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Nicuragua

Alsino y el Condor (Alsino and the Condor)

Set in Nicaragua, this film depicts the clash between Central American governments and Sandinista rebels. It is the story of a boy's dream of flying above the madness of the world around him. 1986. 89 min.

Asi Fue (So it went)

Documents the political issues and diverse views of the people of Nicaragua during the period surrounding the elections of 1984. Samples the campaigns of the seven contending political parties and isolates the recurring issues. 1986. 60 min.

Bread and Dignity (Pan y Dignidad): Open Letter From Nicaragua. (As Women See It)

Combining historic newsreel footage with contemporary interviews, the film reviews Somoza's rule in Nicaragua and the events leading to the 1979 Sandinista revolution. A film by Mar?a Jos? Alvarez. 1989. 30 min.

Deadly Embrace: Nicaragua, The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Discusses the role of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in the destruction of the Nicaraguan economy. Explains how structural adjustment, the international debt crisis, and free trade are hurting the people and economies of Third World countries. 1996. 30 min.

Girls to Mothers (De nina a madre)

In Nicaragua, three pregnant teenage girls and their families talk about their lives and expectations for motherhood. Cameras revisit them a year later to see how they have fared. Directed by Florence Jaugey. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. c2006. 71 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Innovating Nicaragua.

Spanish dialogue with English subtitles. Describes, through interviews with the Nicaraguan people, how, since the Sandinista revolution in 1979, the Nicaraguan economy is being improved little by little by means of various economic and technological innovations, and what further improvements need to be made. 1986. 40 min.

Iran-Contra Hearings.

Joint congressional hearings on the Iran-Contra Affair, July 9-23, 1987. Recorded off-air from KQEC program. See GLADIS long display for specific dates. 7 cassettes, time varies 1987.

Nicaragua Turning Away From Violence (What in the World? People of the Developing Nations)

Documents recent efforts to combat domestic violence in Nicaragua, where it is estimated that 29% of women have suffered rape or other physical abuse by men. In 1993, the first special commissary, staffed by women police and women psychologists, was established to specifically handle crimes against women. Now there are 24 across the country. Interviews Ruben Reyes Jiron, founder of Asociacion de Hombres Contra Violencia, a men's group that works with street gangs to reduce violence against women.

Nicaragua, Development Under Fire.

An overview of the economic situation in Nicaragua and an examination of how economic and social programs in Nicaragua are endangered by the Contra War and also by the political intricacies of international aid. Spanish with English subtitles. 1986. 26 min.

Novela, Novela

A group of Nicaraguan feminists have fused human rights with popular culture to create Nicaragua's most popular telenovela (soap opera), Sexto Sentido. Novela, Novela examines how this ground-breaking series made it to broadcast, and how the creators, writers, actors and viewers grappled with controversial themes like domestic violence and homophobia in this impoverished country heavily influenced by the Catholic church. Dist.: Frameline. 2002. 30 min.

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