Filmmakers and Producers

Ruben Gonzalez

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Floristas
Ruben Gonzalez
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1995, 18 min., Color, US
Floristas are immigrant flower vendors who scratch out a living by hawking their wares on the streets of New York City. Gonzalez depicts a world where survival depends on not only selling your wares, but dealing with stray bullets, flower shop competition and police harassment....

Latino Poets Speakout
Renata Gangemi & Ruben Gonzalez
Producer: Third World Newsreel
2005, 10 min., Color, US
Three shorts featuring performances by some of New York City's vanguard Latino poets:

KILLKILLKILL by Jesus Papoleto Melendez (5 Min)

GOD BLESS AMERICA by Mariposa (2 min), and

TAMALES IN JANUARY by Carlo Baldi (3 min).

From the war to police bru...

Talking Back
Renata Gangemi & Ruben Gonzalez
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1992, 17 min., Color, US
This documentary examines the lives and concerns of Latinas who are members of the service industry in the US. Video maker Gangemi weaves her own experiences as a domestic with those of other Latin American women. The video attempts to break the silence and invisibility they face because of their ...


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