Written by Maria Manuella Pache de Athayde 50/100 An okay biopic about a remarkable man. Havel chronicles the story of Václav Havel, a Czech playwright who would later become known for his activism. The film recounts his life during the … Continue reading.
Belly of the Beast
Written by Maria Manuella Pache de Athayde 65/100 Erika Cohn's directing and storytelling do not do a worthy story the justice it deserves. Clocking in at 72 minutes, this documentary is a concise exposé on forced sterilizations in California prisons. … Continue reading.
To Calm the Pig Inside
Written by Maria Manuella Pache de Athayde 85/100 "Memories catch up as a girl visits a ravaged port city." This documentary short is the closest thing to poetry I have ever seen on screen. How can something so devastating be … Continue reading.
Written by Maria Manuella Pache de Athayde 80/100 I could see myself in Yingying Zhang’s story. I came to the US to study as well. I came here looking for a better future and aware of the financial and emotional … Continue reading.
Written by Maria Manuella Pache de Athayde 95/100 Documentaries like this one remind me why I do what I do (in my day job I work on public policy and policy development). This documentary tells the story of Boniface Mwangi … Continue reading.
Written by Maria Manuella Pache de Athayde 90/100 Mr. SOUL! is a remarkable documentary. It tells the us the story of a variety program and its host Ellis Haizlip, an openly gay Black man, during the late 1960s early 1970s. … Continue reading.
My Mexican Bretzel
Written by Maria Manuella Pache de Athayde 80/100 During the past few months I have developed a love for documentary filmmaking, but this “documentary” is unlike any other I’ve seen so far. From the opening title card which reads … Continue reading.