By 1750, the Spanish Empire in the Americas had been in place for two and a half centuries. Video/C 1823 A unique collection of mystical fiction and ethnographic films inspired by the beauty and indigenous magic of Oaxaca, México Day of the Dead (aka. Singapore, Gateway City looks at how Singapore exploits its location to play a key commercial role in Pacific Asia. This film is the story of that resistance -- of a grassroots, non-violent movement of public schoolteachers who took Mexico by surprise and who have endured brutal repression in their struggle to defend public education. Each December, millions of Mexicans take whatever means available, some walk for days, to pay homage to her. Pilgrims bring flowers, and gifts, while some enter the shrines on bended knees. Video/C 7390 Examines how Huichol Indians, displaced from their traditional homes and occupations by modern development, have become migrant farm workers exposed to pesticides commonly used in Mexican agriculture. Video/C MM1272 In 1916, legendary outlaw Pancho Villa led a column of Mexican guerrillas across the border into New Mexico,an action that brought Mexico and the United States to the brink of war. However, like many indigenous peoples, the Huichols have no written history. Video/C 9033 Examines the life and legacy of the 16th century Indian woman known as La Malinche, who by her role in the Spanish conquest of Mexico and in giving birth to Cortes's son is a symbol of both cultural destruction and creation. In turn, Cecy and Camilo must now deal with the strains of their own separation. Free Trade Agreement by looking at how workers on both sides of the border have been affected by the maquiladora program. The footage includes some of the first battle scenes captured in "moving pictures." Rocha documents his encounters as he scours the film vaults and back rooms of institutions across North America and Europe for the seven reels of film that immortalized Villa. Video/C MM1258 Issued under Spanish title, "Hechos sobre los rieles: una historia de los ferrocarrileros mexicanos". A history of the development of railroads in Mexico and interviews with Mexican railroad workers involved in the formation of unions. Filmed on the Isla de Pinos, follows the case of Miguel, a Cuban juvenile delinquent, who is sent to a re-education camp. Cast: Sergio Corrieri, Salvador Vud, José Gallardo, Raúl Garcia. Inventos embodies the true spirit of Hip Hop, which is to create something powerful and useful out of what is seemingly impossible. Special features: portfolio featuring: Barely audible, De la calle, Familia Cuba, Besin, VIP music video Ghana; Homegrown trailer; directors bio; Konscious TV interview; extra footage: live at Joe's Pub NYC, Live at Casa de Musica Cuba; slide show gallery by Peter Graham & Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi; Inventos trailer. Although killed during a skirmish at Dos Rios in 1895, Marti lived on as the emblem of the undying desire of the Cuban exile population to free Cuba from foreign control. Part 2: Retornar a Baracoa (1966, 16 min.) -- Coffea Arabiga (1968, 18 min) -- Desde la Habana (1969, 18 min.) -- Taller de Linea y 18 (1971, 15 min.) -- Reportaje sobre el Puerto pesquero (1972, ca. The film is divided into three sections which correspond to Johnson's initials. Video/C 8865 A dramatization "based on true stories and interviews with Cuban political refugees and rafters." After a failed attempt to flee Cuba, an artist is captured, tortured and imprisoned for years. Video/C 955 A documentary film examining the treatment of lesbians and gay men during the early years of the Cuban Revolution and perspectives of current residents of Cuba on questions of political ideology and sexual identity. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. Video/C MM1277 Cuban director Rebeca Chavez uses archival film and audio material to create a collage of important moments in Castro's political and personal life, including his re-definition of Cuba's role after the collapse of the Communist Bloc. Bonus films: My brother Fidel / director, Santiago Alverez (1977, 17 min.) -- The first delegate / director, Santiago Alverez (1975, 26 min.) -- Condemn me, it does not matter / director, Miguel Torres, 1982, 15 min.) 55 min. Nganga is one of the sects in Cuba which are more than Christian in belief, rituals, music and dance. Hear testimony from former Castro comrades, Communist leaders and supporters of fallen dictator Batista. Produced, written and directed by Jorge Ulla and Nestor Almendros. For some he is a healer saint, for others an African divinity. Video/C 5416 Contents: Actualidades Cubana e internacionales (11 min.) -- El Companero President [Allende] vista a Cuba (19 min.) -- Actualidades Cubana e internacionales (20 min.) -- El pueblo Chileno aplastara al fascismo (10 min.) -- Ano 32 