Mexican American Studies: Documentaries
Making Tamales in the Southwest: With University of Arizona Home Economists
Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona, [19--]
A demonstration of how to make tamales. (16 min.) Media TX716.M6 M35 1900z
A Man, When He's a Man (SEE El Hombre, cuando es hombre)
Marketing Disease to Hispanics: The Selling of Alcohol and Tobacco
Washington, DC: Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco, 1992.
"Marketing disease to Hispanics examines the pervasive influence of the alcohol and tobacco industries in the Latino community and the devastating effects alcohol and tobacco are having on their lives...exposes the industries' advertising tactics and how these disease promoting corporations are trying to influence Latino community leaders and the Latino media"--Container back. 1 videocassette (16 min.) + 1 guide (16 p. ; 22 cm.) Media RA448.5.H57 M37 1992
Masks of Mexico
Albuquerque: KNME-TV; Tellens, Inc. [distributor], ©1998.
Explores the ritual use of masks in Mexico dating back to the Aztec priests and warriors, and the influence of Spanish friars who used masks to spread the teachings of Christianity. Shows community celebrations where masks help preserve cultural traditions. Includes footage of the Day of the Dead (Acatlan, Puebla), Corpus Christi (Suchiapa, Chiapas), and Winter Ceremonies (San Lorenzo, Michoacan). (18 min.) Media F1219.3.M4 M37 1998
Memorias de un Mexicano
Madera, CA: Madera Cinevideo, ©1985. (45 min.) Media F1233.5 .M4513 1985
Memories of Tata
New York: Cinema Guild, 1993.
Traces the creation and dissolution of the Adam Morales family. Adam Morales describes his relationships with his wife, his daughters, and with other women. Morales' wife and daughters give their own account of why they severed their ties with Mr. Morales due to his acts of physical abuse and sexual adultery. (51 min.) HQ809 .M45 1993
La mera frontera
Cardiff, CA: [s.n.], 1997.
A journalist seeking the story of Maria Esquivel talks to the survivors of the 1918 Nogales border clash between the United States and Mexico. Uses interviews, historical accounts, and dramatization to relate the story. (89 min.) Media PN1997.5 .M47 1997
Mexican Americans: The Invisible Minority.
Bloomington: PBL/NET, 1969.
Describes the struggle of Mexican-Americans for an identity within the protest movement, discussing their economic poverty, their employment as unskilled laborers, and their education in a system designed for white English-speaking students. 2 film reels (38 min.) Media Film E-7269
Mexicanos al grito de guerra
Madera, CA: Madera Cinevideo [distributor], 1986.
The Mexican War provides background for the writing of the Mexican national hymn. (90 min.) Media PN1997.5 .M49 1986
Chicago, IL: Films Incorporated, 1989.
Presents the political history of Mexico from the Mexican revolution to the 1988 presidential elections. Contents Pt. 1. Revolution : 1910-1940 (58 min.) -- Pt. 2. From boom to dust : 1940-1982 (58 min.) -- Pt. 3. End of an era : 1982-1988 (58 min.). In English and Spanish. 3 videocassettes (174 min.) + 1 viewer guide Media F1234 .M46 1989
Mexico: Rebellion of the Llorona
Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1997.
Examines life in Mexico through the eyes of its women. (60 min.) Media F1236 .M495 1997
Mexico: Sun and Silver
Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Audiovisual Bureau, 1973.
A visual feast and a study of Mexico's culture is presented by this film. Three cities are visited; Mexico City, the oldest city in the western himisphere; Taxco, a colonial and silver mining center; and romantic Acapulco. 1 film reel (29 min.) Media Film D-12,731
Mexico: The Frozen Revolution
[S.l.]: William Susman; released in the U.S. by Tricontinental Film Center, 1971.
Portrays Mexico's state of underdevelopment, covering the years from 1910 to the 1970's. (60 min.) 16 mm. Media Film E-11,453
[S.l.]: Coronet Instructional Films. 1969.
Traces the history of Mexico from the pre-European times to the present, emphasizing the major periods and trends. 1 film reel (16 min); 16 mm. Media Film B-9891
Mi Vida: The Three Worlds of Maria Gutierrez
Capitola, CA: Gold Mountain Productions, ©1986.
