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South America

10,000 kilometros de autopistas por 10 centavos.

Guillermo Laura. A commentary on the economic, political and social issues surrounding the construction of the Red Federal de Autopistas freeway of Argentina. 1999? 10 min.

11 de Septiember, 1973: El Ultimo Combate de Salvador Allende

Through archival footage and commentary by military and government officials presents the last 24 hours of the government of Allende and the first days after the coup d'etat in Chile. (Companion text: Kalfon, Pierre. Allende: Chile: 1970-1973, cronica Main Stack F3101.A4.K3) 1998 In Spanish. 1998. 57 min. PAL format.

500 Anos Descrubriendo a Venezuela.

Contents: Venezuela: 500 anos en el mapa (15 min.) -- Venezuela, Vale la pena probarla! (9 min.). The first film consists of a compilation of scenes from various motion pictures filmed in Venezuela. The second film follows filmmakers as they traverse rural and city areas of Venezuala to create a travelogue. 1998.

A Better Manana.

Describes how Belisario Betancur, the president of Colombia, is making an effort to fight the classic problems of South America including illiteracy, inequality, and foreign exploitation, as the camera tours the scenic countryside presenting a portrait of Colombia and its people. Visits a cockfight, a coffee plantation, mafia-owned elephants, and jungle commandos. 1987. 60 min. Video/ MM717

A Continent Crucified, Brazil

Traces the role and influence of the Catholic Church in Brazil from its arrival with the Portuguese explorers to its present position of conflict with the government. Also shows the strong presence of African religions in Brazil and illustrates how they are integrated into Catholic ceremonies. 1985. 29 min.

A Continent Crucified, Ecuador

In Ecuador, the Catholic Church has always been divided between those who sided with the poor and others who backed whatever regime was in power. Pizzey traces the dilemma through the Catholic Church's annual explosion of guilt in Ecuador's Holy Week. But in the Andes' missionaries, Pizzey sees a new threat to the Church which may overshadow its entire future. 1985. 29 min.

A Festa da Moca (The Girl's Party).

Showcases how the Nambiquara people in Brazil's far northwest are using video to revive waning cultural practices. Narration in English with Nambiquara dialogue and Portuguese credits. 1988. 18 min.

A Guerra Dos Meninos.

Interviews with "street children", social workers, policemen, and the public about the murders of large numbers of abandoned children who are living in the streets of Brazil. Based on the book by Gilberto Dimenstein. Dist. Cinema Guild. 1991. 51 min.

A Man, When He is a Man: El Hombre, Cuando es el Hombre.

Set in Costa Rica, illuminates the social climate and cultural traditions which nurture "machismo" and allow the domination of women to flourish in Latin America. A film by Valeria Sarmiento. Spanish with English subtitles. 1982. 66 min.

A Quiet Revolution: Christian Base Communities of Latin America.

Documents the efforts of Christian base communities, small groups of poor and marginalized people in Latin America, which work to allievate hunger, disease, unemployment, and other critical problems through the application of biblical principles. Profiles successful community efforts in Brazil, Ecuador and Peru. Producer/director, Audrey Laurine Glynn. 1987. 58 min.

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