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Latin American Studies

Americas in Transition.

Focuses on American military intervention in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Chile, and El Salvador. Discusses the roots of dictatorship, its effects on citizens, movements toward majority rule, and communist influences. 1982. 29 min. . Shelved at NRLF.

Americas.

The people of South and Central America and the Caribbean reflect on their lives, their history and societies in this series. This look at contemporary Latin America examines issues confronting the entire region by focusing on individual communities. 60 min.

An Interview with Sister Ita Ford [Sound recording]

David Helvarg interviews Sister Ita Ford, a Maryknoll Sister working in El Salvador during 1980. She was murdered there on 12/4/80. A few days before her death she talked about her work; the potential food scarcity in El Salvador, the refugees, liberation theology, and the polarization of El Salvadoreans. Pacifica Radio Archives, 1980. 19 min.

Ana Mendieta

Chronicles the life and work of Cuban artist Ana Mendieta. Includes an interview with the artist by Tony Martinez. Also includes interviews with he family, friends and colleagues. A videotape by Kate Horsfield, Nereyda Garcia-Ferraz, and Branda Miller. c1987. 52 min.

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And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon (Developing Stories).

Using poetry, interviews, music, and clips from television shows, this film highlights the effects of American television broadcasts on local cultures in the Caribbean. The film looks at Cuba's attempts to produce locally-oriented broadcasting, and the response to this from the United States by introducing the anti-Castro station TV Marti. 1992. 50 min.
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And the March Continues! (Y sigue la marcha andando!)

A film by Guadalupe Olvera San Miguel. Combines documentary and narrative forms to present a history of the lesbian movement in Mexico from its orgins to the present. Interviews with Mexican lesbians and movement leaders present impressions of daily life in their country. Dist.: Frameline. 1997. 30 min.

Animaquiladora: The Animation Sweatshop

Contents: Dia de la independencia -- L.A. cucaracha -- Signs of the times -- Mysterious apparitions on tortillas -- Latinos on TV -- Why cybraceros. Latino political satire as presented in a collection of short animated films satirizing U.S.-Mexican relations. Films by Lalo Lopez & Alex Rivera. 1997. 10 min.

Ao redor do Brasil: aspectos do interior e das fronteiras brasileiras

In 1917, director Major Luiz Thomaz Reis travels with his associate and cinematographer, Marshall Candido Mariano Rondon, through the Amazon River areas in the Central and Northern regions of Brazil. This film is a compilation of several shorter films, focusing on the local natives and their culture, as well as the jungle. Produced and directed by Thomaz Reis. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1932. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Argentina: A Work in Progress. (Millennium: The IMF in the New Century.)

By the end of the 1980s, Argentina was caught in a perilous vortex of hyperinflation. This program analyzes Argentina's remarkable recovery, in which the nation's leaders turned to the IMF for advice and a loan of $3.4 billion. Presents the measures taken to stabilize the economy, including establishing a currency board, deregulating and privatizing key industries, and reforming the labor market. Also includes discussion of the ripple effects of economic crises in Mexico, Brazil and Russia. Dist.: Films Media Group. c2001. 18 min.

Argentina: Hope in Hard Times

This film follows the processions and protests, attends street-corner neighborhood assemblies, visits workers' cooperatives and urban gardens, and examines how Argentines are picking up the pieces of their devastated economy and creating new possibilities for the future. A spare narrative, informal interview settings, and candid street scenes allow the pervasive strength, humor, and resilience of the Argentine people to tell their story. 2004. 74 min.
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