Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

New Orleans Film Festival: Doc Shorts: Beautifully Me

November 7th, 2021
3:30 PM

The Broad Theater
636 N Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70119

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute are sponsoring the upcoming New Orleans Film Festival showing: Doc Shorts: Beautifully Me.

These short documentaries span a spectrum of experiences in the quest to discover and affirm who we are.

Glen Eden

In Sunset Park, Brooklyn, there lives a man named Glen Eden Einbinder who exists as many things at once. In this whimsical and heartwarming character study, Glen reveals his decades-old eponymous collection and shows viewers how it brought him closer to many worlds he may have never known otherwise.


A child reveals a secret to their mother: “I’m not a girl.” This breathtakingly honest portrait of growing up gender expansive beautifully captures the hesitancy, fear, and relief at revealing one’s innermost thoughts, as well as the unconditional love of a mother.


A Mexican-Korean girl writes a letter to her grandmother after her passing, telling her all the things she couldn’t say to her when she was alive because they didn’t share the same language. It explores the struggles to belong in two different cultures and how that shapes ones identity.


Arturo Madrid, a 76 year old Filipino-American man, reminisces on the hardships, wonders and reality of migrating from the Philippines to the United States. Directed by his grandchildren, Arturo’s story is about the community we build, the love we cultivate and the stories we pass on.


Jason Vu, a non-binary, Vietnamese dancer revisits childhood memories of desire. Celebrating queerness and reckoning with violent histories, Vu finds themself at the crux of past, present, and future‘€“discovering that sanctuary is not a place, but an act of remembering.

Men Who Talk

Men Who Talk is an intimate portrait of Black men in Brasília, Brazil who strive to find their place in a hostile society. They meet regularly in the circle, a salve as a space to share, reflect, grieve and uplift one another.


Because of their Haitian ancestry, Elena and her family have lost their Dominican citizenship. She must negotiate an opaque bureaucracy in a racist, hostile society, or else remain stateless in a country intent on deporting its darker-skinned citizens.

For more information on these shorts, tickets, and times, check the “NOFF website”: