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Videos on Class, Race, and Ethnicity: Latinos and Latinas

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes in the Rutgers Libraries

Latinos and Latinas DVDs

Americano as apple pie the blending of culture 2001

Mark Kelley and Gus Gnorski

A look at the "three houses of Latino culture"--Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American--and their widespread influence, from entertainment to politics to economics. Key issues include how long Hispanic peoples have been in America, and how U.S. immigration laws affect their assimilation. 1 videodisc (30 min.)

MEDIA 10-126

 

Americano as apple pie the yearning to be-- 2001

Mark Kelley and Gus Gnorski

A detailed look at the fastest growing minority in the United States and what it means to be Latino and American.  The film contrasts the experience of being a Latino in a flourishing ethnic neighborhood of a big city with living in a small town where many Latinos feel isolated. 1 videodisc (30 min.)

MEDIA 10-127

 

And now, Miguel 2009

A 12 year old boy has dreamed of visiting the Sangre de Cristo Mountains since he was very little. This summer, he is going to work hard and pray until his father and grandfather realize that he is ready to take the trip with the rest of the older men. His prayers are granted when his older brother is drafted and his father needing an extra body, grudgingly allows Miguel to accompany them. 1 videodisc (69 min.)

MEDIA 10-5615

 

The blue diner la fonda azul 2003, c2000

Natatcha Estébanez, Jan Egleson, Miriam Colon, William Marquez, Jack Mulcahy, Lisa Vidal, José Yenque, Virginia Rambal, Edouard DeSoto, Blue Dine Film Project (Firm), WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), Latino Public Broadcasting (Firm), Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Goldheart Pictures (Firm), and First Look Home Entertainment (Firm)

When Elena mysteriously loses her ability to speak her first language, Spanish, her mother believes that Elena is trying to reject her past. As her language disappears, her boyfriend's paintings begin to appear at the Boston museum where Elena's mother works. 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-279

 

Bread & roses 2001

Ken Loach, Adrien Brody, Pilar Padilla, Elpidia Carrillo, Paul Laverty, Parallax Pictures, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Tornasol Films, Alta Films, British Screen, Lion's Gate Films, and Lions Gate Home Entertainment

A group of Latino immigrants working as janitors in Los Angeles take a stand against the million dollar corporations who employ them. 1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-336

 

Brincando el charco portrait of a Puerto Rican 200-?

Brincando el charco contemplates the notion of "identity" through the experiences of a Puerto Rican woman living in New York. In a mix of fiction, archival footage, processed interviews and soap opera drama, this film tells the story of Claudia Marin, a middle-class, light-skinned Puerto Rican, lesbian, photographer/videographer who is attempting to construct a sense of community in the U.S. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-4292

 

The bronze screen 100 years of the Latino image in Hollywood cinema c2002

Nancy De Los Santos,  Susan Racho, Alberto Domínguez, Wanda De Jesús, Bronze Screen Productions, Latino Entertainment Media Institute, and Questar, Inc

The Bronze screen honors the past, illuminates the present, and opens a window to the future of Latinos in motion pictures. From silent movies to urban gang films, stereotypes of the Greaser, the Lazy Mexican, the Latin lover and the Dark lady are examined. Rare and extensive footage traces the progression of this distorted screen image to the increased prominence of today's Latino actors, writers and directors. 1 videodisc (120 min.)

MEDIA 10-682

 

Calavera highway c2008

Renee Tajima-Pena, Evangeline Griego, Armando Peana, American Documentary, Inc, P.O.V. (Firm), Latino Public Broadcasting (Firm), Center for Asian American Media, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), and Sai Communications

When Armando and Carlos Peana hit the road to return their mother Rose's ashes to Texas, they embark on a profound journey, confronting a past haunted by her estrangement from her family as well as the specter of their missing father. The latter's disappearance in 1954 coincided with the year the U.S. government launched Operation Wetback, a notorious program that forcibly deported more than a million Mexican nationals and Mexican Americans. Armando and Carlos travel through California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada and Texas to visit their five brothers, each of whom has been deeply affected by their fatherless childhood - Luis, a born-again Christian; Lupe, the brother who liked to party and drink too much; Raul, who turned down an art scholarship to get married; Robert, the eldest who quit school to go to work; and Junior, the youngest, and the son of Rose's deceased second husband. The brothers discuss their childhood in Texas, picking cotton in the fields and participating in a school walkout in 1968. As they delve into their pasts, they find unexpected answers to questions about their family and themselves. Through veritae footage, personal interviews and archival recordings, director Renee Tajima-Peana neatly explores the intertwining destinies of a complex woman and her seven sons. 1 videodisc (83 min.)

