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Julio Cortázar – Interview on the program “A fondo”

  On March 20, 1977, Joaquín Soler Serrano interviews the Argentine writer, who assures us that his birth in Brussels was purely accidental and recounts his childhood memories. He talks Read More

Reflections on Authors: Carlos Fuentes

  Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012), interviewed by Silvia Lemus in 1983, reads a portion of La región más transparente, tells stories from his childhood and talks about his connection to the Read More

Nueba Yol

  The humble and hardworking Orodoto Balbuena finally gets an opportunity to realize his lifelong dream of reaching New York and living the “American Dream”, but soon finds out that Read More

Live-in Maid

  During the Argentine economic crisis of the early 2000s, Beba, who was once wealthy, does not have enough money to pay her live-in maid, Dora. Without her husband’s financial Read More

Love Is a Bitch

  Amores Perros is a bold, intensely emotional, and ambitious story of lives that collide in a Mexico City car crash. Inventively structured as a triptych of overlapping and intersecting Read More

Memories of Underdevelopment

  In the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Sergio (Sergio Corrieri), an affluent writer, chooses to stay behind in Cuba while his wife and family escape to neighboring Read More

A Flight of Hope

  A comedy narrating the adventures of ten Puerto Ricans looking for a better life. The film centers on an airplane trip to New York during the 1960’s. It relates Read More


  Camila O’Gorman (Susú Pecoraro) defies her prominent and politically-connected Buenos Aires family by publicly criticizing the Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas. When she meets Father Ladislao Gutierrez (Imanol Read More

Christians, Jews, and Moslems in Medieval Spain

  Due partly to the weakness of its Visigothic rulers, partly to its proximity to Africa, the Iberian peninsula was conquered by Berbers and by Arabs belonging to the Umayyad Read More

Jorge Luis Borges: The Mirror Man

  This program from Films for the Humanities and Sciences examines the life and literary career of the charismatic Argentine writer, as well as the thematic, symbolic, and mythological underpinnings Read More