Film and Literary Reviews

Cine Latino Competition at SFFILM Festival Delivers Thought-Provoking Cinema

[Lead image: Still from director Lorenzo Vigas’ “The Box” — Courtesy SFFilm] The 65th Annual…

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Upcoming short film “My Own Mecca” disrupts the white gaze of the Black Man

Imagine a place in which you feel most at home and at peace—free from fear…

Nicaragua’s First Daughter shares #MeToo Story in New Documentary

Despite the obvious distance imposed by the current pandemic, the words that resonated on the…

Reaching a new home in Jorge Argueta’s “Caravan to The North”

We met in a small bookstore owned by author Jorge Argueta in San Francisco’s Outer…

Documenting herstory: Book captures the beauty, power of Iconic Maestrapeace mural

A majestic visual of the Mission’s revolutionary spirit, the iconic Women’s Building “MaestraPeace” mural—located on…

Salvadoran author traces his own migration experience in latest children’s book

The known stories of migrants are various and varied. Some are recent, others that date…

40 years later Las Sandinistas story retold from the perspective of women

Those of you who are regular readers of my column know that I’ve taught at…

SF-born muralists debut special exhibition of studio paintings

Artists Max Marttila and Eli Lippert say that since their early years they have had…

Despite founder’s death, American Indian Film Festival perseveres

Although she’s been in training since the day she was born, Mytia Zavala thought she’d have more…

Artist uses her own family’s migration story to build solidarity among immigrants

Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, who is an Indian and Japanese-Colombian American, had lots of questions regarding…