By 1750, the Spanish Empire in the Americas had been in place for two and a half centuries. Video/C 1823 A unique collection of mystical fiction and ethnographic films inspired by the beauty and indigenous magic of Oaxaca, México Day of the Dead (aka. Singapore, Gateway City looks at how Singapore exploits its location to play a key commercial role in Pacific Asia. This film is the story of that resistance -- of a grassroots, non-violent movement of public schoolteachers who took Mexico by surprise and who have endured brutal repression in their struggle to defend public education. Each December, millions of Mexicans take whatever means available, some walk for days, to pay homage to her. Pilgrims bring flowers, and gifts, while some enter the shrines on bended knees. Video/C 7390 Examines how Huichol Indians, displaced from their traditional homes and occupations by modern development, have become migrant farm workers exposed to pesticides commonly used in Mexican agriculture. Video/C MM1272 In 1916, legendary outlaw Pancho Villa led a column of Mexican guerrillas across the border into New Mexico,an action that brought Mexico and the United States to the brink of war. However, like many indigenous peoples, the Huichols have no written history. Video/C 9033 Examines the life and legacy of the 16th century Indian woman known as La Malinche, who by her role in the Spanish conquest of Mexico and in giving birth to Cortes's son is a symbol of both cultural destruction and creation. In turn, Cecy and Camilo must now deal with the strains of their own separation. Free Trade Agreement by looking at how workers on both sides of the border have been affected by the maquiladora program. The footage includes some of the first battle scenes captured in "moving pictures." Rocha documents his encounters as he scours the film vaults and back rooms of institutions across North America and Europe for the seven reels of film that immortalized Villa. Video/C MM1258 Issued under Spanish title, "Hechos sobre los rieles: una historia de los ferrocarrileros mexicanos". A history of the development of railroads in Mexico and interviews with Mexican railroad workers involved in the formation of unions. Filmed on the Isla de Pinos, follows the case of Miguel, a Cuban juvenile delinquent, who is sent to a re-education camp. Cast: Sergio Corrieri, Salvador Vud, José Gallardo, Raúl Garcia. Inventos embodies the true spirit of Hip Hop, which is to create something powerful and useful out of what is seemingly impossible. Special features: portfolio featuring: Barely audible, De la calle, Familia Cuba, Besin, VIP music video Ghana; Homegrown trailer; directors bio; Konscious TV interview; extra footage: live at Joe's Pub NYC, Live at Casa de Musica Cuba; slide show gallery by Peter Graham & Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi; Inventos trailer. Although killed during a skirmish at Dos Rios in 1895, Marti lived on as the emblem of the undying desire of the Cuban exile population to free Cuba from foreign control. Part 2: Retornar a Baracoa (1966, 16 min.) -- Coffea Arabiga (1968, 18 min) -- Desde la Habana (1969, 18 min.) -- Taller de Linea y 18 (1971, 15 min.) -- Reportaje sobre el Puerto pesquero (1972, ca. The film is divided into three sections which correspond to Johnson's initials. Video/C 8865 A dramatization "based on true stories and interviews with Cuban political refugees and rafters." After a failed attempt to flee Cuba, an artist is captured, tortured and imprisoned for years. Video/C 955 A documentary film examining the treatment of lesbians and gay men during the early years of the Cuban Revolution and perspectives of current residents of Cuba on questions of political ideology and sexual identity. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. Video/C MM1277 Cuban director Rebeca Chavez uses archival film and audio material to create a collage of important moments in Castro's political and personal life, including his re-definition of Cuba's role after the collapse of the Communist Bloc. Bonus films: My brother Fidel / director, Santiago Alverez (1977, 17 min.) -- The first delegate / director, Santiago Alverez (1975, 26 min.) -- Condemn me, it does not matter / director, Miguel Torres, 1982, 15 min.) 55 min. Nganga is one of the sects in Cuba which are more than Christian in belief, rituals, music and dance. Hear testimony from former Castro comrades, Communist leaders and supporters of fallen dictator Batista. Produced, written and directed by Jorge Ulla and Nestor Almendros. For some he is a healer saint, for others an African divinity. Video/C 5416 Contents: Actualidades Cubana e internacionales (11 min.) -- El Companero President [Allende] vista a Cuba (19 min.) -- Actualidades Cubana e internacionales (20 min.) -- El pueblo Chileno aplastara al fascismo (10 min.) -- Ano 32 de la revoluccion (10 min.) -- 1989 ano 31 de la revoluccion (18 min.) -- Nos casamos y ... Film shows documentary footage of some of the practices associated with this cult and reveals some of the social problems which seem to fuel the desperation of these acts.
