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Latin America & Caribbean

Victory Is Your Duty: Introduction

(August 12, 2009) WIDE ANGLE gains intimate access to the Havana Boxing Academy on the outskirts of Cuba's capital. There, from the tender age of nine, boys hand-picked as future Olympians are molded into soldiers of the ring.

Jul 12th, 2011 | Comments

Brazil in Black and White: Introduction

(September 4, 2007) BRAZIL IN BLACK AND WHITE follows the lives of five young college hopefuls from diverse backgrounds as they compete to win a coveted spot at the elite University of Brasilia, where 20 percent of the incoming freshmen must qualify as Afro-Brazilian.

Jul 11th, 2011 | Comments

Ransom City: Introduction

(August 29, 2006) In Sao Paulo, where someone is kidnapped every three days on average, "Ransom City" explores a twist in Brazil's dangerous crime fad as the mothers of five celebrity soccer players are abducted and held for ransom in a six month period.

Aug 29th, 2006 | Comments

18 with a Bullet: Introduction

(Encore presentation August 5, 2008) With unprecedented access to the lives of these self-proclaimed “homeboys,” "18 with a Bullet" uncovers the inner workings of a gang whose transnational membership numbers in the tens of thousands and which has captured the attention of U.S. law enforcement.

Jul 11th, 2006 | Comments

Unfinished Country: Introduction

(September 6, 2005) Through unfettered access to political strongmen, gangsters turned presidential hopefuls, and ordinary Haitian citizens, WIDE ANGLE reveals Haiti's struggle to fashion a true representative government out of a volatile failed state.

Sep 6th, 2005 | Comments

An Honest Citizen: Introduction

(September 16, 2004) What could be more dangerous than trying to bring law and order to Colombia? "An Honest Citizen" follows Maria Cristina Chirolla, head of the attorney general's anti-money laundering office, as she struggles to fight the extraordinary reach of drug money in Colombia.

Sep 16th, 2004 | Comments

Coca and the Congressman: Introduction

(August 7, 2003) WIDE ANGLE travels with Evo Morales to the stunning highlands of Bolivia as he fights to expand the amount of coca that can be legally grown by farmers. The pitfalls of a drug-based economy -- and the difficulty of finding suitable replacement crops to support peasant families -- are all part of the story.

Aug 7th, 2003 | Comments

Cause for Murder: Introduction

(September 5, 2002) The election of President Vicente Fox in 2000 ended more than 70 years of single-party rule. This film examines the hopes that a new dawn has come in Mexico's history, and the fear that graft and corruption are immovable.

Sep 5th, 2002 | Comments

The Empty ATM: Introduction

(August 8, 2002) In December 2001, the Argentinian government defaulted on $155 billion in public debt. Since then, this once-wealthy country has gone through five presidents and watched its currency fall by more than 70 percent. How do people survive in a broken economy?

Aug 8th, 2002 | Comments

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