Latino Studies

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GATHERING UP AGAIN: FIESTA IN SANTA FE

Sociology  Native American Studies  Latino Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the Santa Fe Fiesta, America's oldest continuous community celebration, which commemorates the Spaniards' "bloodless reconquest" of the Pueblo Indians in New Mexico in 1692.

IMAGES OF FAITH
IMAGES OF FAITH

Spanish Language  Religion & Spirituality  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines the centuries-old tradition in Puerto Rico of using hand-carved santos in Catholic religious practices. The film visits an elderly santero (carver) and his teenage apprentice, revealing the skill and artistry of this ancient craft as well as the importance of the saints in the lives of the faithful.

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THE NATIONALISTS

Spanish Language  Political Science  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies 

Surveys the activities of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party in the 1950s, including the background to the shooting incident in the U.S. Congress by four Puerto Rican nationalists in March 1954, and the contributions of the movement's leading figure, Don Pedro Albizu Campos.

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PUERTO RICO: PARADISE INVADED

Economics  Latin-American Studies  Latino Studies  Political Science  Spanish Language 

Examines the history and present-day reality of Puerto Rico, including the history and the contemporary relationship between the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S.; the impact of industrialization on the island's economy, ecology and social life; economic exile and life in New York City; and the history of the Puerto Rican independence movement.

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CORPORATION WITH A MOVIE CAMERA

American Studies  Cultural Studies  Latino Studies  Media Studies 

This unusual video examines the ways in which corporate representations have shaped Americans' ideas about Third World countries.

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DREAMS ENSNARED: DOMINICAN MIGRATION TO NEW YORK

American Studies  Economics  Labor Studies  Latino Studies  New York City  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

This documentary examines the situation of Dominican immigration into New York City, detailing the economic pressures of unemployment and poverty in the Dominican Republic which have led to a rapidly growing Dominican community in New York, primarily in Brooklyn and the Washington Heights area of Upper Manhattan.

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AÑO NUEVO

American Studies  Chicano Studies  Economics  Labor Studies  Latino Studies  Immigration 

This expose of the plight of undocumented Mexican workers in the U.S. also provides a comprehensive overview of the complex issue of Mexican immigration, including interviews with prominent scholars, attorneys and organizers.

Particularly recommended as a teaching tool regarding issues of Latino Studies, Chicano Studies, Immigration, and Cultural Studies.

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THROUGH YOUNG PEOPLE'S EYES

Family Relations  Latino Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

An insightful documentary portrait of young black and Hispanic teenagers, primarily girls, growing up in a poor urban neighborhood.

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DOLORES

Family Relations  Latino Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Women's Studies 

This short drama on domestic abuse, based on extensive research with battered Latinas, focuses on a Hispanic family, showing how the father's machismo has intimidated both wife and daughter into continual fear of physical abuse and alienated the son who resents his father's authoritarian attitudes.

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NIŅOS DE ESPERANZA: CHILDREN OF HOPE

Architecture  Chicano Studies  Education  Latino Studies  Sociology  Urban Studies 

Documents the efforts of a group of American volunteers--including architects, artists, teachers and psychologists--in building and operating a primary school in a poor Tiajuana neighborhood.

FRAME-UP!
FRAME-UP!

American Studies  Criminal & Law  Latino Studies  Political Science  Pacific Street Films 

Examining the case of Martin Sostre, a black Puerto Rican bookstore owner in Buffalo, New York who was framed on drug possession charges in 1967 and sentenced to prison, this film shows how the American justice system can be abused for purposes of political repression.

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HOMEBOYS

American Studies  Chicano Studies  Latino Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Depicts life in Cuatro Flats, a housing project in East Los Angeles, as seen through the eyes of Chicano gang members, or "homeboys."

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