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1.

The Trip to Spain

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Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country's gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age.
DVD
2017
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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The Knight From Olmedo

In this video, actors and directors work to re-create the style of the Spanish Golden Age in Lope de Vega's play The Knight From Olmedo.
Online
2017; 1989
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The Making of Spain: Reconquest

Christianity in the North re-awakens, and one by one the Moslem states fall. Attempts are made by pious Islamic sects from North Africa to win back Spain. By the mid-15th century only the city-state of Granada remains, which is besieged by the warrior Catholic King and Queen - Ferdinand and Isabella. Granada falls in 1492, and 700 years of Muslim rule comes to an end. The Jews are expelled and the inquisition is launched. Simon Sebag Montefiore finds out some distressing information about his own family.
Online
2017; 2015
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The Making of Spain: Conquest

This episode spans the early years when Iberia was a minor province of Carthage, through to the glories of Spain's Moslem age and the Cordoba Caliphate. Simon Sebag Montefiore travels to Cadiz with Spain's first invaders and visits a sacred island where the Carthaginian warrior Hannibal received the blessing of the Gods. We learn how early Spain was a battleground for empires, and visit Italica - a perfectly preserved Roman city with one of the finest amphitheaters outside Rome. From there this episode covers the early, brazen Christian Martyrs, the Visigoths and the Moslem conquest.
Online
2017; 2015
5.

The Making of Spain: Nation

Spain enters its Golden Age. King Philip II is a colossus on the European Stage, and for a time is King of England as well as Spain with his brief marriage to Queen Mary. With the power of Spain enhanced by the spoils of the American Empire, Philip founds Madrid and launches a great Armada against England. We visit El Escorial, Philip's mighty palace outside Madrid, and learn how his successors, with their reliance on favorites and mistresses, cannot live up to his reign. The last Hapsburg king Charles II is a victim of inbreeding, and dies childless. Spain is ruled by the Bourbons, becomes part of the Napoleonic Empire and eventually succumbs to a devastating Civil War and dictatorship under Franco before emerging as a modern, twentieth century nation and a model of democratic monarchy.
Online
2017; 2015
6.

Spain: Hospital on the High Seas

Emergency doctor Bernard Fontanille travels to the port of Santander to board the Juan de la Cosa. Every year in June, the Spanish floating hospital accompanies an armada of over 600 tuna-fishing boats off the Gulf of Gascony, bringing aid to fishermen in the event of an accident.
Online
2016; 2013
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The Alhambra - Granada [electronic resource]

The Alhambra is a palace, or rather a group of two palaces, built for two consecutive XIVth century caliphs, Yusuf 1st (1333-1353) and Mohammed V (1353-1391). The two palaces are hemmed into an older fortress (X century), crowning a 700 meter-long rocky peak. Here, refinement is everywhere - the porcelain mosaics on the floor, the plasterwork sculpted on the walls, the woodwork sculpted and painted on the ceiling- everything is set out in geometric, floral, or epigraphic patterns. Overall this produces a complex yet harmonious decor. Understanding this division of space, means understanding an architecture that develops from the inside, and not from the facade, an architecture that uses geometry to hide the plan and not to display it.
Online
2015; 2006
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The Passionate Historian

In this Ideas Roadshow episode, Sir John Elliott of University of Oxford speaks with Howard Burton about how a chance undergraduate encounter with Spain led to a lifetime love affair, along the way describing how the past influences the present and how the field of history is changing.
Online
2015; 2013
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Discovering Dali [electronic resource]

Filmmaker Jack Bond Jack travels to Stockholm, Sweden where the Moderna Museet is holding an exhibition of Dali's work and revisits his 1965 film, Dali in New York. Jack explores the enigmatic character of Dali and the surreal nature of his own films. As part of his investigation Jack discusses Dali and his work with museum curators and art historians. He reminisces about his friendship with Salvador Dali and the making of his film. Through the journey Jack discovers the influence Dali had on his own filmmaking and learns more about the personality and politics of the great surrealist.
Online
2015; 2010
10.

Spain [electronic resource]: Yes We Can!

Sally Sara meets the grass roots, social media-driven activists who are turning politics on its head in Spain. Now that they've got the power, what will they do with it?
Online
2015
11.