Describes, in her own words, how Maria Gutierrez, through her own determination, rose from being the daughter of Mexican farm laborers, laboring along with her parents after they all migrated to California from Mexico, to working toward her degree at the University of California, Santa Cruz. (28 min.) Media F870.M5 M42 1986
Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)
New York: HBO Home Video, ©1994.
Feature Film by Allison Anders. The members of rival Latino gangs in Los Angeles are feuding, and the girl friends are trying to stay out of the struggle for power and survive. Starring Angel Aviles, Seidy Lopez, Jacob Vargas, Panchito Gomez, Jesse Borrego. (100 min.) Media PN1997 .M4363 1994
Miles from the Border
New Day Films, ©1987.
(15 min.) Media F869.L89 M482 1987b
Washington, DC: PBS Video, ©1991.
Shows and tells the history, spanning nearly fifty years, of the Mexican American miners in the Morenci and Clifton region, Arizona, and their union's battle non-discriminatory, fair labor practices in the copper industry. (58 min.) Media HD8081.M6 M56 1991
Miraculous World (SEE Mundo Milagroso)
Monumentos del México antiguo
Huntsville, TX: Educational Video Network, ©1990.
In Spanish. (25 min.) + 1 study guide. Media F1219 .M66 1990
Mujeres de America Latina
Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities, ©1995.
This series looks at Latin America through its women, a drastic change from the usual Latin American protagonists. The women in these programs come from all walks of life: women who transport drugs across borders for their men, mothers searching for their disappeared sons and lovers, as well as women teachers, engineers, ministers, and political leaders. 13 videocassettes (780 min.) Media HQ1460.5 .M85 1995
Mundo Milagroso (Miraculous World)
New York: Filmakers Library, ©1995.
An exploration of the mixture of Spanish Catholicism and Indian mysticism found in Texan communities along the Rio Grande River, where various saints and religious figures have made appearances to a receptive public. In English and Spanish. (27 min.) Media F392.R5 M86 1995
La Música de la Gente (The Music of the People)
Derry, NH: Chip Taylor Communications, 1993, ©1980.
The popular music of the Hispanic south-west is today's expression of traditional rhythms and contemporary Latin sounds. This program is a glimpse at the music played in the dance halls, state fairs and the plazas. (28 min.) Media M1629.7.N57 M87 1993
La Música de los Viejos (Music of the Old Ones)
Santa Fe, NM: Public Media, 1984.
Songs in Spanish with English translation on screen. (30 min.) Media M1629 .M82 1984
My Crazy Life (SEE Mi Vida Loca)
My Family (Mi Familia)
Atlanta: Turner Home Entertainment, 1995.
Feature Film. Presents the three-generation saga of the Sanchez family as told by the eldest son. From the beginnings of his father's journey from Mexico to California in the 1920s, to his brother Chucho's tragic rebellion of the 1950s, to the stark realities of modern day, the struggle to live the American dream is sometimes darkened but never diminished for Paco Sanchez and his family. Starring Jimmy Smits, Esai Morales, Eduardo Lopez Rojas, Jenny Gago, Elpidia Carrillo, Enrique Castillo, Constance Marie, Edward James Olmos, Lupe Ontiveros, Jacob Vargas, Jennifer Lopez, Maria Canals, Leon Singer, Michael D. Lorenzo, Jonathan Hernandez. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. (121 min.) Media PN1997 .M893 1995
My Film Making, My Life
Mexico City, Mexico: IMEVISION for Channel Four Television; New York: Distributed by Women Make Movies, 1990.
Matilde Landeta discusses her life as a film producer and director in Mexico. Interviews in Spanish with English subtitles. (30 min.) Media PN1998.3.L3 M9 1990
Mythology of Ancient Mexico
Huntsville, TX: Educational Video Network, ©1991.
Discusses the succession of civilizations in prehistoric Mexico and traces the development of various gods and goddesses from one culture to the next. Shows how the civilizations of Mexico integrated their religious beliefs into their everyday lives. (19 min.) + 1 guide. Media F1219.3.R38 M97 1991.
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