Latin-American Studies


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American Studies  Latin-American Studies  New York City 

Chronicles the life stories of four individuals from New York's Puerto Rican community, each of whom has attempted to assimilate to life in America, but who also maintain strong ties to their cultural heritage.

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BRIDGE OVER THE CARIBBEAN, A

Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies  Economics  Directed by Women 

This documentary, featuring interviews with industrialists, economics, and government officials, analyzes the economic development of Puerto Rico, from 1940 through 1994, including the impact of NAFTA on the Commonwealth's economy.

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ROAD OF NO RETURN: THE BANISHMENT OF MARIA DE LAS MERCEDES BARBUDO

Women's Studies  Spanish Language  Sociology  Short Films  Photography  Media Studies  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

This short drama portrays the efforts of a young woman photographer to uncover the fragmentary and little-known history of an early nineteenth-century Puerto Rican feminist and political activist who was deported for her nationalist beliefs by the Spanish colonial government of the era.

RED SQUAD
RED SQUAD

Criminal & Law  American Studies  Latin-American Studies  New York City  Political Science  Sociology  Spanish Language  Pacific Street Films 

An investigative (but frequently humorous) documentary on the surveillance activities of the New York City Police Department's Bureau of Special Services, known as the Red Squad.

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LAST OF THE KARAPHUNA

Anthropology  Cultural Studies  Latin-American Studies  Native American Studies  Spanish Language 

Chronicles the history and contemporary lifestyle of the Carib Indians who dominated the West Indies centuries before the arrival of Columbus, but whose sole survivors today number less than 3,000 farmers and fishermen on a small reservation on Dominica.

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KEEP THE CIRCLE STRONG

Spanish Language  Sociology  Native American Studies  Latin-American Studies  Cultural Studies  Anthropology 

Follows the five month journey of Mike Auger, a Cree Indian from northern Canada, who travels to Bolivia to live and work with the Aymara Indians. During his visit, Mike rediscovers his native cultural roots. This strengthening of his identity enables Mike to overcome a troubled, poverty-ridden youth fueled by self-denial.

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MAKING THE NEWS FIT

American Studies  Latin-American Studies  Media Studies  Spanish Language  Directed by Women 

Examines American media coverage of the war in El Salvador and how journalists cover a war in which the U.S. is deeply involved.

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COVERING CHIAPAS

Chicano Studies  Latin-American Studies  Media Studies  Spanish Language  Directed by Women 

This video examines award-winning broadcast journalist Amy Goodman, of New York's WBAI-FM radio, at work covering the February 1994 emergence of Zapatista rebels in the Mexican state of Chiapas.

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THE CHARCOAL PEOPLE

Environmental Studies  Health  Labor Studies  Latin-American Studies  Spanish Language 

This film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Nigel Noble documents the workaday lives of Brazilian peasants who cut down trees in the Amazon rain forest and burn the wood in earthen kilns to make charcoal, an essential ingredient for the manufacture of pig iron in the U.S

MEMORIES OF TATA
MEMORIES OF TATA

Family Relations  Latin-American Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Spanish Language  Immigration 

An intimate portrait of the filmmaker's immigrant Central American family-in particular the macho traditions of his grandfather-woven from childhood memories and family reminiscences, revealing how exaggerated expressions of male identity can cost a man the love of his entire family.

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CHILDREN ARE THE HOPE OF THE WORLD

Children & Young Adult  Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies  Education 

This video examines the educational system in Cuba, visiting a preschool, elementary school, middle school, a boarding school for special education students, a ballet academy and a sports academy.

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TIERRA Y CULTURA

Sociology  Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies  Anthropology  Directed by Women 

Examines the recuperacion movement among the Indian communities in Colombia where an Indian rebel army is engaged in guerrilla warfare with a Colombian Army counterinsurgency force.

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SANTA MARTA: TWO WEEKS IN THE SLUMS

Anthropology  Latin-American Studies  Spanish Language  Sociology 

Portrays daily life in a mountaintop slum in Rio de Janeiro, featuring interviews with residents who discuss police harassment, the lack of educational and employment opportunities, problems of sanitation, violence, drugs and alcohol in the community, and social and racial discrimination.

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LIFE AT THE SOURCE: THE ADVENTURES OF AN AMAZON EXPLORER

Anthropology  Latin-American Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Recounts the larger-than-life but true story of Arno P. Calderari--professional adventurer, jungle explorer, deep sea diver, treasure hunter and wildlife filmmaker-interweaving Arno's reminiscences with rare film footage of his many adventures.

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CIMARRONES

African-American Studies  African Studies  Latin-American Studies  Sociology  Spanish Language 

This docudrama explores the little known situation of African slaves in Latin America in the 19th century, depicting life in runaway slave communities.

STEPPIN'
STEPPIN'

African-American Studies  Dance  Latin-American Studies  Performing Arts  Political Science  Sociology  Children & Young Adult 

Introduces viewers to the step show, an exciting dance style popular among black fraternities and sororities. In addition to many rousing, crowd-pleasing performances, the program examines the cultural roots of steppin' in African dancing, military marching and hip-hop music, and discusses its contemporary social significance on college campuses.

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THE COST OF COTTON

Environmental Studies  Latin-American Studies  Spanish Language 

Examines the use in the Third World of pesticides banned in the U.S., such as DDT, and the consequences--poisoned workers, contaminated crops and water supplies, decimation of wildlife, development of pesticide-resistant insects, and the ecological boomerang effect--when contaminated foreign goods, from coffee to beef and cotton, are imported into the U.S.

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JUNGLE PHARMACY

Biology  Environmental Studies  Health  Latin-American Studies  Science 

Focuses on the work of dedicated physicians, scientists and environmentalists who hope to heighten awareness of the ongoing destruction of one of the world's largest medicine chests, the Amazon rainforest.

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AMAZON: A VANISHING RAINFOREST, THE

Biology  Environmental Studies  Latin-American Studies 

Filmed in the heart of Brazil's Amazon River Basin, this video focuses on the work of the National Institute of Amazon Research, and shows how encroaching development poses a threat to the region's fragile eco-system.

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REIGN OF THE DOG: A RE-VISIONIST HISTORY

American History  Animation  Children & Young Adult  Short Films  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

This provocative animated film, featuring a voracious mongrel dog and an evocative synthesizer score by Kasandra Woodring, uses allegorical and documentary images, maps and texts to explore and deconstruct the history of the conquest of the Americas.

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