Mexican American Studies: Documentaries
Northbrook, IL: Distributed by MTI Film & Video, ©1988.
Filmed on location in the East Los Angeles Chicano barrios. This drama illustrates the nature of teenage gangs, and members' involvement in substance abuse and violence, sometimes resulting in death. (30 min.) Media HV6439.U7 L72 1988
The Global Assembly Line
[S.l.]: Educational TV and Film Center, ©1986.
Documentary, filmed in electronic and garment factories, examines working forces in United States and free-trade zones of developing countries. (56 min.) Media HD6336 .G56 1986.
The Golden Cage: A Story of California's Farmworkers
New York: Filmakers Library, 1992, ©1990.
Chronicles the experiences of Mexican farmworkers in California. Traces the history of the United Farmworkers Union from the sixties to its current decline. Some parts in Spanish with English subtitles. (29 min.) Media HD8083.C2 C6 1992
The Gringo in Mañanaland: A Musical
Willow NY: Halleck, 1995.
A montage of U.S.-produced films about Latin America, from silent films through 1995 television news, including corporate videos, around the themes of U.S. discovery of a tropical paradise with friendly native women, of money to be made, of local bandits and the need for U.S. troops. (61 min.) Media PN1995.9.L37 G74 1995
Grounds: Inhale the Scent of History
San Francisco, CA: Canspeak Pictures, 2000.
During the Mexican Revolution, a widow buried a coffee can filled with family treasures and crossed into the United States. The can was never found and became a lost ancestral time capsule. More than eighty years later, the woman's great-granddaughter uses her own story of moving to San Francisco to explore the scent of history and the organic texture of migratory memory. (11 min.) Media PN1997.5 .G76 2000.
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