MEDIA 10-1806

 

Carmen Lomas Garza looking back c2009

Carmen Lomas Garza, Severo Perez, Script & Postscript Production, and Filmakers Library, inc

Carmen Lomas Garza revisits the people and places of her youth and describes growing up in a Mexican American family in Kingsville, Texas, her experiences with the Chicano movement, and the theme of family, community, and cultural identity in her paintings. 1 videodisc (38 min.)

MEDIA 10-1684

 

Chicago's Puerto Rican story c2008

Antonio Franceschi, Gloricelly Franceschi, Tino Ojeda, and New Film Productions

A portrait of the Puerto Rican experience in Chicago, probing the early years of migration, settlement, and struggles, and recollecting the events and influences that shaped the political awareness and activism of the community. Explores a wide range of social themes including family, work, housing, and education. Emphasizes the accomplishments of political activism such as community organizations, educational reforms, health centers and clinics, and the creation of the cultural-commercial business district known as "Paseo Boricua.". 1 videodisc (ca. 80 min.)

MEDIA 10-1393

 

La ciudad The city 1999

David Riker and Paul Mezey

"With ... intensive collaboration with the New York Latino immigrant community over a five-year period, The City [La Ciudad] weaves a rich narrative tapestry of present day immigrant life. The film's four unforgettable stories center on a group of day-laborers scavenging for bricks; two teenagers from the same hometown who meet in the projects and fall in love; a homeless father who tries to enroll his daughter in school; and a garment worker who seeks justice in the sweatshops"--Publisher's Web site. 1 videocassette (88 min.)

MEDIA 2-5372, 10-543

 

Corpus a home movie for Selena 1999

Lourdes Portillo, Xochitl Films (Firm), and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Corpus focuses on Selena's fans on both sides of the border, who saw her as a symbol of hope and cultural pride. Includes interviews with personal friends, family, and fans, intercut with archival footage of performances and appearances at awards ceremonies, and news coverage about her murder and the memorial service in Corpus Christi. 1 videodisc (49 min.)

MEDIA 10-1173

 

Counseling Latina/Latino clients 2005

Jon Carlson, Patricia M Arredondo, American Psychological Association, Governors State University, and Communication Services

Video demonstrares the cultural issues of the Latina/Latino community in counseling. 1 videodisc (ca. 111 min.)

MEDIA 10-415

 

Counseling Latina/o children and adolescents brief interventions c2004

Enedina García-Vázquez, Luis A Vázquez, Mary Bradford Ivey, and Microtraining Associates

Actors representing students, counselors and parents perform a series of vignettes of school counseling sessions that demonstrate how and how not to counsel students and parents in dealing with ethnically sensitive topics such as racial harassment, translating during a counseling session, and machismo. 1 videodisc (60 min.)

MEDIA 10-929

 

A day without a Mexican c2004

Sergio Arau, Yareli Arizmendi, John Getz, Maureen Flannigan,  Muse Watson, Fernando Arau, and Xenon Pictures

California awakens one day to discover that one third of its population has vanished. A peculiar pink fog surrounds the state and communication outside its boundaries has completely shut down. As the day progresses, it becomes apparent the sole characteristic linking the missing 14 milion is their Hispanic heritage. 1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.)

MEDIA 10-350

 

Harvest of empire c2012

1 videodisc (93 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 654 10-4072

 

Las Marthas "The bordertown of Laredo, Texas hosts a celebration unlike any other. For 116 years, this Mexican American community has dedicated the month of February to honoring a man who never set foot in Laredo: George Washington. The highlight is a Colonial Ball in which mostly Mexican American debutantes are dressed as colonial heroines and presented as guests of Martha Washington. Las Marthas follows two of the girls- Laura Garza Hovel and Rosario Reyes- as they prepare for this extraordinary rite of passage. The film unveils layers of tradition, as questions arise regarding the nature of borders, biculturalism, and the performance of identity."--Container. 1 videodisc (121 min.)

MEDIA. RU-ONLINE 10-5655 XX(5329552.3)

 

The last conquistador c2008

John J Valadez, Cristina Ibarra, John Sherrill Houser, Valadez Media (Firm), Kitchen Sync, Inc, and Independent Television Service

The story of sculptor John Houser's dream to build the world's tallest bronze equestrian statue for El Paso, Texas, to memorialize the Spanish conquistador Juan de Ońate and to honor the contributions of Hispanic people in the American West.  But Native Americans are outraged, remembering Ońate as the man who brought genocide, cut off their feet, and sold their children into slavery.  As El Paso divides along lines of race and class, Houser must face the moral implications of his work. 1 videodisc (69 min. ) :

MEDIA 10-2478

 

Latino Americans Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States. It is a story of people, politics, and culture, intersecting with much that is central to the history of the United States while also going to places where standard U.S. histories do not tend to tread. 2 videodiscs (330 min.)

