Librotraficantes smuggle books into Tucson, Arizona

After the Arizona Legislature and Governor Jan Brewer passed HB2281, the Tucson Unified School District voted to ban the Mexican American Studies (MAS) program, in a 4-1 vote.  The successful MAS program was dissolved and books were removed from classrooms. March 16, 2012, a caravan of Librotraficantes (book traffickers) came to Tucson, Arizona.  These librotraficantes were made up […]

Under Arpaio Community Preview Screening Tucson

Tucson Preview Screening July 28 Pan Left Productions presents a Community Preview Screening of UNDER ARPAIO A Documentary by J.M. Aragón $5 to $8 suggested donation at the door for Tucson Screening No one turned away for lack of funds. Larger donations are welcome. (Proceeds benefit the upcoming grassroots screening tour)   Thursday, July 28 […]

Barrio Hollywood Fiesta Grande 2011

9th Annual Fiesta Grande: A Celebration of Barrio Hollywood May 7 & May 8, 2011 A free fundraiser in support of community programs within Barrio Hollywood & Tucson, Arizona. Barrio Hollywood Lifetime Achievement Award: Guadalupe Castillo Sunday May 8, 2011 The first Barrio Hollywood Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Guadalupe Castillo, a dynamic community […]

Tucson Grassroots Campaigns IN PRODUCTION

Tucson Grassroots Campaigns ACT ONE: El Rio In the late 1960’s, people in Tucson, Arizona Westside neighborhoods demanded that their ignored and under-funded neighborhood have a park for children and families. The City owned a lush golf course, the El Rio golf course, in Tucson’s Westside. Why not change the El Rio golf course into a […]

The Homeless Youth/Video Photo Project

The Carlos G Figueroa Foundation is a group of videographers & photographers that are video & photo advocates for the homeless & those in poverty in Tucson, Az. We are fiscally sponsored by Pan Left Productions. The Homeless Youth Video/Photo Project is a Pan Left Productions project and is being done by The Carlos G […]

Under Arpaio

UNDER ARPAIO is a feature length documentary examining the effect Sheriff Joe Arpaio has had on communities in Maricopa County.  More information and website coming soon. Produced by J.M. Aragón and Mary Charlotte Thurtle Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the […]

Across the Tracks/A Traves de las Vias

Directed by youth, this film documents the stories of change and gentrification in the Dunbar/Spring and Barrio Anita neigborhoods in the heart of Tucson, Arizona. These two neighborhoods, one once almost exclusively African American and one Mexican American, have undergone drastic change in population. This video shows what the youth learned from interviewing the elders […]

Tucson Grassroots Campaigns

Tucson Grassroots Campaigns is a non-profit video project that documents successful grassroots campaigns in Tucson, Arizona.  This video project examines community organizing methods, planning, and nonviolent strategy for positive social change. Act One: El Rio  In 1968, the City of Tucson purchased El Rio Country Club, a lush golf course in Tucson’s west side. Why […]

Arizona LGBT Storytelling Project: Community Histories

The Arizona LGBT Storytelling Project: Community Histories is the first collection of its kind of oral histories and digital documentation of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities in the state of Arizona. The project is directed and coordinated by Jamie A. Lee in collaboration with many volunteers throughout southern Arizona. The purpose […]