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Eyes Wide Open [electronic resource]: Exploring Today's South America

Autlook Filmsales GmbH
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South America has tilted to the left, and its socialist governments are forging an economic alliance that places public power, not market dynamics, at the center. The plan? To exploit revenues from the continent's abundant natural resources to build a better future where all will benefit from that wealth-and, in the process, to become free from North American interference. To explore the sociopolitical changes and the vast lands upon which these dramas are being played out, this program travels to the Venezuela of Hugo Chavez, the Brazil of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the Bolivia of Evo Morales, the Ecuador of Rafael Correa, the Paraguay of Fernando Lugo, and elsewhere on a continent that is emerging as the master of its own destiny. Narrated by Eduardo Galeano, author of Open Veins of Latin America.
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152 min.
In Spanish and Portuguese with English subtitles
11 & up
Some content may be objectionable
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 26, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Exploring Today's South America
  • Introduction and Credits: Eyes Wide Open: Exploring Todays South America (2:18)
  • Future of Third World Countries (2:55)
  • The Market and Poverty (2:12)
  • Reconstruction of Public Power (2:21)
  • Brazil: People vs. Capitalists (3:25)
  • Grass Roots vs. Government (4:57)
  • Unionists vs. the People (2:39)
  • Bolivian Mine (2:52)
  • Bolivia: Battles Over Mines (3:35)
  • Bolivia's President Evo Morales (6:10)
  • Separatist Movement in Bolivia (2:34)
  • Bolivia's Public Oil Reserves (6:31)
  • Anti-Morales Rhetoric (3:06)
  • Tragedy for Morales Supporters (3:25)
  • Failed Coup (3:41)
  • Community Organizers (5:01)
  • Revolution: A Collective Dream (5:03)
  • Dedication of Community Organizers (3:36)
  • Peasant Co-ops (4:42)
  • Ecuador's President vs. Europe and U.S. (6:11)
  • Constitutional Changes (2:53)
  • Ecuador: Rights of Nature (4:51)
  • Destruction Caused by Oil Industry (3:37)
  • Constitution vs. Oil Industry (3:26)
  • South American Shaman (4:20)
  • Another Possible World for South America (2:34)
  • South America: Regional Integration (4:34)
  • "Operation Miracle" in South America (4:34)
  • Credits: Eyes Wide Open: Exploring Todays South America (1:28)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009.
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42045 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (152 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
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