Latino Studies

THE LIFE AND POETRY OF JULIA DE BURGOS
THE LIFE AND POETRY OF JULIA DE BURGOS

Women's Studies  Spanish Language  Short Films  Literature  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies 

This docudrama portrays the life and work of the great Puerto Rican poet, from her impoverished childhood in Puerto Rico, to her political involvement as a young woman in the nationalist movement, to her subsequent exile in Cuba and New York where she died in 1953.

VERSO NEGRO: Black Verse Poetry of the Spanish Caribbean
VERSO NEGRO: Black Verse Poetry of the Spanish Caribbean

Spanish Language  Puerto Rican Studies  Performing Arts  Music  Literature  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

Featuring poetry performances that often resemble contemporary rap, this film examines an important aspect of Afro-Caribbean cultural heritage.

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A BAILAR!: THE JOURNEY OF A LATIN DANCE COMPANY

Sociology  Performing Arts  Music  Latino Studies  Dance  American Studies  Directed by Women 

Tells the story of Eddie Torres, who recruits the best of New York's salseros-Hispanic club and street dancers-and, with the musical collaboration of Tito Puente, molds them into a professional dance troupe.

LATINO HOLLYWOOD
LATINO HOLLYWOOD

Latino Studies  Cinema Studies  American Studies 

This two-part video-including "1911-1940" and "1940-1990" - chronicles Latino participation in the American film industry, profiling major performers and other creative personnel and examining issues of typecasting and stereotypes.

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