de la revoluccion (10 min.) -- 1989 ano 31 de la revoluccion (18 min.) -- Nos casamos y ... Film shows documentary footage of some of the practices associated with this cult and reveals some of the social problems which seem to fuel the desperation of these acts. In the mid-18th century, the Bourbon dynasty embarked on a series of reforms to revitalize the Spanish Empire which became the source of grievances by the Creoles and their motivation to break with Spain. Day of the dead in Teotilán del Valle): This documentary witnesses the return of Zapotec spirits to the pueblo. DVD X3721 This film explores the importance of the Virgin of Guadalupe as a liberating symbol for Mexican women today. Australia, New Links to Asia investigates Australia's European roots and recent Asian influences in economic development. DVD 1: In English (narration) & Spanish (interviews), with optional subtitles in English, English & Spanish, German or French. They ask Mary's intercession, and protection for those who have died and those not yet born. DVD X8636 Depicts the lives of children and their families who labor in the Mexican countryside. DVD X2318 The history of the Mayas and their culture is shown through the remains at Copan, Palenque, Tikal, Yaxchilan, Bonampak, and Chichen Itza. Discusses the health consequences of this exposure and the Mexican government's environmental controls. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. President Wilson sent General John Pershing and his calvary troops to hunt down Villa in Mexico, but they were never able to even catch sight of him. The continuation of their culture depends on the vitality of their oral traditions. Video/C MM796 A powerful documentary about the personal struggles behind the construction of a massive elevated freeway over Mexico City. Revealing a pattern of intervention, the film focuses on U. intervention in Guatemala, Vietnam, East Timor, El Salvador and Palestine/Israel. Video/C 9833 This ethnographic film depicts how New Agers, the Mexican state, tourists and 1920s archaeologists all contend to "clear" the site of the Maya city of Chichen Itza in order to produce their own idealized and unobstructed visions of "Maya" while the local Maya themselves struggle to occupy the site as vendors and artisans. Directed, edited, shot and produced by David Redmon & Ashley Sabin. DVD X3714 Presents a portrait of Juchitan, a small Mexican city near the Guatemalan border where homosexuality is fully accepted. Economists, free trade advocates, and Latino community leaders debate our free trade future. His research unveils a legacy of fictional and documentary depictions of Villa dating from the silent film era, revealing a world unsure whether to venerate or to fear this imposing figure and the forces of popular revolution that he embodied. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. Treasure Island: Devoted to housing prisoners in pre-Revolutionary Cuba, this island becomes transformed into an important site for agricultural production. Video/C 3343 In recent years, Havana has become famous all over the world for the morbid charm of its flaking facades. A Cuban propaganda film first exhibited outside of Cuba and the Soviet Union in 1992. "From Exile to Ethnicity: Nestor Almendros and Orlando Jimemez-Leal's Improper Conduct." In: The Ethnic Eye: Latino Media Arts. Cuban Hip Hop demonstrates the creative and indestructible spirit of the island and its people despite the hardships of the U. 15 min.) -- Nosotros en el Cuyaguateje (1972, 10 min.) -- Para construer una casa (1972, 17 min.) DVD X383 Contents: Retornar a Baracoa (1966, 16 min.) -- Coffea Arabiga (1968, 18 min) -- Desde la Habana (1969, 18 min.) -- Taller de Linea y 18 (1971, 15 min.) -- Reportaje sobre el Puerto pesquero (1972, ca. L is for Martin Luther King, B is for Bobby Kennedy and J is for John F. Alvarez implicates Johnson in all three assassinations, portraying his presidency as the culmination of a history of socio-political corruption. When he is mysteriously released he makes a second attempt to flee with friends in a homemade raft but the group finds terror at sea and their search for freedom becomes a journey for survival. Directed by Frances Mc Elroy & Mara Teresa Rodrguez. DVD 8909 A Cuban news report on the Bay of Pigs invasion by CIA trained mercenaries. It also includes footage of Fidel Castro surveying the results of Cuba's victory. Some of the differences between the Lucumi (Yoruba/Santeria) and Abakua beliefs are also discussed. As thousands of pilgrims live a night of frenzy and immoderation, the filmmakers neither interpret nor analyze this religious event, but simply observe and present its visuals of fervor and devotion. nos divorciamos (10 min.) -- Ano 32 de las revoluccion (3 min.) -- Reportaje a la vinegreta (6 min.) -- El Centralito Guarapera (9 min.).
