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Ibero-American Feature Films


ARGENTINA

VCA 2259
Alla lejos y hace tiempo/Manuel Antin

VCA 2053
Camila/Maria Luisa Bemberg

VCA 3953
La cruz invertida/Mario David

VCA 6307
Cuarteles de invierno

VCA 6292
Lover of Silent Films (El Amante de las películas mudas)/Pablo Torre

VCA 3176
Man Facing Southeast/Eliseo Subiela

VCA 6281
Martin Fierro/Leopoldo Torre Nilsson 1968

VCA 6280
Miss Mary/Bemberg

VCA 6319
El muerto/Hector Olivera

VCA 2054
No habra más penas ni olvido/Hector Olivera

VCA 796
The Official Story/Luis Penzo

VCA 6290
Painted Lips (Boquitas pintadas) /Leopoldo Torre Nilsson

VCA 4016
Pubis Angelical/Raul de la Torre

VCA 4240
Rebellion in Patagonia/Hector Olivera (PPR)

VCA 6285
Los siete locos (The Seven Madmen) / Leopoldo Torre Nilsson 1972

VCA 6610
Tango: Our Dance (Tango: Baile Nuestra) /Jorge Azanada

VCA 2091
Tangos, The Exile of Gardel/Fernando E. Solanos

VCA 6291
Tiempo de Revancha/Time of Revenge/Adofo Aristarain

VCA 3956
Veronico Cruz/Miguel Pereira

VCA 5495
Yo, la peor de todas/María Luisa Bemberg (ppr)


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BRAZIL

ON ORDER Abolicao/Sozimo Bulbul

VCA 4060
Amor Bandido/Bruno Barreto

VCA 3898
BEIJO NA BOCA (A Kiss on the mouth)/Jacira Melo

VCA 8166
Black Women of Brazil/Jacira Melo

VCA 6289
Buccaneer Soul (Alma corsaria) /Carlos Reichenbach 1993

VCA 564
Bye Bye Brazil/Carlos Diegues

VCA 3744
Deus e o diabo na terra do sol/Glauber Rocha

VCA 5166
Doña Flor and her two husbands/Bruno Barreto

VCA 1750
Eles não usam Black Tie/Leon Hirszman

VCA 2264
Gabriela/Bruno Barreto

VCA 2768 (Kino International Release)
The Hour of the Star/Susana Amaral

VCA 5404
How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman/Nelson Pereira dos Santos

VCA 2256
A Land in distress/Glauber Rocha

VCA 6308
Luzia Homem/Fabio Barreto

Video Disk 45 / VCA 4258
Orfeu Negro/Marcel Camus

VCA 1652
Pixote/Hector Barbenco

VCA 1751 (New Yorker Films Release)
Quilombo/Carlos Diegues

VCA 6283
Savage Capitalism (Capitalismo selvagem) /Andre Klotzel

VCA 3989
The Story of Fausta/Bruno Barreto

VCA 2256
Terra em Transe/Glauber Rocha

VCA 3148
Um Trem para as estrelas/Carlos Diegues

VCA 1726
Xica/Carlos Diegues


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THE CARIBBEAN

(excluding Cuba)

On order
Belly Pain/Ross and Beckford

VCA 2154 and VLD 210
The Harder They Come/Perry Henzell

VCA 3981
Mi Yu an'Mi Taxi

On order
Obeah Wedding

VCA 1325
Sugar Cane Alley/Euzhan Palcy


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CHILE

VCA 6741
Julio comienza en julio/Silvio Caiozzi

VCA 6378
La luna en el espejo


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COLOMBIA

(note: includes the Garcia Marquez Collection)

VCA 6287
Confessing to Laura/Jaime Osorio Gomez

VCA 6288
The Day you Love me/Sergio Dow 1986

VCA4031 and VCA 3952
Details of a Duel/Sergio Cabrera

VCA 1326
Erendira/Ruy Guerra

VCA 3206
Fable of the Beautiful Pigeon Fancier/Ruy Guerra

VCA 3329
I'm the One You're Looking For/Jaime Chavarri

VCA 3205
Letters From the Park/Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

VCA 6745
Man of Principle/Francisco Norden

VCA 6316
Mary My Dearest (María de mi corazóon) /Jaime Humberto Hermosillo

VCA 3328 and VLD 204
Miracle in Rome/Lisandro Duque Naranjo

VCA 6337
Narda or the Summer (Narda o el verano) /Juan Gerrero

VCA 2769 (Kino International Release)
Rodrigo D./Victor Gaviria

VCA 3297
The Summer of Miss Forbes/Jaime Humberto Hermosillo

VLD 202
A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings/Fernando Berri


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CUBA

VCA 4454
Baragua/José Massip

VCA 2298
Barrocco/Paul Leduc

VCA 6736
Cecilia/Humberto Solas

VCA 6738
Clandestinos/Fernando Perez

VCA 6120
Cumbite/Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

VCA 4455
De Cierta Manera/Sara Gomez

VCA 5515
Fresa y Chocolate/Tomás Gutéirrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabio

VCA 4453
Gallego/Manuel Octavio Gómez

VCA 4451
Hasta Cierto Punto/Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

VCA 2270
Lejania/Jesús Díaz

VCA 2057
Lucia/Humberto Solas

VCA 6737
Maria Antonia/Sergio Giral

VCA 6739
Manuela/Humberto Solas

VCA 2059
Memories of Underdevelopment/Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

VCA 2763
La muerte de un burocrata/Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

VCA 4456
Mujer Transparente/4 Directors

VCA 2058
El Otro Franciso/Sergio Giral

VCA 3199
Plaff/Juan Carlos Tabío

VCA 2764
Retrato de Teresa/Pastor Vega

On order
Se permuta/Juan Carlos Tabio

VCA 4458
Los sobrevivientes/Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

VCA2060
La Ultima Cena/Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

VCA 3193
Un hombre de exito/Humberto Solás

VCA 6774
Vals de la habana vieja / Luis Felipe Bernaza


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ECUADOR

VCA 4093
La tigra/Camilo Luzariaga


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MEXICO

See also: Those Who Made Our Cinema Series in the alphabetical listing above.

VCA 5164
El Bruto/Buñuel

VCA 4259
Cabeza de Vaca/Nicolas Echeverria

VCA 2063
The Criminal Life/Buñuel

VCA 4636
Danzon/Maria Novaro

VCA 3196
Doña Herlinda y su hijo/Jaime Humberto Hermosillo

VCA 5089
El (This Strange Passion)/Buñuel

VCA 2065
Exterminating Angel/Buñuel

In processing
Fever mounts in El Pao/Buñuel

VCA 6315
Frida/Paul Leduc

VCA4265
El Gran Calavera/Buñuel

VCA 5216
Illusion travels by Street Car/Buñuel

VCA 4267
Like Water for Chocolate/Alfonso Arau

VCA 3302
Maria Candelaria/Emilio Fernández

VCA 6317
Death in the Garden (La muerte en este jardin) /Buñuel

VCA 2106
Nazarin/Buñuel

VCA 6733
La negra angustias/Matide Landeta

VCA 2061
Los olvidados/Buñuel

VCA 6309
Reed:Insurgent Mexico/Paul Leduc

VCA 2066
Simon of the Desert/Buñuel

VCA 2062
Susana/Buñuel

VCA 5095
Subida al Cielo/Buñuel

VCA 6734
Trotacalles/Matilda Landeta

VCA 5202
Woman Without Love/Buñuel

VCA 5165
Wuthering Heights/Buñuel


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NICARAGUA

VCA 2052 (Kino International Release)
La insurecciín/Peter Lilienthal

VLD 65
Alsino y el Condor/Miguel Littín


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PERU

VCA 4260
Alias, la gringa/Alberto Durant

VCA 3197
La boca del lobo/Francisco J. Lombardi

VCA 6729
La ciudad y los perros/Francisco J. Lombardi

VCA 3152
La muralla verde/Armando Robles Godoy

VCA 6775
Todos somos estrellas - We're all stars/Luis Felipe Degregori 1993


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SPAIN

VCA 2050
El amor brujo/Saura

VCA 5597
Belle Epoque/Fernando Trueba

VCA 2049
Bodas de sangre/Saura

VCA 6286
Butterfly Wings (Alas de mariposa) /Juanma Bajo Ulloa

Buñuel, check BOBCAT - The online catalog for Bobst.

VCA 2046
El cochecito/Marco Ferreri (PPR)

VCA 169
Carmen/Saura

VCA 6577
Cria/Saura

VCA 3951
Demons in the Garden/Manual Gutierrez Aragon

VCA 4261
Elisa Vida Mia/Saura

VCA 2048
The Garden of Delights/Saura

VCA 3950
High Heels/Almodovar

VCA 5485
Kika/Almodovar

VCA 5392
Letters From Alou/Montxo Armendariz

VCA 2025
La ley del deseo/Almodovar

VCA 6042
Matador/Almodovar

VCA 2023
Que he hecho yo para merecer esto?/Almodovar

VCA 2017
Los santos inocentes/Mario Camus

Defective - Awaiting new copy.
Sevillanas/Saura

VCA 1822
Spirit of the Beehive

VCA 2026
Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown/Almodovar

VCA 6310
Los zancos/Saura


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U.S. LATINO

VCA 2051
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez / Robert M. Young

VCA 312
El Norte/Gregory Nava

VCA 3001
Los dos mundos de Angelita/Jane Morrison (PPR)

VCA 6731
El super/Ichaso and Jimenez-Leal

VCA 6560
Zoot Suit/Vincent di Bona Luis Valdez


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VENEZUELA

VCA 6284
Black River (Rio negro) /Atahualpa Lichy

VCA 6742
Jerico/Luis Alberto Lamata

On order
Oriane/Fina Torres (Facets)

VCA 6740
Macu, The Policeman's Wife/Solveig Hoogesteijn

VCA 6282
Shoot to Kill (Disparen a matar) /Carlos Azpurua

On order
The Track of the Ants/Rafael Marziano-Tinoco


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TITLE: !A BAILAR! : THE JOURNEY OF A LATIN DANCE COMPANY.
IMPRINT: NEW YORK. CINEMA GUILD. [1988].
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE.
Call Number: VCA 4234
Summary: Tells the story of Eddie Torres who for more than a decade nurtured the dream of establishing a Latin dance company on the scale of what Alvin Ailey did with Afro-American dance. The film documents Eddie's recruitment of the best of New York's salseros-Hispanic club and street dancers-and how, with the musical colaboration of Tito Puente, he molds them into a professional dance troupe.


TITLE: ADELANTE MUJERES
AUTHOR: María Elena Cuevas
IMPRINT: Women Make Movies, c1992
Call Number: VCA 4693


TITLE: AFTER THE BATTLE
AUTHOR: Bravo, Estela
IMPRINT: 1990
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS, color, 58 minutes
Call Number: VCA 5345
Summary: Examines the political war in Angola and the participation of Cuban soldiers in the war.