MEDIA 10-4970

 

Latinos beyond reel challenging a media stereotype 2012

"Filmmakers Miguel Picker and Chyng Sun examine how U.S. news and entertainment media portray -- and do not portray -- Latinos. They uncover a pattern of gross under-representation. The film challenges viewers to think critically about the wide-ranging effects of these media stereotypes."--Container. 1 videodisc (84 min.)

MEDIA 10-3941

 

Made in L.A Hecho en Los Angeles 2007

Almudena Carracedo, Robert Bahar, Lisa Leeman, Semilla Verde Productions, Independent Television Service, American Documentary Films, P.O.V. (Firm), and California Newsreel (Firm)

Follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants, Lupe Hernandez, María Pineda, Maura Colorado, working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a mega-trendy clothing retailer. 1 videodisc (70 min.)

MEDIA 10-1151

 

Maid in America 2009

Three years in the making, this documentary takes an intimate and emotional look into the lives of three Latinas who work as nannies and housekeepers in Los Angeles, three of the nearly 100,000 domestic workers living in that city today. These women's stories vividly reveal how immigrants are redefining their roles, and underscores the vital role they play in many American households cleaning other people's homes and caring for other people's children. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-4850

 

My American girls a Dominican story 2001

Aaron Matthews and Filmakers Library, inc

Dominicans are New York's largest and fastest growing immigrant group. This film chronicles the lives of immigrants from the Dominican Republic to New York City through one family with three daughters. Each daughter is traveling down a different road as their mother, Sandra, struggles to do right by each of them, as they grapple with being a bicultural family while negotiating the hurdles of their adopted city. 1 videodisc (62 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2833

 

Palante, siempre palante! the Young Lords 1996?

Documents the Young Lords' history with on camera interviews, archival footage, photographs and music. The documentary surveys Puerto Rican history, the Young Lords' activities and philosophy, the end of the organization and its legacy. 1 videodisc (50 min.)

MEDIA 10-3881

 

Ramona 2009, 1910

Mary Pickford, Henry B Walthall, Kate Bruce, J. B Warner, Elinor Fair, D. W Griffith, Clifford S Elfelt, Timeline Films, and Milestone Film & Video

Two significant early silent films featuring Latino characters. Ramona: In this 1910 short a young girl growing up on her adoptive mother's ranch in California falls in love with the Indian, Alessandro. When she is denied permission to marry him, the two lovers elope, only to find a life of great hardship and unhappiness amidst the bigotry and greed of the white landowners. Big stakes: An American cowboy and a Mexican lawman clash over a beautiful woman. A fun ride across the plains of western cinema, which, for 1922, presents a complex look at Mexican and American stereotypes. 1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-1581

 

Resistencia hip hop in Colombia 2005

Tom Feiling, Faction Films, and Cinema Guild

A radical and thought-provoking exploration of how young Colombians feel about the crisis afflicting their country. The film follows a summer in the lives of some of Colombia's finest rappers, DJs and breakdancers. The film is a good introduction for anyone interested in Colombia's long-running civil war, as seen through the eyes of those directly affected by it. It also gives an intimate insight into life in the barrios of a very volatile country, and how traditional latino music is losing out to rap music. Its style is youthful and entertaining, but also angry and enlightening. 1 videodisc (51 min.)

MEDIA 10-1153

 

The sixth section La sexta sección 2003

"Follows the transnational organizing of a community of Mexican immigrants who live and work in upstate New York. The men profiled in the film form an organization devoted to raising money in the U.S. to rebuild their hometown in Mexico. In the process, they accomplish more than they expected: they find power."--Container. 1 videodisc (27 min.)

MEDIA 10-3906

 

That old gang of mine 1996

Carlos de Jesus and Filmakers Library, inc

A portrait of growing up in New York city's El Barrio in the late 1940's and '50s set against that neighborhood as it exists today. 1 videodisc (56 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2947

 

The Trail north c2003

Thomas Karlo, Paul Espinosa, Martin Sheen, Robert Alvarez, KPBS (Television station : San Diego, Calif.), and Cinema Guild

Follows anthropologist Robert Alvarez and his ten-year-old son Luis as they re-create the journey made by their Mexican ancestors when they immigrated to the United States. 1 videodisc

MEDIA 10-1375

 

Latinos and Latinas

 

Adio kerida Goodbye dear love c2002

Ruth Behar, Elizabeth Peńa, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Anthropologist Ruth Behar returns to her native Cuba to profile the island's remaining Sephardic Jews and her family's ties to them. 1 videocassette (82 min.)

