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South America

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.

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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Argentina: trastienda de una eleccion: campana presidencial Octubre 1999

A look at the changes in political campaigns in Argentina since the early 1980's, focusing on the presidential election of 1999. The role of television advertising and the influence of United States political campaigns is examined through interviews, film clips and political advertisements. PAL format. In Spanish. 39 min.

Argentinazo: comienza la revolucion.

Film shows demonstrations and riots during the 19th and 20th of December 2001, which lead to the resignation of Argentine president Fernando de la Rua. 2002. 19 min. In Spanish. PAL format.

Argentinisima.

Inspired by the lyrics of the folk musical group Atahuapa Yupanqui, an imaginary trip is begun, which alternates between fiction and history, to show the regional variety of the folk music of Argentina. Companion text: Trastienda de una eleccion. 2000. 1988. 95 min.

Arte Religioso.

A documentary on Christian art and how it has influenced the culture of Argentina. VHS format (PAL) In Spanish without subtitles. 199-? 23 min.

As ilhas Atlanticas e o Brasil

Presents the cultural heritage, current social customs and history of the Atlantic islands of Brazil with particular emphasis on the cultural influence of the slave trade. In Portuguese. 2000. 56 min.

At the Edge of Conquest: The Journey of Chief Wai-Wai

Looks at the situation of the Waiapi Indians, a small isolated tribe that came in contact with the outside world in the late 1970's. Today they are threatened by gold miners, by the Brazilian government's proposal to reduce their land by 10% and a plan to construct a highway through their territory. This film focuses on their charismatic leader, Chief Wai-Wai as he travels from his remote village to Brazil's capitol hoping to shape the destiny of his people. 1992. 28 min.

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