TITLE: AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE
AUTHOR: Lourdes Portillo and Nina Serrano
IMPRINT: Third World Newsreel, 1979, 23 min.
Call Number: VCA 2797
Summary: Details a day in the life of a refugee from Nicaragua, and her adjustment to living in a community of exiles who fled repression under the Somoza regime.


TITLE: AGAINST THE CURRENT
AUTHOR: CARLOS MENDOZA
PHYSICAL FEATURES: Documentary 50 min. 1990 with english subtitles
Call Number: VCA 6730
Summary: This documentary explores the flagrant violations of human rights in Mexico around the issue of voting and electoral fraud. IT focusses on the period 1988-1990 and the triumph of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) candidate Carlos Salinas de Gortari, in the most contested Mexican election since the Mexican Revolution. The tape includes interviews with opposing political groups, and live scenes of street demonstrations and violence.


TITLE: AIME CESAIRE: UNE VOIX POUR L'HISTOIRE
AUTHOR:
IMPRINT:
PHYSICAL FEATURES:
Call Number: VCA 6348 Parts 1 - 3
Summary:


TITLE: AMAZONIA [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Young, Andrew L.
IMPRINT: New York : Leapin' Lemur Productions [Distributor] c1984.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 1546
Summary: Deforestation may soon destroy the tropical rain forests of Peru and those of the whole Amazon River Region, one of the lushest and most complex ecosystems on earth. This will mean not only the extinction of innumerable animal and plant species but the loss of important foods and medicines, as well as the Amazon's crucial global climate control. Preservation is not a luxury, but a necessity.


TITLE: AMERICANS, THE: THE LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN PRESENCE IN THE U.S. [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Bull, Peter.
IMPRINT: S. Burlington, Vt. : The Annenberg/CPB Collection, c1993.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 3263
Summary: Reviews the history and impact of Spanish American immigration on the United States and on the immigrants.


TITLE: AMERICA IN TRANSITION [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Benz, Obie
IMPRINT: NEW YORK : DIST. BY FIRST RUN/ICARUS, 1982.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE ; 29 MIN. ; COLOR.
Call Number: VCA 4402
Summary: America's In Transition provides a concise and fast-paced history of the volatile forces at work in Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua in the 1980's. This film examines the roots of dictatorship, attempts at democracy, communist influences, and the U.S. role in Latin American politics.

TITLE : AMERIKA, UNKNOWN LAND
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 98 MIN. 1988 NO DIALOGUE
Call Number: ON ORDER
Summary: Amerika tierra incognita is the third director Risquez' trilogy of avant- garde cinematic meditations on Latin American history and the relation between Europeans and indigenous peoples. Familiar images, such as the arrival of European conquistadors in the Americas, are made unfamiliar through the principle of inversion. Rather than following the journey of the European westward, we witness the capture and subsequent voyage to Europe of a young Amerindian man. Instead of the romantic portrayl of the scantliy clad indigeneous woman seduced by the european discover, it is the European princess who falls in love with the Amerindian.


TITLE: AIDS IN THE BARRIO
AUTHOR:
IMPRINT: NEW YORK: THE CINEMA GUILD DISTRIBUTOR, 1985
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 VIDEOCASSETTE (30 min.)
Call Number: VCA 2304
Summary: Members of the Latino community in Philadelphia discuss the impact of the AIDS crisis on their lives in hopes of preventing others from acquiring the deadly disease. AIDS sufferers warn against the high risk behavior drug use and sexual promiscuity that resulted in their infection. Family members convey the grievous emotional and financial tolls the disease has taken on their lives. Participants also debate cultural factors, including machismo and traditional relations between men and women, that are ancillary factors in the AIDS epidemic. A minister/ activist places the AIDS crisis within broad socio-economic contexts: unemployment, poverty, the language barrier and homophobia. He stresses the need for tolerance in the community and the use of condoms to halt the spread of the disease.


TITLE: ANA MENDIETA: FUEGO DE TIERRA [videorecording]
AUTHOR: García-Ferraz, Nereyda.
IMPRINT: Chicago, Ill. : Video Data Bank ; New York, N.Y. : Women Make Movies [distributor], c1987.
PHYSICAL FEATURES:1 videocassette (52 min.):sd.,col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 3120
Summary: Chronicles the life and work of Cuban artist Ana Mendieta. Includes an interview with the artist by Tony Martínez. Also includes interviews with her family, friends and colleagues.


TITLE: ANDREA TONACCI
PHYSICAL FEATURES: DOCUMENTARY 29 MIN. 1992
Call Number: VCA 6776
Summary: Brazilian filmmaker Andrea Tonacci talks about his contacts with the indigenous peoples and reflects on the power of film to empower people whose voices don't usually travel outside their own communities. Through Tonacci's videos, Indians were able to send messages of protest to the Brazilian President and authorities about land demarcations. Tonacci shows the recording of the first contact the Arura tribe had with white people in 1987. In the tape, the people are introduced to Western utensils, clothing, jewelry, food, tape recorders, video cameras, and even illness.


TITLE: APU CONDOR/The Condor God
AUTHOR: Norelli, Gianfranco
IMPRINT: Watertown, Mass.: Documentary Educational Resources (distributor), 1992
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (VHS) (28 min): sd., col., 1/2 in.
Call Number: ON ORDER
Summary: This documentary provides the first western look at the sacred Peruvian "Yawar Fiesta of the Apu Condor", the Fiesta of Blood of the Condor God. Set in Cotabambas on Peru's national day of independence, it captures the first time in five years that the descendants of the Incas have been able to bring down their sacred Condor God from the mountains to fulfill his customary role in the rites of the Yawar Fiesta.


TITLE: ASPIRA
AUTHOR:
IMPRINT: Wahington D.C.: The Aspira 1992
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (29 min.)
Call Number: VCA 2737
Summary: Documents the migration of Puerto Ricans from their home island to the U.S., which began in earnest around 1918. Records the hard work and discimination in jobs, housing and education which they faced in their new home, and their efforts to organize socially and politically to ameliorate their situation. Focusses on the Puerto Rican community of New York City and interviews several Puerto Ricans who arrived there in the 1920's.


TITLE: AT THE EDGE OF CONQUEST: THE JOURNEY OF CHIEF WAI-WAI [videorecording]
AUTHOR: O'Conner, Geoffrey
IMPRINT: FILMAKER'S LIBRARY
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE.
Call Number: VCA 4252
Summary: Looks at the situation of the Waiapi Indians, a small isolated tribe in Brazil that came in contact with the outside world in the late 1970's. The film focusses on the charismatic leader, chief Wai-Wai as he travels from his remote village to Brazil's capitol.


TITLE: THE AX FIGHT [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-
IMPRINT: University Park, PA : Audio-Visual Services, Pennsylvania State University], c1975.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 2281
Summary: A four-part analysis of a fight in a Yanomamo Indian village between local descent groups. Includes an unedited record of the event; a slow-motion replay of the fight; a discussion of the kinship structure of the fight; and an edited version.


TITLE: AXE
PHYSICAL FEATURES: DOCUMENTARY 30 MIN.
Call Number: VCA 6749
Summary: The eye opening documentary focuses on the struggle of black people in Brazil sho face racism and discrimination in their every day lives. The filmmakers interview black and white men, women, children to emphasize the magnitude of the discimination that still exists in the twentieth century. The word axe has taken on many different meanings in the black culture of Brazil. Once identified as a type of dance, axe is now associated with peace, light,and magic-a positive energy that guides Afro Brazilians in their struggle for equality.


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TITLE: BAHIA: AFRICA IN THE AMERICAS
AUTHORS: GEOVANNI AND MICHAEL BREWER
IMPRINT:
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 58 minutes
CALL NUMBER: ON ORDER
SUMMARY: Examines African traditions of dance, art, food and the Yoruban religion Candomble, mantained by people of the bahia state of Brazil.


TITLE: BALLAD OF AN UNSUNG HERO
AUTHOR: Isaac Artenstein and Paul Espinosa
IMPRINT: Cinema Guild 1983
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (28 min.)
Call Number: VCA 2300
Summary: Chronicles the remarkable life of 89-year-old Pedro J. Gonzalez, from his early years as a telegraph operator for Pancho Villa during the Mexican Revolution to his pioneering career as a radio and recording star in Los Angeles, his 1934 arrest on trumped-up charges and subsequent imprisonment, his deportation to Mexico and eventual return to the U.S. some thiry years later.


TITLE: BARTOLOMÉ DE LAS CASAS
AUTHOR: Sergio Olhovich
IMPRINT: 1992
Call Number: ON ORDER
Summary: The film is based essentially verbatim on the play Las Casas, Una hoguera al amanecer by the Spaniard Jaime Salom. The film highlights the protagonist's formative years, his relationship with the Arawak boy his father gave him as a slave, his life as an encomendero, his spiritual conversion.


TITLE: THE BATTLE OF VIEQUES [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Nazario, Zydnia.
IMPRINT: New York, N.Y. : The Cinema Guild, c1986.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (ca. 43 min.): sd.,col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 2757
Summary: Offers an in-depth examination of the U.S. Navy's controversial control and use of Vieques, a satellite island and municipality of Puerto Rico and home to 8,000 people.


TITLE: BEFORE REGGAE HIT THE TOWN
AUTHOR:
IMPRINT:
PHYSICAL FEATURES:
Call Number: VCA 5326
Summary: Explores the African roots of music, religion, and dance in Jamaica. It captures several of the principal folk traditions that still survive, including the music of the Maroons; Pocomania; Junkanoo; and the music an the rebellious and persecuted sect of the Nyabinghi.


TITLE: BETWEEN THE WARS
AUTHOR: Potter, Anthony
IMPRINT: Anthony Potter Productions 1978
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS (8 part series)
Call Number: VCA 3168-3175 (parts I-VIII)
Summary:


TITLE: BIRTH AND BELIEF IN THE ANDES OF ECUADOR
AUTHOR:
IMPRINT: Berkeley, California: University of California Extension, Center for Media and Independent Learning:1995
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (ca. 28 min)
Call Number: VCA 5323
Summary: Intimate portrait of women in four Andean communities documenting their beliefs and practices surrounding childbirth and infant care.


TITLE: BITTER CANE [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Arcelin, Jacques.
IMPRINT: New York, NY : Cinema Guild, 1983.
PHYSICAL FEATURES:1 videocassette (75 min.):sd., col.,with b&w sequences;1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 2771
Summary: Examines the history and contemporary realities of Haiti, especially its relationship to the United States.


TITLE: BLACK WATER
AUTHOR: Allen Moore and Charlotte Cerf
IMPRINT: First Run/Icarus Films
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (28 min.) Color/ 1990
Call Number: VCA 2332
Summary: As pollution from upstream factories and mills flows down to the sea, the once rich waters around Sao Braz, a traditional maritime community in Bahia, Brazil are no longer able to sustain the maritime life which provided employment and sustenane for the villagers. As their catches diminish, fishermen intensify their efforts, further depleting stocks. And as protein sources become scarce, malnutrition among the young rises. Stunningly photographed, Black Water portrays the plight of Brazilians who are suffering the environmental impact and the human costs of poorly planned industrial planning, over which they have no control.


