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When the first Asian settlers came to the Americas from Asia, some continued to South America to develop cultures with both sophisticated and simple societies. Predating the Incas, a sophisticated society developed in the coastal deserts of Peru. Racing against grave robbers and blowing desert sands, archeologists unearth treasures of the Moche civilization.

They do not have anything to live on but a little pig. The day of the marriage Lorenzo is captured for the theft.

The town people believe that she has posed nude in front of him and they stone her. Documentary of millennial movement at Canudos Brazil at the turn of the century. Canudos residents successfully repelled the Brazilian military several times before their end. Film uses historic photographs and drawings to depict Canudos. Looks at the impact of economic development on ordinary people in the Americas. Set in Brazil, it examines the stubborn hold of poverty and economic stagnation in the region and their human and environmental costs.

An exhibition of the capoeira martial arts form that arose from the era of slavery in Brazil and is now a common practiced sport. Capoeira incorporates music, rhythm, dance, and martial arts to form a uniquely Brazilian show. Featuring lesbian cultural rebel Carmelita Tripocana, this shrewdly hilarious short film is an enjoyable romp through one event-filled day in the life of its eponymous heroine. Tropicana, a Latina performance artist who supports herself as a building super on New York 's Lower East Side, winds up in jail. Melodramas and campy production numbers ensue.

A fictional feature film based on the life of Salvador Mazza, a scientist who, in , decides to leave Buenos Aires and travels to interior Argentina where he devotes his life to the research of the "Mal de Chagas-Mazza. Because of his medical discovery, he is confronted with political and religious resistance from governors, priests and the academic world.

This documentary examines the life of Fidel Castro. Rare archival footage chronicles his rise and rule, while interviews with people who know him offer insight into the man himself. Two documentaries representing opposing views of Cuba and Castro. The first film, "Nobody Listened," produced by Nestor Almendras and Jorge Ulla, is largely based on testimonies of imprisonment by Cuban exiles. The second film, "The Uncompromising Revolution," by Saul Landau of the Institute of Policy Studies, was intended to follow up on a film he made of Castro in While Landau does touch on the human rights abuses and totalitarianism of Castro's government, his film paints a much more positive picture by highlighting Cuba 's achievements in health and education.

Suddenly, she's ordered to leave the couple who raised her and move in with a grandmother Susana Campos she's never known. But understanding the long-hidden truth about her origins isn't easy. First-time filmmaker Gaston Biraben directs this poignant, award-winning drama. Spanish with English subtitles. Protagonists from Argentine political history of the 's recount the events that punctuated the fight for power during this turbulent period.

The deep commitment to Argentine history by each of the 33 testimonies defines the perspective of this narrative. Excerpts from more than 80 hours of taped interviews are interwoven with historic film footage. The result reaches out to the present with the thoughts of those who had resolved to give their lives for the sake of making their country better.

This is the story of an official film censor appointed in by the repressive military regime in Argentina. His mission was to preserve "the western and Catholic way of life of the Argentine people. Democracy has returned, things have changed, and he has lost his status as a respectable citizen. Inside Rio de Janeiro 's bustling Central Station, two very unlikely souls are about to become inextricably linked. When a young boy witnesses his mother's accidental death, a lonely retired school teacher reluctantly takes the child under her wing.

Although initially distrustful of each other, the two form an uncommon bond as they venture from the bustling city to Brazil's barren and remote northeast region in search of the boy's father. Together the two embark on a journey of the heart that restores the woman's spirit and teaches the child precious life lessons.

Directed by Paul Yule and Andy Harries. Sitting atop the historic Chapultepec Hill in Mexico City, the ornate castle is one of the nation's great attractions. The musical heart and soul of Latin America. El Charanguero is a documentary about Argentine musician Jaime Torres, the world's foremost performer on the charango a small stringed Andean instrument and a national treasure of Argentina.

