Atrás, based on the extraordinary life of director Sergio Cabrera.
Itamar Vieira Júnior's multi award-winning novel gives a voice to silenced Black, Indigenous and Quilombola communities who have fought for their land rights for hundreds of years.

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