TITLE: THE BOB MARLEY STORY
AUTHOR: Jo Mendell and Charles Chabot
IMPRINT: Island Visual Arts, 1986
Call Number: VCA 4790


TITLE: BOLIVAR: TROPICAL SYMPHONY
AUTHOR:
PHYSICAL FEATURES: FEATURE 75 MIN. 1980 NO DIALOGUE
Call Number: ON ORDER
Summary: This is the first of Diego's Risquez' trilogy of avant-garde cinematic treatments of historical subjects. Using a painterly style, it features portraits, still lifes, and scenes shot as tableaux vivants. The film provides an experimental interpretation of theh arrival of the Spanish and their domination of the New World, as well as the Venezuelan Independence movement, focusing on the role of Simon Bolivar. There is no dialogue or narration, simply a musical score and depicition of events from Bolivar's career. Although seen as heroic in many respects, Bolivar is not treated as a Saviour. The film attempts to be synthesis of Venezuelan history. Two actors play the role of Bolivar.


TITLE: BORDER BRUJO [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Artenstein, Isaac.
IMPRINT: San Diego, Calif. : Cinewest Productions, c1990.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 2320
Summary: Guillermo Gomez-Pena, journalist, poet and performance artist from Mexico City, now living in San Diego, gives a performance of three of his works : Language is the border, Identity is an optical illusion, and Towards a post-Columbian future. Gomez-Pena wears bizarre outfits and performs with occasional musical accompaniment against backdrops borrowed from witchcraft and the occult.


TITLE: BREAK OF DAWN
AUTHOR: Isaac Artenstein
IMPRINT: Cine West Productions 1988
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (100 min.)
Call Number: VCA 2857
Summary:


TITLE: BUILDERS OF IMAGES: LATIN AMERICAN CULTURAL IDENTITY [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Mandelbaum, Juan.
IMPRINT: S. Burlington, Vt. : The Annenberg/CPB Collection, c1993.
PHYSICAL FEATURES:1 videocassette (60 min.):sd.,col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 3260
Summary: The role of writers, musicians and the theater are shown in preserving cultural identity and bringing about social change in Latin America. Examples from Puerto Rico, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina are shown.


TITLE: EL BULTO
AUTHOR:
IMPRINT: Mexico: Cooperativa Rio Mixcoac; Cooperativa Conexíon; RTC Videomaximo, SA. c. 1993
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS format (114 min.); sd., col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
CALL NUMBER: VCA 7582
SUMMARY: Mexico -- Social conditions -- 1970 -- Drama


TITLE: THE BURIED MIRROR: REFLECTIONS ON SPAIN AND THE NEW WORLD [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Newington, Peter.
IMPRINT: [United States] : Public Media Video, c1991.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 5 videocassettes (ca. 59 min. each) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 5 Viewer guides ( 9 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Call Number: VCA 3284-3288
Summary: For American Indians, the mirror symbolized power, the sun, the Earth, its four corners, and its people. In this series of programs a "mirror" is being held up to the Old and New Worlds to reflect the diverse cultures of Spanish-speaking countries and peoples, together with the themes, institutions, beliefs, and symbols that have endured or changed through time. CONTENTS A series of five documentaries. Program I. The virgin and the bull -- Program II. Conflict of the gods. Program III. The age of gold -- Program IV. The price of freedom. Program V. Unfinished business.


TITLE: BURDEN OF DREAMS [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Blank, Les.
IMPRINT: El Cerrito, CA : Flower Films, c1982.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 113
Summary: Documents German film director Werner Herzog's struggle to complete his film Fitzcarraldo in the face of plane crashes, torrential rains, attacks by armed, hostile Indians, and the loss of several sets of leading actors.


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TITLE: CAFE NORTE Y SUR
AUTHOR: MALDONADO, VICTORIA.
IMPRINT: NEW YORK. VICTORIA MALDONADO.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE.
Call Number: VCA 4906
Summary: In this fictional narrative set on New York's Lower East Side, Marpesa, a South American immigrant, helps run the eponymous cafe that serves as a meeting place for other Latino immigrants.


TITLE: THE CAPITAL OF EARTH THE MAROONS OF MOORE TOWN
AUTHOR: JEFFERSON MILLER
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS (40 min.)
CALL NUMBER: ON ORDER
SUMMARY: Portray the lives of the Maroons, direct descendants of African slaves who formed rebel communities in the blue mountains. Illustrates the unique West African heritage in the midsts of social and economic change in Jamaica.


TITLE: CAPITAL SINS [videorecording] / a production of WGBH Boston and Central Television Enterprises for Channel 4, UK. AUTHOR: written, produced and directed by Rachel Field.
IMPRINT: South Burlington, Vt. : Annenberg/CPB Collection, c1993.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 3255
Summary: Review of Brazilian economic conditions, politics and government.


TITLE: CARIBBEAN CARNIVALS [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Hall, Tony.
IMPRINT: Worthing, Barbados (West Indies) : Crossbreed Productions [distributor]
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 2780
SERIES: Caribbean eye ; [program 9]
Summary: This program shows the Trinidad Carnival and then visits carnivals in all other Caribbean islands, looking at their unique forms and examining their shared role which is essentially the liberation of the spirit.


TITLE: CARIBBEAN CRUCIBLE
AUTHOR: Geoffrey Haydon and Dennis Marks
IMPRINT: PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHC (60 min.)
CALL NUMBER: ON ORDER
SUMMARY: Examines African and European fusion and the resulting folklore music, dance, religion (Kumina) in Jamaica and Dominican Republic all presented through the eyes of historians and experts.


TITLE: CARMELITA TROPICANA, YOUR KUNST IS YOUR WAFFEN
AUTHOR: Troyano, Ela
IMPRINT: SAN FRANCISCO, CA. FRAMELINE. 1994.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE, COLOR (30 MINUTES).
Call Number: VCA 4327
Summary: The heroine of the satiric, radical Latina manifesto is Carmelita Tropicana, a sequin-gowned performance artist and leather-jacketed activist of GIA whose home turf, Loisada, is the multicultural, multigenerational and multilingual "place to be." This lively, parodic piece upends the conventions of the American musical and the women's prison film just as its star, the irrepressible Carmelita, simultaneously refutes and embodies Latina stereotypes.


TITLE: CANTO A LA VIDA
IMPRINT: Women Make Movies
Call Number: VCA 4450


TITLE: CARMEN CARRASCAL
AUTHOR: Carrizosa, Eulalia
IMPRINT: NEW YORK. WOMEN MAKE MOVIES. 1982.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE (30 MINUTES)
. Call Number: VCA 4353
Summary: Narrated by the subject. This is the story of Carmen Carrascal, a poor Colombian woman who creates beautiful hand woven baskets which she sells to the folk craft shop, providing extra income for her family. She has also taught other women her art, and has gone to Bogota to accept an award for her work.


TITLE: CARMEN MIRANDA: BANANAS IS MY BUSINESS
AUTHOR: Helena Solberg and David Meyer
IMPRINT: NY,NY: Drift Releasing, c1994
Call Number: VCA 5878
Summary: Portrait of a Hollywood motion picture Latin American singer.


TITLE: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE: DANCES OF THE AFRICAN-GUYANESE
AUTHOR: KEAN GIBSON
IMPRINT:
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS (43 min.)
CALL NUMBER: ON ORDER
SUMMARY: Examines different cultural influences in the ethnic dance and musical instrumens of Guyana reflecting the historical and cultural aspects of a country.


TITLE: CHICANA
AUTHOR: Sylvia Morales.
IMPRINT: Women Make Movies, 1989
PHYSICAL FEATURES:
Call Number: VCA 2802 and 5863
Summary: Chicana traces the history of Chicana and Mexican women from pre-Columbian times to the present. It covers women's role in Aztec society, their participation in the 1810 struggle for Mexican independence, their involvement in the US labor strikes of 1872, their contributions to the 1910 Mexican revolution and their leadership in contemporary civil rights causes. Uses murals, engravings, and historical footage. A classic film by a leading Latina filmmaker.


TITLE: CHICANO PARK
AUTHOR:
IMPRINT: New York: Red Bird Films: cinema Guild 1989
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (59min.)
Call Number: VCA 2302
Summary: Each year, residents of San Diego's Barrio Logan celebrate the events of April 22, 1970, when members of La Unida de la Raza and other groups took over land slated for redevelopment and established Chicano Park. This documentary meshes archival footage, photographs and contemporary interviews to trace the history of Barrio Logan and its struggles to reclaim Aztlan, the mythical Aztec kingdom of the Southwest that symbolizes the renewal of Chicano pride.


TITLE: CHICO MENDEZ: VOICE OF THE AMAZON
AUTHOR: Smith, Miranda
IMPRINT: 1989
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS, color, 57 minutes
Call Number: VCA 5437
Summary: Examines the life and work of the environmentalist and rubber tapper who started a modern movement to protect Brazil's tropical rainforest.


TITLE: CHILE'S FORBIDDEN DREAMS
IMPRINT: ICTUS THEATRE COMPANY
PHYSICAL FEATURE: DOCUMENTARY 52 MIN. 1983
Call Number: VCA 6754
Summary: This tape presents the daring work of the ictus theater company, which produced plays and videos about the ways the Pinochet regime instilled fear and self censorship in the population. ICTUS's videos are made to be shown in community settings with the objective of helping people anestheized by the Pinochet regime recover their forbidden dreams. Interviews with the principals of the companys are interspersed with clips from their plays and video productions.


TITLE: CHILOE
AUTHOR: Downey, Juan
IMPRINT: The Juan Downey Foundation 1981
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 3/4 in videocassette, 18 minutes
Call Number: VCA 3440
Summary:


TITLE: CHRONICLE OF A FRAUD
AUTHOR:CARLOS MENDOZA
PHYSICAL FEATURES: DOCUMENTARY 60 MIN. 1988 with English subtitles
Call Number: ON ORDER
Summary: Clearly hostile to the Partido Revolucionario Institucional party and its monopolistic control of Mexico's political system, this tape documents the flagrant fraud commited in the Mexican presidential election of 1988. Most of the tape consists of footage shot at political demonstrations and rallies on behalf of the candidates opposed to the PRI and its then candidate.


TITLE: CHULAS FRONTERAS.
AUTHOR: Les Blank
IMPRINT:El Cerrito, Calif: Brazas Films 1976
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (58 min.)
Call Number: VCA 3235
Summary: The camera visits a 50th wedding anniversary celebration, dance halls and informal backyard gatherings where the unique strains of Tex-Mex music commingle with domestic rituals and bounteous servings of food. Though many of the Nortena ballads plaintively convey expressions of love, betrayal and lonely exile, others refer specifically to Chicano history and pride: the battles for equality, the arduous regimen of the migrant worker, the violent suppression of stikers and the heroism of Cesar Chavez.


