Day: March 15, 2006

The Lost Reels of PANCHO VILLA

Directed by Gregorio Rocha. (2003, 49 min.)

Intrigued by the legendary Mexican military leader Pancho Villa’s little-known relationship with Hollywood, filmmaker and sleuth Gregorio Rocha goes on a search for lost footage that Villa commissioned from the American Mutual Film Company in 1914, allowing cameramen to follow him into war.

The footage includes some of the first battle scenes captured in “moving pictures.” Rocha documents his encounters as he scours the film vaults and back rooms of institutions across North America and Europe for the seven reels of film that…

No Turning Back

Directed by, written by, and starring Jesus Nebot; with Lindsay Price, Chelsea Rendon, Vernee Watson-Johnson, Susan Haskell. (2001, 99 min., rated R for language)

After losing his pregnant wife and home during a catastrophic hurricane, Pablo (Jesus Nebot), a hard-working English professor from Honduras, immigrates with his 5-year-old daughter to California, where he begins working in the fields. But sometimes trouble follows a man and, after another tragic accident, Pablo hits the road again with daughter in tow — this time to Mexico, and with a documentary filmmaker as their…

Ingrid Hoffmann to Bring Latin Zest and Cuisine to Martha Stewart on March 16

MIAMI, FL — On Thursday, March 16, Latin zest meets American know-how when Latin lifestyle expert Ingrid Hoffmann appears on Martha. As part of week long series on cooking school, Hoffmann will prepare Crispy Fish Tacos with Chipotle Tartar Salsa – a unique pan-Latin classic.

Hoffmann is delighted to be a guest on Stewart’s show. “For over 20 years, Martha Stewart has educated and entertained Americans with an inimitable array of how-to guides, decorating tips and scrumptious recipes,” she explains. “Her success has also been an inspiration to women making their way in…

Ozark Foothills FilmFest : ¡Viva el cine Mexicano!

BATESVILLE, HEBER SPRINGS, LITTLE ROCK — This year’s the Ozark Foothills FilmFest festival celebrates it’s 5th Anniversary with cinema, art, and music of Mexico with an incredible selection of films ranging from the long unavailable documentary RIVERA, OROZCO, SIQUEIROS: WALLS OF FIRE, a stirring account of the work of the three most influential Mexican muralists.

The festival Ozark Foothills FilmFest will be celebrated from March 24 to April 9. The filmfest started in Batesville and this year added programs in Heber Springs and Little Rock. The cost per movie is $7 per…

Arkansas Hispanic organizations urged Congress to build a stronger America

WASHINGTON, DC – On March 8-9, Hispanic advocates from 75 community-based Latino organizations from 31 states and the District of Columbia came to Capitol Hill to urge their congressional representatives to preserve America’s competitive advantage.

Arkansas was represented by Vivian Osura from La Casa Health Network from Little Rock, and Margarita Solorzano and Alejandro Aviles represented the Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas (HWOA) from Springdale. They joined nearly 300 representatives from Latino community-based organizations around the country.


NHMA to tackle health disparities, obesity and diabetes among latinos

WASHINGTON, DC — To tackle health disparities and soaring obesity and diabetes rates among Latinos, the National Hispanic Medical Association, NHMA, is partnering on an initiative with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services‚ Office of Minority Health (OMH) to develop leadership training, education and outreach programs to improve Hispanic health.

The initiative will be announced March 24 at NHMA’s 10th annual conference, “Somos Unidos: United to Eliminate Health Disparities For Hispanics.” The conference will be March 23-26 in Washington.


Andy Montañez with Daddy Yankee and Voltio

MIAMI, FL — Andy Montañez and Daddy Yankee are ready to revolutionize ‘la salsa’ and the reggaetón with “Se Le Ve,” the first CD of “Salsa with Reggaetón,” the new CD with the legendary sonero boricua united the most important voices of the urban music world. The song, that already arrived at the radio stations, will be a hit in which the experimented musician and the new boricua star will unite two generations with a same feeling.

Andy Montañez with Daddy Yankee “Se Le Ve” make an explosive combination of voices, styles and sorts between two popular stars. The…

Morristown – Work-in-Progress

Produced by Anne Lewis. (in-progress, 60 min.)

Working-class people in Mexico and eastern Tennessee are caught in the throes of massive economic change, which challenges their assumptions about work, family, nation, and community. The film chronicles nearly a decade of change in Morristown, Tennessee through interviews with displaced or low-wage Southern workers, Mexican immigrants, and workers and families impacted by globalization.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

A Silent Love

Directed by Federico Hidalgo; with Vanessa Bauche, Noel Burton, Susana Salazar. (2003, 100 min., Bilingual with English subtitles).

Norman, a quiet, middle-aged college teacher from Montreal, embarks on the adventure of his life when he goes to Mexico to propose to Gladys, a young woman he met through an Internet agency. Gladys, played by Vanessa Bauche (AMORES PERROS, EL PATRULLERO) accepts Norman, but impulsively requires him to bring her widowed mother, Fernanda (Susana Salazar – AL NORTE DEL CORAZ ÓN ), with them to Canada. In the emotional showdowns that follow, Norman,…