Film Lending Library


Call or email to make arrangements to borrow:  Pat Delgado 915 740-3962


Invisible Chapel , 2007, 31 min. (San Diego, CA)  (Gatekeeper Productions)

800 Mile Wall, 90 min.  (Gatekeeper)

The Invisible Mexicans of Deer Canyon, 2006 73 min. (San Diego)  Gatekeeper

Posada:  A Night To Cross All Boundaries, 2009, 55 min. (Undocumented minors--teenagers)  Spanish subtitles.  Loyola

One Border, One Body, 30 min Border Mass at Anapra fence between Mexico and US, All Souls Day  Gatekeeper

Dying To Live:  A Migrant Journey, 2005 33 min.  Gatekeeper

Wetback:  The Undocumented Documentary, 2004, 91 min. National Geographic

Asalto Al Sueño, 2006, 84 min. The Centro-American train of death, “Assaulted Dream”. Spanish with English subtitles.

The Visitor, 2008, 104 min. detention system, set in New York City.

A Better Life,  2011, 98 min. undocumented father raising citizen son in Los Angeles.

Romántico, 2005, 80 min. English subtitles. Struggles and dignity of undocumented worker.

Harvest of Loneliness (Cosecha Triste) 2010 58 mins. Story of the Bracero Program. Stories of the men and their experiences, and of the women and families left behind (DVD contains both Eng & Spanish versions)

Which Way Home.  Unaccompanied minors leaving Central America on their trek to U.S. border, 2009, 83 mins.

Immigration Battle, Jan 2016, 120 mins. The political realities that make it so hard to fix our broken immigration system.


In Spanish

Testamento,  2003, 93 min. historia de la revolucion latino-americano—Guatamala.

Ojalá, 2000, 50 min.  La esperanza de una nueva tierra.

Romper el Cerco, 1994, 60 min. refuigados de una guerrra.  Guatemala

El Silencio de Neto, (Guatemala) 2004, 10 min. (from 1954)

Madre Teresa de Calcuta, 110 minutos, Spanish

Romántico, 2005, 80 min., Spanish with English subtitles.

Cosecha Triste (Harvest of Loneliness) 2010 58 mins. Story of the Bracero Program. Stories of the men and their experiences, and of the women and families left behind (DVD contains both Eng & Spanish versions)


Economic Justice

a.      Poverty

Room At The Inn, 2006, 150 min. (St. Francis Inn Soup Kitchen, Philadelphia)

Where Love Is, 2006, 90 min. (Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Detroit)


b.      Trade & Commerce

Black Gold, 2006, 78 min. (Wake Up and Smell the Coffee)  real cost of free trade.

c.       Economic Policies

Who Killed the Electric Car, 2006, 93 min. Narrated by Martin Sheen

Wal-Mart:  The High Cost of Low Price, 2005, 97 min.

Food, Inc., 2008, 91 min. documentary on the food industry, exposing corporations.

Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives. This film presents “never-before-seen evidence” that genetically engineered foods are a major contributor to rising disease rates in the United States. 2012, 85 mins, plus bonus disc: Seeds of Freedom, 28 mins.

Inside Job, 2011, 109 min.   Shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008.

Inequality for All, 2013, 90 mins. How the widening income gap has had a devastating effect on the American economy and threatens democracy itself.

The Take:  Occupy, Resist & Produce.  Documentary of workers in Buenos Aires reclaiming closed Forja auto plant and turning it into cooperative.  2004, 87 mins.

Citizen Koch, 2013, 86 mins. Citizens United ruling, effort to recall Governor Scott Walker, vs the rise of Tea Party, funded by 2 of the world’s richest men; portrait of our political times.


d.       Globalization

Thirst, 2004 62 min. global water supplies, vs corporations

Triangle Fire, 2011 60 mins, PBS

Triangle Fire update (Democracy Now) 2011, 60 mins. Includes discussion of 2010 Bangladesh Fire.

Collapse, 2009, 80 min. documentary, financial crisis/economics, global disaster.


Criminal Justice/Death Penalty

The Last Word, 2008, 90 min, documentary on the Death Penalty.

At the Death House Door, 2009, 99 min. (focus on wrongful execution)

Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death, 2006, 15.5 min. based on USCCB statement.

Balancing the Scales:  Examining the Need for a Moratorium on Executions in Texas, 2002, 1 hr.

The Trials of Darryl Hunt, 2007, 107 min.  Brutal rape, murder/wrongful conviction, racial bias.