TITLE: CIEN NIÑOS ESPERANDO UN TREN
AUTHOR: Aguero, Ignacio
IMPRINT: New York, N.Y. : First Run/Icarus Films, c1988.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 1835
Summary: In this film from Chile a small group of poor children discover a larger reality, and a different world, through the cinema. Each Saturday Professor Alicia Vega turns the Chapel of Lo Hermida, one of Santiago's poorest slums, into a film projection room as she conducts a workshop for children under the auspices of the Catholic Church. The film shows the lives of the students, their homes and families and the work they do to survive. Most of the children have never been to the movies before, and in the workshop they see and learn about them, as well as watch short films such as Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney, The Red Balloon by Lamorisse and the Lumiere Brothers 1895 film The Arrival of the Train to the station. In the end each child designs a film with drawings, and then they all go to the cinema for the first time in their lives, to a big modern movie theater in downtown Santiago.


TITLE: COLUMBUS ON TRIAL
AUTHOR: Lourdes Portillo
Call Number: VCA 4692


TITLE: COMMUNITY CELEBRATION: OTHER CARIBBEAN FESTIVALS [videorecording] /
AUTHOR: Hall, Tony.
IMPRINT: Worthing, Barbados (West Indies): Crossbreed Productions [distributor]
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 2772
SERIES: Caribbean eye ; [program 1]
Summary: This program looks at some of the folk festivals of the Caribbean region (other than carnivals): the Hindu festival of Phagwa in Trinidad and Guyana; the La Rose and La Marguerite flower festivals in St. Lucia; the John Kunnoo of Jamaica and St. Kitts.


TITLE: CONTACT: THE YANOMAMI INDIANS OF BRAZIL [videorecording]
AUTHOR: O'Conner, Geoffrey
IMPRINT: FILMMAKER'S LIBRARY,
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE.
Call Number: VCA 4250
Summary:


TITLE: CONTINENT ON THE MOVE [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Telles, Raymond.
IMPRINT: S. Burlington, Vt. : Annenberg/CPB Collection, c1993.
PHYSICAL FEATURES:1 videocassette (60 min.):sd.,col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 3256
SERIES: Americas ; 3 * Americas (Television program) ; 3.
Summary: Reviews Mexican economic conditions that cause migration and urbanization within Mexico.


TITLE: CONVERSATION WITH NILSON ARAUJO
AUTHOR: DON LYNN AND CATHARINE BENAMOU
PHYSICAL FEATURES: DOCUMENTARY 29 MIN. 1992
Call Number: VCA 6777
Summary: Brasilia based independent videomaker Nilson de Araujo shares his approach to developing alternative communications, and raising issues that the major media ignores or censors. De Araujo and his group Seculo Video's independent style of reporting is considered non traditional in Brazil, where journalism is controlled by the government. He discusses the limited opportunities for independent artists to get their work shown on Brazilian television. Intercut with De Araujo's interview are clips of his work on issues like racism, the democratization process in post-military Brazil and environment mental preservation.


TITLE: EL CORAZÓN DE LOISAIDA (The heart of the Loisaida) [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Reaven, Marci and Bienvenida Matias.
IMPRINT: New York, N.Y. : The Cinema Guild [distributor], [1992?]
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (30 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 2738
Summary: Depicts the efforts of Latino residents of New York's "Loisaida" (Latino slang for the Lower East Side) who have taken over their own buildings abandoned by landlords. Organizing themselves into Tenants' Associations, they undertake the repair and renovation of their decaying tenements and provide their own services. Features interviews with Association members who explain how they went about reclaiming their own buildings, and describe the psychologicalgrowth experienced as a result of their collective efforts.


TITLE: EL CORRIDO: LA GRAN DE LOS RASQUACIS
AUTHOR : Luis Valdez and Kurt Browning
IMPRINT: 1976
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (70 min.)
Call Number: VCA 2831
Summary:


TITLE: COSTA RICA: CHILD IN THE WIND [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Burroughs, Jim.
IMPRINT: New York, NY : Filmmaker's Library, c1988.
PHYSICAL FEATURES:1 videocassette (58 min.):sd.,col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 3118
Summary: Explores the issue of Costa Rica's neutrality in the face of its dependence on U.S. aid. Examines the history of Costa Rica and the reasons it has been able to exist as a neutral country committed to social welfare and free elections.


TITLE: COSTA RICA: PARADISE RECLAIMED [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Heeley, David.
IMPRINT: New York : Educational Broadcasting Corp. : Chicago, Ill. : Films Incorporated [distributor] c1987.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (56 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 1547
Summary: Documents biologist Dan Janzen's efforts to save and recreate the ecosystem of the tropical dry forests of Central America, particularly those in Costa Rica, which have shrunk to two percent of their former size. We see Janzen educating the local people to an appreciation of the forest, recruiting Costa Ricans as game wardens and park managers, teaching biology students, and appealing before the United Nations.


TITLE: COUPLE IN THE CAGE: A GUATINAUI ODYSSEY COCO FUSCO AND PAULA HEREDIA
IMPRINT: VIDEO DATA BANK. 1993.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE.
Call Number: VCA 4352
Summary: Full color deciptions of the display in various museums of an aboriginal couple from Guatinau, an island off the coast of Mexico, are contrasted with archival footage from occasions when aboriginals were put on public displat at circuses, side shows and the like.


TITLE: COVERING CHIAPAS
AUTHOR: Schultz, Victoria
IMPRINT: NEW YORK. CINEMA GUILD, INC. 1994.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE.
Call Number: VCA 4237
Summary: This documentary examines award-winning broadcast journalist Amy Goodman, of New York's WBAI-FM radio, at work covering the February 1994 emergence of Zapatista rebels in the Mexican state of chiapas. Whether at press conferences with government representatives, or with the Zapatista guerrillas at a peace conference, or travelling to the countryside to interview peasants, Goodman pursues aspects of the story ignored by most mainstream media.


TITLE: CUBA VA! : THE CHALLENGE OF THE NEXT GENERATION
AUTHOR: Dolgin, Gail and Vincent Franco
IMPRINT: NEW YORK. CINEMA GUILD, INC. 1993.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE.
Call Number: VCA 4241
Summary: This timely and controversial documentary looks at Cuba's future from the outspoken and dynamic perspective of Cuban youth. Young men and women born after the 1959 Cuban Revolution face the challenge of finding solutions to Cuba's economic crisis in the Nineties. Committed socialists and disillusioned dissidents passionately debate the merits of socialism vs. capitalism, the need for social change, internal difficulties and international politics.


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TITLE: DANCE OF HOPE [videorecording]
IMPRINT: New York, N.Y. : First Run/Icarus Films [distributor] c1989.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (75 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 3410
Summary: Interviews the women and children of the Chilean political prisoners of General Pinochet's fascist regime. Discusses the problems of attaining justice for the abduction, torture and death of the prisoners.


TITLE: DE ACA, DE ESTE LADO (From here, from this side) [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Ribe, Gloria.
IMPRINT: New York, N.Y. : Women Make Movies, c1988.
PHYSICAL FEATURES:1 videocassette (24 min.):sd.,col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 2749
Summary: The relationship between Mexico and its rich neighbor to the North has always been ambiguous. Using mostly stock footage, this collage-like documentary "stars" Robert Redford, John Gavin, and Superman in an exploration of the largest border separating the First and the Third World - that separating the United States of Mexico from the United States of America. Incorporating texts by Octavio Paz and others, images from Mexican melodramas and Hollywood movies.


TITLE: THE DECADE OF DESTRUCTION [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Cowell, Adrian.
IMPRINT: Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films [distributor], 1990.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 5 videocassettes (ca. 55 min. each) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 3107-3110
SERIES Frontline. * Frontline (Television program)
Summary: Chronicles the devastation of the Amazonian rainforest from 1980 to 1990. Each episode is structured around real-life stories of people caught up in the frontier's web of need.


TITLE: A DECADE IN RETROSPECT
AUTHOR:
PHYSICAL FEATURES: DOCUMENTARY 27 MIN. IN SPANISH ONLY
Call Number: ON ORDER
Summary: History of Mexican cinema in the 1940's, a period in which many films were made relating to the Mexican Revolution.


TITLE: DESOUNEN: DIALOGUE WITH DEATH
AUTHOR: Peck, Raoul
IMPRINT: KS Visions for BBC / TVE / One World Group of Broadcasters
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 53 minutes
Call Number: ON ORDER
Summary: This film presents different perspectives of islanders in the poorest country of the Caribbean, Haiti, where the political and economic situation has led to extreme poverty and the emigration of many of those who have the power to rebuild their homeland.


TITLE: THE DEVIL IS A CONDITION / a film presentation by Olaiya [videorecording]
AUTHOR: de Jesus, Carlos
IMPRINT: [New York, N.Y. : Carlos Productions, 1992?]
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (25 min.) :sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 3055
Summary: Surveys the deplorable housing situation that existed for black and Latin American residents of New York City in the early 1970's. Shows how these groups fought for improved conditions with rent strikes and mass demonstrations.


TITLE: DEVIL'S DREAM
AUTHOR: Davis, Mary-Ellen
IMPRINT: NEW YORK, CINEMA GUILD, INC. 1992.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE.
Call Number: VCA 4236
Summary: 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. The film shows the plight of peasants who work as migrant agricultural laborers for starvation wages and who are often disappeared or murdered by the military to prevent any political protest or organization.


TITLE: DIAMOND PLAZA
AUTHOR: Francesco Betriu
IMPRINT: Spain, 1981.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (112 min.),
CALL NUMBER: VCA 7730
SUMMARY:


TITLE: DIEGO RIVERA: I PAINT WHAT I SEE [videorecording].
AUTHOR: Vance, Mary.
IMPRINT: Los Angeles, Calif. : Direct Cinema, c1990.
PHYSICAL FEATURES:1 videocassette (58 min.):sd.,col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 1900
SUMMARY: The first film biography of the famed Mexican artist whose work inspired a generation of painters and whose murals led to controversies that echo those of public artists today. Features location filming of Rivera's enormous colorful murals and explores the artist's life and work, including the story of his 25-year relationship with painter Frida Kahlo and the destruction of his infamous mural in Rockefeller Center.


TITLE: DRAMATIC ACTIONS [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Hall, Tony.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 2776
SERIES: Caribbean eye ; [program 5]
Summary: Drama pre-history in folk festivals is followed through the formal theatre of playwright and entertainer to popular theatre for social action. Examples from the entire region are used in this brief survey of Caribbean drama.


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TITLE: EL SALVADOR, ANOTHER VIETNAM [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Silber, Glenn.
IMPRINT: New York, N.Y. : First Run/Icarus Films, [1991?]
PHYSICAL FEATURES:1 videocassette (58 min.):sd.,col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 2372
Summary: Examines the civil war in El Salvador in light of the Reagan administrations's decision to "draw the line" against "Communist interference" in Central America. Offers an overview of U.S. military and economic policy in Central America since 1948, with extensive background to the current political crisis.


