MANOS A LA OBRA: THE STORY OF OPERATION BOOTSTRAP

MANOS A LA OBRA: THE STORY OF OPERATION BOOTSTRAP

    Price: $99.95

    Code: 1601
    Format: DVD

    Examines Puerto Rico's `Operation Bootstrap,' the highly vaunted economic development plan undertaken in the 1950s to provide a role model for economic development throughout Latin America. Using newsreels, rare archival photos and footage, numerous interviews, and excerpts from government propaganda films, it examines the historical background to Operation Bootstrap, from the 1930s through the rise to power of Luiz Munoz Marin and the Popular Democratic Party in the 1940s, to the '60s when U.S. officials proudly displayed Puerto Rico as the `Showcase of the Americas.'

    Directed by Pedro Rivera and Susan Zeig
    1983, 59 minutes
    Purchase: $99.95

    * Outstanding Nonprint Material Choice (American Library Association)

    "...a powerful as well as an informative film...an invaluable teaching aid."--Jean Franco, author, Modern Culture in Latin America

    "...a sophisticated socio-political analysis...an excellent film for classroom use."--Bill Tabb, Professor of Economics and Sociology, City University of New York



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