In the mid-18th century, the Bourbon dynasty embarked on a series of reforms to revitalize the Spanish Empire which became the source of grievances by the Creoles and their motivation to break with Spain. Day of the dead in Teotilán del Valle): This documentary witnesses the return of Zapotec spirits to the pueblo. DVD X3721 This film explores the importance of the Virgin of Guadalupe as a liberating symbol for Mexican women today. Australia, New Links to Asia investigates Australia's European roots and recent Asian influences in economic development. DVD 1: In English (narration) & Spanish (interviews), with optional subtitles in English, English & Spanish, German or French. They ask Mary's intercession, and protection for those who have died and those not yet born. DVD X8636 Depicts the lives of children and their families who labor in the Mexican countryside. DVD X2318 The history of the Mayas and their culture is shown through the remains at Copan, Palenque, Tikal, Yaxchilan, Bonampak, and Chichen Itza. Discusses the health consequences of this exposure and the Mexican government's environmental controls. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. President Wilson sent General John Pershing and his calvary troops to hunt down Villa in Mexico, but they were never able to even catch sight of him. The continuation of their culture depends on the vitality of their oral traditions. Video/C MM796 A powerful documentary about the personal struggles behind the construction of a massive elevated freeway over Mexico City. Revealing a pattern of intervention, the film focuses on U. intervention in Guatemala, Vietnam, East Timor, El Salvador and Palestine/Israel. Video/C 9833 This ethnographic film depicts how New Agers, the Mexican state, tourists and 1920s archaeologists all contend to "clear" the site of the Maya city of Chichen Itza in order to produce their own idealized and unobstructed visions of "Maya" while the local Maya themselves struggle to occupy the site as vendors and artisans. Directed, edited, shot and produced by David Redmon & Ashley Sabin. DVD X3714 Presents a portrait of Juchitan, a small Mexican city near the Guatemalan border where homosexuality is fully accepted. Economists, free trade advocates, and Latino community leaders debate our free trade future. His research unveils a legacy of fictional and documentary depictions of Villa dating from the silent film era, revealing a world unsure whether to venerate or to fear this imposing figure and the forces of popular revolution that he embodied. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. Treasure Island: Devoted to housing prisoners in pre-Revolutionary Cuba, this island becomes transformed into an important site for agricultural production. Video/C 3343 In recent years, Havana has become famous all over the world for the morbid charm of its flaking facades. A Cuban propaganda film first exhibited outside of Cuba and the Soviet Union in 1992. "From Exile to Ethnicity: Nestor Almendros and Orlando Jimemez-Leal's Improper Conduct." In: The Ethnic Eye: Latino Media Arts. Cuban Hip Hop demonstrates the creative and indestructible spirit of the island and its people despite the hardships of the U. 15 min.) -- Nosotros en el Cuyaguateje (1972, 10 min.) -- Para construer una casa (1972, 17 min.) DVD X383 Contents: Retornar a Baracoa (1966, 16 min.) -- Coffea Arabiga (1968, 18 min) -- Desde la Habana (1969, 18 min.) -- Taller de Linea y 18 (1971, 15 min.) -- Reportaje sobre el Puerto pesquero (1972, ca. L is for Martin Luther King, B is for Bobby Kennedy and J is for John F. Alvarez implicates Johnson in all three assassinations, portraying his presidency as the culmination of a history of socio-political corruption. When he is mysteriously released he makes a second attempt to flee with friends in a homemade raft but the group finds terror at sea and their search for freedom becomes a journey for survival. Directed by Frances Mc Elroy & Mara Teresa Rodrguez. DVD 8909 A Cuban news report on the Bay of Pigs invasion by CIA trained mercenaries. It also includes footage of Fidel Castro surveying the results of Cuba's victory. Some of the differences between the Lucumi (Yoruba/Santeria) and Abakua beliefs are also discussed. As thousands of pilgrims live a night of frenzy and immoderation, the filmmakers neither interpret nor analyze this religious event, but simply observe and present its visuals of fervor and devotion. nos divorciamos (10 min.) -- Ano 32 de las revoluccion (3 min.) -- Reportaje a la vinegreta (6 min.) -- El Centralito Guarapera (9 min.).