TITLE: ELVIA: THE FIGHT FOR LAND AND LIBERTY
AUTHOR: RICK TEJADA FLORES AND LAURA RODRIGUEZ
PHYSICAL FEATURES: DOCUMENTARY 27 MIN. 1988 WITH ENGLISH STUDIES
Call Number: VCA 6773
Summary: This powerful and personal documentary tells the story of Elvia Alvarado, a peasant woman who has been struggling for years to enforce an agrarian reform law that's been on the books since 1972. A single mother of six who has been arrested and tortured, Elvia is a leader with incredible perseverance and energy. The tape provides some historical background on the need for agrarian reform in Honduras, explaining the dependance on export crops, the powerful military,and controls by US aid. It also gives a perspective on social issues in the country: the lack of education, medicine, and technical knowledge, as well as women's need to stand up to macho attitudes and/or physical abuse. The tape provides a variety of perspectives, discussed in interviews with landowners and government officials.


TITLE: THE EMPEROR’S BIRTHDAY
AUTHOR: JOHN DOLLAR
IMPRINT:
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS 52 minutes
CALL NUMBER: ON ORDER SUMMARY: On Haile Selassie’s 100th birthday, John Dollar travels to Ethiopia to cover the emperor’s reign. Also, interwoven is a Rastafarian story music, celebration and interviews to rastafari men about Selassie=s deity. (Ethiopia- Jamaica- USA)


TITLE: ESCAPING FROM HISTORY
AUTHOR: Freed, Josh
IMPRINT:
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 53 minutes (In two parts for schools: Part I-19 min., Part 2- 32 min.)
Call Number: ON ORDER
Summary: Using Mexico City as an example, this film examines the interdependence between countries in the North and those in the South. The pros and cons of the "global village" are set forth, concluding that there should be a more equal dependency between these nations if the Third World is to become more developed.


TITLE: EVEN QUEEN ISABEL DANCES THE DANZÓN (Hasta la Reina Isabel baila el danzón)
AUTHOR: Luis Felipe Bernaza
PHYSICAL FEATURES: docudrama 20 min. 1991 with English subtitles
Call Number: VCA 6743
Summary: This documentary/comedy examines the mixture of Hispanic customs and traditions with the African American culture which permeates every aspect of Cuban life. It follows a spiritualist, Marta Gonzalez, who is visited time to time by the spirit of Queen Isabel of Spain. The filmmaker attempts to speak with Queen Isabel through the spiritualist medium, to ask her the questions of the Cuban people. Many people in the street are questioned to gain insight into their personal impressions of the role the queen played in the process of the conquering of the New World. The film depicts the belief in the supernatural within the context of a socialist revolution. It is a self reflective satire of cuban and Afro-Cuban popular beliefs with the scenes of Yoruba ceremonies.


TITLE: EYES OF THE BIRDS
AUTHOR: Auer, Gabriel
IMPRINT: FIRST RUN/ICARUS. 1982.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE (82 MINUTES).
Call Number: VCA 4297
Summary: The Eyes of the Birds is a fictional film that follows the visit of a delegation from an international committee of the Red Cross to a Uruguayan prison ironically named "Libertad." The three men delegation interviews in specially prepared cells. The delegation soon learns the truth about conditions of the prison. Later, the delegates also learn that their conversations have been secretly recorded by the prison authorities. This leads to divison within the group about their appropriate course of action and after their departure many prisoners are subjected to reprisals; others disappear.'


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TITLE: THE FAMILIAR MELODRAMA
AUTHOR:
IMPRINT:
PHYSICAL FEATURES:
Call Number: ON ORDER
Summary: A documentary about the genre of films dealing with the institutions of the Mexican family.


TITLE: FAMILY CALLED ABREW
AUTHOR: Blackwood, Maureen
IMPRINT: THIRD WORLD NEWSREEL. 1992.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE (42 MINS).
Call Number: VCA 4377
Summary: This program tells the stories of Black entertainers in Edenborough amd Liverpoole and their performances on stage at social clubs.


TITLE: FILM CARIBBEAN [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Corsbie, Ken.
IMPRINT: Worthing, Barbados (West Indies) : Crossbreed Productions [distributor]
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 2784
SERIES: Caribbean eye ; [program 13]
Summary: Except for Cuba, there has been very limited film production in the Caribbean. Fortunately, this is changing and Film Caribbean looks at some of the factors which influence regional production, reviewing some of the best of what has been done, and outlining what the future holds for Caribbean film-making.


TITLE: FIRE IN THE MIND: REVOLUTIONS AND REVOLUTIONARIES [videorecording]
AUTHOR: De Beaufort, Marc.
IMPRINT: S. Burlington, Vt. : The Annenberg/CPB Collection, c1993.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 3262
SERIES: Americas ; 9 * Americas (Television program) ; 9.
Summary: As Latin American countries struggle come to terms with their problems, many demand fundamental structural change -- revolution. This program focuses on revolutions in two countries: El Salvador and Peru.


TITLE: FIRST LOOK [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Dutta, Kavery
IMPRINT: NEW YORK : DIST. BY FIRST RUN/ICARUS, 1983.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE ; 60 MIN. COLOR.
Call Number: VCA 4725
Summary: First Look documents the first ever U.S. exhibit of post-revolutionary Cuba's art, introducing the work of Eduardo "Choca" Roca and Nelson Dominguez and several other compatriots, as they visit San Francisco and New York, and meet such well known American artists as James Rosenquist and Alice Neel.


TITLE: FLOR DE MI SECRETO / The Flower of My Secret
AUTHOR:
IMPRINT: Columbia TriStar Home Video, c. 1996
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (ca. 107 min.): sd., col., 1/2 in.
CALL NUMBER: VCA 7492
SUMMARY: Spanish comedy.


TITLE: THE FORBIDDEN LAND
Author: Helena Solberg
Call Number: VCA 5575
Summary: Dicusses the struggle to liberate Eritrea from Ethiopia


TITLE: FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASK.
Author: Directed by Isaac Julien
Imprint: 1995
Call Number: VCA 6035
Summary: The film follows Fanon from his birth in 1925 on the French island of Martinique, through his medical training in France and subsequent disillusionment which resulted in Black Skin, White Mask.


TITLE: FRIDA KAHLO, 1910-1954 [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Hershon, Eila.
IMPRINT: [Chicago, IL] : Home Vision [distributor], c1983.
PHYSICAL FEATURES:1 videocassette (62 min.):sd.,col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 3283
SERIES: Portrait of an artist
Summary: An examination of the life, paintings and self-portraits of the 20th century Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. Investigates the connections between Frida's background and experiences, including a severe physical injury and her marriage to Diego Rivera, and her art.


TITLE: FROM THE ASHES -- NICARAGUA TODAY [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Ladd, Helena Solberg.
IMPRINT: New York, N.Y. : The Cinema Guild, 1982.
PHYSICAL FEATURES:1 videocassette (60 min.):sd.,col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 2289
Summary: A portrayal of Nicaragua since the 1979 Sandinista victory over the Samoza dictatorship, using archival, newsreel, and television footage. Traces the history of U.S. intervention in Nicaraguan affairs with descriptive footage of various facets of life in Nicaragua today as experienced by one family transformed by the revolution.


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TITLE: THE GARDEN OF FORKING PATHS [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Ash, David.
IMPRINT: S. Burlington, VT. : Annenberg/CPB Collection, c1993.
Call Number: VCA 3254
PHYSICAL FEATURES:1 videocassette (60 min.):sd.,col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
SERIES: Americas ; 1 * Americas (Television program) ; 1.
Summary: Looks at Argentina today and its history.


TITLE: GAY CUBA
AUTHOR: SONJA DE VRIES (50 min.)
PHYSICAL FEATURES:
CALL NUMBER: ON ORDER
SUMMARY: Features the promising changes of Cuba=s gay society that struggles and is beginning to liberalize in the name of change as opposed to other countries in Latin America.


TITLE: GEORGE STONEY
PHYSICAL FEATURES: DOCUMENTARY 29 MIN. 1992
Call Number: VCA 6780
Summary: An interview with George Stoney, a pioneer of his community video, in which he talks about his work and shows clips from tapes he made with the Kraho in Brazil.


TITLE: GET UP, STAND UP [videorecording]
AUTHOR: De Beaufort, Marc.
IMPRINT: S. Burlington, Vt. : The Annenberg/CPB Collection, c1993.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 3261
SERIES: Americas ; 8 * Americas (Television program) ; 8.
Summary: A small Caribbean nation, Jamaica, has difficulty being truly sovereign when facing the power of multinational companies and the United States. Criminal threats to Columbia's sovereignty are also examined.


TITLE: GRENADA, PORTRAIT OF A REVOLUTION [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Kelley, Joanne.
IMPRINT: San Francisco, Calif. : Video Free America, c1983.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (28 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 754
Summary: The story of the Grenada Revolution and the resulting People's Revolutionary Government as told by filmmaker Joanne Kelly. The film is organized thematically into units exploring social progress, woman's place, the economy, Cuban influence, tourism, elections and detention. Includes interviews with key revolutionary figures such as Maurice Bishop, as well as his Grenadan opponents. An update of the status of those interviewed after the U.S. invasion is given at the end.


TITLE: GROWING UP IN THE SOUTH
AUTHOR: Cote, Luc; Robbie Hart; and Joel Bertomeu
IMPRINT: 1990
PHYSICAL FEATURE: VHS, color, 23 minutes
Call Number: VCA 5350
Summary: Chronicles one week in the life of street kids living in Cusco, Peru.


TITLE: GUATEMALA: A JOURNEY TO THE END OF MEMORIES [videorecording].
AUTHOR: Ziv, Ilan.
IMPRINT: New York : First Run/Icarus Films [distributor], c1986.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (ca. 56 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences
Call Number: VCA 1618
Summary: In 1976, twenty years after the democratic government of Guatemala was overthrown in a military coup aided by the U.S., widespread popular revolt broke out in Guatemala. By 1981 the guerillas held control of most of the countryside. In an effort to deprive them of civilian support the military government embarked on a systematic program of kidnapping, political assassination and genocide. Thousands of civilians were murdered and their crops and villages burned. Thousands more fled the violence into refugee camps in neighboring Mexico. This is the story of one of those who fled with most of his family - Jose Lopez, who dreams of returning to his homeland which the military since 1986 claims has been "pacified."


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TITLE: HAIL UMBANDA
AUTHOR: José Araujo
IMPRINT:
PHYSICAL FEATURES: (46 min.)
CALL NUMBER: VCA 5373
SUMMARY: An inside view of Umbanda, the fastest-growing religion in Brazil which blends Catholicism with African and Native American religions.


TITLE: HAITIAN SONG [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Kramer, Karen.
IMPRINT: Franklin Lakes, N.J. : Karen Kramer ; Watertown, Mass.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (ca. 50 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 3003
Summary: Presents a way of life in Haiti based on the dependence on the land. Focuses on the "rituals" which compose the texture of everyday life: getting water from the river, making rope by hand, cooking rice and beans in an outdoor kitchen, planting and harvesting.


