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Conterraneos Velhos de Guerra

E a cronica dos lances enfrentados pelos nordestinos que vieram no final dos anos 50 para a construcao de Brasilia (pedi a um deles, semi-analfabetizado, que desenhasse o titulo do filme). E sobretudo a experiencia inenarravel do massacre que os operarios sofrerem dos bate-paus da famigerada Guarda Especial de Brasilia--nos acampamentos da empreiteria Pacheco Fernandes. 199-?. 158 min.

Contra el poder ... un nuevo poder: asambleas populares

Film documents demonstrations by the working class organized by Ojo Obrero in various regions of Argentina in 2001 and 2002. 19 min. In Spanish. PAL format.

Cortazar

Author Julio Cortazar talks about his life, literary work and ideology through recorded interviews. There are also images based on his fiction and poetry. A film by Tristan Bauer. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. In Spanish with some French dialogue with Spanish subtitles. 1995. 80 min.

Courage of the People (El Corage de pueblo)

A dramatic reenactment of the historic 1967 massacre of "The Night of San Juan" when the Bolivian army launched a surprise nighttime attack upon striking tin miners and their families. 1971. 90 min.

Crude

Tells the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet: the infamous $27 billion 'Amazon Chernobyl' lawsuit pitting 30,000 rainforest dwellers in Ecuador against the U.S. oil giant Chevron. Directed and produced by Joe Berlinger ; producer and 2nd unit director, Michael Bonfiglio ; produced by J.R. DeLeon, Richard Stratton.

Cuando o Crisulo Danca? (When Blacks Dance?)

Interviews with Brazilians concerning their attitudes towards Black Brazilians and their experiences of racism and racist behavior in Brazil. Includes demonstrations against racism in Sao Goncalo, Brazil and the role of black dance as a protest against oppression. 199-?. 20 min.

Cultivating Communities: The Hope of the Quechua

This film chronicles the daily life of the people of Illagua Chico, a Quechuan community living more than 10,000 feet above sea level in the mountains of Ecuador. The film examines the community's leaders as they grapple with issues of agricultural and business development, social justice, women's rights and spiritual formation. A film by Brian Fuller. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 2008. 24 min.

Dancing with the Incas

Explores the lives of three Huayno musicians in a contemporary Peru torn between the military and the Shining Path guerrillas. The film examines the roots of Huayno music as well as its contemporary forms. Rather than focusing on a single community or ethnic group, the film investigates a broad cultural region and illustrates what happens to it as it confronts the commercial traditions and demands of the West. Camera, directed and produced by John Cohen. Dist.: Berkeley Media. 1991.

Death of Che Guevara (La Muerte del Che Guevara).

A dramatization of the capture and death of the guerillero who shook the world with his revolutionary ideas. Che's own diary is the background for scenes of guerilla life. Che and nine of his men are the only ones left, hunted by a force of specially trained rangers they cannot hope to evade. Italian motion picture filed in Boliva. In Spanish. 80 min.

Decade of Destruction.

Chronicles the devastation of the Amazonia rainforest from 1980 to 1990 - perhaps this century's worst environmental disaster. 55 min. ea.Episode 1. In the Ashes of the Forest. A Brazilian settler's two sons are murdered and another is kidnapped by Indians. While a government expedition searches for the child, the colonists' expansion continues to encroach on the Indians. Landless peasants are lured to the forest with promises of free land and big harvests.

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