Spanish-Language Focus

Armando Capó

In Cuba during the summer of 1994 — in the midst of the so-called Special Period in Time of Peace, when the island’s economic fortunes plummeted…

Chelsea Hernandez

In Texas, construction workers face the deadliest conditions in the country. “Building the American Dream” follows three immigrant families who…

Salvador Simó

In 1930 Paris, surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel is left penniless after the scandalous release of “L’Age d’Or” leads to a falling out with…

Lila Avilés

In her feature debut, theater director Lila Avilés turns the monotonous work day of Eve (Gabriela Cartol), a chambermaid at a high-end Mexico City…

Jonathan Schienberg

Jamil Sunsin is the only person in his family born in the U.S. His parents and sister came from Honduras and lived in the U.S. for a decade before…

Sophie Guerra & Clement Guerra

Four indigenous environmental leaders embark on an extraordinary trans-continental adventure, traveling from the Canadian plains to deep into the…

A nonfiction "The Handmaid's Tale," this program relates stories of sexual abuse and violence against women around the globe.

As a bookend to our opening-night film, SLIFF offers a closing-night collection of shorts that explore the good and the bad of married life.

Benjamín Naishtat

In the mid-’70s, a strange man arrives in a quiet Argentinian provincial city. While at a restaurant in the town, without any apparent provocation…

Embracing your differences and following your dreams are just two of the messages in this program for children ages 8 to 13.

Melina León

Set in 1988, in a Peru wracked by political violence and turmoil, Melina León’s heart-wrenching first feature recounts what occurs after a newborn…

Jayro Bustamante

In “Temblores,” a deeply personal follow-up to his landmark debut, “Ixcanul” (SLIFF 2015), Jayro Bustamante shifts settings from rural Guatemala…