: Looks at the dramatic life of Francisco de Miranda whose life and work foreshadowed the generation of revolutonary leaders in Latin America who would lead the wars for independence. A documentary on the history of how the Virgin Mary and the icon "Our Lady of Guadalupe" became important parts of the culture of Mexico and on the current devotion of the Mexican people to them. Includes interviews with a border guard, human rights activists and Mexicans who have attempted the crossing. She reveals her motivations and emotions, and the paradoxes that emerge when she investigates and publishes her book entitled The demons of Eden. Director, Mary Lance; producers, Mary Lance, Eric Breitbart. Produced by Ari Palos, Eren Mc Ginnis and José Minojosa (9 min., Spanish with English subtitles, 200? A film by Judith Gleason with the collaboration of the Colectivo Feminista de Xalapa and of Elisa Mereghetti. The program highlights the Ballet Folklórico de San Antonio. President Woodrow Wilson responded to the raid by Pancho Villa across the U. border by sending 6,000 troops under General John J. At the same time, Villa was being sought by Carranza's army, as well. Includes archival footage and commentary by authors, academics and historians. But while the roadway is a spectacular miracle of modern architectural design, it comes with a human cost. While Indian languages are endangered everywhere else in the world, in Juchitan, the Zapotec language is spoken proudly at home, at municipal meetings, in poetry, song and theatre. This film portrays their ongoing struggle for the land while also relating the now-legendary story of the folk hero Zapata. Depicts his life that spanned three revolutions, three continents and three wars, charting his progression from militant student to leader of Vietnam's revolutionary independence movement. Edad de oro (Jose Marti; col., 3 min.): A brief look at a Cuban children's story written by Jose Marti. Contents: Boyhood -- Student leader -- Moncada -- Jungle fighters -- Rebel victory -- A man to be reckoned with -- Revolutionary reforms -- The Soviets and Cuba -- Bay of Pigs -- Cuban Missile Crisis -- In love with Castro -- Worldwide revolution/Che -- An economic disaster -- Angola, Nicaragua, Afghanistan -- The Mariel boatlift -- Human rights violations -- Soviet collapse -- Just one man. DVD 3693 Life in Cuba under the Communist regime of Fidel Castro offers contrasts in improved education but inadequate housing. DVD 5166 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 3195 A vibrant celebration of artists and musicians in Havana, Cuba's capital. Using interviews and archival footage this film examines the Cuban revolution, America's futile struggle in Vietnam and the Soviet Union's equally unsuccessful attempts to control Afghanistan. Spanning the entire history of Cuban architecture, from the colonial era up through the socialist revolution, this film captures the final moments of these historic buildings before they're renovated -- or simply collapse altogether. Special features on DVD X2592: Newly remastered for high definition from the original Russian 35mm fine grain interpositive ; video interview with director Martin Scorsese (26 min.) ; Cuban version of opening credits ; original Milestone trailer ; stills gallery. The directors are themselves exiles, and they have created a convincing indictment of El Jefe, implicating also those who would turn a blind eye towards repression from the left. Una produccion del Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematograficos (I.
He became the early mentor of the most famous of these liberators -- Simon Bolivar. Includes footage of the some of the "demons," Succar Kuri, the senator Gamboa Patrón, the businessman Kamel Nacif and the Puebla's governor Mario Marin among others. ) Kit Kat: A drama in which Kit Kat races to save her fathers soul amidst the beauty and magic of Oaxaca. Video/C 6184 A documentary on the Mascogos, an African descent community in Northern Mexico which emigrated from the U. Beginning with an overview of the historical background of folklórico in the southwestern United States the film examines its links with events and movements in Mexico, the achievements of individuals such as Berta Almaguer, who taught Mexican dance and music in San Antonio beginning in the 1930s, and the impetus provided by the Chicano movement in the U. in the late 1960s and 1970s, which encouraged expressions of ethnic identity and pride. Supplementary feature accompanying: The Adventures of young Indiana Jones. Nace un nino en Texas en 1908 (b&w, si., 4 min.): A short biographical collage produced in Cuba of U. Hanoi, martres 13, diciembre (Realizacion, Santiago Alvarez; b&w and col., 1967, 38 min.): Filmed in Hanoi on December 13, 1966, this documentary is a tribute to the courage of the Vietnamese people. Originally broadcast in January 2005 on the PBS television program: The American Experience. However, some of the population prefer the present situation to the former dependence on America. Musicians, painters, sculptors, writers, and filmmakers reveal and reflect on Cuba's precarious political climate, its African heritage, the ironies of tourism, and how to live with dignity in the face of the United States embargo. DVD 6560 Profiles Cuban farmers and scientists working to reinvent a sustainable agriculture, based on ecological principles and local knowledge rather than imported agricultural inputs. A film by Florian Borchmeyer and Matthias Hentschler.
