Founded in 2002, PRAGDA is a film company and cultural initiative devoted to programming, promoting, distributing, and exhibiting films from Spain and Latin America. In addition to being one of the most important and innovative promoters of Spanish cinema in the United States, PRAGDA’s growing catalog includes many award-winning Latin American documentaries on contemporary issues and inspiring, challenging, and entertaining feature films.
339 Amín Abel Hasbun. Memory of a Crime
Directed by Etzel Báez • Drama • With Margaux Da Silva, Pericles Mejía, Guillermo Liriano, Pablo David Quinteros, Ernesto Báez, Héctor Then, Ico Abreu, Mario Núñez • 2014 • 97 minutes
Based on a real story, 339 Amín Abel Hasbun is an intriguing account of the murder of Amín Abel Hasbun, a brilli...
Andrés Reads and Writes
Directed by Daniel Peralta • Drama • With Fernando Mena, Gianfranco Bosisio, Nicolás Bosman • 2016 • 96 minutes
Andrés Centeno, a young factory worker, spends his nights working long shifts, leaving him in a continuous state of drowsiness. Running into a piece of his own life story, Andres will...
Directed by Marta Rodriguez & Jorge Silva • Documentary • 1972 • 42 minutes
Remastered! Considered a classic Latin American and Colombian documentary film, Brickmakers chronicles the search for a film production methodology that could be adapted to the sociopolitical conditions of Latin America....
The Calm After The Storm
Directed by Mercedes Gaviria Jaramillo • Documentary • 2021 • 72 minutes
After studying abroad, Mercedes returns to Colombia to work on the next film by her father, the famous Víctor Gaviria (The Rose Seller). Fluctuating between admiration and reproach, Mercedes constructs a private diary that ...
The City of the Future
Directed by Cláudio Marques & Marília Hughes Guerreiro • Drama • With Gilmar Araújo, Igor Santos, Milla Suzart • 2016 • 75 minutes
In Serra do Ramalho, Brazil, young teacher Milla finds herself pregnant by her colleague Gilmar. Gilmar is in a relationship with Igor, but Milla asserts that the ba...
Cows Wearing Glasses
Directed by Alex Santiago Pérez • Drama • With Daniel Lugo • 2014 • 90 minutes
Directed by one of the most talented emerging filmmakers coming out of the new wave of Puerto Rican cinema, Cows Wearing Glasses uses a subtle sense of humor to touch upon issues of aging. Marso, a lonely, eccentric p...
Directed by Daniel Hendler • Drama • With Diego De Paula, Matías Singer, Ana Katz, Verónica Llinás, César Troncoso, Alan Sabbagh, Roberto Suárez. • 2017 • 84 minutes
In this wry and timely political comedy of manners, Martín Marchand, the son of a wealthy businessman, retreats to his lavish, sec...
Directed by Koldo Almandoz • Drama • With Laulad Ahmed, Patxi Bisquert, Ramon Agirre, Iraia Elías, Erika Olaizola
• 2018 • 88 minutes
Khalil is a rootless young man who lives in the city’s margins, where industrial estates bank onto the river and the marsh. He survives as well as he can, spendi...
El Eternauta´s Wife
Directed by Adan Aliaga • Documentary • With Elsa Sánchez de Oesterheld, Francisco Solano López, Daniel Rafecas, Jorge Oesterheld, Juan Sasturain • 2011 • 82 minutes
It has been fifty years since the adventures of Juan Salvo were first published in the science fiction comic El Eternauta. Some ti...
Directed by Michèle Stephenson • Documentary • 2018 • 30 minutes
In 1937, tens of thousands of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent were exterminated by the Dominican army, on the basis of anti-black racism. Fast-forward to 2013, the Dominican Republic’s Supreme Court stripped the citizens...
Directed by Carla Cavina • Drama • With Sunshine Logroño, Marisé Alvarez, Elba Escobar, Prakriti Maduro • 2017 • 110 minutes
Teresa is a vegetarian and a successful astrophysicist who lives with her girlfriend, Daniela, in the Canary Islands. After years of self-exile, Teresa returns to Puerto R...
