Daphne Howland

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  • "To me it means life, it means memories," says Gerardo Reyes Chavez, a farmworker advocate featured in the documentary Food Chains. He's talking about food itself. Director Sanjay Rawal follows the activism of Chavez and the Coalition of...

  • With "dreamers" -- people brought illegally to the United States as children -- the proponents of immigration reform have found a winning word. It fails, though, to capture the peculiar mess faced by those the term describes: They're Americans...

  • The Sonora Desert in Arizona is freezing at night, brutally hot in the day. The documentary Who is Dayani Cristal? reveals that the infrastructure dealing with illegal immigration into the United States from points south is likewise hot,...

  • 1 year ago | Film Reviews

    The Sonora Desert in Arizona is freezing at night, brutally hot in the day. The documentary Who Is Dayani Cristal? reveals that the infrastructure dealing with illegal immigration into the United States from points south is likewise hot, cold, and...

  • Hilla Medalia's documentary Dancing in Jaffa derives its strength, much like a dancer's, from various isolated strains. Pierre Dulaine is a famous ballroom dancer and instructor (played by Antonio Banderas in 2006's Take the Lead),...

  • There's no more sobering example of the feeble results of the massive, multibillion-dollar relief effort that is post-Haitian earthquake reconstruction than the pathetic one-room shacks, with no plumbing or cooking areas, finally built by the...