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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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Sentinels of the Earth: Conversations with the Sierra Popoluca, Part Two
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directed by Judith Gleason; produced by Judith Gleason (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 50 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, focussed on various aspects of their culture, have been divided into Parts I and II -- available sep...
directed by Judith Gleason; produced by Judith Gleason (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 50 mins
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Death on a Friendly Border
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directed by Rachel Antell (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 1 hour 5 mins
The border that runs between Tijuana and San Diego is the most heavily militarized border between "friendly" countries anywhere in the world. Since 1994 when the U.S. instituted Operation Gatekeeper, an average of one person a day has died crossing into the U.S. The policy has been condemned by the UN Commissioner...
directed by Rachel Antell (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 1 hour 5 mins
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American Thirst, Canadian Water
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directed by Jerry Thompson (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 48 mins
As water becomes more valuable than oil, possessing this resource will lead to enormous wealth or to war - probably both. This lucid and well-organized documentary explores the political issues behind control of this resource. Among the experts featured in this film is former Senator Paul Simon, who has devoted hi...
directed by Jerry Thompson (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 48 mins
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Chiapas: Prayer For the Weavers
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directed by Judith Gleason (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 41 mins
Gripped by painful memories of the civil war in Chiapas, Mexico, twenty-four women members of a Tzotzil family cooperative gather for a festival to display their work in order to market it. Income from the work of these women is essential to the maintenance of their families. Musicians led by a rezador (prayer mak...
directed by Judith Gleason (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 41 mins
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City of Dreams
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directed by Gianfranco Norelli, fl. 1980-2005 and Bruno Surrentino; produced by Palio Pictures (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 46 mins
Juarez is often called "City of Dreams" because hundreds of thousands of young women have been drawn to this frontier town from the most impoverished regions of Mexico. They aspire to a life free from poverty and free from the male-dominated traditional family and village. Since 1993 over two hundred of these youn...
directed by Gianfranco Norelli, fl. 1980-2005 and Bruno Surrentino; produced by Palio Pictures (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 46 mins
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Life on the Line
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produced by Cactus Media (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 32 mins
Every year thousands of migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala leave their families and homes in Central America in their attempt to make a life for themselves in "El Norte" (the U.S.). Staking everything they own on a one-way trip to the promised land, they encounter police abuse, robbery, extortion, r...
produced by Cactus Media (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 32 mins
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Nowhere Else to Live
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produced by Alan Handel Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 24 mins
In the last forty years, Mexico City, one of the largest and most densely inhabited places in the world, has seen a population explosion from one million to nearly twenty million. The landless peasants who arrive in Mexico City find survival no easier than the rural poverty they sought to escape. Half of Mexico Ci...
produced by Alan Handel Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 24 mins
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The Unholy Tarahumara
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written by Kathryn Ferguson; directed by Kathryn Ferguson; produced by Kathryn Ferguson (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 57 mins
In Mexico's vast and astonishing Copper Canyon area of Chihuahua, isolated from much of the world, live the Tarahumara Indians. Descendants of the Aztecs who fled the Spaniards, they live without electricity in spectacularly beautiful but rocky land where farming is difficult and game is scarce. Poor, and without...
written by Kathryn Ferguson; directed by Kathryn Ferguson; produced by Kathryn Ferguson (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 57 mins
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The Walls of Taniperla
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directed by Dominique Berger (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 5 mins
Taniperla is an Indian community in the Chiapas region of Mexico, one of many which have been occupied by the federal government since declaring themselves autonomous. Seventy percent of the population are Zapatistas, supporters of the peasant revolution. The rest support the government, or PRI.Filmed by Belgian H...
directed by Dominique Berger (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 5 mins
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