TITLE: HAITI, DREAMS OF DEMOCRACY [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Demme, Jonathan.
IMPRINT: [New York : Jonathan Demme, c1987?]
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 1068
Summary: This lively, colorful documentary presents a broad view of Haiti and the Haitian people as they were on February 7, 1987, the first anniversary of the overthrow of Jean-Claude Duvalier, tyrant, dictator and self-proclaimed president for life. As the film was being shot, Haitians were flocking to the polls to vote freely for a new president for the first time in many years. But the film reveals not only political turmoil but harsh social problems as well. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world with 80 % unemployment and 85 % illiteracy. We see the people confronting their problems with great enthusiasm and dignity. The important roles that voodoo, music and the Catholic faith play in their daily lives are examined. Democracy may be a mirage for Haiti, but it is a dream being ardently fostered.


TITLE: HAMBURGER / JUNGLEBURGER
AUTHOR: Peter Heller
IMPRINT: First Run/Icarus, 1986
Call Number: VCA 4276


TITLE: HEARTLAND REGGAE
AUTHOR: Almi Television Productions,Bob Marley Performance, 1984
Call Number: VCA 4973


TITLE: HAVANA NAGILA: THE JEWS IN CUBA
AUTHOR: Laura Paull
IMPRINT: Schnitzki & Stone Production
PHYSICAL FEATURES: videocassette; 57 minutes.
Call Number: VCA 5577
Summary: Havana Nagila traces the history and presence of the Jewish community in Cuba. It explores the impact of the 1959 Revolution, what it has been like for the five percent of the original community that has lived through these three and a half decades under Castro, the phenomenon of the community's recent resurgence, and the international issues that affect its future.English narration. Interviews are in Spanish with English subtitles.


TITLE: HAVANA POSTMODERN: THE NEW CUBAN ART
AUTHOR: Knafo, Robert
IMPRINT: 1988
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS, color, 54 minutes
Call Number: VCA 5351
Summary: Examines the new Cuban art movement and its social and cultural roots.


TITLE: HISTORIA DE UNA BATALLA
AUTHOR: Manuel Gomez
IMPRINT: Third World Cinema, 1965, 40 min.
Call Number: VCA 4457
Summary: The 1961 Illiteracy campaign in Cuba


TITLE: HOTEL CUBA: A HISTORICAL DIARY OF THE PRE-CASTRO JEWISH EXPERIENCE
AUTHOR: Mark Szuchman and Robert Levine
IMPRINT: Champaign, Ill: Illinois Video, 1984
Call Number: VCA 2910


TITLE: HOUSE OF RAMON IGLESIA
AUTHOR: RIVERA, JOSE.
IMPRINT: LOS ANGELES, CA. SOTO COMPANY. [1986].
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE.
Call Number: VCA 4232
Summary: After his eldest son, Javier graduated from college, and his middle son, Julio, joined the Marines, Ramon Iglesia is determined to sell the Long Island home he lived in for 19 years and return to his Puerto Rican birthplace. Unfortunately, Ramon cannot provide a potential buyer with a valid deed, which seriously jeopardizes his dream. This obstacle, coupled with Javier's announcement that he will not accompany his parents to Puerto Rico, serves to unleash a litany of long-suppressed resentment.


TITLE: HOW TO KILL HER
Author: Ela Troyano & Ana Maria Simo
Imprint: 15 min.
Call Number: VCA 5864
Summary: A moody tale of romance and revenge by New York playwright Ana Maria Simo.


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TITLE: I AM JOAQUIN
AUTHOR:
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (19 min.)
Call Number: VCA 2829
IMPRINT: Hollywood, Calif: CFI 1987
Summary: Photographs of people and works of art accomapany the reading, based on the epic poem, Yo soy Joaquin by Rodolpho Corky Gonzales. The poem tells of the Mexican-American experience from cortes to the current farm worker's struggle, emphasizing the problem of the suppressed and exploited Mexicans.


TITLE: IAWO: INITIATION IN A GEGE-NAGO TEMPLE
AUTHOR: GERALDO SARNO
PHYSICAL FEATURES:VHS (40 min.)
CALL NUMBER: ON ORDER
SUMMARY: Examines the Yoruba religion brought by the Slaves into Cuba and Brazil. It showes initiation rituals, social significance and ideology.


TITLE: I IS A LONG MEMORIED WOMAN
AUTHOR: Frances-Anne solomon
IMPRINT: Women Make Movies, c1990
Call Number: VCA 2701


TITLE: IF THE MANGO TREE COULD SPEAK
AUTHOR: Gouvis, Patricia
IMPRINT: HOHOKUS, N.J. NEW DAY FILM LIBRARY.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE.
Call Number: VCA 4239
Summary: An intimate portrait of 10 children, ages 12 tpo 15, growing up in the midst of cival wars in Guatemala and El Salvador. All the children speak in a very graphic and moving way of their terrible experience in the conflicts.


TITLE: ILE AIYE (The House of Life)
AUTHOR: David Byrne
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS Format (50 min.)
CALL NUMBER: ON ORDER
SUMMARY: Artistical representation of the many faces of Candombe, a Brazilian religion derived from the Yoruba of West Africa.Rituals for traditional deities are danced to African-style percussion with chanting subtitled in English. Spirit posession occurs and is explained by a Yoruba priest. Video also features the influence of Candombe in Brazil’s everyday life.


TITLE: ILHA DAS FLORES (Island of flowers) [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Furtado, Jorge.
IMPRINT: New York, N.Y. : First Run/Icarus Films, c1989.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (ca. 13 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences
Call Number: VCA 2330
Summary: Ilha das Flores, or Island of Flowers, is an island in a lake in Brazil which serves as a garbage dump for the nearby city of Porto Alegre. Each day hired workers sort the tons of garbage into organic and inorganic categories. The organic garbage consists of rotting fruit and vegetables and paper. This is then dumped into fenced areas where more hired hands separate out what is still considered of adequate quality to be consumed by the many pigs which are also kept on the island. Once this has been removed the hoards of poor and hungry women and children who have been waiting patiently are allowed into the fenced areas for five minutes to try to salvage what they can to eat out of what is left of the garbage. Needless to say, the mounds of garbage have been subject from the beginning to all kinds of contamination. The film's matter of fact, even humorous narration, enlivened with animation, belies the appalling subject matter. A trenchant commentary on contemporary moral values.


TITLE: IMAGENES DE REINOS [videorecording]
AUTHOR: James, Bill (director)
IMPRINT: [S.l.] : Robert M. Levine and H.L. Hoffenberg, c1986.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (ca. 26 min.) : sd., b&w and color; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 1960
Summary: The social, economic and aesthetic history of Latin America following independence from Spain is documented in this film featuring the work of late nineteenth-century photographers. The lives of Indians, slaves and the very affluent alike are reflected in these photographs.


TITLE: IMAGES OF KINGDOMS [videorecording]
AUTHOR: James, Bill (director)
IMPRINT: [S.l.] : Robert M. Levine and H.L. Hoffenbert, c1985.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (26 min.) : sd., col. and b&w; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 1961
Summary: The social, economic and aesthetic history of Latin America following independence from Spain is documented in this film featuring the work of late nineteenth-century photographers. The lives of Indians, slaves and the very affluent alike are reflected in these photographs.


TITLE: I'M BRITISH BUT...
AUTHOR: Chadha, Gurinder.
IMPRINT: THIRD WORLD NEWSREEL. 1989.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE (30 MINS).
Call Number: VCA 4459
Summary: Using Bhangra and Bangla music and the testimonies of young British Asians, a defiant popular culture-a synthesis- part Asian, part British.


TITLE: INBETWEEN
AUTHOR: Crusa, Robert
IMPRINT: THIRD WORLD NEWSREEL. 1992.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE (25 MINS).
Call Number: VCA 4379
Summary:


TITLE: IN HIS NAME
PHYSICAL FEATURES: DOCUMENTARY 25 MIN. 1985
AUTHOR: JAN VANBILSON/DIRK VANDERSYPEN
Call Number: VCA 6746
Summary: A chilling investigative documentary about the growth of conservative fundamentalism in Central America, especially in Guatemala and Honduras. The tape draws out the connections between the fundementalist evangelical movement and the US military policies in Central America. Evangelicals with ties to the US based Christian Broadcasting Network preached a blind faith in God, the acceptance of military power, and the rejection of reformist social and political action. The rise to power of General Rios Montt in 1982 solidified the connection between right-wing military power and fundementalism. The tape shows how the authoritarian and oppressive elements benefit from a population that is converted to a religious faith and equated communism with the devil and the military with salvation.


TITLE: IN WOMEN'S HANDS: THE CHANGING ROLES OF WOMEN [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Field, Rachel.
IMPRINT: S. Burlington, Vt. : The Annenberg/CPB Collection, c1993.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ;
Call Number: VCA 3258
Summary: This program focuses on the women of Chile and how political and social changes since the 1970's have changed the traditional role of women.


TITLE: IN THE SHADOW OF THE LAW
AUTHOR:
IMPRINT: Berkeley, Calif. The University of California, Extension Media Center 1993
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (58 min.)
Call Number: VCA 3789
Summary: The anguish endured by illegal aliens in California is underlined in this documentary profile of four families living in the shadow of the law.


TITLE: INTERNAL EXILE : NEW CHILEAN VIDEO.
IMPRINT: THIRD WORLD NEWSREEL.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE.
Call Number: VCA 4376
Summary: Internal exile is a competion of media art produced by directors who lived and worked in Chile during the last years of the Pinochett regime. These experimental and documentary videos examine the long term psychology and social impact of the 17 year dictatorship that ended in 1990.


TITLE: UNA ISLA RODEADA DE AGUA (An island surrounded by water) [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Novaro, Maria.
IMPRINT: New York, N.Y. : Women Make Movies [distributor], c1985.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 3143
Summary: Account of a young girl's search for her mother, who left mysteriously to join a guerilla movement. Combines her real and imagined journey through the landscape of Mexico with her passage into adulthood.


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TITLE: JEAN ROUCH AND HIS CAMERA IN THE HEART OF AFRICA
AUTHOR: PHILO BREGSTEIN
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS format (74 min.)
CALL NUMBER: ON ORDER
SUMMARY: Features a conversation about filmmaking and a deep look at the Nigerian filmmaker Jean Rouch and his works Damoure and Lam. Other films discussed are ACronicle of the Summer@ AMoi, un Noir@ ATourou et Bitti@ ABattle of the Great river@ AJaguar@ ALes Maitres Fous@ A The Lion Hunters@ and APetit a Petit@.


TITLE: JERICO
AUTHOR: LUIS ALBERTO LAMATA
PHYSICAL FEATURES: FEATURE 85 Min.
Call Number: VCA 6742
Summary: Jerico is the account of Friar Santiago, a Dominican monk, who is sent by the church at the beginning of the sixteenth century to participate in one of the expeditions of the Amazon. The expedition breaks up and Santiago is captured by indigneous Caribe tribe with shom he remains until the tribe is wiped out by Spanish colonists. Depicted with an ethnographic authority, this is the story of a man who wanted to transform the world and instead found himself transformed by that world. The film is also a metaphor for the priest's spiritual journey. Through his diary notations, viewers witness his mental examinations of the nature of good and evil, and the existence of God.