Simon Boliver, the liberator: This segment looks closely at the life of the revolutionary figure, Simon Bolivar, from his birth in Venezuela in 1783 to his first forays into politics and war in 1810. Directed by Ari Luis Palos, Eren Isabel Mc Ginnis (14 min., Spanish with English subtitles, 2001) Guigu Bícunisa: Rio Los Perros (aka. Border Barrier, a fence that stretches only 700 miles of the 2000 plus miles comprising the U. Teresa Vélez, artistic director of the Ballet Folklórico de San Antonio, discusses questions of authenticity and stylization in choreography and costumes. DVD X4964 Presents Mexican customs relating to the care and remembrance of the dead, a weeklong holiday called Days of the Dead as celebrated in the culturally rich state of Puebla. DVD 5633 Reveals human rights abuses that go unchecked in psychiatric hospitals, orphanages and mental retardation facilities around the world with primary focus on Mexico, Armenia and the Soviet Union. DVD 3267 Details the history of Mexico's often-overlooked African populations. Video/C MM1244 Interviews with children who are demonstrating with their parents against the government in Mexico City, concerning the effect that political unrest and violence in Mexico has had upon their lives. It records the lives of the Vietnamese living in the capital and surrounding countryside at the height of U. bombing as they continued their lives despite the shower of bombs, death and destruction of their country. Video/C 8154 Art of cigars: This early work of master filmmaker Tomas Gutierrez Alea, captures the beauty of making cigars. DVD 1884; vhs Video/C 8156 (75 minute version) Newsreel footage of a visit by Fidel Castro to Buenos Aires, Argentina in May, 2003, intercut with historical footage of other journeys to the country including meetings with presidente Nestor Kirchner and Che Guevara. Directed & produced by Laurie Ann Schag & Casey Stoll. In their quest for self-sufficiency, Cubans combine time-tested traditional methods with cutting-edge biotechnology.
Once in power, Bolivar was never able to provide the stability needed by the new republics. Guigu Bícunisa: The Otter River): The Otter River: Produced in association with the Foro Ecologico de Juchitén, an environmental NGO, this mixed media ecological video was created by high school students and promotes the conservation of Juchitáns sacred river. S.-Mexican border to help contain the illegal immigration issue, at a cost of three years and three billion dollars. DVD X5757 An animated depiction of the religion of the Aztecs told with illustrations painted in the style of native Mexican people of the sixteenth century. The program closes with a montage of various dances performed by the Ballet Folklórico de San Antonio. Focuses on folk arts related to the celebration, such as weaving, pottery, dance, and preparation of special foods. A production of the which uses video technology to investigate human rights abuses. Drawing on interviews and archival imagery, the film takes us from the slavery of the colonial era to today's Afro-Mexican communities in Guerrero, Oaxaco, Campeche, Morelos and Veracruz. DVD X4044; Video/C MM399 Film discusses free trade zones and the accompanying human problems that have arisen with human rights, exploitation of workers and environmental degradation. Video/C 5927 A documentary portrait of the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, who lived from 1907 to 1954, and has become an international cult figure. Produced by students enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) in Spring of 1966, at the University of California, Berkeley, Dept. Ciclon (Realizacion, Santiago Alvarez, b&w, 14 min.): Documentary footage of rural Cubans enduring a devastating hurricane with scenes of the storm followed by rescue and restoration efforts after the storm. Images of hands selecting tobacco leaves and rolling cigars are interspersed with graphic designs from cigar boxes and labels. DVD X2188 A documentary produced in Cuba celebrating the life and political career of Fidel Castro through archival footage, interviews with Castro and commentary by family, associates, former guerrilla fighters, politicians and historians.
He eventually returned to Europe, committing his life to the liberation of his fellow Americans. Video/C 934 This portrait of Mexico's foremost novelist probes beneath the surface of his work to expose the roots of his fiction and its place in the world of literature. The documentary had its premiere during a unique riverbed screening with 4,000 Juchitecans. Kennedy investigates the impact of the fence and some of its unforeseen consequences. Features include mask dancing by children, the spectacular Dance of the Voladores performed on a 60 foot pole; the fantastic Cholula Pyramid, and artisians creating skeleton and skull artwork in pottery, fabrics and food. It argues that Mexico's famous mestizaje includes the important contibutions of African groups, as well as Spaniards and Indians. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. Filmed on location in Sri Lanka, El Salvador, Mexico and Morocco. Interweaves poetry, music, and interviews with Kahlo's students and friends to create a portrait of an artist whose life and work increasingly speaks to the sensibilities of today. (SF International Latino Film Festival Collection). Aesthetics: Reveals the desire for expressing individuality through diverse conceptions of beauty in everyday Cuban life whether in the form of a hood ornament, a display window or a star-studded tooth. Castro is seen swimming with bodyguards in the ocean, visiting his childhood home and school, joking with his friend Nelson Mandela, meeting with Elian Gonzalez, and celebrating his birthday with the Buena Vista Social Club.
