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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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CHILDREN IN DEBT

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

Examines the controversial issue of Latin America's `external debt' to the U.S., focusing on the ways it affects children, including malnourishment, lack of medical care,

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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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MOTIVATIONS

Spanish Language  Short Films  Latin-American Studies  Directed by Women 

A portrait of painter Manuel Mendive who discusses the African themes in his art.

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I'LL GO TO SANTIAGO

Spanish Language  Short Films  Latino Studies  Directed by Women 

A gentle, loving portrait of Santiago de Cuba and its people.

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I AM JUANA BACALLAO

Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies  Music  Directed by Women 

A profile of the colorful singer who uses the street Spanish of Cuba to sing, swagger and slang her way into the hearts of her audience.

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CHAMPIONS

Spanish Language  Latin-American Studies 

Members of the 1978 world champion Cuban women's volleyball team discuss their long hours of training and discipline, the thrill of their victory, and the painful nostalgia of retirement.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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SACRED EARTH

Spanish Language  Labor Studies  Latin-American Studies  Economics  Cultural Studies  Directed by Women 

Reveals the plight of landless peasants in Guatemala, where property ownership is restricted to a small percentage of the nation's most wealthy citizens.

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.

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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.

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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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