The intimate friendship between the producers and the artist offers a privileged and authentic inside view of the culture and music never before available on video. Viewers from all walks of life will appreciate and be enriched by this timeless and universal program. Features a never-before recorded ritual to Pachamama Mother Earth by the indigenous people of the Quebrada a mountainous region of northern Argentina , dances and music performed on traditional instruments, and the history of the charango, as well as dramatic concert footage.

In the distinctive beret with the star, Che Guevara embodies one of the strongest myths of the 20th century. This film strips away the myths to examine the man who was a near-saint to some, a criminal to others.

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From his earliest days to his controversial friendship with Fidel Castro and tragic end, rare film footage reveals a life nearly Shakespearean in its proportions. This documentary is an in-depth coverage of the events leading up to and the manifestations of the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement in the s and 70s. It contains a number of interviews with activists associated with the movement and covers the United Farm workers Union, Cesar Chavez, Corky Gonzales, the urban Raza Unida Party and the student walk-out. This is a very extensive and detailed documentary well worth watching.

Nominated for an Academy Award, this film looks back to the violence of in which Chile 's military, backed by the United States, overthrew the government of Salvador Allende, replacing it with the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet. It is the Pinochet government's harsh, repressive measures that are recorded in this searing documentary.

The film crew risked their lives to capture this story of indiscriminate arrests, military intimidation, brutal murders and disappearances, all taking place while Chile 's elite enjoyed the good life. The contrasts are everywhere. Well-dressed society figures sip champagne at a John Denver concert while on the streets police brutally disperse a group of women petitioning for aid. His landmark documentary toured the world — but was never seen in Chile itself. The memory of those times was largely barred from the collective consciousness of the Chilean people, and a generation of young Chileans has now grown up with little knowledge of the historical facts surrounding Allende's "Popular Unity" government, or of the military coup that ended it.

This multidisciplinary documentary examines an ecologically sustainable system of agriculture that has flourished in Mexico for some 2, years. The Chinampa zone, which now survives only on the southern edge of Mexico City, is a beautiful area of canals and islands, graceful willow trees, agricultural crops, and flowers. The video employs graphics, live action, and commentary by chinampa farmers to show how the phenomenally productive chinampa system works. It also shows how the growth and pollution problems of Mexico City threaten the survival of the remaining chinampa farmers.

This movie is heart-warming, entertaining, contemporary comedy about couples within the same middle class family that are stricken by crisis… leading to the philosophical and practical questions: Is it worthwhile to stay together? The answers and conclusions to this eternal question are fun, unpredictable, and very human. One of the best films to come out of Mexico. Children celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but do they really know what it means?

Cinco de Mayo the 5th of May is the celebration of Mexico 's military victory over the French in This program investigates the holiday's history, and observes the preparations being made to make the occasion festive, highlighted by mariachis. Children will also hear traditional Mexican folk songs, learn about the Mayan myth of creation, the origin of the world, and make their own maracas from small cans to celebrate the sound of the Cinco de Mayo any time of the year. Recommended for small children.

In the midst of the oppressive crime and violence, a frail and scared young boy will grow up to discover that he can view the harsh realities of his surroundings with a different eye: In the face of impossible odds, his brave ambition to become a professional photographer becomes a window into his world and ultimately his way out. Teotihuacan is the site of year-old pyramids that still puzzle archaeologists as they attempt to reconstruct America's first metropolis.

This documentary explores the mystery underlying the creation and destruction of these pyramids. Insatiable for tribute, the Aztecs battled incessantly with other tribes. Through force, the Aztecs rose to become a major nation until the arrival of the Spaniards. Secrets of Ancient Mexico series. Each part is 24 mins. From BC to 75 AD Teotihuacan developed into a cosmopolitan metropolis; the art and architecture reveal a people whose city radiated spirituality. La Cuidad y los Perros is the powerful story of a young man's upbringing in the military academy, and eventual disillusionment with the military structures, the power which they represent and the system that they enforce.