TITLE: VENEZUELA: JUMP OVER THE ATLANTIC ( SALTO AL ATLANTICO)
PHYSICAL FEATURES: DOCUMENTARY 30 MIN.
AUTHOR: MARIA EUGENIA ESPARRAGOZA
Call Number: VCA 6757
Summary: This film traces cultural similarities and continuities between a small Afro-Venezuelan settlement in Barlovento, on the coast of Venezuela, and the Belgian Congo in Africa, where people were captured as slaves in the nineteenth century. The tape cuts back and forth between the tow groups as they perform music, dance, prepare food, make musical instruments and braid women's hair. As each community watches the film of the other, the people comment on the similarities and differnces. This cross-cultural ethnographic exercise shows that centuries after their migration from Africa, Afro Venezuelans retain many African practices, even using some of the same words and names as the Congolese. The film addresses the accomodation of African culture to the materials and circumstances found in the New World and establishes, for the first time, communication between the two related communities.


TITLE: JUNGLE PHARMACY
AUTHOR: Hartzall, Jaime
IMPRINT: 1989
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS, color, 53 minutes
Call Number: VCA 5346
Summary: Focuses on the work of dedicated physicians, scientists and environmentalists who hope to heighten awareness of the ongoing destruction of one of the world's largest medicine chests, the Amazon rainforest.


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TITLE: KANTIK'I MAISHI: SONGS OF SORGHUM
AUTHOR:
Call Number: VCA 5324
Summary: Explores the harvest celebrations of Bonaire and Curacao, two islands in the Netherlands Antilles. It demonstrates how industrialization and the rise of a tourist economy have profoundly changed these African-derived folk festivals.


TITLE: KIKIRIKI.
IMPRINT: NEW YORK. ELECTRONICS ARTS INTERMIX. 1983.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE.
Call Number: VCA 4312
Summary: Tony Labat's staccato pastiche juxtaposes ironic visual metaphors to consider cultural dislocation, alienation, and media representation of the immigrant as "other." Central to the piece is vignette in which the videomaker leaves his romantic island home, embarks on a long sea voyage and stumbles onto land only to be met by the derisive laughter of the xenophobe. Culture shock is further emphasized by the garish, frenetic otherworldliness of Las Vegas neon. Labat subverts the normalcy evoked by Super 8 footage of Havana and Miami streets by negative stereotypes of the Marielitos disseminated via sensational newspaper headlines and television imagery.


TITLE: KRIK? KRAK!
AUTHOR: Jac Avila & Vanyoska Gee
IMPRINT: New York: New York, Mountain Top Films, c.1990
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (78 min.): sd., col. with black and white sequences, « in.
CALL NUMBER: ON ORDER
Summary:


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TITLE: EL LADO OSCURO DEL CORAZON / The Dark Side of the Heart
AUTHOR: Eliseo Subiela / Robert Frappier
IMPRINT: New Yorker Video, 1997
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (127 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
CALL NUMBER: VCA 7586
SUMMARY: Spanish comedy.


TITLE: LAST OF THE KARAPHUNA
AUTHOR: PHILIP TORNEYCROFT TEUSCHER
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS documentary (50 min.)
CALL NUMBER: ON ORDER
SUMMARY: Examines the lives of the small population from a small reserve of Karaphuna. The Karaphuna are Indians who dominated the sea long before Columbus appeared and who later mixed with runaway slaves. (Dominica)


TITLE: LATE NIGHT LIME
AUTHOR: (Host: Tony Hall)
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS TV Program (thirteen 1 hour programs)
CALL NUMBER: ON ORDER
SUMMARY: A series of musicals and artistic performances featuring Trinidad artists. A program which features Trinidad=s artistic, politic and social expression. Artists featured are among others: Holly Betaudier, Daisy Voisin, Dennis Hall,Carslile Chang, Andre Tanker, Boscoe Holder, Geraldine O=Connor.


TITLE: THE LAUGHING ALLIGATOR
AUTHOR: Downey, Juan
IMPRINT: The Juan Downey Foundation 1979
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 3/4 in. vidoecassette, 28 minutes
Call Number: VCA 3439
Summary:


TITLE: L.E.A.R.: THE LEAGUE OF REVOLUTIONARY WRITERS AND ARTISTS
AUTHOR: Nieves-Cruz, Yvette
IMPRINT: Cinema Guild, 1988
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS, 31 minutes
Call Number: VCA 4365
Summary: Examines the history of this famous organization founded in Mexico City I 1934. The League, whose founding members included artists from various disciplines, all of whom shared a commitment to the fusion of art and politics.


TITLE: EL LEGADO: A PUERTO RICAN LEGACY
AUTHOR: DIEGO ECHEVERRIA
IMPRINT: The Aspira Ass., 1992
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 29 min.
Call Number: VCA 2737
Summary: Cinema Guild pg. 43


TITLE: LEMON GROVE INCIDENT
AUTHOR: Paul Espinosa
IMPRINT: New York: Cinema Guild 1985
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (58 min.)
Call Number: VCA 2305
Summary: In July 1930, the school board in Lemon Grove, California, announced plans for a separate school for Mexican-American students, citing that Hispanics' lack of English skills and the need to improve "sanitation and morals." The Mexican American community protested the decesion- many risking loss of their jobs and even deportation, and filed and eventually won a lawsuit against the school board, marking the nation's first successful legal challenge to school segregation.


TITLE: LIGHT MEMORIES OF RIO
AUTHOR: Parente, Jose Ignacio
IMPRINT: CINEMA GUILD. 1987.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE (33 MINS).
Call Number: VCA 4431
Summary: Examines the history of photography in Brazil, dating from 1839, and simultaneously traces the history of the development of Rio de Janerio as one of the world's major cities and a political and cultural center of Brazil. The video discusses the experiences of photographers of the period, showing the evolution of photography as an art and a trade.


TITLE: LIVING IN AMERICA: A HUNDRED YEARS OF YBOR CITY
AUTHOR: Gayle Jamison
IMPRINT: New York: Filmmakers Library 1987
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (55 min.)
Call Number: VCA 5782
Summary: The multi-cultural community of Ybor City in Tampa, Florida was founded in the 1880's when Cuban, Spanish and Italian immigrants arrived to work in the area's thriving cigar factories. In this documentary, older residents reminisce about their vibrant ethnic enclaves, especially the lively social clubs that provided not only entertainment but medical care for their members.


TITLE: THE LONG ROAD HOME: A 30-MINUTE VIDEO DOCUMENTARY ABOUT GUATEMALAN REFUGEES
AUTHOR: Leland, Andrea E.
IMPRINT: Evanston, Ill: Andrea E. Leland, 1993
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (30 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + 1 study guide (34 p.; 19 cm.)
Call Number: ON ORDER
Summary: The filmmakers travelled to a refugee camp in southern Mexico with a young Guatemalan, Ricardo Hernandez, returning to visit family and friends. Hernandez, the link between Chicago and Mexico, is of Mayan descent and is struggling to hold onto his culture while living in the United States. The viewer sees and hears first hand: the circumstances which drove the men, women and children from their homelands; the economic, social and political situation in the camps; and the organizational efforts the refugees are taking to return to Guatemala.


TITLE: LOOKING FOR CHANO POZO
AUTHOR: REBECA CHAVEZ
PHYSICAL FEATURES: DOCUMENTARY 27 MIN. 1987
Call Number: VCA 6752
Summary: An historic documentary which chronicles the life and work of the 1930's musical genius Chano Pozo. His unique style and music propelled him into international fame and a job at one of New York's hottest night clubs. He was the first Hispanic to play in a jazz group and his Cuban sounds were quickly incorporated into American jazz. His success came to a tragic end when he was murdered in a Harlem cafe in 1948. Although his life ended prematurely, his music is still a basic component of Cuban culture.


TITLE: LOOKING FOR SPACE: LESBIANS AND GAY MEN IN CUBA [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Anderson, Kelly
IMPRINT: FILMAKER'S LIBRARY,
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE.
Call Number: VCA 4249
Summary:


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TITLE: MACHITO: A LATIN JAZZ LEGACY
AUTHOR:
IMPRINT:First Run/Icarus films 1987
PHYSICAL FEATURES:
Call Number:VCA 2089
Summary: In a career that spanned half a century, Cuban maracas player and band leader Frank "Machito" Grillo epitomized Latin jazz, inspiring several generations of musicians and contributing to the dissemination of Latin music on a Global scale.


TITLE: LAS MADRES: THE MOTHERS OF THE PLAZA DE MAYO [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Muñoz, Susana.
IMPRINT: Santa Monica, Calif. : Direct Cinema, Limited, c1986.
PHYSICAL FEATURES:1 videocassette (64 min.):sd.,col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 2889
Summary: The year was 1977, the darkest hour of the military dictatorship in Argentina. Fourteen ordinary women begun to march. Every Thursday, they risked their lives by marching at the Plaza de Mayo, demanding to know where their missing children were. These middle-aged and elderly women, without formal political education, sparked both an Argentine national movement and an international campaign for the release of all 'disappeared' persons. The mothers tell of their children's disappearances and the painful search to discover their fate. This film goes beyond national borders to remind us of the plight of disappeared persons everywhere.


TITLE: MAGICAL DEATH [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-
IMPRINT: University Park, Pa. : Audio-Visual Services, Pennsylvania State University.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 2267
Summary: Relates the religious activities of a native political leader and shaman from a village in Venezuela to the political and social organization in a Yanomamo Indian group.


TITLE: MAKING WAVES: POPULAR VIDEO IN BOLIVIA [videorecording]
AUTHOR:
IMPRINT: International Media Resource Exchange, 1990.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: videocassete (27 min.): sd., color; « in.
Call Number: VCA 6748
Summary:


TITLE: MAMBO MOUTH
AUTHOR: LEGUIZAMO, JOHN.
IMPRINT: NEW YORK. AMBROSE VIDEO PUBLISHING.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE.
Call Number: VCA 4722
Summary: John Lequizamo's monologues illustrate fierce and funny latin characters.


TITLE: A MAN CALLED "BEE": STUDYING THE YANOMAMO [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-
IMPRINT: University Park, Pa. : Penn State University, Audio-Visual Services, c1975.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (43 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 2280
Summary: Provides basic anthropological field data on the Yanomamo Indians of southern Venezuela and describes the field methods used by anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon (known to the Indians as "Bee") by following him as he collected this data in 1971.


TITLE: A MAN, WHEN HE IS A MAN [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Sarmiento, Valeria
IMPRINT: New York, N.Y. : Women Make Movies, 1982.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (66 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 3608
Summary: Set in Costa Rica, illuminates the social climate and cultural traditions which nurture "machismo" and allow the domination of women to flourish in Latin America.


