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Occupying Brazil
Thousands turn to the illegal occupation of Sao Paulo's abandoned high rises as an alternative to life on the streets.
07 Apr 2014 21:18 GMT
To meet the deluge of its economic growth, Brazil has opened its doors to all immigrants - with unintended consequences.
Change is slowly coming to Cuba. For one remote community and on one woman's front porch, it is just a phone call away.
A look at tensions between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, as the peril of one is faced with the success of the other.
One former inmate hopes to use chess to gain employment in the outside world, and to give something back in Uruguay.
For one group, an artistic 'invasion' of a state prison becomes a metaphor for the greater liberation of Honduras.
Travelling from village to village in northern Argentina, one man works to find lasting solutions to endemic problems.
In Argentina, one woman works to revive the history of the Mapuche people in a society that has eroded their identity.
In depth
17 Feb 2014 16:35 GMTViewfinder
Brazil is seen as a destination of dreams for thousands of Haitian immigrants who are seeking a better life.
17 Feb 2014 17:03 GMTViewfinder
Change is slowly coming to Cuba. For one remote community in the Sierra Maestra mountains, it is just a phone call away.
A look at tensions between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, as the peril of one is faced with the success of the other.
One former inmate hopes to use chess to gain employment in the outside world, and to give something back in Uruguay.
About Viewfinder

Viewfinder - Fresh perspectives through the lens of local filmmakers around the globe 

Al Jazeera's documentary series Viewfinder is a unique, long-term project showcasing independent filmmaking talent from around the globe. These films focus on the power of storytelling to provide a deeper insight into the impact of global events on local communities. These are stories brought to you through the experiences of those on the front lines of a rapidly changing world.

Viewfinder endeavours to do what no other broadcaster has done before: develop regionally based filmmaking talent and bring those new perspectives to a worldwide audience. It speaks to the vitality and energy of local voices reaching a global audience. 

About DocMontevideo

From the start DocMontevideo has established a space in Latin America for documentary development and outreach. Its pitching forum and growing market events bring together the key contacts from throughout the region for film development and support.

Its mission is to contribute to a thriving market across the continent that will foster the broadcasting and distribution of top quality films.

The critical work of the team at DocMontevideo has been to build a supportive infrastructure of documentary films, and that mission continues to grow. Its objective is to get a commitment from, and encourage various actors in, the region involved in transforming and developing the broadcast sector. It strives to improve its mentoring, training, production, artistic creation and commercial capabilities. With this aim in mind, it seeks out synergies and expansion throughout the industry and continues to grow its list of partners.

Visit www.docmontevideo.com for more