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Next to oil, coffee is the most important commodity in the world. Millions of cups are consumed daily around the world. Yet few people know anything about the cost of the product in human and environmental terms. This documentary was filmed during the coffee harvest on a farm near the border between Nicaragua and Honduras. Here the conditions are almost feudal.

The work starts at On a good day, the best of the pickers can earn up to three dollars, but most of the women and children earn half that much. Children as young as eight are out in the fields to add to their family's income. In addition to the back-breaking labor, the workers are exposed to pesticides that are harmful both to themselves and the environment. Even though coffee prices are increasing, conditions of the farm workers in their marginal existence do not change.

A nine-video series from Ecuador. All videos are in Spanish:. Includes footage of the ceremonies of African-based cultural traditions in Ecuador. This video includes segments focusing on the following themes: Includes discussion and footage of: This video includes clips from the following indigenous cultures: This video includes segments focusing on the following indigenous cultures and traditions: This video includes segments focusing on the following indigenous communities and traditions: Includes footage of many national festivals and traditions including: This video distributed by the Colombian-American Chamber of Commerce describes Colombia 's main cities and products, and promotes foreign investments.

But far from stamping out the war, this policy has led to an escalation that threatens to destroy the country. This program combines newsreel and documentary footage of life and death in Colombia 's rural districts, cities, and guerrilla camps with interviews to explore the roots and the results of the 20th century's longest guerilla war.

This program travels to China, the Spice Islands, Cairo, Venice, Genoa and Istanbul to explore the world of the 15th century and set the stage for Christopher Columbus' great seagoing adventure. The second segment focuses on the advances in ship-building and navigation that made Columbus' voyages possible, examines his motivations, and chronicles his long and arduous search for patronage to fund his westward voyage to the Orient.

Turning Tide Productions in association with the Confederation of Indian Nations of Ecuador, National Organization of Indian People in Colombia, and South and Meso American Information Center provide a moving testimony of the impact of the Columbus legacy on the lives of indigenous peoples from across the hemisphere.

Native people speak about the devastation of their cultures resulting from the "European invasion," contemporary struggles over land and human rights, the importance of reviving spiritual traditions, and the need to alert the world to the environmental crises threatening the survival of the planet. A film by Lourdes Portillo.

A collage of images acts as background to a constant stream of word play and gags that defeat all pontificators. At last people's desire to laugh at history's carnivalesque horrors has been granted free reign. This program provides insights and comparisons between developed and Third World nations. A recipe book written by a relative becomes the source for a chronicle of life in Mexico near the Texas border. Love is an ingredient that has no reasonable substitute. Unrequited passions, changing political situations and even madness emerge in this highly entertaining and funny story.

The rioting that erupted in following the assassination of a popular Colombian presidential candidate forms an ever-present background for this drama. In the story, Santiago and his wife Josefina have been confined to their Bogota apartment by the chaos in the streets, which is growing progressively worse.

To pass the time, and take her mind off the events outside, Josefina bakes a birthday cake for Laura, a single woman living in an apartment across the street. After the cake is baked, Santiago is barely able to negotiate the unruly crowds to cross the street, but soon sniper fire from the rooftops is adding to the dangers, and he will be unable to return to his home until things calm down considerably.

Driven by the agitation all around him, Santiago reveals his inner vision of himself to the spinster as a vital, tango-dancing man of action -- romantic and otherwise. In his lifetime, Carlos Fuentes has witnessed the rediscovery of the ancient Aztec temples beneath the central square of modern Mexico City.

He retraces the Indian world through their magnificent pyramids and sculptures, a world of precise astronomy and human sacrifices, serenity and violence. The savagery of the conquistador equaled that of the Indian, but he brought with him a new god, a god who sacrificed himself for men.

In December of , three filmmakers from Florida traveled to Cuba. In Havana, the men stayed in what is known in Cuba as a "Casa Particular" or private home. Their final destination, however, was Santiago de Cuba, where they were to stay at another "Casa Particular" this one owned by Cesar. In fact, Cesar had invited the travelers to his family's holiday feast and, while the island's Afro-Cuban music dominates the first two-thirds of the documentary, it is this Christmas Day in Cuba spent with Cesar that gives these 52 minutes an unexpected and memorable weight.