Grave Injustice, 2011, 40 min.  Innocence Project, students, help free a man who spent 18 years in prison, 12 on death row.

Central Park Five,  2012, 120 mins. Wrongful conviction of 5 black and Latino teenagers.

Into the Abyss, 2011, 107 mins. Through conversations with Texas death-row inmate Michael Perry and with persons affected by his crime, filmmaker Werner Herzog explores the question of why people kill and why a state kills. 

One For Ten, 2013, approx.. 75 mins. 10 short clips about men and women exonerated from death row in U.S., and how it impacted their lives.


Political Participation

Unconstitutional:  The War on Our Civil Liberties, 2004, 66 min. Patriot Act

The Singing Revolution, 2008, 97 mins.  Estonia’s struggle for independence and for preserving her culture and connectedness behind the oppressive weight of the Iron Curtain, and as the Soviet nation began to fall.

Gunned Down:  The Power of the NRA, 2015, 60 mins.  Investigation into the NRA, its political evolution into a powerful lobbying force opposing any perceived infringement on right to bear arms.

How To Survive A Plague, 2013, 109 mins. Story of the brave young men and women who reversed the tide of an epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation, and stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence.

Peace and Non-Violence, Biographies

Of Gods and Men, 2011, 122 min. (Blu-ray & DVD combo pack)

A Force More Powerful, 2000, total 154 min, non-violence, 77 mins. each episode

   Episode One:  Nashville, Ghandi, South Africa

   Episode Two:  1940 Germany invading Denmark

                        1980 Poland, Solidarity

                        1983 Chile, movement against Pinochet

Mahatma Gandhi:  Pilgrim of Peace, 1997, 50 min.

The Narrow Path:  Walking Toward Peace and Non-Violence with John Dear, SJ, 2007, 108 min.

Forgiveness, PBS, 2010, 168 min.

Soul Searching: The Journey of Thomas Merton, 2007, 67 min.

Franz Jagerstätter, 2008, 24 min.

Great Souls:  Mother Teresa, 56 min., 2002

Monseñor:  The Last Journey of Oscar Romero, 2012, 88 min.

ABC News Classics: Rabbi Heschel,  1971 interview with Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

The Color of Olives, 2006, 97 min. a story of everyday life in Palestine.

Think Peace: Portrait of a 21st Century Movement, 2007, 55 min.

Peace Like A River: the 1993 Parliament of World’s Religions, organized to confront the problems threatening humanity, 1994, 60 mins.

Waging Peace: Muslim and Christian Alternatives. Faith communities trying to nurture an atmosphere for building a more peaceful future, 2011, 58 mins.

Pax Christi USA:  A Journey of Faith and Hope.  Roots, history and ideals of Pax Christi USA, 25 mins.

Cite Soleil:  Sun, Dust and Hope:  story of a peace education program started in 2007 by Pax Christi in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. 

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days. Focusing on not just how evil the Nazis were but also on how some people non-violently stood up to them, this film re-creates the last six days of Sophie Scholl's life: arrest, interrogation, trial, sentencing. Julia Jentsch gives a luminous performance as Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine. 2006, 117 mins.

The Art of Peace:  3 part program, approx. 4 hours, 2008.  We showed Part Two:  A Universal Approach to Peace:  the Dalai Lama speaking about Peace.

The Power of Forgiveness, PBS documentary with segments on the Amish, 9/11, Northern Ireland, interviews with Thich Nhat Hanh, Elie Wiesel…role of forgiveness in various faith traditions, 2008, 78 mins.

Budrus, 2010, 70 mins. Palestinian leader and daughter unite Palestinians and Israelis in unarmed movement to save village from destruction.


Civil Rights

At The River I Stand, 1993, 56 min. Civil Rights, Memphis

Freedom Riders, 2011, 120 mins.

The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, 2005, 70 minutes.  

Brother Outsider:  The Life of Bayard Rustin, 2003, 84 minutes.

Let the Fire Burn: 1985 clash between government and citizens. Deadly climax between Black Power group and police.

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975. 2011, 96 minutes. Previously unseen footage of Black Panthers working in their communities.  Interviews with activists, artists, musicians, scholars.

Central Park Five (see Criminal Justice section)

Freedom Summer, 2014, 120 mins.  Summer of 1964.  Black & white activists worked together to register African-American voters in violently segregated Mississippi.

Policing the Police, 2016, 60 mins.  Step inside Newark Police Dept, one of many troubled forces ordered to reform.  Allegations of police abuse and the challenges of fixing a broken relationship with the community.


a.  US:   Iraq

Iraq For Sale:  The War Profiteers, 2006 90 min.

