Sociology


Price

image coming soon
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.

image coming soon
CUBA VA!: THE CHALLENGE OF THE NEXT GENERATION

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

This controversial documentary looks at Cuba's future from the outspoken and dynamic perspective of Cuban youth. Interviews and spontaneous, street corner debates are interwoven with rarely seen views of Cuban youth culture. The result is an unprecedented view of a critical moment in Cuban history and Cuban/U.S. relations.

image coming soon
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.

image coming soon
THIS OTHER HAITI

Sociology  Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies 

In contrast to the predominant media image of an oppressed and powerless Haitian populace, this documentary examines the activities of a nationwide peasant movement for social change in Haiti.

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.

image coming soon
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.

image coming soon
SECUESTRO: A STORY OF A KIDNAPPING

Spanish Language  Sociology  Psychology & Psychiatry  Latin-American Studies  Criminal & Law  Directed by Women 

This critically acclaimed feature documentary dramatizes the complex problem of kidnapping in Colombia, where the disparity between rich and poor has turned kidnapping for ransom into a virtual business, with a kidnapping occurring every seven hours.

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.

image coming soon
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.

image coming soon
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.

image coming soon
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.

image coming soon
PROFESSION: CHILD

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

This shocking documentary, produced by the International Labour Organization, reveals the exploitation of child labor in Brazil today, focusing on the daily lives of four children in and around Rio de Janeiro.

image coming soon
CHANGING TIDES

Spanish Language  Sociology  Latin-American Studies  Economics 

Examines the phenomenon of the Cuban "balseros," those Cuban citizens who in the summer of 1994, in response to the island's deepening economic crisis, took to the sea in flimsy, homemade rafts in a desperate attempt to reach Florida.

image coming soon
THE MESOAMERICAN CULTURAL CODE

Spanish Language  Sociology  Religion & Spirituality  Human Sexuality  Latin-American Studies  Cultural Studies  Chicano Studies 

This three-part video series examines different social aspects of the cultures of Mesoamerica (i.e., the nations of Mexico and Central America).

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.

image coming soon
STREET VENDORS: THE INFORMAL MAJORITY OF MEXICO

Spanish Language  Sociology  Latin-American Studies  Environmental Studies  Economics 

This documentary examines the human side of Mexico's informal economy, which is estimated to comprise some two-thirds of the country's working population. Featuring interviews with five street vendors and a resident economics scholar, the video will stimulate discussion on government regulation, economic sustainability, environmental health, and the NAFTA debate.

image coming soon
BRAZIL: A REPORT ON TORTURE

Spanish Language  Sociology  Latin-American Studies 

This video shows why young, idealistic students, well-to-do lawyers, priests, and poor working people often become identified as enemies of the state and, subsequently, torture victims. It features interviews with former political prisoners who recount their experiences of torture administered by Brazil's political police during the Sixties, when the country was ruled by a right-wing military regime.

image coming soon
VOICES FROM THE FIELDS

Spanish Language  Sociology  Latino Studies  Latin-American Studies  Labor Studies  Environmental Studies  Economics  Chicano Studies  Directed by Women 

This documentary follows farmworkers from California's Salinas Valley back to their roots in the fields of rural Mexico, where they recount their everyday struggle to cope in the midst of the globalization of agriculture and the impact of NAFTA.

image coming soon
TAKING AIM

Sociology  Spanish Language  Media Studies  Latin-American Studies  Cultural Studies  Cinema Studies  Anthropology  Directed by Women 

In 1985, Monica Frota, an independent Brazilian filmmaker, collaborated with the Kayapo people of the Brazilian rain forest to develop Mekaron Opoi D'joi (He Who Creates Images), the first Kayapo media project.

image coming soon
LAFANMI SELAVI

Children & Young Adult  Spanish Language  Sociology  Latin-American Studies  Family Relations  Directed by Women 

Filmed at a center for street children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, founded by former President Aristide in 1986, this video interviews five young children.

1 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 23