Here the filmmakers realized that it is impossible for Americans to visit Cuba only for its music. Here Cuban-American politics is the subtext of everything. Here, the storied Bay of Pigs invasion is recalled along with its aftermath on the Cuban people, continuing now for over forty-two years and is carved into memory forever. In Conquistadors, Michael Wood travels in the footsteps of some of the greatest of the Spanish adventurers from Amazonia to Lake Titicaca, and from the deserts of North Mexico to the heights of Machu Picchu. In Peru, as in Mexico, the Conquistadors swept away the indigenous states, subjugating the native people, destroying their religion and culture.

Michael Wood brings history alive as he relates this story of conquest, heroism and greed and shows us how the Conquistadors have changed the way that we see the world, in terms of history and civilization, justice, and human rights. Examines the migration of vast numbers of people. The program is set in Mexico, where whole villages have moved to the congested cities. A documentary film by Lourdes Portillo. Corpus is a groundbreaking new documentary on legendary Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla.

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An archival film dealing with the Costa Rica 's 50th anniversary celebrated at the University of Kansas. Lacking first few minutes. This film explores the history of Costa Rica and the reasons it has been able to exist as a neutral country firmly committed to social welfare and free elections.

The film shows the pride and idealism with which Costa Ricans view their country. They live without an army, preferring to invest their resources in hospitals and schools rather than machine guns and tanks. The film explores the issue of Costa Rica's neutrality in the face of its dependence on U. It deals with the building of the secret airstrip, arranged by Oliver North, for U.

Proceedings of the conference that took place April , at the University of Kansas. Tape two contains a panel discussion on issues related to Costa Rican democracy. This film provides a wide view of the Costa Rican people, their origins, customs, and aspirations, and is an open window on the immeasurable biological richness, culture, government, and political and social life in the only country in the world that has no army.

A look at the National Parks of Costa Rica, including the plant life, wildlife, volcanoes, craters, the coasts and the islands. Regardless of its "marketing" approach, this video can be used as an educational tool since it offers insights on how coffee is cultivated, harvested, processed and distributed. While the artists' intent was to create a satirical commentary on the notion of discovery, they soon realized that many of their viewers believed the fiction, and thought the artists were real "savages".

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This film explores the history of Costa Rica and the reasons it has been able to exist as a neutral country firmly committed to social welfare and free elections. The film shows the pride and idealism with which Costa Ricans view their country. They live without an army, preferring to invest their resources in hospitals and schools rather than machine guns and tanks.

The film explores the issue of Costa Rica's neutrality in the face of its dependence on U. It deals with the building of the secret airstrip, arranged by Oliver North, for U. Proceedings of the conference that took place April , at the University of Kansas. Tape two contains a panel discussion on issues related to Costa Rican democracy. This film provides a wide view of the Costa Rican people, their origins, customs, and aspirations, and is an open window on the immeasurable biological richness, culture, government, and political and social life in the only country in the world that has no army.

A look at the National Parks of Costa Rica, including the plant life, wildlife, volcanoes, craters, the coasts and the islands. Regardless of its "marketing" approach, this video can be used as an educational tool since it offers insights on how coffee is cultivated, harvested, processed and distributed.

While the artists' intent was to create a satirical commentary on the notion of discovery, they soon realized that many of their viewers believed the fiction, and thought the artists were real "savages". The record of their interactions with audiences in four countries dramatizes the dilemma of cross-cultural misunderstanding we continue to live with today. Their experiences are interwoven with archival footage of ethnographic displays from the past, giving an historical dimension to the artists' social experiment.

The Couple in the Cage is a powerful blend of comic fiction and poignant reflection on the morality of treating human beings as exotic curiosities. A dramatic reenactment of the historic massacre of 'The Night of San Juan,' when the Bolivian army launched a surprise nighttime attack upon striking tin miners and their families. The film achieves dramatic power and authenticity through the participation of witnesses and survivors of the original events.