Uncovered:  The Whole Truth About the Iraq War, 2004, 56 min.

Weapons of Mass Destruction, 2005, 98 min. Iraq

Farenheit 9/11, 2004 122 min.

The Ground Truth, 2006 78 min. Iraq War, focus on veterans.

Endgame, 2009, 109 min. How strategic & tactical mistakes brought Iraq to civil war

War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death,2008, 72 mins.

The Power of Nightmares:  The Rise of the Politics of Fear,  2004, 157 mins., comparing the rise of the American Neo-Conservative movement and the radical Islamist movement.


b.  War in general/Nuclear Warfare 

The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It, 2000, 57 min. World War II and Conscientious Objectors.

Why We Fight, 2005, 99 min. anatomy of American war-making. Military- industrial complex.

The Day After Trinity: J. Robert Oppenheimer & the Atomic Bomb, 1980, 89 min.

Countdown To Zero, 2010, 89 min. history of the atomic bomb to the present state of global affairs.

The Conscientious Objector, 2004, 101 min. The story of Desmond Doss, a WWII medic.

Investigation of a Flame, 2001, 45 min. A documentary portrait of the Catonsville Nine. Civil disobedience against Vietnam War.

Sir! No Sir! 2005. 85 min. The suppressed story of the movement to end the war in Vietnam.

Hidden Battles, 2010 psychological impact of killing on the lives of 5 soldiers.

White Light, Black Rain, the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 2007, 85 min.

Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars, 2013, 63 mins. Impact of the drone war on innocent people, on the image of the U.S., and on the resulting recruitment of terrorist groups against the U.S.

The Forgotten Bomb:  the true story of nuclear weapons, 2012, 94 mins.

Tangerines:  1990’s war in Georgia backdrop for strong human values theme, 2015, 87mins.


c.  International

Star of Goliath, 2005, 25 min. Palestine/Israel

Paradise Now, 2005, 91 min, “political thriller” 2 Palestinian suicide bombers, Israel, Arabic with Eng. Subtitles.

Invisible Children, 2007, (Northern Uganda, children’s army)

Children of Syria, 2016, 60 mins.  Four young children from families who survived war-torn Aleppo and try to start a new life in Germany. 


Environmental Justice and Issues

An Inconvenient Truth, 2006, 96 min.  global warming, with study questions.

Earthdays, 2010, 102 min. PBS American Experience

Bidder 70, the energy industry and the government vs one young man willing to go to prison for peaceful civil disobedience to prevent an illegal auction of BLM land for drilling. 2013, 72 min.

Origins:  getting back into right relationship with Earth, returning to our origins. 2014

This Changes Everything, 2015, 89 mins. Evidence of hope using grassroots activism to begin repairs to an industrial-damaged world.


Human Rights Issues

On The Line, (at the SOA), 2007, 55 min.

Harvest (La Cosecha), 2011, 80 min. documentary on child labor in US agriculture

Unsilenced:  Enforced Disppearance, 2010, Philippines.

Solitary Confinement:  Torture in Your Backyard,  20 min,  National Religious Campaign Against Torture.



Social Justice:  Issues, Organizers & Activists

Viva La Causa, 2008 from Southern Poverty Law Center, “Teaching Tolerance”

Founding Mothers, 2008, 50 min., History Channel, Cokie Roberts.

Fidel Castro, 2005, 120 min. PBS

Harvest of Loneliness (Cosecha Triste) 2010 58 mins. Story of the Bracero Program. Stories of the men and their experiences, and of the women and families left behind (DVD contains both Eng & Spanish versions) Includes what to expect from a new guest worker program.

 A Place At the Table: the struggle of different families to provide for food for their families. serious economic, social and cultural implications of hunger

They Killed Sister Dorothy: American nun is killed for confronting the corporate interests decimating the Amazon rainforest.

Trigger:  The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence:  2013, 54 mins.



Advent Conspiracy, 2010, 4 sessions, total:  55 min. Can Christmas Still Change the World?:  consumerism has stolen the soul of Christmas.

Roses in December,  1982, 55 min. story of Jean Donovan, one of the 4 American churchwomen murdered in El Salvador. Powerful indictment of US foreign policy in Central America.

Who Is Pope Francis? 2013, 45 minutes. 

The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman, 2012, 69 minutes. Response to “Waiting for Superman”. Provides critique of an increasingly free-market driven education system, the undermining of teacher unions and overall faith in the idea that charter schools are just what the country needs.