Rush Hour

Director: Luciana Kaplan
Country: Mexico, Los Angeles, Istanbul
Year: 2016
Language: Spanish, English, Turk
Subtitles: Spanish, English

Synopsis:

A feature documentary about the odyssey involved in commuting to and from work in three large contemporary cities: Los Angeles, Istanbul and Mexico City. Rush Hour is an intimate approach to the personal stories of three commuters who spend hours of their lives going from home to work and back, reflection a common reality shared by billions of people. What is the impact of these lost hours on their relationships an their quality of life? What really direves them to make this journey every day? What does this say about our cities and our way of living them? This is not inherent of a specific area of the world, neither it has to do with gender or class, but rather it is a global issue that has to do with the way we have developed and conceived our largest cities.

Still Here

Director: Lorenzo Hagerman
Country: Mexico, Spain
Year: 2016
Language: Spanish, English, Japanese, Italian, French.
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Synopsis:

On an intimate journey around the world, we discover what existence looks like from the perspective of those who have had more than ninety years of life. These stories of ordinary people who for almost a century have loved, laughed, sung and suffered, together make a symphony to life. With determination and humility, they declare to themselves and to the world, I am still here.

The elderly population of the world is growing significantly. But it is not only important to understand the social impact that this brings. What is less often noted is the relevance and value that their experience can bring to us as individuals and to humanity as a whole.

H2Omx

Director: Lorenzo Hagerman
Country: Mexico
Year: 2014
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English

Synopsis:

Mexico City: built on a lake, yet dying of thirst.  Ironically the city does not suffer from a water shortage.  Generous seasonal rains that could quench the valley's thirst for most of the year are combined with sewage, making them a flooding risk rather than a solution to providing water for 22 million citizens.  This is an environmental case study: can this mega city mobilize its citizens to become water sustainable and ensure the future viability of the capital?

0.56%

Director: Lorenzo Hagerman
Country: Mexico
Year: 2014
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English

Synopsis:

¿What happened to Mexico? Never before a President’s Election divided and polarized the society like the one on July 2006. For the first time in Mexico, a social leader gives an exclusive access to a film crew and agrees to be followed by a camera in the highlight of his career. 0.56% shows the story of the battle for power in Mexico City and how it was the power to transform and confronts the human being.

Life on the line

Director: José Cohen
Country: Mexico
Year: 2007
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English

Synopsis:

Hunger and humiliation, marginalization and mutilation, robbery and rape. Every year thousands of migrants leave their families and homes in Central America to try and make a life for them in “the North”. On a one-way trip to the Promised Land, they encounter abuse, extortion and desolation on their way through Mexico. But their hope for a better, worthier existence carries them forward. This documentary tell the stories of daring people who put their lives on the line for a dream they can never be sure to reach.

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