Directed by Jorge Sanjines The war on drugs in Colombia is a war against the poor. In this video, testimony from women in Colombia provides a rarely seen perspective on the drug war. Suitable for college courses in Latin American Studies and Women's Studies, community groups, and anyone interested in human rights. A portrait of South American human trafficking told through the stories of three families with someone who is traveling through Mexico to the USA. He tries to forget her by going abroad but upon returning from his travels becomes her lover even though she has married his friend.

His friend suspects deception and decides to kill Alejandro. An accident gravely injures his friend and Alejandro operates on him but is unable to save him. Alejandro withdraws from life, and is finally driven to disaster. An ingenious alchemist creates a device that grants him eternal life. Though he grows younger every time he uses this device, there is a terrible price to pay. Life after death becomes a bloody promise without end. Renowned author, lecturer, advocate, and diplomat, Carlos Fuentes offers insight into the Hispanic World.

An emerging Hispanic country, Cuba offers an interesting blend of Spanish culture and modern political history. Today Havana is a burgeoning metropolis. This video is ideal for teaching students about a nation that will be at the center for Latin American politics in coming years.

A controversial look at Cuba's future from the dynamic perspective of Cuban youth. Young men and women born after the Cuban Revolution of face the challenge of finding solutions to Cuba 's economic crisis in the nineties. Committed socialists and disillusioned dissidents passionately debate the merits of socialism vs.


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Interviews and spontaneous debates interweave with rarely seen views of Cuban youth culture. Scenes illustrate both the severity of the economic crisis and the long-term benefits of the Cuban Revolution. A list of notables traveled with them, including Richard N. Counterparts from the Cuban side in attendance included Fidel Castro himself. Narrated by Martin Sheen. This film charts the adventures of Domingo, the village saint maker and his partner, Pepelucho. The two are approached by Estivaris, a mobster.

He orders them to construct a life-size virgin and deliver it to San Mateo, a lost village in the heart of the jungle.

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If the Madonna does not arrive in time for the festivities, they will pay with their lives. Joaquin, a notorious gambler, overhears their plans and offers to take them in his truck. Left with no option, the virgin is completed and they start off. Their travels take them deep into the jungle and after many days together and many mishaps, reality is suspended as the deadline approaches and one man's faith in God and the other's in gambling intertwine. Maria Rojo, in an award-winning performance, stars as Julia, a Mexico City telephone operator whose tame, predictable life is enlivened only by the ballroom dancing she enjoys each week.

When her dance partner, Carmelo, suddenly disappears, Julia stuns her friends by impulsively following his trail to Veracruz. Carmelo, about whom she knows little, comes to symbolize all that is missing in Julia's life: And her search for him holds all that and more, as this enchanting journey shakes Julia's ideas about life and offers a new definition of love. Presents a factual overview, as well as a moving visual portrait of the last several years of conflict in Guatemala. The manipulation of political power in the country is traced, and the methods of control are documented.

In particular, human rights violations directed at the predominant indigenous population are poignantly depicted -- the individual disappearances, as well as the burning of villages and forced relocation of internal refugees into so-called "model villages. Explores the methods and achievements of an experiment in education labeled by the United Nations as "the most important of this generation," the Nicaraguan Literacy Crusade.

In Spanish with English Subtitles. Into this blissful remove comes a mysterious stranger who sets up a radio and loudspeakers in the town square, playing music Elvis, no less! A "mocumentary" -a real documentary about a false event. One third of its population has disappeared and they are all Hispanics. Reporters take to the streets to capture the immediate effects of the crisis: Fact and fiction quickly begin to look alike, calling into question the idea of "objectivity" and "documentary as the truth. This project describes the current neo-liberal economic order as it "embraces" Nicaragua.

