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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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MISSING CHILDREN

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

Portrays the courageous efforts of Argentine mothers and grandmothers to locate their children and grandchildren who were among the innocent victims of the military junta's "dirty war" against the opposition in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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THE CHILDREN'S WAR (guerra dos meninos)

Children & Young Adult  Spanish Language  Sociology  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Criminal & Law  Directed by Women 

This prize-winning documentary examines both the causes and consequences of the brutal war of extermination Brazilian society is waging against its own children.

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HOLY FATHER AND GLORIA

Spanish Language  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

An emotionally powerful account of Pope John Paul's 1987 visit to Chile, which caused a massive outpouring of political discontent with the Pinochet regime, including emotional appeals to the Pope to support protests over the imprisonment and torture of political prisoners, the lack of political freedom, and widespread hunger and unemployment.

FAVELAS
FAVELAS

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

Takes viewers into the heart of the Brazilian favelas, the slums that spread uncontrollably through Sao Paulo, Brazil's wealthiest industrial center. The social reality of this cruel habitat is examined by those who dwell there and by artists, philosophers, educators and sociologists.

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THE UNCOMPROMISING REVOLUTION

Spanish Language  Sociology  Political Science  Latin-American Studies 

Profiles the Cuban Revolution and Fidel Castro at political middle age. The Cuban leader reflects on his life and Cuba past, present and future and declares his continuing faith in communism.

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BENEDITA DA SILVA

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

A profile of the first black woman ever to be elected city councillor and member of the Brazilian Parliament from the favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro.

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.

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MIAMI-HAVANA

Spanish Language  Sociology  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Family Relations  Criminal & Law  Directed by Women 

Examines the continuing human tragedy of families divided as a result of the thirty year conflict between the U.S. and Cuba.

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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QUE HACER?

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

Filmed during the historic 1970 elections in Chile, blends documentary footage of the Salvador Allende political campaign-including vicious street battles, mass rallies and screaming crowds-with a fictional story of political intrigue.

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CONVERSATION WITH ALLENDE

Spanish Language  Sociology  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Criminal & Law 

In this historic interview, President Salvador Allende articulates his basic beliefs and lays out the program he intends to pursue as leader of the Popular Unity government.

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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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STEPPIN': MICHAEL MANLEY IN JAMAICA

Spanish Language  Political Science  Latin-American Studies 

This video shows Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley during an election campaign throughout the island nation.

THE SIXTH SUN: MAYAN UPRISING IN CHIAPAS
THE SIXTH SUN: MAYAN UPRISING IN CHIAPAS

Spanish Language  Sociology  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Chicano Studies 

Visually interweaving the Mayan past and the Mexican Revolution with contemporary reality, this documentary portrays an epic confrontation pitting impoverished peasants against large landowners and government forces in Mexico's poorest state.

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THE DISAPPEARANCE OF TISOEUR: HAITI AFTER DUVALIER

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

Chronicles events in Haiti since the collapse of the Duvalier regime, from the downfall and ignominious flight into exile of "Baby Doc" Duvalier and his wife (seen arriving in their BMW with military escort in predawn darkness at Port au Prince airport), moving first-person accounts of the brutality of the tontons macoutes and the regime's other human rights abuses, to the nation's first democratic election, the Rev. Jean-Bertrand Aristide's halting rise to power with the assistance of U.S. military intervention, and the September 1991 military coup.

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ONLY EMPTINESS REMAINS

Spanish Language  Sociology  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Family Relations 

This emotionally devastating feature documentary examines political repression and the situation of the 'disappeared' during Argentina's 'dirty war' in the late Seventies.

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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CUBA AT A CROSSROADS

Spanish Language  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Political Science  Latin-American Studies  Cultural Studies 

This four-part series examines changes in Cuban society during the post-Soviet economic crisis between 1994-98.

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BAKWET: REFUGEES IN THEIR OWN LAND

Sociology  Political Science  Asian Studies 

Examines the plight of Filipino peasants who have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the Aquino government's military offensive against rebels of the New People's Army, with the evacuees facing an uncertain future in crowded, makeshift camps.

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