Labor Studies

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PRODUCING MIRACLES EVERYDAY

Economics  Labor Studies  Latin-American Studies  Spanish Language 

Over half of the Latin American labor force works in the "informal economy," creating their own forms of income and employment through hard work and ingenuity. This documentary celebrates the resourcefulness of impoverished people throughout the developing world for whom economic necessity is truly the mother of invention.

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LAND FOR ROSE

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

Examines the popular movement for land reform in Brazil. The film shows massive demonstrations, marches and protests throughout Brazil, including the establishment of a large camp of some 1500 landless peasants at an unused private farm in Rio Grande do Sul.

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I SPENT MY LIFE IN THE MINES

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

This film autobiography of a Bolivian miner also chronicles the rise and fall of the mining industry and the political history of Bolivia.

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SACRED EARTH

Spanish Language  Labor Studies  Latin-American Studies  Economics  Cultural Studies  Directed by Women 

Reveals the plight of landless peasants in Guatemala, where property ownership is restricted to a small percentage of the nation's most wealthy citizens.

THE DEVIL'S DREAM
THE DEVIL'S DREAM

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

Portrays the appalling socio-political realities of contemporary Guatemala, where the majority of the population--malnourished and illiterate--are exploited by wealthy landowners and businessmen and brutally repressed by the military.

REBELLION IN PATAGONIA
REBELLION IN PATAGONIA

Spanish Language  Sociology  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Labor Studies 

This classic of the Latin American cinema is based on actual historical events involving the brutal military suppression of a series of strikes during the early Twenties by rural workers in the southernmost province of Argentina.

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WITHOUT FEAR OF BEING HAPPY

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

Profiles the Workers Party (PT) in Brazil, the largest left-wing political party in the world today, and the most important political opposition to emerge in Brazil since the formal return to democratic rule in 1985. Comprised of union activists, environmentalists, peasants, Afro-Brazilian groups, women's organizations, and street children, the PT has been instrumental in the struggle for human rights and political reforms against corruption.

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PROFESSION: CHILD

Children & Young Adult  Spanish Language  Sociology  Latin-American Studies  Labor Studies  Directed by Women 

This shocking documentary, produced by the International Labour Organization, reveals the exploitation of child labor in Brazil today, focusing on the daily lives of four children in and around Rio de Janeiro.

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VOICES FROM THE FIELDS

Spanish Language  Sociology  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Labor Studies  Environmental Studies  Economics  Chicano Studies  Directed by Women 

This documentary follows farmworkers from California's Salinas Valley back to their roots in the fields of rural Mexico, where they recount their everyday struggle to cope in the midst of the globalization of agriculture and the impact of NAFTA.

COURAGE OF THE PEOPLE
COURAGE OF THE PEOPLE

Spanish Language  Sociology  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Labor Studies 

A dramatic reenactment of the historic 1967 massacre of 'The Night of San Juan,' when the Bolivian army launched a surprise nighttime attack upon striking tin miners and their families.

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DOMESTIC DIFFERENCES

African Studies  Labor Studies  Sociology 

Examines the relationship between Francis Mcnam, a black domestic worker in Cape Town, and her white employers, the Silberman family, graphically illustrating the vast difference in the quality of life for blacks and whites in South Africa.

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THE DOUBLE DAY

Labor Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

A look at working women in Latin America and their efforts to achieve equality in the home and workplace. Most combine their participation in the labor market with their family functions as mothers and wives, thus working a `double day.'

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