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Documentary

A Bowl of Beings.

Deftly employing comedic styles from the Marx Brothers to Sam Kinison, Culture Clash, a group of Mexican American comedians, gives a powerful demonstration of Chicano wisdom, art and wit. 55 min. Online Access through LFLFC. [preservation copy]

A Brief History of Time. (1989)

Director, Errol Morris. In this film noted theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, explores his research into the farthest reaches of time and the universe against the backdrop of his life's story which includes his struggle with a progressive paralyzing disease. 1991.

A Brighter Moon.

Fictional film about the immigrant experiences of two students from Hong Kong living in Toronto. 25 min.

A Century of Quilts: America in Cloth.

Celebrates the powerful stories behind quilt-making from three perspectives: records of history, symbols of family/community, and works of art. Features quilts from major American quilt shows in Paducah, Kentucky, and Houston. Produced, written and directed by Laurie A. Gorman. 2001. 77 min.

A Century of Quilts: America in Cloth.

Celebrates the powerful stories behind quilt-making from three perspectives: records of history, symbols of family/community, and works of art. Features quilts from major American quilt shows in Paducah, Kentucky, and Houston. Produced, written and directed by Laurie A. Gorman. Dist.: PBS. 2001. 77 min.

A Change in Perspective.

Profiles five people who lead productive lives because they stress ability over disability, including a community advocate for the disabled in Harlem and an Olympic wheelchair athlete. Examines the physical and social issues connected with spinal cord injury and disproves outdated attitudes about persons with disabilities. 1994. 30 min.

A Class Apart: A Mexican American Civil Rights Story

In the small town of Edna, Texas, in 1951, field hand Pete Hernandez killed a tenant farmer after exchanging words in a cantina. From this murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that would change the lives and legal standing of ten of millions of Americans. Tells the story of an underdog band of Mexican American lawyers who took their case all the way to the Supreme Court, where they challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.

A Constitution Worth Fighting For.

A discussion of the need to draft a constitution for South Africa that will protect the rights of every citizen and provide the framework for good government. Sponsored as a public service by The Free Market Foundation with the support of The Center for International Private Enterprise. (M-PAL format) 1996. 16 min.

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.

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