MEDIA 2-7533

 

Calavera highway c2008

Renee Tajima-Pena, Evangeline Griego, Armando Peana, American Documentary, Inc, P.O.V. (Firm), Latino Public Broadcasting (Firm), Center for Asian American Media, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), and Sai Communications

When Armando and Carlos Peana hit the road to return their mother Rose's ashes to Texas, they embark on a profound journey, confronting a past haunted by her estrangement from her family as well as the specter of their missing father. The latter's disappearance in 1954 coincided with the year the U.S. government launched Operation Wetback, a notorious program that forcibly deported more than a million Mexican nationals and Mexican Americans. Armando and Carlos travel through California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada and Texas to visit their five brothers, each of whom has been deeply affected by their fatherless childhood - Luis, a born-again Christian; Lupe, the brother who liked to party and drink too much; Raul, who turned down an art scholarship to get married; Robert, the eldest who quit school to go to work; and Junior, the youngest, and the son of Rose's deceased second husband. The brothers discuss their childhood in Texas, picking cotton in the fields and participating in a school walkout in 1968. As they delve into their pasts, they find unexpected answers to questions about their family and themselves. Through veritae footage, personal interviews and archival recordings, director Renee Tajima-Peana neatly explores the intertwining destinies of a complex woman and her seven sons. 1 videodisc (83 min.)

MEDIA 10-1806

 

Carmen Lomas Garza looking back c2009

Carmen Lomas Garza, Severo Perez, Script & Postscript Production, and Filmakers Library, inc

Carmen Lomas Garza revisits the people and places of her youth and describes growing up in a Mexican American family in Kingsville, Texas, her experiences with the Chicano movement, and the theme of family, community, and cultural identity in her paintings. 1 videodisc (38 min.)

MEDIA 10-1684

 

Chicago's Puerto Rican story c2008

Antonio Franceschi, Gloricelly Franceschi, Tino Ojeda, and New Film Productions

A portrait of the Puerto Rican experience in Chicago, probing the early years of migration, settlement, and struggles, and recollecting the events and influences that shaped the political awareness and activism of the community. Explores a wide range of social themes including family, work, housing, and education. Emphasizes the accomplishments of political activism such as community organizations, educational reforms, health centers and clinics, and the creation of the cultural-commercial business district known as "Paseo Boricua.". 1 videodisc (ca. 80 min.)

MEDIA 10-1393

 

A day without a Mexican c2004

Sergio Arau, Yareli Arizmendi, John Getz, Maureen Flannigan,  Muse Watson, Fernando Arau, and Xenon Pictures

California awakens one day to discover that one third of its population has vanished. A peculiar pink fog surrounds the state and communication outside its boundaries has completely shut down. As the day progresses, it becomes apparent the sole characteristic linking the missing 14 milion is their Hispanic heritage. 1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.)

MEDIA 10-350

 

De l'autre côté 2002

Chantal Akerman, Audiovisuel Multimedia International Production, CarreŢ Noir (Firm), Radio-Télévision belge de la communauté culturelle française, and First Run/Icarus Films

In images and interviews, this film examines the plight of poor Mexicans who try to emigrate to the United States illegally with the hope of a better life. U.S. attempts to stem the influx has forced immigrants to take dangerous routes to avoid detection, and many have died. 1 videocassette (99 min.)

MEDIA 2-7720

 

Death on a friendly border 2001

Rachel Antell

The border that runs between Tijuana and San Diego is the most heavily militarized border between "friendly" countries anywhere in the world. Since the U.S. instituted the "Operation Gatekeeper" policy, an average of one person a day has died crossing the border. This documentary puts a human face on this tragedy. 1 videocassette (26 min.)

MEDIA 2-6036

 

The devil never sleeps El diablo nunca duerme 1996, 1995

Lourdes Portillo, Olivia Crawford, and Laura Del Fuego

Lourdes Portillo interviews the Mexican American family and associates of her uncle, Oscar Ruiz Almeida, after his sudden death, which was ruled a suicide by authorities. 1 videocassette (56 min.)

MEDIA 2-5352

 

Dirty laundry a homemade telenovela c2000

Cristina Ibarra, Monica Nańez, Bibby Oyukie Acosta, Karla Enriquez, Josie Sanchez, Brittany Bauerkemper, SubCine (Firm), Banda Cruda (Firm), and Hundred Hail Marys (Firm)

Sandra, a 12-year old Mexican American girl living on the Texas/Mexico border, confronts puberty and Catholicism when she is forced to participate in her cousin's quinceańera (a Mexican debutante party with a Catholic mass). 1 videocassette (15 min.)

MEDIA 2-6702

 

El mojado The Wetback 1974

Danny Lyon and J. J Meeker

Follows Eduardo from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico to Albuquerque, New Mexico in his search for work to provide for his family living near Chihuahua, Mexico. Also includes interviews with other undocumented workers and members of the United States Border Patrol. 1 videocassette (15 min.)