The German Neighbor
Directed by Rosario Cervio, Martin Liji • Documentary • With Antonella Saldicco • 2017 • 94 minutes
Integrating impressive archive material, The German Neighbor follows the steps of Adolf Eichmann’s awkward and unusual life in Argentina and his remarkable defense at the trial in Jerusalem. Rober...
Directed by Christopher Murray, Josefina Buschmann, Israel Pimental • Documentary • 2019 • 124 minutes
A cinematic mosaic depicting Pope Francis’ 2018 visit to Chile, God explores the constant tension between the social creation of God in different communities and the tensions that define modern...
Goya: The Secret of the Shadows
Directed by David Mauas • Documentary • With Manuela B. Mena Marqués, Valeriano Bozal, Jesusa Vega, Juliet Wilson-Bareau, Mercedes Águeda Villar and José Hernández • 2011 • 77 minutes
Ramón, a fine art photographer, purchases an anonymous 19th-century portrait in Barcelona. He and the singular e...
In Exile: A Family Film
Directed by Juan Francisco Urrusti Alonso • Documentary • 2017 • 124 minutes
The Spanish Civil War (1936-39) left a million dead and over 500,000 refugees. Mexico welcomed about 20,000. Among them were the filmmaker’s grandparents, parents, and some of their friends. In Exile: A Family Film tell...
Directed by Luis Mancha • Documentary • With Leo Chavez, María Herrera-Sobek, Francisco Lomelí, Belinda Campos, Raúl Fernandez, Mario García, Ellen McCracken, Eleanor Guzman • 2014 • 72 minutes
Inner Borderlines follows Alejandro Morales around Southern California as he explores a variety of top...
The Journey of Monalisa
Directed by Nicole Costa • Documentary • 2019 • 93 minutes
Chilean-born performer and writer Iván Monalisa fully embraces his / her dual selves: scrappy, masculine Iván as well as diva, transvestite sex-worker Monalisa. A reunion with filmmaker Nicole Costa, Iván’s former college classmate, prov...
The Metal Stork
Directed by Joan López Lloret • Documentary • 2012 • 80 minutes
Twenty years have passed since the signing of the Peace Accords that ended the civil war in El Salvador (1980-92), a conflict in which the army and the FMLN´s guerrillas confronted each other. The operations of the armed forces in r...
My Bolivia, Remembering What I Never Knew
Directed by Rick Tejada-Flores • Documentary • 2017 • 58 minutes
My Bolivia is a historic road trip to make sense of a family’s and a country’s past. A Latino filmmaker travels to Bolivia to find the things his parents told him, and what they never said — the family’s slave-owning past, his gran...
Directed by Federico Atehortúa Arteaga • Documentary • 2019 • 83 minutes
A family accident leads the director of the film to discover the strange relationship that exists between his mother, the origins of Colombian cinema and recent events of the Colombian armed conflict. On March 6, 1906, four...
The Naked Screen
Directed by Florence Jaugey • Drama • With Oscar Sinela, Paola Baldión, Roberto Guillén • 2014 • 93 minutes
A cautionary tale about sex, technology, and public shaming set in a Nicaraguan town, Florence Jaugey’s The Naked Screen is a thought-provoking portrait of young people growing up in an in...
Directed by Marcela Zamora • Documentary • 2016 • 85 minutes
An award-winning documentary on the legacy of the internal armed conflict in El Salvador, The Offended features the director’s charismatic father, Rubén Zamora, a key political leader and current Salvadorian Ambassador before the UN, w...
On This Side of the World
Directed by David Trueba • Drama • With Vito Sanz, Anna Alarcón, Ondina Maldonado, Joaquín Notario, Janfri Topera, Zidane Barry • 2020 • 96 minutes
Alberto, a dull and indolent engineer, is fired from his company just as he plans to buy a house with his girlfriend and become parents. To cover it...
Directed by Jorge Thielen-Armand • Drama • With José Dolores López, Marley Alvillares, Adrializ López, Jorge Roque Thielen, María del Carmen Agámez • 2016 • 89 minutes
Handyman José lives with his family in La Soledad, a ramshackle villa located in what was once among Caracas’ most affluent neig...