M.A.M.O.N. (Monitor Against Mexicans Over Nationwide) (6min)
Alejandro Damiani | Uruguay | Nar | New England Premiere
A lampoon on the politics surrounding the Mexico-US border.
HILLBILLY (87 min)
Sally Rubin & Ashley York | USA | Doc | New England Premiere
Sine the presidential election, the cultural divide in America has expanded with stereotyping and slurs rampant and finger-pointing and name-calling abounding. hillbilly goes on a personal and political journey into the heart of the Appalachian coalfields, exploring the role of media representation in the creation of the iconic American "hillbilly," and examining the social, cultural, and political underpinnings of this infamous stereotype. Filmed in Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, hillbilly uncovers an unexpected set of artists, poets, activists, queer musicians, "Affrilachian" poets, and intersectional feminists -- all unexpected voices emerging from this historically misunderstood region. hillbilly is a timely and urgent exploration of how we see and think about poverty and rural identity in contemporary America, offering a call for dialogue during this divisive time in U.S. history.
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