North American Indians: Films and Videos
Video in the Villages Presents Itself [video recording]
CALL # F2519.3.S6 V53 2002
PUBLISHER: [Brazil : Centro de Trabalho Indigenista] ; New York, NY : Distributed in the U.S. by Latin American Video Archives, c2002.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (33 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: This documentary gives an overview of the Video in the Villages project (Projeto Video nas Aldeias), which was founded in 1987 to give indigenous communities control over their own images. The video details the project's achievements, including the creation of an indigenous television show for a local public access station, the organization of the National Encounter of Indigenous Filmmakers, and the use of video to advance each community's particular political goals. Includes interviews with videomakers and community members, and behind-the-scenes shots of the conceptualization and execution of the community-based videos.
Voices from the West: A Western Writers Collection [video recording]
CALL # PS271 .V65 1996.
PUBLISHER: [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by PBS Video, c1996.
DESCRIPTION: 4 videocassettes (180 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
SUMMARY: Tape 1 focuses on contemporary authors lauded for their realistic portrayals of the lives and concerns of the region's inhabitants. They are Ivan Doig, Tony Hillerman, Maxine Hong Kingston, William Kittredge, Terry Tempest Williams and Rudolfo Anaya. Tape 2 is a portrait of the short story writer and poet Raymond Carver. Tape 3 profiles the Native American Pulitzer prize-winning author, painter, poet and teacher N. Scott Momaday . Tape 4 profiles Charles Johnson, a short fiction writer and screenwriter who won the 1990 National Book Award for his novel Middle Passage.
Voices of the Sierra Tarahumara [video recording]
CALL # HN120.T36 V64 2001
PUBLISHER: Berkeley, CA : University of California, Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning, c2001.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: "In the face of grave political and environmental danger, the Tarahumara Indians of northern Mexico are surviving the worst of human rights violations. The drug cartels of central Mexico have illegally taken over the Tarahumara aboriginal land, deforested without permission, planted massive quantities of marijuana and opium, and enslaved the people to cultivate the drug fields. Many Indians have been murdered, and survivors live in absolute terror"--Hollywood.com.
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