DANA 367

 

El Naftazteca Cyber-Aztec TV for 2000 A.D 1995

Phillip Djwa, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Roberto Sifuentes, and Rubén Martínez

Performance art in which Gomez Pena plays the role of high-tech pirate-television veejay. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA 2-2369

 

Farmingville c2004

Carlos Sandoval, Catherine Tambini, Camino Bluff Productions, CatTails LCC, Docurama (Firm), New Video Group, and P.O.V. (Firm)

Documentary film about the next group of immigrants, the Mexicans, that are following in our long history of immigration. It looks at the people of Farmingville, New York, and at how they are dealing with the influx of about 1,500 Mexican workers. 1 videocassette (ca. 78 min.)

MEDIA 2-6662

 

The fight in the fields Cesar Chavez and the farmworkers' struggle 2003

Ray Telles, Rick Tejada-Flores, Henry Darrow, Paradigm Productions, Independent Television Service, and Cinema Guild

The story of Cesar Chavez, founder of the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers. Examines the grape and lettuce boycotts and the non-violent movements of the 1960s and 1970s. 1 videocassette (116 min.)

MEDIA 2-7153

 

The great mojado invasion (the 2nd US-Mexican War) 2001

Gustavo Vasquez and Guillermo Gómez-Peña

Combination of Chicano wit and political vision create an ironic, post-millenial and postmodern look at the future of the Mexican-American living in the United States. 1 videocassette (26 min.)

MEDIA 2-2370

 

The gringo in mańanaland a musical 1995

DeeDee Halleck and DeeDee Halleck Productions

A montage of U.S.-produced films about Latin America, from silent films through 1995 television news. 1 videocassette (61 min.)

MEDIA 2-6364

 

The Hernandez family 1981

Sharon Whitney and John Connell

The Mexican American story is told though an overview of Mexico's history, a survey of the development of Mexican American communities in the United States through a century of change, and the experiences of several generations of the Hernandez family. 1 filmstrip ([134] fr.)

DANA 95

 

Hispanic-American cultures in the U.S.A 1993

J. Q Adams and Tony Labriola

Discusses the diverse cultures in the U.S. grouped under the label Hispanic and the strong emphasis placed on education within the groups. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA 219

 

Hispanics, the changing role of women 1998

Francisco Ramirez, Jerry Scmetterer, and Jimmy Smits

In this program, several prominent Latina women, including author Isabel Allende, discuss their changing role within the context of Hispanic family values, male machismo, and the traditional role of females as the center of family and community life.  Also examines the issue from the male perspective. 1 videocassette (44 min.)

MEDIA 2-3713

 

Hispanics, the second generation 1998

Francisco Ramirez, Victor Pupo, and Jimmy Smits

Examines how second generation Hispanics are adapting to     American society, and how they are maintaining their Latino roots while assimilating into the American cultural mainstream. Explores how they view themselves and how they view each other. 1 videocassette (44 min.)

MEDIA 2-3712

 

Home is struggle historias paralelas 1991

Marta Noemi Bautis

Explores the lives of women who have immigrated to the United States from different Latin American countries for very different reasons, economic and political.  In sharing their stories they present an absorbing picture of the construction of Latina identity and the immigrant experience. 1 videocassette (37 min.)

MEDIA 2-2777

 

La Ilusión viaja en tranvía Illusion travels by streetcar 1991

Armando Orive Alba, Luis Buńuel, Lilia Prado, Carlos Navarro, and Fernando Soto Ortega

After restoring an antiquated streetcar, two men learn that the vehicle will be taken out of commission.  They decide to take one last drive in which they pick up an unusual array of passengers.  The picaresque adventures take the form of a Mexican "Alice in Wonderland" with elements of political, social, and religious satire expressedin the form of a delightful fairy tale. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA 2-1828

 

In the land of plenty 1999

Susana Aikin and Carlos Aparicio

Provides a human portrait of workers at the mercy of a greedy system as it follows Mexican migrant agricultural laborers in the strawberry fields of Watsonville, California. 1 videocassette (62 min.)

MEDIA 2-6038

 

Innovative approaches to counseling Latina/Latino people 2000

Allen E Ivey, Patricia Arredondo, and Derald Wing Sue

Demonstration of innovative approaches for multi-cultural counseling from culture specific perspectives. 1 videocassette (25 min.)

DANA 1626

 

Julio Cortázar c2000

VeroŢnica NajmiŢas, Leticia Shilman, Daniela Blanco, Veronica Konstantinovsky, Pablo Trevisi, Julio Cortázar, Alvarez & Asociados Eomunicaciones, Pramer (Firm), and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Cortazár's preoccupation with 20th century life and his rejection of its values is placed in historical context and examined as a theme in his works, in particular his masterpiece Rayuela. Archival material and interviews with contemporaries bring to life the times that shaped Cortazár's oeuvre and ensured its enduring legacy. 1 videocassette (29 min.)

