Films from past MVFF ¡Viva el Cine! programs that highlight some of our favorite Spanish-language and Latin American films and stories, with options for all grade levels. 

Grades 3-8
Gonzalo is an imaginative and tenacious 10-year old facing the most difficult task of his life: getting to school with clean shoes. In Spanish with English subtitles. Director: Giselle Geney (Colombia 2018) 14 min

View the film for free here  (password: 3feet_20i8)

Grades 4-12
A young girl with a great affinity for bees goes to the limit in order to protect her community from itself. In Spanish with English subtitles. Directors: Anna Cetti & Guicho Nuñez (Mexico 2016) 4 min

View the film for free here.

Grades 1-5
A young boy gets help from his family committed to seeing his artistic talents gloriously unfold.  In Spanish with English subtitles. Director: Luis Felipe Hernández Alanis (Mexico 2015) 4 min

View the film for free here.
*Note: Excessive and flagrant use of toilet paper.

Grades 7-12
Precocious 12-year-old Itan is forced to carry the weight of her family when her mother is detained by ICE in this San Francisco-set drama. Collisions continues to be a timely story that reveals the devastating impact of draconian US immigration policy. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. Director: Richard Levien (US 2018) 82 min

Available for streaming or DVD purchase here.
Download the CFI Education curriculum guide here.

Collisions is partnering with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) to support their Immigrant Worker Safety Net Fund in order to provide the immediate financial support so desperately needed by workers and their families during this pandemic. Immigrant workers are among the most vulnerable at this time, and largely excluded from government programs. From now through April 30, 50% of proceeds from sales of the film will be donated to this fund.