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Endangered civilizations, The Nahuas of the Sierra de Guerrero
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directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995 and Javier Perez Solano, fl. 2000, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 2000), 50 mins
Nahualt was the language of the Aztecs. Even today numerous rites of the pre-Colombian period continue to exist on the fringe of the Catholic religion. To the beat of the Teponsastle-the drum incarnation of the god Texcatlipoca-the Human-Jaguars mingle with the faithful. They will martyr and flagellate themselves...
directed by Alain Bourrillon, fl. 1995 and Javier Perez Solano, fl. 2000, in Endangered civilizations (Paris, Ile-de-France: 10 Francs, 2000), 50 mins
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Horsemen, Episode 1, The Charros - Mexico
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directed by Sylvie Lebreton, fl. 2001; produced by Fabrice Esteve, fl. 2001, Gilles Thion and Jean Dufour, in Horsemen, Episode 1 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2001), 26 mins
In Mexico, the mestizos (people of mixed-blood) quickly turned out to be great riders. When their descendants, the Charros, spread to the cities, they organized demonstrations of their know-how to preserve their traditions. Hence, an equestrian competition named “Charreria” which takes place every Sunday. was...
directed by Sylvie Lebreton, fl. 2001; produced by Fabrice Esteve, fl. 2001, Gilles Thion and Jean Dufour, in Horsemen, Episode 1 (Montréal, QC: CinéFête, 2001), 26 mins
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If It Doesn't Rain
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written by Charles Mann, 1934-, Mary Jirmanus, 1983- and Michael J. Palmer, fl. 2006; directed by Michael J. Palmer, fl. 2006, Mary Jirmanus, 1983- and Charles Mann, 1934-; produced by Michael J. Palmer, fl. 2006, Mary Jirmanus, 1983- and Charles Mann, 1934-, Documentary Educational Resources (DER) (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 56 mins
What is poverty? This short documentary on households and communities in rural Southern Mexico reveals the complexities of this question and strategies people use to manage and minimize risk. Designed to provoke discussion, this disc includes three in-depth special features (Trout Farm, Oportunidades, The Tequio S...
written by Charles Mann, 1934-, Mary Jirmanus, 1983- and Michael J. Palmer, fl. 2006; directed by Michael J. Palmer, fl. 2006, Mary Jirmanus, 1983- and Charles Mann, 1934-; produced by Michael J. Palmer, fl. 2006, Mary Jirmanus, 1983- and Charles Mann, 1934-, Documentary Educational Resources (DER) (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 56 mins
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In the Americas with David Yetman, Season 1, Episode 1, Day of the Dead: A Mexican Celebration
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directed by Daniel Duncan, fl. 2010-2012; produced by David Yetman, 1941- and Daniel Duncan, fl. 2010-2012, in In the Americas with David Yetman, Season 1, Episode 1 (United States: Espresso TV, 2012), 25 mins
Ancient American civilizations from Peru to Mexico believed death is to be celebrated, not feared. Many Native American groups in pre-Conquest Mexico celebrated one day each year when their deceased ancestors would return to visit them—El Día de los Muertos. This ancient tradition has become the state of Oaxaca...
directed by Daniel Duncan, fl. 2010-2012; produced by David Yetman, 1941- and Daniel Duncan, fl. 2010-2012, in In the Americas with David Yetman, Season 1, Episode 1 (United States: Espresso TV, 2012), 25 mins
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In the Americas with David Yetman, Season 2, Episode 10, Whistles in the Mist: Whistled Speech in Oaxaca
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directed by Daniel Duncan, fl. 2010-2012; produced by Daniel Duncan, fl. 2010-2012 and David Yetman, 1941-, Espresso TV, in In the Americas with David Yetman, Season 2, Episode 10 (United States: Espresso TV, 2014), 26 mins
The Chinantecan people of mountainous northern Oaxaca, Mexico, speak by whistling as well as by talking. We visit their isolated community and see for ourselves how they use whistled speech to supplement—and sometimes replace—spoken speech.
directed by Daniel Duncan, fl. 2010-2012; produced by Daniel Duncan, fl. 2010-2012 and David Yetman, 1941-, Espresso TV, in In the Americas with David Yetman, Season 2, Episode 10 (United States: Espresso TV, 2014), 26 mins
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Last Living Memories/Ultimas Memorias Vivas
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directed by Antonio Zirión, 1976-; produced by University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology (Manchester, England: University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, 2004), 32 mins
Using stock footage, this documentary reconstructs the story of the Paricutín volcano as described by the last generation that witnessed its eruption.
directed by Antonio Zirión, 1976-; produced by University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology (Manchester, England: University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, 2004), 32 mins
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The Living Maya Part 1
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written by Hubert Smith, 1938-; directed by Hubert Smith, 1938-; produced by Hubert Smith, 1938- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1985), 58 mins
Introduces the village of Chican and the Colli-Colli family, and examines the structure of Maya agricultural and village life.

written by Hubert Smith, 1938-; directed by Hubert Smith, 1938-; produced by Hubert Smith, 1938- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1985), 58 mins
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The Living Maya: The Sequels, Sequel 3, The Orchard Project: 1976-2018
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directed by Hubert Smith, 1938-; produced by Hubert Smith, 1938-, in The Living Maya: The Sequels, Sequel 3 (Privately Published, 2019), 38 mins
The original series documented difficulties facing the community and a single family. The government initiated a large and ambitious citrus orchard but demanded that it be worked in a manner contrary to tradition. What has become of that project?
directed by Hubert Smith, 1938-; produced by Hubert Smith, 1938-, in The Living Maya: The Sequels, Sequel 3 (Privately Published, 2019), 38 mins
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Man on the Rim, The Feathered Serpent
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directed by Robert Raymond, 1922-2003; produced by Anthony Buckley, 1937-, in Man on the Rim (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1989), 55 mins
The Olmec, Toltec, Mayan and Aztec Cultures ... built their high pyramids and great cities on the dusty plains of Mexico and in the steaming jungles of the isthmus. This episode views the striking skeletons of these complex communities.
directed by Robert Raymond, 1922-2003; produced by Anthony Buckley, 1937-, in Man on the Rim (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1989), 55 mins
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Sentinels of the Earth, Conversations with the Sierra Popoluca, Part 1
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directed by Judith Gleason; produced by Judith Gleason, in Sentinels of the Earth (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 58 mins
This is an innovative, intimate portrait of stalwart members of an indigenous people who inhabit Mexico's Sierra de Santa Marta and speak a derivative of ancient Olmec. For convenient classroom use, eight episodes, focused on various aspects of their culture, have been divided into Parts I and II -- available sepa...
directed by Judith Gleason; produced by Judith Gleason, in Sentinels of the Earth (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 58 mins
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