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South America

Sweat of the Sun.

Visits various sites of ancient Inca and Aztec splendor and examines gold artifacts that escaped the pillaging of the Spanish conquerors. Discusses the significance of these objects and describes how they were used by Aztec and Inca priests in practical and ritual fashion. 1976. 52 min.

Tango

Documentary on the art of the tango in Argentina. VHS format (PAL) In Spanish without subtitles. 199-? 23 min.

Tango Illusions

Three Argentinean generations face difficult times together. Tango remains their metaphor: the lyrics and the dance. Buenos Aires boils over, protesters flood the streets, presidents fall and drums roll as milongueros tango and porteno philosophers rhapsodize life. Directed by Joshua Dylan Mellars. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 2005. 23 min.

Tango, Our Dance (Tango, Baile Nuestro)

The sensuality and stylized rituals adored by the inhabitants of Buenos Aires are captured in the complex art form of the tango. Jorge Zanada, the director, spent years researching the unique role of the tango in the national landscape, exploring the machismo and passion that feed the dance. Dist.: FACETS. 1994. 70 min.

Tecnicas Noestructurales Vuelven al Peru

Resist techniques and the use of natural dyes in the production of textiles, a major component of the Andean textile tradition, disappeared upon the arrival of the Spanish and the imposition of European concepts of aesthetics. This documentary examines the return of nonstructural resist techniques in textile production in Peru in recent years. Presented at the Colour Congress, May 19-21, 2002 in Ames, Iowa. 13 min.

Textiles in the Southern Andes

famous throughout the world for their beauty and their technical expertise. Beginning with a brief review of a variety of pre-Columbian textiles, the program then documents numerous aspects of contemporary weaving traditions throughout the Peruvian Andes. c1993. 20 min.

That's My Face(E minha cara)

African American filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris travels to Salvador da Bahia in search of his ancestral roots. He connects this time in Brazil with his childhood experiences living in Tanzania with his mother who went to Africa in search of a mythic motherland. 2001. 56 min.

The Aymara: A Case Study in Social Stratification

This documentary explores the economic and social stratification of heterogeneous Northern Bolivia. The inequities of a sharp class division between the Spanish-speaking mestizos and the Aymara Indians of Bolivia is examined. 1983. 29 min. [preservation copy]

The Body Parts Business

Follows Covenant House worker, Bruce Harris, as he visits Argentina and Central America to investigate the murder of homeless children and patients in mental health facilities as sources of body parts for the black market. 1994?. 62 min.

The Debt of Dictators

Exposes the irresponsible lending to brutal dictators by multinational financial institutions. Revealing the widespread impoverishment resulting from these debts, the film transports viewers to Argentina, South Africa, and the Philippines, where essential services have been sacrificed in order to repay these illegitimate loans. In each of the cases, the government pays more in servicing the foreign debts than it does on all essential social services combined.

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