Re: ALANA film recommendations

Gary Handman (
Thu, 18 May 2000 14:01:20 -0700 (PDT)


You might want to take a look at the video core list recently assembled
by members of this list. In looking it over, it occurs to me that it
contains most or the essential general works on the topics you outline

The list lives at:

For a set of larger lists which feature more specialized titles in
addition to those on the list mentioned above you may want to take a look
at the following Berkeley videographies:


African Cinema

African American Studies

Harlem Renaissance videography

African American Images in Cinema

Latin America/Caribbean

Latin American/Caribbean Cinema

Unfortunately, distributors are not listed on these videographies. If
you need to know a source for any of the titles on these lists, let me

I also recommend the following excellent resources for identifying

Ranucci, Karen and Julie Feldman, eds. 1997.<italic> A Guide to Latin
American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Made Film and Video.</italic>
Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press.

Aufderheide, Patricia. 1992. <italic>Cross-Cultural Film Guide: Films
from Africa, Asia and Latin America at The American University


Carre=F1o, Angela and Abad, Ram=F3n. 1998. <italic>Seminar on the
Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM): Resources for
Locating and Evaluating Latin American Videos. </italic>=20

At 10:34 AM 05/17/2000 -0700, you wrote:

>I need to produce a premier list of 50 videos for African, African

>Latin American, Caribbean Studies with themes covering anything from

>history,diversity,society and culture of the peoples, politics,

>geography, literature, etc. to be used in classroom teaching. We

>own many videos covering these subjects but we are trying to improve

>quality of our collection. What do other people have in their

>Any recommendations are very much welcome. =20

>Rhonda L. Pancoe

>Media Acquisitions Coordinator

>Media & Instructional Technology

>Information Technology Services

>SB-8 McGregory Hall

>Colgate University

>Hamilton, NY 13346





Gary Handman


Media Resources Center

Moffitt Library

UC Berkeley 94720-6000

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