MEDIA 2-7047

 

Just Black? multi-racial identity 1991

Francine Winddance Twine, Jonathan Frederick Warren, and Francisco Ferrandiz Martin

Presents interviews with several articulate young men and women of mixed racial heritage. Each has one black parent and one white, Asian or Hispanic second parent. They share their views on their struggle to establish, acquire and assert a racial identity. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-2126

 

Latin American women artists, 1915-1995 c2005

Eric Marciano, Laurie Woods, Zarytah Kaufman, Milwaukee Art Museum, American Montage, Inc, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

Features the work of important artists of the recent past, like Brazil's Tarsila do Amaral and Mexico's María Izquierdo and Frida Kahlo. Includes recent interviews with living artists such as Colombian painter Fanny Sanín, Chilean multi-media artist Soledad Salamé, Venezuelan sculptor Elba Damast and Cuban multi-media artist María Campos Pons. "Latin American Women Artists 1915-1995" gives a comprehensive history of art made by women working in "La América Latina" throughout the twentieth century. 1 videodisc (27 min.)

DANA 240

 

Leaving home 199-?

Patrice O'Neill, Rhian Miller, and Ned Beatty

Examines the Mexico-U.S. Free Trade Agreement by looking at how workers on both sides of the border have been affected by the maquiladora program. Economists, free trade advocates, and Latino community leaders debate on the future of free trade. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-2188

 

The Lemon Grove incident 1985

Paul Espinosa, Frank Christopher, Robert Alvarez, and Harold Cannon

"The struggle to end school segregation in usually linked to the 1954 Supreme Court case of Brown vs. the Board of Education.  However, many of the nation's earliest desegregation cases occurred in the American Southwest and they involved the children of Mexican immigrants.  This is the true story of one of those cases."--Opening credits. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-5231

 

Lost in translation Latinos, schools and society 1998

Sonia Slutsky and John Merrow

Why do so many young Latinos drop out? John Merrow explores the complex answer involving language problems, inadequate resources, lack of opportunities, poverty and the lure of the street. Also examines the impact of California's Proposition 227, which would discontinue bilingual education. 1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.)

MEDIA 2-5798

 

Macprofit 1989

Peter W Heller and Phillip Hinton

Examines the largest companies on the international fast food market, including the development of their corporate ideology and manufacturing processes in the past thirty years. 1 videocassette (66 min.)

MEDIA 2-5432

 

Made in L.A Hecho en Los Angeles 2007

Almudena Carracedo, Robert Bahar, Lisa Leeman, Semilla Verde Productions, Independent Television Service, American Documentary Films, P.O.V. (Firm), and California Newsreel (Firm)

Follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants, Lupe Hernandez, María Pineda, Maura Colorado, working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a mega-trendy clothing retailer. 1 videodisc (70 min.)

MEDIA 10-1151

 

Maid in America 2004

Anayansi Prado, Leadingham Kevin, Impacto Films (Firm), and Women Make Movies (Firm)

This video takes a look into the lives of three Latina immigrants working as nannies and housekeepers in Los Angeles. The issue of worker' rights is introduced in the film. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA 2-7214

 

Mi vida loca My crazy life 1994

Allison Anders, Angel Avilés, Seidy Lopez, Jacob Vargas, Panchito Gómez, Jesse Borrego, Daniel Hassid, and Carl-Jan Colpaert

"Gang members Sad Girl and Mousie, once best friends, are now enemies as they have both become pregnant by the same man, Ernesto, a local drug dealer.  But when Ernesto is murdered by a rival gang-leader, the balance of power on the street brutally changes and it's time to take sides.  As the Echo Park boys deal with Ernesto's murder by searching for revenge, the Echo Park girls arm themselves for another kind of struggle--the struggle to survive"--Container. 1 videocassette (100 min.)

DANA 479

 

Miami Havana 1992

Estela Bravo, Sandy Balfour, Julio Alom, and Corinna Chute

This video discusses how the relationship between the United States and Cuba has affected Cuban families separated by the political conflict. It includes interviews of children from Cuban families and senior citizens in both the United States and Cuba. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-3274

 

My family Mi familia 1995

Jimmy Smits, Esai Morales, Edward James Olmos, Francis Ford Coppola, Anna Thomas, and Gregory Nava

Presents the three-generation saga of the Sanchez family as told by the eldest son.  From the very beginnings of his father's adventurous journey from Mexico to California in the 1920s, to his brother Chucho's tragic rebellion of the 1950s, to the stark realities of modern day, the struggle to live the American dream is sometimes darkened but never diminished for Paco Sanchez and his family. 1 videocassette (121 min.)