The video combines outstanding footage of people's lives and their struggle to survive with a textbook-clear analysis of structural adjustment, the debt crisis and free trade that applies to most Third World countries. The story of a young man's attempt to fight the system is an entertaining, hilarious account of galloping bureaucracy and the tyranny of red tape. An adventurous mix of slapstick farce and paranoid nightmare make this comedy a rich and enjoyable frenzy of laughter. Distributed by el Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte de Guatemala, this film portrays a variety of cultural highlights.

In this video we show how the celebration of the day of the dead is put on in the City of Oaxaca, in the pantheon of Xoxocotlan and the beautiful communities of Capulapam, San Pedro, Nolasco y Xiacui, and in the heart of the Sierra Juarez. Because of its magnitude this festivity has been divided into two parts: Day of the Dead and Todosantos All Saints.

Diego Rivera, Mexico 's greatest muralist and the leader of the Mexican Renaissance Movement of the s and s, revolutionized art when he infused social messages in dramatic, wildly colorful paintings. This program explores Rivera's evolution as an artist, his use of the fresco technique and his politics, creating a fascinating portrait of one of the geniuses of the twentieth century. This Lourdes Portillo documentary exposes the loves and hatreds of a Mexican family shaken by the death of one of its members. The emotions that Portillo captures in her particular blend of traditional and experimental techniques bring out the nuances of Mexican social and family order.

Poetic, tragic, humorous and mythic, this film crosses the borders of personal values, cultural mores and the discipline of filmmaking itself. Disappearing World provides a precious record of the social structures and beliefs of societies confronting change and, in some cases, facing extinction and the pressures of our expanding technocratic civilization. Traveling to remote corners of five continents, film crews worked with anthropologists who have done extensive fieldwork with the societies concerned. The result is a series of accurate portraits in which the people are allowed to speak for themselves.

With commercials -- edited version without commercials available from the Department of Anthropology. Depicts the influence of Western culture on two villages of the Kayapo in Brazil's Amazon. One village controls a gold mine and has acquired the wealth to build modern houses and buy consumer goods. The other, more untouched by Western civilization, struggles to maintain its traditions and to preserve its hunting grounds. Explores art of contemporary Latino artists who maintain ties to their Hispanic heritage as well as their American visions, producing fabulous paintings, wood carvings, shrines and collages.

A family of two brothers and the wives get together with the mother to celebrate the 15th birthday of the daughter of the oldest brother. During the preparation for the party arise contradictions between the two brothers ending up in a violent confrontation. From the lofty peaks of the Andes to the bustling streets of Quito, this colorful video sweeps across the stunning land called Ecuador.

Your students will see amazing Inca ruins, meet residents of small villages, and tour Ecuador 's famous Galapagos Islands. A true glimpse of the culture of the country. A young boy develops a close relationship with his grandmother, as he develops a new perspective on the adult world while it drifts into chaos in this periodcomedy drama from Cuban filmmaker Pavel Giroud. Tells the dramatic story of the landless poor in Honduras through the life of Elvia Alvarado, a brave year-old grandmother and peasant organizer. This revealing documentary also explores the impact of U.

This is a positive view of how the Mexican economy is transforming in the current global marketplace while transforming its own economy. A Wall Street Journal video production. The untamed woman rejects the commoner, but ends up giving in to the honesty of her feelings and leaving her family and stately boyfriend behind. She is converted to a humble soldier who marches beside her true love. From the "Equinox" television series, this film will allow you to understand the people of Ecuador, their diversity, joy for life, and depth of culture.

This PBS special documents the efforts of women living in Lima, Peru to organize in the slums surrounding the city of seven million people. But when this third world Cinderella finally meets her Prince Charming, their only escape is to murder the grandmother, whose lust for life makes her nearly indestructible. Guevara's diary, a detailed personal account of his futile month attempt to foment revolution in Bolivia , is the basis of this moving portrait. Che's relationship with the mysterious Tania, his betrayal by local peasants, his constant battle with asthma, and his distress at the death of comrades are recounted.

