Ambulante USA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that focuses on supporting and promoting documentary film as a tool for social and cultural change. The film series travels to areas with limited access to film to diversify and democratize documentary culture.

Ambulante USA emerges as part of Ambulante founded in 2005 in Mexico by actors and filmmakers Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Pablo Cruz and Elena Fortes. The vision is to traverse geographical, political, cultural and social borders in order to open new channels of expression and reflection

For its inaugural edition, the 2014 Ambulante California Documentary Film Festival partnered with over 40 community partners to organize 15 screening events in 13 different public venues across the Metropolitan Los Angeles Area from September 21 to October 4.

Ambulante USA activates unique public exhibition spaces and curates a selection of documentaries that reflect multicultural perspectives, spark dialogue, and enhance cross-cultural appreciation. It offers 100% of its programming for free. In addition to the annual festival tour, the non-profit works year round to present community screenings in collaboration with other non-profits and civic organizations. The goal is to build a sustainable and extensive network of partners to launch Ambulante film tours across the United States.

Ambulante California’s second LA tour will take place September 19 – October 4, 2015.  Venues include Madrid Theater, Hammer Museum, Boyle Heights Conservatory, Pacoima City Hall, MEND, Echo Park Film Center, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Casa del Mexicano, LA Plaza de Cultura y Arte among others.

This year’s slate include films from all over the world, covering a range of social justice issues, biographies, cross cultural reflection, music driven and family friendly.  Approximately 12 feature length films plus a selection of LA local short documentaries which will be selected from submissions.  Free to submit on the website.  Info on films attached.