TITLE: MANOS A LA OBRA: THE STORY OF OPERATION BOOTSTRAP [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Zeig, Susan.
IMPRINT: New York, NY : Cinema Guild, c1983.
PHYSICAL FEATURES:1 videocassette (59 min.):sd.,col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 2755
Summary: A documentary on Puerto Rico's "Operation Bootstrap," an economic development plan undertaken in the 1950s which was to attract U.S. capital and serve as a model for the Americas. Using newsreels, archival photographs, and excerpts from government propaganda films, examines the background and many problematic issues posed by the plan.


TITLE: MARIA'S STORY: A PORTRAIT OF LOVE AND SURVIVAL IN EL SALVADOR'S CIVIL WAR [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Cohen, Pamela
IMPRINT: FILMAKER'S LIBRARY,
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE,
Call Number: VCA 4380
Summary:


TITLE: MATILDE LANDETA
AUTHOR: PATRICIA MARTINEZ DE VELASCO
PHYSICAL FEATURES: DOCUMENTARY 25 MIN.
Call Number: VCA 6755
Summary: a documentary about Matilde Landeta, the first woman film director in Mexico.


TITLE: MAYAN VOICES : AMERICAN LIVES
AUTHOR: Carrescia, Olivia
IMPRINT: FIRST RUN/ICARUS. 1994.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE (56 MINUTES).
Call Number: VCA 4285
Summary: Mayan Voices: American Lives explores issues of identity, cultural integration, migration, and social change. Interviews with Mayan high school students, a teen mother, community leaders and migrant workers reveal the horrors which forced them to flee their country and negative emotions which have deep roots in the oppression that has marked Guatemalan history.


TITLE: MEDIA WAR IN EL SALVADOR [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Ziv, Ilan
IMPRINT: NEW YORK : DIST. BY FIRST RUN/ICARUS FILMS: 1989.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE ; 22 MIN. ; COL.
Call Number: VCA 4303
Summary: Examines the export of Madison Avenue style political advertising into the tumultuous situation in El Salvador, raising important questions about media's impact on the future of Latin American democracy.


TITLE: MEETING ANCESTORS
AUTHOR: Carelli, Vincent
IMPRINT: Centro de Trabalho Indigenista 1993
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS, color, 22 minutes
Call Number: VCA 4434
Summary: Ranucci pg. 34


TITLE: MEMORIAS DE UN MEXICANO [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Toscano, Salvador.
IMPRINT: Madera, CA : Madera Cinevideo, Education Division, c1985.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (ca. 52 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in. + 1 teacher's guide (28 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.)
Call Number: VCA 3160 (Cassette and Guide)
Summary: Documentary on the key events and figures of the Mexican Revolution, from 1904-1924. The film is historic on three counts. First, it is a rare glimpse of the men, women and events at the time of the revolution. Second, it is considered one of the first films ever produced in Mexico. Third, it represents one of the first uses of film for journalist purposes in Mexico. It also depicts the women's role in Mexico during this period.


TITLE: MEMORIAS DE UN MEXICANO [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Toscano, Salvador.
IMPRINT: Madera, Calif. : Madera Cinevideo Inc., Education Division
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (96 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in + 1 teacher's guide (28 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.)
Call Number: VCA 3159 (Cassette)
Summary: "A... documentary - considered one of the first films ever produced in Mexico - on the key events and figures of the Mexican Revolution from 1904 to 1924...Capturing the flavor and reality of war-torn Mexico during one of the most important revolutions in Latin American history, 'Memorias' presents the political and military upheaval that shaped present-day Mexico using exclusive authentic footage.


TITLE: MEMORIES OF TATA
AUTHOR: Schiffer, Sheldon
IMPRINT: 1994
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS, color, 52 minutes
Call Number: VCA 5349
Summary: Protrait of the author's immigrant Central American family.


TITLE: MEXICO. END OF AN ERA, 1982-1988 [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Simmons, Huston.
IMPRINT: [Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Educational Foundation ; Chicago, Ill. : Films
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ;
Call Number: VCA 1640
Summary: In the 1980's Mexican leaders faced a crippling foreign debt, an economy in shambles, a devastating earthquake in Mexico City, and a people whose trust had been eroded by years of mismanagement. In 1988 opposition parties made historic gains in Congress, thus ending the monopoly of power by the PRI (Partido Revolucionario Institucional), the party which had governed Mexico since 1929. Archival film footage and interviews with prominent politicians, writers, historians, and other leaders help tell the story in this two-part presentation, the third section of a three-part series on the history and politics of Mexico from 1910 to 1988.


TITLE: MEXICO, FOR SALE: UN TRATADO SOBRE EL TRATADO DE LIBRE COMERCIO [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Begley, Dermot.
IMPRINT: Altadena, CA : Mexico Libre, [1992?]
PHYSICAL FEATURES:1 videocassette (44 min.):sd.,col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 3346
Summary: A current documentary dealing with the Mexican perspective on free trade and issues of Mexican national and economic sovereignty.


TITLE: MEXICO. FROM BOOM TO BUST 1940-1982 [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Hoyt, Austin.
IMPRINT: [Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Educational Foundation ; Chicago, Ill. : Films Incorporated [distributor], 1988, c1989.
PHYSICAL FEATURES:1 videocassette (58 min.):sd.,col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 1639
Summary: Mexico's rising prosperity from the 1940's through the mid-1970's prompted a period of political stability. Excessive spending, corruption and a crisis in the oil industry, however, soon brought new economic problems and political unrest. Archival film footage and interviews with prominent politicians, writers, historians, and other leaders help tell the story in this two-part presentation, the second section of a three part series on the history and politics of Mexico from 1910 to 1988.


TITLE: MEXICO. REVOLUTION 1910-1940 [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Cook, Peter B.
IMPRINT: [Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Educational Foundation ; Chicagoi Ill. : Films
PHYSICAL FEATURES:1 videocassette (58 min.):sd.,col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 1638
Summary: The three decades of revolutionary turmoil from 1910 to 1940 spawned institutions and systems that have ruled Mexico until today. This program looks at the people and events that shaped Mexico's history in the first part of the 20th century. Rare archival film footage and interviews with prominent politicians, writers, historians, and other leaders help tell the story in the two-part presentation that forms the first section of a three part series on the history and politics of Mexico from 1910 to 1988.


TITLE: MIAMI-HAVANA
AUTHOR: Alom, Julio and Sandy Balfour
IMPRINT: NEW YORK. CINEMA GUILD. 1992.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASETTE.
Call Number: VCA 4235
Summary: Examines the continuing human tragedy of families divided as a result of the thirty year conflict between the U.S. and Cuba. In a series of emotionally moving interviews and airport scenes filmed in both Miami and Havana, the documentary reveals the emotional devestation wrought by the lack of diplomatic relations and the restrictions on travel, telephone and other communications between the countries. The video also examines the successive waves of Cuban emigration ( including immediately after the 1959 revolution and the 1980 Mariel boatlift), America's thirty year economic blockade of Cuba, and the controversial U.S. imprisonment and deportation back to Cuba of the excludables.


TITLE: LOS MINEROS
AUTHOR: Galan Productions
IMPRINT: PBS Video, 1991
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VIDEOCASSETTE 1991
Call Number: VCA 2019
Summary: This documentary from the American Experience series meshes archival footage, letters and personal testimony to recount the battle of los mineros, the fifty year struggle of Mexican- American miners to form a union. At the turn of the century, two Arizona towns recruited Mexican men to labor in the copper mines that supplied the raw material for electric power lines. The foremen delegated the most dangerous tasks to the addition, they were forced to live in shacks on the Mexican side of town and were cheated in company stores. As early as 1903, the Mexicans were deported to Mexico as part of a government's repatriation plan. With the recovery of the mines in the mid-1930's, Mexican miners were permitted to return but found the dual wage system still firmly entrenched. The Mexican Union was finally formed during World War II, but wasn't recovered until 1946, when a 104 day strike led by the Mexican-American world war II veterans ended in victory.


TITLE: MIRACLES ARE NOT ENOUGH: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE IN RELIGION [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Young, Veronica L.
IMPRINT: S. Burlington, Vt. : The Annenberg/CPB Collection, c1993.
PHYSICAL FEATURES:1 videocassette (60 min.):sd.,col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 3259
Summary: The Catholic church's power and influence in South America are reviewed along with today's demands for social changes. Situations are shown from Brazil and Nicaragua.


TITLE: MIRRORS OF THE HEART [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Portillo, Lourdes.
IMPRINT: S. Burlington, Vt. : Annenberg/CPB Collection, c1993.
PHYSICAL FEATURES:1 videocassette (60 min.):sd.,col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 3257
Summary: By looking at indigenous people in Bolivia and race relations on Hispaniola, one learns the complexity of identity in Latin America.


TITLE: MISS AMY AND MISS MAY
AUTHOR: Sistren Research
IMPRINT: Women Make Movies, 1990
Call Number: VCA 3609


TITLE: MISS UNIVERSE IN PERU
IMPRINT: NEW YORK. WOMEN MAKE MOVIES.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE.
Call Number: VCA 4448
Summary: Miss Universe in Peru documents the contest held there in 1982 and its relation to real life for women in Peru.


TITLE: MOKO JUMBIE: TRADITIONAL STILT WALKERS [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Kramer, Karen
IMPRINT: FILMAKER'S LIBRARY,
PHYSICAL FEATURES: VHS VIDEOCASSETTE.
Call Number: VCA 4251
Summary: Shows the art, craft, art, dance, and history of the traditional stilt walkers.


TITLE: A MONTH FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT OF SPIRITS
Call Number: VCA 4117
Summary: Examines the ceremonies of African-Guyanese who continue the African traditions of making contact with the spirit world. The video focuses on a libation cermony and four Comfa ceremonies.


TITLE: MOUNTAIN MUSIC OF PERU [videorecording]
AUTHOR: Cohen, John.
IMPRINT: New York, N.Y. : Cinema Guild, 1984.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 846
Summary: Documentary on the musical culture of Andean Peru and its impoverished people. This musical travelog discusses the history of music in Inca culture, its resistance to Western civilization, and the role of music in preserving cultural identity. Features music performed in various ritual, social and political contexts.


TITLE: MUJERIA
AUTHOR: Teresa Hidalgo de la Riva
IMPRINT: Women Make Movies, 1992
Call Number: VCA 5862
Summary: combines two of Osa Hidalgo de la Riva's animations--Olmeca Rap (made in 1991) and Primitive and Proud (made in 1992). They focus on the influence of the Olmec culture on the videomaker, who has attempted to go beyond the traditionally steriotypical use of Aztec iconography to represent Chicano and Mexican cultural identity by choosing a lesser-known but equally important culture in Mexico.


TITLE: LA MUSIQUE ANTILLAISE
AUTHOR: Hall, Tony.
IMPRINT: Worthing, Barbados (West Indies) : Crossbreed Productions [distributor] c1991.
PHYSICAL FEATURES: 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Call Number: VCA 2774
Summary: French Caribbean musical tradition has heavily influenced the calypso and other folk music in the region. Recently, "cadance" and "zouk" have proven themselves internationally successful musical forms. This program surveys the roots and current forms of this type of music.


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