Tasting Menu

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One of the greatest restaurants in the world is closing and an eclectic mix of international patrons have arrived in beautiful Catalonia for the final dinner service. As the staff prepare and serve an audacious tasting menu, a young couple in the midst of a divorce who made their reservation a year ago before separating, reunite for this once-in-a-lifetime meal. Can their romance be rekindled?
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Caveman Cold Case [electronic resource]

A tomb of 49,000 year-old Neanderthal bones discovered in the caves of El Sidrón in Northern Spain led to a double mystery: How did this group of individuals die? And, could the fate of this group help explain Neanderthal extinction? Some bones have deep cuts, long bones are cracked and skulls crushed-distinct signs of cannibalism. Was it a result of ritual or hunger? Neanderthal experts are adamant that they were not bloodthirsty brutes. Will this investigation challenge their views? What happened here will take us from El Sidron to the other end of the Iberian Peninsula where scientists are searching for underwater sites off Gibraltar. Scientists working here had theories-but no proof-for why Neanderthals went extinct. El Sidron may change this.
Online
2014
13.

Kathmandu Lullaby

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"Laia is a young Catalan teacher in search of something deeper to define her life. Leaving behind a troubled past in Barcelona, she moves to the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu to work at a local school, surrounded by the majestic Himalayas. Caught in the middle of extreme hardship and a bleak educational landscape, Laia forges a friendship with teacher Sharmila and embarks on an ambitious educational project in the Kathmandu slums. But to fully commit herself to the task at hand, Laia must marry a Nepalese citizen to remain in the country"--Container.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Shift Change

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Shift change: " ... visits the 50-year-old network of cooperative businesses in Mondragon, Spain, and thriving examples of such businesses in U.S. The film shares on-the-ground experiences, lessons, and observations from the worker-owners on the front lines of the new economy."--Container. Case studies are studies of individual cooperatives featured in the film.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Una Esvástica Sobre el Bidasoa

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"Hendaye, 1940. The German armies just beating France and reaching the river Bidasoa outposts, from this date until 1944 the country will be submitted and this region will become a rest area for Hitler's armies." --
Online
2013
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La Muerte de Pancho Villa [electronic resource]

This richly dramatized program covers many of the events of the Mexican Revolution. Its focus is on Villa-on his career, his political objectives, and the reasons for his successes and the loyalty he inspired-and on those whose power he threatened and at whose hands he died.
Online
2012
17.

El Espectador [electronic resource]: The Press and the Drug Lords

This is the extraordinary story of the Bogota newspaper whose offices were bombed and members of whose staff were killed in the pursuit of their work-which included reporting on the details of the Colombian drug trade. This documentary shows how the politics of cocaine can dominate an entire country.
Online
2012
18.

!Esplendores! Splendors of Mexico [electronic resource]

This program follows the magnificent museum exhibition that travels across 33 centuries of Mexican art, from the 12th- to 10th-century B.C. gigantic Olmec heads to Frida Kahlo's self-portrait. The exhibition is divided into four periods: the pre-columbian, whose artistic purpose was to venerate the gods, commemorate the rulers, and give form to the natural world; the Viceregal, whose art was intended to teach the native population about Christianity and turn them into loyal and productive servants of Spain; the 19th century, with its Mexican adaptation of European Romanticism and Naturalism; and the 20th century, with its themes of revolution and pride in Mexico's Indian heritage. The artistic voyage, which covers a range of ages and peoples, beliefs and styles, is united by the stro [...]
Online
2012
19.

Spain [electronic resource]: The Catalonian Cheese Revolution

The past two decades have seen an extraordinary revolution in Spanish cuisine, mostly from Catalan chefs. The region has also led a renaissance in artisan cheese making which virtually disappeared in the Franco era. Will Studd visits the beautiful city of Barcelona where he meets author Eric Canut. The hills outside the city hold the secret to the revival of Catalan cheeses; from the traditional Mato and Tupi, to the newcomer Garrotxa. Next, several chefs demonstrate ways to use the local cheeses in traditional Catalonian dishes. Then it's off to Manorca, the island of cheese, to see how the traditional Mahon cheese is produced.
Online
2012
20.

Latcho Drom: (Bonne Route)

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A variety of Romany musical groups and dancers perform traditional music and dances in settings created to show traditional Romany life and culture. Set in India, Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, France and Spain.
DVD
2011; 1993
Clemons (Stacks)