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Documentary Film Reviews

January 12, 2016

Here are links to my latest published documentary film reviews hosted by Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO) at the libraries at the University of Buffalo.

The titles are:

Domino: Caught in a Crisis (agarrado por la crisis)
2014
Distributed by Palomino Productions, PO Box 8565, Berkeley, CA 94707; 510-236-3257
Produced by Eva A. Ma
Directed by Eva A. Ma
DVD , color, 62 min.
Middle School – General Adult
Subjects: Domino Effect, Economics, Unemployment, Spain, Globalization, Psychology, Capitalism, Political Science, Family
Date Entered: 1/6/2016

Eva Ma captures the realism of documentary and takes on a highly enjoyable and informative journey into the life of one man and his family during a time of escalating and expanding economic recession. ~ Malcolm L. Rigsby

FLOWER IN OTOMI (Flor en Otomí)
2012
Distributed by Icarus Films, 32 Court St., 21st Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 800-876-1710
Produced by La Casa de Atrás, FOPROCINE, Filmoteca de la UNAM, IMCINE
Directed by Luisa Riley
DVD, color, 78 min.
Middle School – General Adult
Subjects: Adolescence, Biography, Human Rights, Social Movement, Mexico, Central America, Latin America, Politics, Women’s Studies, Capitalism, Activism, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Ecoomics, Psychology
Date Entered: 1/6/2016

Heroes must be remembered lest we lose hope! Flower in Otomi honors the individual and the cause. ~ Malcolm L. Rigsby

Ghost Town: Stories from Hebron
2015
Distributed by Choices, Inc., 3740 Overland Ave., Ste. F, Los Angeles CA 90034; (310) 839-1500
Produced by Ophelias Media Productions
Directed by Ellie Bernstein
DVD , color, 85 min.
Middle School – General Adult
Subjects: Palestine, Hebron, Israel, Arab-Israeli Conflict
Date Entered: 1/6/2016

Ghost Town is an alarming and stark examination of reality in being imprisoned in one’s own homeland! ~ Malcolm L. Rigsby

Miners Shot Down
2014
Distributed by Icarus Films, 32 Court St., 21st Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 800-876-1710
Produced by UHURU Productions
Directed by Rehad Desai
DVD , color, 86 min.
Middle School – General Adult
Subjects: Africa, African National Congress, South Africa, Business, Ethics, Government, Law, Criminal Justice, Labor, Human Rights, Police Violence

A gripping and stark depiction of a new version of apartheid in South Africa. ~ Malcolm L. Rigsby

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