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The Dancing Chickens of Ventura Fabian
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written by Nina Hasin, fl. 2004; produced by Nina Hasin, fl. 2004 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 10 mins
The Dancing Chickens of Ventura Fabian is a lively, bilingual musical video visit with master woodcarver Ventura Fabian and his family in their small rural village of San Martin Tilcajete, nestled in the hills outside the colonial city of Oaxaca in southern Mexico. Every member of this campesino/artesano family wo...
written by Nina Hasin, fl. 2004; produced by Nina Hasin, fl. 2004 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 10 mins
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Democracia Indigena
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written by Pacho Lane, 1938- and Dr. Albert L. Wahrhaftig, 1935-; directed by Pacho Lane, 1938-; produced by Gerardo Avila Garcia (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2000), 38 mins
This film examines the indigenous rights revolution sweeping Mexico through the municipal elections in Huehuetla, Puebla. In 1989, the Huehuetla Totonacs formed the Organizacion Independiente Totonaca (OIT), and joined in an electoral alliance with the Partido de la Revolucion Democratica (PRD). For ten years the...
written by Pacho Lane, 1938- and Dr. Albert L. Wahrhaftig, 1935-; directed by Pacho Lane, 1938-; produced by Gerardo Avila Garcia (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2000), 38 mins
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Democracía Indígena
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directed by Pacho Lane, 1938-; produced by Gerardo Avila Garcia (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2000), 38 mins
This film examines the indigenous rights revolution sweeping Mexico through the municipal elections in Huehuetla, Puebla. In 1989, the Huehuetla Totonacs formed the Organización Independiente Totonaca (OIT), and joined in an electoral alliance with the Partido de la Revolución Democratica (PRD). For ten years th...
directed by Pacho Lane, 1938-; produced by Gerardo Avila Garcia (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2000), 38 mins
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The Eagle's Children
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written by Pacho Lane, 1938-; directed by Pacho Lane, 1938-; produced by Pacho Lane, 1938- (Rochester, NY: Ethnoscope, 1992), 39 mins
Mexican-American 'danzantes' travel to Chalma, Central Texas, and San Diego as they rediscover their indigenous heritage.
written by Pacho Lane, 1938-; directed by Pacho Lane, 1938-; produced by Pacho Lane, 1938- (Rochester, NY: Ethnoscope, 1992), 39 mins
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Gringolandia
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written by Dennis Lanson, fl. 1980; directed by Dennis Lanson, fl. 1980; produced by Dennis Lanson, fl. 1980, Documentary Educational Resources (DER) (San Miguel de Allende, Durango State: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2011), 54 mins
Americans have been living the expat life in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, for more than 50 years. Recently, though, their numbers have increased dramatically. Real estate has boomed. Some residents seek all the amenities they have at home, but at half the price. Why do Americans choose to live abroad? How do the...
written by Dennis Lanson, fl. 1980; directed by Dennis Lanson, fl. 1980; produced by Dennis Lanson, fl. 1980, Documentary Educational Resources (DER) (San Miguel de Allende, Durango State: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2011), 54 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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If It Doesn't Rain: First Return
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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), 2008), 48 mins
Revisting the families and communities of the original If It Doesn't Rain, this short film highlights the continuing struggle to improve their lives, especially to manage and minimize risk. Enriched by eight features, the DVD provides insight into the the role of government programs, the impact of migration, and t...
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), 2008), 48 mins
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Incidents Of Travel In Chichen Itza
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written by Jeffrey Himpele, fl. 1994 and Quetzil Castañeda; directed by Jeffrey Himpele, fl. 1994 and Quetzil Castañeda; produced by Jeffrey Himpele, fl. 1994 and Quetzil Castañeda (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1997), 1 hour 30 mins
This original ethnographic video depicts how New Agers, the Mexican state, tourists, and 1920s archaeologists all contend to "clear" the site of the antique Maya city of Chichen Itza in order to produce their own idealized and unobstructed visions of "Maya" while the local Maya themselves struggle to occupy the si...
written by Jeffrey Himpele, fl. 1994 and Quetzil Castañeda; directed by Jeffrey Himpele, fl. 1994 and Quetzil Castañeda; produced by Jeffrey Himpele, fl. 1994 and Quetzil Castañeda (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1997), 1 hour 30 mins
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A Journey to the Butterflies
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written by Pacho Lane, 1938-; directed by Pacho Lane, 1938- (Rochester, NY: Ethnoscope, 2002), 26 mins

Come with Deborah Welker as she visits the famed Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in Mexico. Deborah takes us first to the lovely old mining town of Angangueo, in Michoacan state, jumping-off point for the El Rosario and Sierra Chincua sanctuaries. We visit the impressive town square, check the hotels and restaurants,...

written by Pacho Lane, 1938-; directed by Pacho Lane, 1938- (Rochester, NY: Ethnoscope, 2002), 26 mins
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Juana's Journey (El Viaje de Juana)
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written by Adele Schmidt, 1960-; directed by Adele Schmidt, 1960-; produced by Andrea Gentile, Gustavo Montiel and Adele Schmidt, 1960- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1999), 26 mins
For years, Juana, who is 18 years old, was a drug addict who lived in a street gang in Mexico City. Her little 3-year old daughter suffers most under Juana's depressions, which repeatedly caused Juana to stay away from home for weeks at a time.
written by Adele Schmidt, 1960-; directed by Adele Schmidt, 1960-; produced by Andrea Gentile, Gustavo Montiel and Adele Schmidt, 1960- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1999), 26 mins
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