Institute History

  • 2019 Sundance Documentary Film Grant


LUSO-FORNIA is the state of mind of one rural area, where Portuguese immigrants annually hold religious and cultural celebrations that culminate in “bloodless” bullfights. Composed of intimate and meditative moments, Luso-fornia is an emotive impression of Central California’s dairylands — celebrating the unseen beauty of its residents’ lives and testifying to the power of a richly constructed, communal universe


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