USA • 5m 16s
Citizen Next is part of “We the Voters: 20 Films for the People” which is a nonpartisan digital slate of 20 short films designed to inform, inspire and activate voters nationwide with fresh perspectives on the subjects of democracy, elections and governance in the lead up to the 2016 elections. What motivates the approximately 4.6 million Latino immigrants eligible for citizenship, most of whom claim Mexico as a country of origin, to seek citizenship…or not? Follow the challenges facing Latino immigrants on their path towards citizenship, into the voting booth and beyond.
Director: Bernardo Ruiz
Producer: Paul G. Allen, Carole Tomko, Jody Gottlieb, Rocky Collins, Cindy Vanegas, Mira Chang
2016 | 5 min
Up Next in USA
Cast in India
Iconic and ubiquitous, thousands of manhole covers dot the streets of New York City. Enlivening the everyday objects around us, this short film is a glimpse of the working lives of the men behind the manhole covers in New York City.
Director: Natasha Raheja
2014 | 26 min
USA | India
Black Girl Poem
Viewer Discretion Advised
In 'Black Girl Poem,' black women take a surrealist approach in confronting the power dynamic of sexual harassment and catcalling within the African American community. The three women towering above the city act as a chorus, symbolizing a heightened representation of r...
Beyond the Pipeline
UN Special Rapporteur of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples meets the Standing Rock Sioux leadership and community in March 2017 after months of protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
On the 10th anniversary of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the campaign has come to repr...