Latino Studies

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BALLAD OF AN UNSUNG HERO

American Studies  Chicano Studies  Latino Studies  Political Science  Sociology 

Chronicles the remarkable life of 89-year-old Pedro J. Gonzalez, from his early years as a telegraph operator for Pancho Villa during the Mexican Revolution to his pioneering career as a radio and recording star in Los Angeles, his 1934 arrest on trumped-up charges and subsequent imprisonment, his deportation to Mexico and eventual return to the U.S. some thirty years later.

YO SOY
YO SOY

Chicano Studies  Latino Studies  Sociology 

Examines the key issues, problems and concerns of the Mexican-American community in the U.S. through interviews with prominent Chicano leaders and activists.

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THE TRAIL NORTH

Anthropology  Chicano Studies  Latino Studies 

Follows anthropologist Robert Alvarez and his 10-year-old son Luis as they recreate the journey which their family's ancestors made in coming north from Mexico several generations ago.

YO SOY CHICANO
YO SOY CHICANO

Chicano Studies  Latino Studies 

Portrays the Chicano experience, from its roots in pre-Columbian history to Mexican- American struggles in the early '70s.

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CHICANO PARK

American Studies  Art History  Chicano Studies  Cultural Studies  Latino Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Chronicles the history of Chicano Park, famous for its giant murals painted on freeway pillars, which became the focus for the revitalization of San Diego's Chicano community in the 1970s and '80s.

THE LEMON GROVE INCIDENT
THE LEMON GROVE INCIDENT

American History  American Studies  Education  Latino Studies 

Based on actual historical events, this docudrama, which blends archival photos, dramatic reenactments and interviews with former students, portrays the efforts of the Mexican- American community in Lemon Grove, California, to challenge local school segregation practices and racial discrimination in Depression-era America.

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IMAGES OF MEXICAN LOS ANGELES

Chicano Studies  Latino Studies 

Surveys the history of the Mexican community-its origins, culture, achievements, and difficulties-in the Los Angeles basin, from the establishment of the city in 1781 by Mexican settlers to the present-day Chicano struggle for civil rights.

THE FIGHT IN THE FIELDS: CESAR CHAVEZ AND THE FARMWORKERS' STRUGGLE
THE FIGHT IN THE FIELDS: CESAR CHAVEZ AND THE FARMWORKERS' STRUGGLE

Sociology  Political Science  Latino Studies  Labor Studies  Chicano Studies  American History  American Studies 

Tells the story of Cesar Chavez, the charismatic founder of the United Farmworkers Union, and the movement that he inspired-one that touched the hearts of millions of Americans with the grape and lettuce boycotts, a nonviolent movement that confronted conservative politicians like Ronald Reagan and the powerful Teamsters Union.

AIDS IN THE BARRIO
AIDS IN THE BARRIO

Short Films  American Studies  Aging / Gerontology  AIDS  Health  Latino Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women 

Examines the impact of AIDS within Hispanic-American communities, focusing on the specific economic, social and cultural factors which influence perception of the AIDS crisis, including macho attitudes about sexuality, traditional relations between men and women, prejudices against homosexuality, and the prevalence of drug abuse.

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PUERTO RICO: ART AND IDENTITY

American History  American Studies  Art History  Economics  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Puerto Rican Studies  Religion & Spirituality  Short Films  Sociology  Spanish Language  Women's Studies  Directed by Women 

Surveys the work of plastic artists in Puerto Rico during the 20th century, as well as significant forerunners in the 18th and 19th centuries, focusing on the artists' expression of national identity. The video combines illustrations of hundreds of art works with interviews with a dozen major contemporary artists and commentary by art critics.

BIRTHWRITE: GROWING UP HISPANIC
BIRTHWRITE: GROWING UP HISPANIC

Literature  Latino Studies  Cultural Studies  American Studies 

Hosted by Cheech Marin, this documentary examines the work of several Hispanic- American writers and how their poems, short stories and novels reflect what it means and what it's like to grow up Hispanic in America.

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SHAKESPEARE

Urban Studies  Short Films  Performing Arts  Literature  Latino Studies  Europe  Education 

A high school teacher and one of his students don Elizabethan garb and travel back in time to London in 1609 to have lunch with William Shakespeare at the Mermaid Tavern.

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