29. 'Fernando Nation' (Dir. Cruz Angeles)
During the strike-shortened 1981 Major League Baseball season, one of the biggest on-field stories was the phenomenal Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Fernando Valenzuela, a squat screwballer who baffled hitters and delighted fans. Looking beyond the mania surrounding Valenzuela, Fernado Nation considers the Dodgers' shaky history with L.A.'s Mexican-American community, and how what were meant to be harmless jokes and comments about Valenzuela's ethnicity influenced the public debate over whether he was being overworked and underpaid.