Interviews with Bolivians who met Che during these final days testify to a man who embraced sacrifice for his ideals. Lorenzo Rojas heads a family that emigrates from its hometown attracted by the mirage of the city. They are not prepared for city life, and they become victims of the underworld of drugs, prostitution and corruption. Based on a play by Jacobo Langsner, he makes fun of the hypocrisy of the Argentine family in general throughout the behavior of three sons in relation with their mother's health. Each member of this family tries to endorse someone else to care for the old Mother.

Spanish Subtitles in English A documentary on Guatemalan sex workers who formed a soccer team in and joined their local five-a-side league. The league's organizer expelled them when their profession was revealed, bringing about a media frenzy. Discusses different communities, traditions, shamans, and the environment.

In Spanish No Subtitles. Eulalia treats the transformations of a young woman who leaves her home in the country and begins a new life in the capital. By the end of the film the country girl has been transformed into a cosmopolite. This feature film is the government sponsored version that recreates the life of populist leader Juan Peron's wife. This version is in direct response to Alan Parkers musical film "Evita. A contemporary portrait of folkloric traditions in Cuba, focusing on the everyday life of musicians and dancers.

Filmed in homes, on streets and on stages, this video captures the connections between African and Latino culture, religion, daily life and art. Shot in homes as well as on the streets and stages, the video captures the connections between African and Latino culture, religion, daily life, and art. To some, she was a hero. To others, she was a symbol of naked ambition. To the world, she remains a legend.

Eva Duarte de Peron - Evita - is one of the most controversial figures in history. A minor actress when she married Argentine president-to-be Juan Peron, her political power and prestige eventually equaled, or perhaps eclipsed his. In this remarkable program, rare photographs and films tell Evita's real story, from her humble birth to her tragic death from cancer at Close aides and bitter enemies offer firsthand accounts, and popular artists consider why she continues to fascinate us today.

Narrated by Mike Farrell. This powerful program illustrates the devastating effect of U.

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The film features emotional and personal interviews with Americans working in El Salvador and Nicaragua as well as Wall Street attorney Bill Ford, brother of one of the American missionaries killed by Salvadoran soldiers. In Haitian with English subtitles. Click here Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? Stroll up the wide Paseo de la Reforma, where seven statues honor national heroes. Sign in to annotate. Miracles Are Not Enough:. Academy Award-winning director Francis Ford Coppola presents the powerful, three generation epic saga of the Sanchez family as told by the eldest son.

From the very beginning of his father's adventurous journey from Mexico to California in the 's, to his brother Chucho's tragic rebellion of the s, to the stark realities of modern day, the struggle to live the American dream is sometimes darkened but never diminished. The orphaned girls go to Uruguay to stay with their aunts.

The sisters often bicker, but they are actually very close. Returning to Montevideo, they meet Dolores, a friend of their late mother. Then Andy invites the pair to his seaside retreat, a lighthouse Looks at the changing faces of revolution and revolutionaries in Latin America with a special emphasis on the former guerrilla fighters in El Salvador and the Shining Path in Peru. This nature documentary follows the realms of the condor in South America and features aspects of the geography, flora and fauna of the Andean region.

The flight begins in Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia and travels up north through the coastal deserts of Peru and Chile, ending in the tropical forests of the Amazon. The sound on the videocassette is a little distorted at times. Fond Memories of Cuba is an affectionate and thoughtful portrait of Cuba, some forty years after Castro took power. This film shows students the connections between culture and cuisine with this insightful look into one of the world's most elaborate and mysterious festivals.

For Mexican families, "Days of the Dead" are a chance to honor departed loved ones and celebrate their ancestors' legacy of food and culture. The zesty food south of the Rio Grande is investigated in order that students can learn about the ingredients that are used to obtain that unique Latin flavor. This is an in-depth look at Latin American cuisine. As Mexican, Canadian and U. He is also the Editor of Magia , a biannual book-magazine devoted to the culture, history, psychology and science of magic and deception.

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