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Uruguay

A Story of Two River Banks

Examines the dispute between Argentina and Uruguay concerning the construction of pulp mills on the Uruguay River. As a diplomatic, economic, and public relations conflict between both parties, the dispute has affected tourism and transportation as well as the otherwise amicable relations between the two countries. This documentary features footage of the massive protest that blocked the international Libertador General San Martin Bridge (between Gualeguaychu and Fray Bentos) on 30 April 2005. The do Directed by Cristian Jure. 2006. 58 min.

Candombe: Afro-kultur e Uruguay.

Fernando Nunez, a black man, a musician, and a maker of drums, sees himself as the heir to "Candombe," an important social and cultural legacy from his slave forefathers in Uruguay. However, the official history and culture of Uruguay continues to marginalize expressions of black culture. Fernando Nunez and his friends from Barrio Sur, a back street quarter of Montevideo, fight to keep these important cultural roots alive in the consciousness of the Uruguayan people. 1994. 17 min.

Eduardo Galeano. Vol. I (Lannan Literary Videos; 47)

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay author Eduardo Galeano is also a journalist, essayist, historical and political activist. Here he reads from his works Walking Words, the Book of Embraces, and his best known work Memory of fire followed by an interview with Michael Silverblatt.The reading took place on May 23, 1995 in Los Angeles. Lannan Foundation. 90 min.

Eduardo Galeano: Readings and Conversations (Lannan Literary Videos; 75)

Uruguayan author and political activist Eduardo Galeano has written passionately about the effects of imperialist exploitation and the violence in Latin American society. Here Mr. Galeano reads from his trilogy, Memory of fire, followed by an interview with author Lawrence Weschler. Recorded on April 22, 1999. Dist.: Lannan Foundation. 84 min.

Galeano.

Uruguayan author and political analyst, Eduardo Galeano, comments upon the history and social conditions of the indigenous peoples of Latin America, with particular emphasis on the people of Ecuador. In Spanish. 1990. 26 min.

La Esperanza Incierta (Uncertain Hope) (South Series).

Looks at the current socio-political climates in four South American countries; Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile. 1991. 52 min.
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La Reina del Barrio (The Queen of the Barrio).

During the 40 days of Carnival in Montevideo, Uruguay, groups called "murgas," of 18 t0 20 men perform in open-air stages throughout the barros of the city. Before the end of the Carnival, murgas from different barrios compete in a major theater. Their shows, which combine song, drama, and comedy, satirize the main events of the year and are critical of Uruguayan politics and culture. c2001. 32 min.