After futebol, soltar pipas, is Brasil’s most popular sport. In the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, flying the pipa is more than a leisurely escape from on-the-ground realities—it’s a venue for battle, with the entire sky as the arena. Pipa designs and airborne “cutting” strategies have been passed through generations, from rooftop to rooftop.
"In the slums of the future, virtual reality junkies satisfy their violent impulses in online entertainment. An expert player discovers that the line between games and reality is starting to fade away. 3DAR’s latest short film explores the frightening potential of our next technological revolution. Stay connected, but not too much."
3DAR is a production company based in Buenos Aires. Written and directed by Federico Heller
"El Jeremías" chronicles the misadventures of an 8-year-old boy who finds out he is a genius. While his family members try to find some way to profit off of his gifts, Jeremías begins to look for his calling in life.
Make sure to keep a look out for ways to watch this charming story about finding your own way.
East of Salinas takes us to the heart of California’s “Steinbeck Country,” the Salinas Valley, to meet a bright boy, Jose Ansaldo, and his dedicated teacher, Oscar Ramos — both sons of migrant farm workers.
But Jose is undocumented; he was born in Mexico. Like many other migrant children, Jose is beginning to understand the situation — and the opportunities that may be lost to him through no fault of his own.
The documentary "East of Salinas" will air on Dec. 28 on PBS.
"There are soldiers and marines that have served the United States even though they were not born in the country. Some of them entered the US by crossing the border illegally, but after being promised citizenship in exchange for their service, they enlisted. Some of them have risked their lives on the front lines in wars like Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan."
Vice News brings us this documentary shedding light on these stories.