DANA 491

 

The new Americans c2003

Ismael Bashey, Renee Tajima-Pena, Steve James, Jerry Blumenthal, Gordon Quinn, Susana Aikin, Carlos Arapicio, Indu Krishnan, Gita Saedi, Fenell Doremus, Evangeline Griego,  Kartemquin Films, Home Vision Entertainment (Firm), and Independent Television Service

Depicts the journeys of five families from their homes in the Dominican Republic, Nigeria, the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Mexico and India to new lives in the United States. 3 videocassettes (ca. 400 min.)

MEDIA 2-6796 - 2-6798

 

Once upon a time in the Bronx 1994

Ela Troyano, Alfredo Bejar, Lorraine Llamas, Puerto Rock, and Krazy Taino

Mixes "Spanglish" rap narration, spaghetti-Western styling, and animated dolls to tell a Bronx-based slice-of-life story about male bonding, machismo, and Latino culture. Features the hip-hop music of Latin Empire. 1 videocassette (26 min.)

MEDIA 2-6094

 

The other side El otro lado 2001

Christopher Walker and Lucy Briers

Examines the devastating impact of Mexican-United States migration. This program looks at villagers who strive to ensure that their children will no longer have to migrate to have a better life. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-5917

 

Palante, siempre palante! The Young Lords 1996

Iris Morales, Patricia Rodríguez, Denise Oliver, Minerva Solla, Juan González, Felipe Luciano, and Ana Celia Zentella

In the mid-60's from Chicago to New York City and other urban centers, the Young Lords emerged to demand decent living conditions and raised a militant voice for the empowerment of the Puerto Rican people in the United States. This documentary surveys Puerto Rican history, the Young Lords activities and philosophy, the torturous end of the organization and its inspiring legacy, through camera interviews, archival footage, photographs and music. 1 videocassette (48 min.)

MEDIA 2-5130

 

Performing the border c1999

Ursula Biemann and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Set in the Mexican border town Ciudad Juarez where U.S. industries assemble their electronic and digital equipment, this film examines the socioeconomic problems of the Mexican-American border region, focusing on hardships faced by women in newly urbanized areas. 1 videocassette (43 min.)

MEDIA 2-6320

 

Power!, 1966-1968 1995

Louis Massiah, Terry Kay Rockefeller, and Julian Bond

Shows how  Blacks looked for new ways to take control of their communities. This program explores the political path to power for Carl Stokes, the nation's first Black mayor of a major city. It also describes the founding of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, Calif., and the struggle of Black and Hispanic parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., to improve their children's education through community control of the schools. 1 videocasette (ca. 60 min.)

MEDIA 2-4156

 

Power, politics and Latinos 1992

Luis Torres, Hector Galán, and Carmen Zapata

Presents the historical background of Latino efforts towards political awareness, participation and empowerment in the political arena. 1 videocassette (56 min.)

MEDIA 2-1371

 

Latino and Latinas Cont'd

Ramona 2009, 1910

Mary Pickford, Henry B Walthall, Kate Bruce, J. B Warner, Elinor Fair, D. W Griffith, Clifford S Elfelt, Timeline Films, and Milestone Film & Video

Two significant early silent films featuring Latino characters. Ramona: In this 1910 short a young girl growing up on her adoptive mother's ranch in California falls in love with the Indian, Alessandro. When she is denied permission to marry him, the two lovers elope, only to find a life of great hardship and unhappiness amidst the bigotry and greed of the white landowners. Big stakes: An American cowboy and a Mexican lawman clash over a beautiful woman. A fun ride across the plains of western cinema, which, for 1922, presents a complex look at Mexican and American stereotypes. 1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-1581

 

Resistencia hip hop in Colombia 2005

Tom Feiling, Faction Films, and Cinema Guild

A radical and thought-provoking exploration of how young Colombians feel about the crisis afflicting their country. The film follows a summer in the lives of some of Colombia's finest rappers, DJs and breakdancers. The film is a good introduction for anyone interested in Colombia's long-running civil war, as seen through the eyes of those directly affected by it. It also gives an intimate insight into life in the barrios of a very volatile country, and how traditional latino music is losing out to rap music. Its style is youthful and entertaining, but also angry and enlightening. 1 videodisc (51 min.)

MEDIA 10-1153

 

Richard Rodriguez victim of two cultures 1994

Betsy McCarthy, Bill D Moyers, and Richard Rodriguez

Presents Rodriguez's experiences of growing up in America as the son of immigrants, the loss of his "Mexican soul", and his first exposure to American culture. Discussion focuses also on the differences between Mexican and American cultures, including Rodriguez' observations on America's growing sense of loss and the essence of American society today. 1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.)

