Mexican American Studies: Documentaries
The U.S. in Latin America: Yankee Go Home (20th century with Mike Wallace)
New York: A&E Home Video, ©1998.
Looks at the relationship between the US and Latin America. (50 min.) Media F1418 .T9 1998
U.S. Mexican War, 1846-1848
Alexandra, VA: Distributed by PBS Video, ©1998.
The U.S. Mexican War (1846-1848) tells the dramatic story of a war in which Mexico lost almost half of its national territory -- including all of the states of the present American Southwest -- to the United States. This critically acclaimed documentary series explores the events surrounding the conflict between two neighboring nations struggling for land, power and identity. 4 videocassettes (240 min.) + Index. Media E404 .U55 1998
Berkeley, CA: University of California Extension Media Center, ©1989.
Through dialogue, interviews and narration, shows the living conditions, hopes and fears of Mexican migrant labor families living in camps in north San Diego County. More than 150 camps have been closed since 1985, as residential subdivisions for the affluent are established in these once isolated areas. Mostly Spanish with English subtitles; narration in English. (35 min., 10 sec.) Media HD6305.M4 U54 1989
The Unholy Tarahumara
New York: Filmakers Library, 1998.
Documents the ways of the Tarahumara Indians of Chihuahua, Mexico, who are torn between the lure of modern life and maintaining their age-old traditions. (56 min.) Media F1221.T25 U5 1998
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