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South America

Hasta que se ponga el sol

Performances by: Arco Iris, Billy Bond y La Pesada, Color Humano, Claudio Gabis, Gabriela, Leon Gieco, Litto Nebbia con Domingo Cura, Orion's Beethoven, Pappo's Blues, Pescado Rabioso, Sui Generis, Vox Dei. Concert film of Buenos Aires Rock III (1972), featuring leading Argentine bands including Sui Generis, Arco Iris, Billy Bond y La Pasada and Color Humano. 80 min.

Heaven, Hell and El Dorado, Peru

From the heights of the Ecuadorian Andes to the end of the Amazon Basin the conquistadors came in search of the fabled gold-filled jungles of El Dorado. After the gold seekers left, the missionaries arrived and made a far greater impact on the Amazon Region. 1985. 29 min.

Heaven, Hell and El Dorado, Peru

From the heights of the Ecuadorian Andes to the end of the Amazon Basin the conquistadors came in search of the fabled gold-filled jungles of El Dorado. After the gold seekers left, the missionaries arrived and made a far greater impact on the Amazon Region. Produced and directed by Clive Fleury. 1985. 29 min.

Historia Argentina del Siglo XX (History of Argentina in the 20th Century)

In Spanish with optional English subtitles. 2003. La Guerra de Malvinas: una Aventura Militar (Islas Malvinas War)Looks at the Falkland Islands War through the eyes of Argentine foot soldiers and the process of national reorganization in the Falklands after the war. 2003. 39 min. El Proceso, 1976-1983 (The Process, 1976-1983) On the 24th of March, 1976, a coup detat finished the Argentine government of Isabel Peron. The Armed Forces assumed power and imposed a systematic plan of violation of human rights.

Horacio Quiroga

Presents a documentary on the life of Argentine author Horacio Quiroga. VHS format (PAL) In Spanish without subtitles. 199-? 22 min.

Hour of the Furnaces (La hora de los hornos)

Directors, Fernando Ezequiel Solanas, Octavio Getino. 1. Historia -- 2. El pais -- 3. La violencia cotidian -- 4. La ciudad puerto -- 5. La oligarquia -- 6. El sistema -- 7. La violencia politica -- 8. El neoracismo -- 9. La dependencia -- 10. La violencia cultural -- 11. Los modelos -- 12. La guerra ideologica -- 13. La opcion. A documentary on the liberation struggle being waged throughout Latin America, using Argentina as a historical model. Originally produced in 1966-1968. VHS format (PAL). In Spanish without subtitles. 90 min.

Hugo Chavez

Details the rise of the Chavez government in Venezuela and the challenges it has faced in reforming the South American nation's economy and political culture. Incorporating incisive commentary from Venezuelan journalists, academics, and opposition leaders as well as in-depth interviews with Chavez himself; this case study in developing-world politics provides a penetrating look at a confrontational and transformative head of state. Dist.: Films Media Group. 2006. 54 min.

I Wonder What You Will Remember of September

Cecilia Cornejo reconstructs the 1973 Chilean coup from her own fading childhood memories and her parents' vivid recollections, juxataposing this with questions to her young daughter about the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists attacks. The resulting montage thoughtfully explores how personal and collective histories intersect, as well as how trauma is lived, supposedly erased, and passed on from one generation to the next. Written, edited and directed by Cecilia Cornejo. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. c2004. 27 min.

Iawo: Initiation in a Gege-Nago Temple.

Examines the Yoruba cult of Orisha, brought to the New World by black slaves, which survives to this day in areas such as Cuba and Brazil. By showing the initiation of a group of women into a temple (Iawo is the name for new priestesses), the film offers a deeper examination of the religion, its ideology and social meaning. Dist. Cinema Guild. 1978. 42 min.

Identity: The True Story of Juan Piras Peron

In 1909 emigrant Giovanni Piras left from Sardinia for Argentina. A few years later he vanished, but then his traces allegedly overlap with those of Juan Domingo Peron. There is in Argentina a significant minority of the population that believes that Juan Peron was born in the Sardinian region of Italy rather than being partially descended from Sardinian ancestors, as his official biography portrays him. This documenary expores the source of this controversy which for some has never been resolved. Written and directed by Chiara Bellini and Faustina Hanglin.

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