DANA 695

 

Routes of rhythm 1989

Eugene Rosow, Howard Dratch, and Harry Belafonte

Traces the history of Latin music from its earliest roots in Africa and Spain, through its popular development in Cuba, and finally to its contemporary incarnations in the United States. 3 videocassettes (ca. 173 min.)

MUSIC. MUSIC. MUSIC 288 cassette 1 288 cassette 2 288 cassette 3

 

The salt mines The transformation 1996

Susana Aikin and Carlos Aparicio

The Salt Mines explores the lives of Hispanic male transvestite prostitutes and crack addicts living in abandoned garbage trucks at a road salt storage facility near lower Manhattan. The Transformation follows Ricardo (Sara in The Salt Mines) as he rejects his street life to join a group of Born Again Christians in an effort to transform his life from that of a homosexual to a heterosexual. 1 videocassette (105 min.)

MEDIA          MEDIA 2-5594              2-5583

 

Salt of the earth 1987

H. J Biberman

Semi-documentary covering the events of a bitter, year-long strike of Mexican-American zinc miners in New Mexico. Shot on location in 1953 by a group of blacklisted filmmakers and a largely nonprofessional cast. 1 videocassette (94 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-479 2-3284

 

Son of border crisis 1990

Guillermo Gómez-Peńa and Isaac Artenstein

A performance art monolog which examines linguistic and cultural stereotypes. 1 videocassette (17 min.)

MEDIA 2-6215

 

Spirit doctors 1996

Monica Delgado and Michael Van Wagenen

Follows three healers going about their daily work among Mexican-Americans in the lower Rio Grande Valley of southern Texas, where the folk healing tradition still flourishes. 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min.)

MEDIA 2-5658

 

The status of Latina women 1993

Marina Pincus, Celso Martinez, and Linda Cuellar

This program looks at the differences between the U. S. Latina and her Latin American and American counterparts.  Examines how Latino men regard successful Latina women, and the myths and mystique of machismo. 1 videocassette (26 min.)

MEDIA 2-5983

 

That old gang of mine 1996

Carlos de Jesus

A portrait of growing up in New York city's El Barrio in the late 1940's and '50s set against that neighborhood as it exists today. Film includes archival footage and interviews with four generations of New Yorkers of Puerto Rican heritage. 1 videocassette (56 min.)

MEDIA 2-5829

 

The Trail north c2003

Thomas Karlo, Paul Espinosa, Martin Sheen, Robert Alvarez, KPBS (Television station : San Diego, Calif.), and Cinema Guild

Follows anthropologist Robert Alvarez and his ten-year-old son Luis as they re-create the journey made by their Mexican ancestors when they immigrated to the United States. 1 videodisc

MEDIA 10-1375

 

W x W, Women by women evening of exchange: Galeria de la Raza/Studio 24, May 29, 1985 : an evening of exchange: Galeria de la Raza/Studio 24, May 29, 1985 1985

Elizabeth Sher, René Yańez, Maria Pindeo, and Amalia Mesa-Bains

Presents several hispanic women artists working in a variety of media portraying woman as healer, mother, sister, abuelita, indegina and worker.  The artists discuss their work, backgrounds and ideas. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-5057

 

What could you do with a nickel? 1981

Cara DeVito, Jeffrey Kleinman, and Barbara Montgomery

Follows the efforts of Black and Hispanic housekeepers to organize the country's first legally recognized union for domestic workers in the South Bronx in 1977. 1 videocassette (26 min)

MEDIA D-314

 

The World of Piri Thomas 1980?

Piri Thomas, Gordon Parks, and Dick McCutchen

Piri Thomas, painter, author, and former convict and drug addict, describes the life of a Puerto Rican in New York City's Spanish Harlem. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-5133

 

Zoot suit 1991, 1981

Luis Valdez, Peter Burrell, Edward James Olmos, Charles Aidman, John Anderson, Tyne Daly, and Daniel Valdez

A group of Mexican-Americans are sent to San Quentin unjustly for the death of a man at Sleepy Lagoon.  Based on the acutal case and zoot suit riots of 1940's Los Angeles. 1 videocassette (104 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 2-1826 2-1826

 

Zoot Suit Riots 2002

Guadalupe Leyvas and Joseph Tovares

Racial tensions between the Anglo and Mexican American communities in Los Angeles, California erupted into violence after the conviction of Henry "Hank" Leyvas and seventeen other Mexican American youths for the murder of José Díaz in what was perceived as an unfair trial in 1943.  Lorena Encinas, a witness to the murder, kept the real killer's identity a secret until the end of her life. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-1622

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