Mexican American Studies: Documentaries
Huntsville, TX: Educational Video, ©1989.
Profiles the various civilizations of pre-Colombian Mexico, and discusses their influence on contemporary Mexican culture. Commentary in Spanish. (26 min.) + study sheet. Media F1219 .V57 1989
San Francisco, CA: Collision Course Video Productions, ©1995.
An introduction to the history of the Mexican American people from their origins in Europe's invasion of the American continent up through World War II, through the Chicano Movement years to the present day. Includes archival footage and lively music ranging from corridos to rap. Based on the book 500 years of Chicano history in pictures by Elizabeth Martínez. (56 min.) Media E184.M5 V58 1995
New York: McGraw-Hill Films, 1970.
Describes the blend of modern, Indian and Spanish cultures in Mexico. Shows views of Acapulco, Mexico City and various off-beat retreats during fiesta time. Includes archeological sequences of a visit to the new National Museum of Anthropology. 1 film reel (28 min.) 16 mm. Media Film D-10,644
[S.l.]: The Cinema Guild, 1995.
Documentary follows farmworkers from California's Salinas Valley back to their roots in the fields of rural Mexico, where they recount their everyday struggle to cope in the midst of the globalization of agriculture and the impact of NAFTA. The video examines rural development projects that work with farmers to develop an agriculture base on people not profits. In Spanish with English subtitles. (45 min.) Media HD1792 .V575 1995
Chicago: Public Media Education, 1995, ©1992.
Dr. Linda Schele of the University of Texas takes Bill Kurtis to Copán, Honduras, and back more than 1,000 years into the pre-Columbian culture of the Maya. (28 min.) + 1 teacher's guide Media F1435 .V55 1995
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