Labor Studies

MADE ON RAILS: A HISTORY OF THE MEXICAN RAILROAD WORKERS
MADE ON RAILS: A HISTORY OF THE MEXICAN RAILROAD WORKERS

Chicano Studies  Labor Studies  Latino Studies  Sociology  Spanish Language 

Examines the history of one of Mexico's most combative unions, from the 1920s through the present day, through archival footage and interviews with surviving participants.

TWENTY YEARS LATER
TWENTY YEARS LATER

Labor Studies  Sociology  Latin-American Studies  Political Science 

In the early Sixties, the Brazilian peasant leader, João Pedro Teixeira, was assasinated by two gunmen hired by local landowners. Teixeira's story was being filmed as a docu-drama when the 1964 military coup prevented the completion of the film. The entire crew was imprisoned and their equipment confiscated. Twenty years later, in a more democratic Brazil, director Eduardo Coutinho recovered his confiscated film and located the murdered peasant's widow and children. Coutinho's interviews with her and other families are interwoven with sequences from the original docu-drama to produce an unusually provocative historical film.

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STRONG ROOTS

Latin-American Studies  Labor Studies  Political Science  Sociology  Spanish Language  Directed by Women 

This video documents the struggles of peasants in the Landless Workers Movement (MST) in Brazil, which is engaged in a national political campaign to occupy and cultivate unused land.

GRASS WAR!: PEASANT STRUGGLE IN BRAZIL
GRASS WAR!: PEASANT STRUGGLE IN BRAZIL

Labor Studies  Latin-American Studies  Political Science  Sociology  Directed by Women 

In 1959, some 800 families resisted efforts to remove them from their remote farms. One peasant leader, Jofre Correa Netto, became known as the “Fidel Castro of Brazil,” and became the target of an assassination attempt.

WHO BUILT AMERICA? (series)
WHO BUILT AMERICA? (series)

American Studies  American History  Labor Studies  Education  Women's Studies  World History  Sociology 

This ten-part series on nineteenth and twentieth-century American history uses period graphics and innovative computer animation to make history accessible and exciting for high school, college and adult education students.

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SEEN BUT NOT HEARD

American Studies  Chicano Studies  Criminal & Law  Labor Studies  Latino Studies  New York City  Sociology  Terrorism Studies  Women's Studies  Immigration 

This video follows the lives of four Mexican women and their families whose undocumented husbands and partners, as workers at the World Trade Center, lost their lives in the tragic events of 9/11.

LA RAZA UNIDA
LA RAZA UNIDA

Chicano Studies  Labor Studies  Latino Studies  Political Science  Sociology 

Documents the first national convention in El Paso, Texas in September 1972 of the La Raza Unida Party, a third political party whose membership consisted primarily of Mexican-American citizens.

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IN CANE FOR LIFE

Spanish Language  Sociology  Latin-American Studies  Labor Studies  Environmental Studies  Economics 

Shot during the seven months of the Brazilian sugar cane harvest, this video portrays what may be the last generation of the nation's 800,000 sugar cane cutters (an environmental law approved by the National Congress has ruled that by 2015 practically all cane harvesting must be mechanized).

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HARD EARTH

Sociology  Labor Studies  African Studies 

Against the current political backdrop of attacks on white-owned farms in Zimbabwe, this documentary investigates what life is like on one of these occupied farm estates.

NEIGHBORS: THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO
NEIGHBORS: THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO

Spanish Language  Sociology  Latino Studies  Labor Studies  Economics  Chicano Studies  Immigration 

An in-depth look at economic relations between the U.S. and Mexico, including banking, trade and illegal immigration, and the impact of maquiladoras—labor-intensive factories owned by U.S. firms but located in Mexico—and how these "offshore" operations affect American consumers and workers.

BITTER CANE
BITTER CANE

Spanish Language  Sociology  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Labor Studies  Economics 

Examines the history of Haiti, from the 1804 revolution to the occupation (1915-34) by U.S. Marines, and the repressive Duvalier regimes of `Papa Doc' and `Baby Doc.'

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GUATEMALA: ROADS OF SILENCE

Sociology  Spanish Language  Political Science  Labor Studies  Latin-American Studies 

Examines the plight of Guatemalan Indian peasants victimized by the government's counterinsurgency program which has led many Guatemalans to go into exile or to become internal refugees inside the country.

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