Mexican American Studies: Documentaries
Day of the Dead
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1999, ©1996.
Presents the annual commemoration of the Day of the Dead as it is celebrated on the island of La Picanda. Spanish with English subtitles. (50 min.) Media GT4995.A9 D39 1999
A Day without a Mexican: a Mockumentary
CA: AraU-AriZmendi, ©1997.
Presented in documentary fashion, this videotape shows what would happen, what adverse effects there would be, etc. if all Mexican Americans and Mexicans in the United States were to be gotten rid of in some way, shape or form. (30 min., 24 sec.) Media PN1997.5 .D39 1997
El Dia la noche y los muertos (Day of the Dead)
[S.l.]: Calavera Productions; New York: Filmakers Library, [distributor], 1998?
Filmed in the village of Patzcuaro, this is a dramatization of a pilgrimage on October 31, All Souls' Day in Mexico, when people celebrate their ancestors and communicate with long dead loved ones. The religious holy day is marked by celebrations and special events, making the relationship with death one of friendship rather than fear. English and Spanish. (30 min.) Media GT4995.A4 D54 1998
New York: Cinema Guild, 1988.
Presents a dramatization which portrays the problem of domestic violence in the Latino community. Spanish with English subtitles. (51 min.) Media HQ809.3.U5 D6 1988
"Donde digo Diego"
Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities, 1989, ©1983.
On a visit to the Rivera Museum, the life, works and pre-Columbian collections of Diego Rivera are presented. In Spanish. (56 min.) Media ND259.R5 D65 1989.
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