Mexican American Studies: Documentaries
Sacred Games: Ritual Warfare in a Maya Village
Berkeley, CA: University of California, Extension Media Center, ©1988.
Presents how the Maya people see the world and how their symbolic world is renewed in the annual carnival celebrations. (ca. 75 min.) Media M1992 .S66 1962 Media F1435.3.R3 S33 1988
Santa Fe, NM: Blue Sky Productions 1979.
Focuses on the traditional New Mexican form of art creations known as santos, saints' figures carved from wood. Discusses the artistic origins of the figures, the symbols and attributes typical of santos, and the resurgence in interest and support of this craft in recent decades. (28 min.) Media NK9712 .S2 1979
Una Segunda Vista (A Second Look: Arizona's Hispanic Heritage)
Phoenix: William McCune Productions for Television, ©1992.
History of the Spanish and Mexican presence in Arizona from the early explorations to the present. Interviews with leading Arizona citizens of hispanic descent tell of their cultural background, struggles, and contributions. (ca. 98 min.) Media F820.M5 S43 1992
Sentinels of Silence
Mexico City: Producciones Concord, 1973.
Aerial views of seven archeological sites in Mexico. Shows stone palaces, deserted temples, pyramid mounds, and elaborate carvings. 1 film reel (19 min.); 16 mm. + guide Media Film B-11,415
Sexuality in Mesoamerica: Machismo and Marianismo
Tucson, AZ?: A. Moises, ©1992.
A study of the concept of sexuality in Mexico and Central America, focusing on the cultural archetypes of machismo and marianismo. (33 min.) Media BF692.2 .S49 1992
Berkeley, CA: University of California Extension Media Center, 197-?
Documentary shows the cultural and economic clash of different forces and the resulting ecological damage in Latin America, pointing out the collusion and conflict among an international petroleum consortium, a Latin American government, mestizo settlers and traders, and the indigenous people. (30 min.) Media HD9574 .S59 1972
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Huntsville, TX: Educational Video, 199?
Recounts the life and times of Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz, a 17th century nun, scholar, and an outstanding lyric poet of Mexico's colonial period. (30 min.) Media PQ7296.J6 S67 1990z
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: la decima musa
San Antonio, TX: Babbitt Instructional Resources, ©1999.
Describes the life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, the places associated with her, the importance of her works, and problems faced by women in the 17th century. (18 min.) + 1 sound cassette + 1 teacher guidebook + 1 student guidebook Media PQ7296.J6 Z92 1999
The Spanish Conquest of Mexico
Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1999.
Historians survey political, cultural, and religious aspects of Aztec civilization, analyze Cortés' military campaign in detail; and discuss Spanish influences on Mexican culture. Artwork, artifacts, 3-D models, and excerpts from the writings of Bernal Diaz add depth to this penetrating study of Spanish opportunism in the New World. Media F1210 .S63 1999
Street Life: Inside America's Gangs
Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©1999.
Police estimate that there are 31,000 gangs currently operating in the U.S. with more than 800,000 members, many of whom are female. ABC News correspondent Cynthia McFadden interviews female members of two Los Angeles gangs, the Drifters and Tepa 13. Correspondent John Quinones talks with King Tone, radical leader of New York City's notorious Latin Kings. Unscripted video footage shot by members of these three gangs provides a glimpse of life inside the net that is snaring young people all across the U.S. (43 min.) Media HV6439.U5 S77 1999
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