Video/C MM285 : With the imprisonment and eventual death of Miranda, Simon Boliver assumed the mantle of the leader of the South American independence movement. Video/C MM908 Depicts the life of a fictional middle-class Mexican family, its faith in power and money as the basis of life, without considering how these values affect the lives and behavior of their children: their experimentation with drugs, premarital sex, and crime, occasionally leading to serious consequences and even death. Produced and directed by the Foro Ecolgico de [email protected];n, teacher Ari Palos in association with Dos Vatos Productions; screenwriter Jorge Antonia Garcia, animator Lenin De Gyvés Montero.(14 min., Spanish with English subtitles, 2004) c2010. DVD X4272 Mexico City, the most polluted and fastest growing city on the planet, is a sobering foretaste of what may await us all. Through candid interviews with border guards, ranchers, environmentalists, she asked the question: Was it worth it? In English and various languages with English voiceovers. King of the Jungle: Filmed as Cuba was entering the economic crisis of the early 90s, observations are made along Havana's Prado Street through the eyes of the lion sculpture located there.
The liberation of Venezuela and the rest of northern South America, including Colombia, and Ecuador, proved to be a bloody and drawn out struggle that would last more than a decade. Video/C 7766 (for other installments of series, see Global Issues and Events) Examines the creation of an altar installation shown at the art Gallery SOMArts' Day of the Dead exhibition. DVD X3811 From the series, World of Ideas with Bill Moyers. Video/C 968 Describes the Chinampa, a traditional Mexican agricultural system, and traces its long history. Looking at the effects of industrialization on Mexico, and the impact of its development on the rest of the world, this program finds reasons for optimism. DVD release of Cuban documentary films originally produced by ICAIC. Video/C 4212 This documentary follows the Cuban rap musicians of Doble-Filo and Obsesión, known collectively as "La Fabri-K" (The Factory) from their humble homes in Havana throughout their eye-opening concert tour of the United States.
: Jose de San Martin is the counterpart of Simon Bolivar in southern South America. DVD X5014 Bolivia, la Coca, Alimento de los Pobres. The Day of the Dead is a holiday that originated in Mexico but is celebrated around the world in many cultures. DVD X7003 Fed up with the mass migration of their community, the small Mexican town of Alberto creates a one-of-a-kind tourist attraction they call La Caminata, a simulated nighttime border crossing, complete with fake border patrol chasing balaclava-clad coyotes. Fuentes and Moyers discuss the relationship of the United States with Mexico and with Latin America generally. DVD X2288 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 1577 Depicts the impoverishment of the Yucatan region and its native inhabitants due to the exploitation and domination of the wealthy over a period of three centuries. Salvador Alvarado in 1915, this situation improves; rural schools are built; public libraries are founded; a worker's code is established; agrarian reform is introduced, and other social programs are set up. Shows modern day threats to this system and discusses measures to save the Chinampa. But it's a tough equation: for the Third World to have more, the First World will have to get used to having less. DVD 2395 This compilation of newsreel footage opens with a young Fidel Castro as he assumes power of Cuba in January of 1959 and continues on through the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. ' to Cuban executions (1/22/59) -- Castro 'resigns': mass demonstrations show his power secure (7/20/59) -- Havana rally: peasants mass to support Castro (7/27/59) -- Ike at U. proposes new world disarmament program (9/22/60) -- History at U.
Alonso lives in the Highland of Chenalho, where his community is filled with conflict due to the standoff between the Zapatista National Liberation Army that is demanding equal rights for the indigenous people of Mexico, and the Mexican Army. This look at contemporary Latin America examines issues confronting the entire region by focusing on individual communities. It describes the art, architecture, and intellectual achievements of these people as well as their downfall to the Spanish Conquistadors. : Discusses the "meaning" of the American Revolution. Carmen earns six dollars a day but she is not a victim. Coffea Arábiga: One of Landrián's most celebrated works, combines fast-paced montage with innovative sound juxtapositions to narrate the history of coffee.