A so-called "conservative compromise" avoided bloodshed and brokered Mexican independence when the Spanish general, Agustin de Iturbide, came over to the side of independence in 1821. A telecourse designed to build understanding of geography by examining eleven regions of the world and their interconnections.
Crowned Emperor Agustin I, he was quickly deposed and Mexico slid into a half century of political chaos. Each program contains case studies which characterize an individual region.
: The liberation of Peru, the great Spanish stronghold in South America, commencing in 1822 came from two directions: led by Simon Bolivar from the North and Jose de San Martin from the South. Machismo and the resulting sexism as well as some aspects of Catholicism are discussed as social factors contributing to the continued subjugation of Mexican women. A former Sandinista fighter who lost a foot wants the government to give her a job; a woman displaced from her job by men returning from the war protests; another who's daughter was murdered by the Somozist Guard wants justice. Examines the efforts of city women in today's Peru, a country scourged by unemployment, political violence and drug trafficking, as they prepare community meals, work at menial jobs to support families, run employment workshops, and provide counseling for abused women, pregnant teenagers and refugees fleeing war in the provinces. Office of Inter-American Affairs, which was created to foster and report on relations between the United States and Latin American countries. DVD X7027 Examines the emergence of human culture in Central and South America and illuminates the advanced cultural and technical states achieved by the Maya and Aztec civilizations with special emphasis on the mysterious Olmec culture and the war-filled history of the Aztec Empire. Combines documentary and narrative forms to present a history of the lesbian movement in Mexico from its orgins to the present. Latino political satire as presented in a collection of short animated films satirizing U. Segregation and exploitation of Mexican farm workers-- examples of ongoing racial prejudice-- are discussed, along with cultural contributions by Mexican-Americans in the areas of art, business, and education. Originally produced in 1994 for the television program, Heritage. Commentary by scholars, maps, and contemporary accounts provide an overview of the events that shaped and destroyed the Aztec empire.
Bolivar led the final assult liberating Peru and upper Peru (Bolivia) with the assistance of his lieutenant, Jose Antonio de Sucre. Dozens tell their stories, as Violeta Chamorro defends her coalition government's policies toward women against criticism by feminists, who seek a wider role in political and social decision-making. It also examines the importance of the coca leaf to the rural Puruvian economy. Video/C 8655 Presents eighteen films, with eleven of them focusing on the participation of Latin American and South American countries in WWII. Also includes films addressing issues in America such as housing and employment for veterans, the increase in venereal diseases and other health issues. Interviews with Mexican lesbians and movement leaders present impressions of daily life in their country. The program provides excellent insight into the roots of anti-Mexican sentiment, as well as the often quarrelsome relationship between the U.
Simon Boliver, the liberator: This segment looks closely at the life of the revolutionary figure, Simon Bolivar, from his birth in Venezuela in 1783 to his first forays into politics and war in 1810. Directed by Ari Luis Palos, Eren Isabel Mc Ginnis (14 min., Spanish with English subtitles, 2001) Guigu Bícunisa: Rio Los Perros (aka. Border Barrier, a fence that stretches only 700 miles of the 2000 plus miles comprising the U. Teresa Vélez, artistic director of the Ballet Folklórico de San Antonio, discusses questions of authenticity and stylization in choreography and costumes. DVD X4964 Presents Mexican customs relating to the care and remembrance of the dead, a weeklong holiday called Days of the Dead as celebrated in the culturally rich state of Puebla. DVD 5633 Reveals human rights abuses that go unchecked in psychiatric hospitals, orphanages and mental retardation facilities around the world with primary focus on Mexico, Armenia and the Soviet Union. DVD 3267 Details the history of Mexico's often-overlooked African populations. Video/C MM1244 Interviews with children who are demonstrating with their parents against the government in Mexico City, concerning the effect that political unrest and violence in Mexico has had upon their lives. It records the lives of the Vietnamese living in the capital and surrounding countryside at the height of U. bombing as they continued their lives despite the shower of bombs, death and destruction of their country. Video/C 8154 Art of cigars: This early work of master filmmaker Tomas Gutierrez Alea, captures the beauty of making cigars. DVD 1884; vhs Video/C 8156 (75 minute version) Newsreel footage of a visit by Fidel Castro to Buenos Aires, Argentina in May, 2003, intercut with historical footage of other journeys to the country including meetings with presidente Nestor Kirchner and Che Guevara. Directed & produced by Laurie Ann Schag & Casey Stoll. In their quest for self-sufficiency, Cubans combine time-tested traditional methods with cutting-edge biotechnology.