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Ixcanul

The brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante is a mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel speaking Mayans on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. Immersing us in its characters' customs and beliefs, IXCANUL chronicles with unblinking realism, a disappearing tradition and a disappearing people. Winner of the Alfred Bauer award and nominee for the Golden Berlin Bear award at the 2015 **Berlin International Film Festival**. *"Like its titular Guatemalan volcano, Jayro Bustamante's hypnotic film debut IXCANUL bubbles with the tension of a teenage girl at odds with her family's native customs."* - Alex Migdal, ***The Globe and Mail***
Online
2019; 2015
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Ixcanul =: Volcán

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"A dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Mayans living on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. A ... fusion of fact and fable, this ... film is an immersive journey into its characters' customs and beliefs, chronicling with unblinking realism disappearing traditions and a disappearing people"--Container.
BookDVD
2017; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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La Jaula de Oro: The Golden Dream

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Juan, Sara, and Samuel, three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala, travel to the United States in search of a better life. On their journey through Mexico, they meet Chauk, an Indian from Chiapas who doesn't speak Spanish. Traveling together in freight trains and walking on railroad tracks, they soon have to face a harsh reality.
DVD
2014; 2013
Clemons (CHECKED OUT)
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Fiebre del Oro

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International mining company Goldcorp begins operations in a village in San Miguel Ixtahuacán, Guatemala, and disrupts the lives of the villagers.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Capitan Orellana y la Aldea Endemoniada

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Captain Orellana, a former police investigator now working on his own solving the most impossible mysteries, has been tapped for the wackiest, most dangerous case of his long career. He's hired by the department of health to examine the strange occurrences in a remote village in which many of the villages seem to be... POSSESSED! With 007-like swagger Orellana takes on the challenge. --
Online
2012
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Killer Coke

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Documentary shorts presented by the activist group "Campaign to Stop Killer Coke" about anti-labor human rights violations perpetrated by Coca-Cola in its international operations in Guatemala, Colombia, etc.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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El Norte: The North

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El norte: Enrique and Rosa are brother and sister Mayan Indian peasants, living in the mountains of Guatemala. When the village attempts to organize for better treatment, Enrique and Rosa are forced to flee as the Guatemalan army is sent in to punish the townspeople. Receiving clandestine help from friends and humorous advice from a veteran immigrant, they make their way to Los Angeles, hoping to make a new life as young, uneducated, and illegal immigrants.; The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva: depicts the life of a fictional poet caught in a civil war and jailed, but then set free on the condition he leaves his country and never returns.
DVD
2008; 1983
Clemons (Stacks)
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Simplemente-- Lo Mejor

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DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Estrellas de la Linea

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Valeria, Vilma, and Mercy are three members of a group of prostitutes living in Guatemala earning two dollars per service. They work at La Linea, by the railroad that runs across Guatemala City. The women dream of being treated with dignity and of the ending of the violence they endure. In order to draw attention to their everyday problems, they get together to form a a football team, train for weeks and sign up for a local championship from which they are expelled for being prostitutes. This expulsion generates strong controversy in Guatemala, with support and rejection suddenly transforming their lives. This is their story.
Online
2006
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El Norte: The North

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A drama about a Guatamalan brother and sister seeking better lives. They set out for the promised land, "El Norte."
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Guatemala Silenciada [electronic resource]

Stratification of women in Guatemalan society is the subject of this program. It examines the submissiveness of upper-class women; a new emerging middle class who are defying tradition and cultural expectations to fight for their equal rights; and the indigenous population, who are segregated and discriminated against. Scenes and descriptions of sexual abuse among lower economic groups are graphic, as are descriptions of political terror. Women refugees in Mexico discuss the terror that drove them into exile. Also available in English.
Online
2006; 1992
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Maya Heritage in Guatemala [electronic resource]

This program examines the lives and lifestyles of the descendants of the ancient Mayans in present-day Guatemala. From the western mountains to the subtropical region, we explore the persistent Mayan influence on Guatemalan religion, festivals, crafts, and manufacturing. Several archaeological sites and ruins of Tikal are examined, and the regions of Selva Maya and Lake Atitlan are highlighted.
Online
2006; 1995
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El Norte: The North

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A drama about a Guatamalan brother and sister seeking better lives. They set out for the promised land, "El Norte."
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Rigoberta Menchu [electronic resource]: Cassandra and Crusader

Rigoberta Menchu has become widely known as a leading advocate of Indian rights and ethno-cultural reconciliation-and also a center of controversy-not only in her native Guatemala, but throughout the western hemisphere. In this program, Menchu, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and other international awards, talks about her life both at home and in exile, her autobiographical I, Rigoberta Menchu, her associations with the Committee of the Peasant Union and The United Representation of the Guatemalan Opposition, and other topics.
Online
2005; 1999
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Las Voces de Las Mujeres de Xelajú: 20 Interviews With Guatemalan Women About Their Lives, Their Families, and Their Hopes for the Future

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"Videotaped interviews, conducted in 2003 with 20 women from Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, present the views, values, and choices of women of many ages (10 to 78), backgrounds, and professions....Why women's voices? The voices heard in the media from Latin America are overwhelmingly male voices. Women carry the principle responsibility to socialize their children, and therefore are rich sources of cultural views and information." -- from product website.; "Students of Intermediate to Advanced Spanish improve listening comprehension while they learn about Guatemalan culture by watching twenty Guatemalan women each answer the same seven questions. The repetition of these questions reinforces vocabulary and grammatical structures in a meaningful context. As students compare the women's ans [...]
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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El Silencio de Neto: The Silence of Neto

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A young boy comes of age during the 1950s, a politically turbulent period in Guatemala's history.
DVD
2004; 1994
Clemons (Stacks)
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Soothsayers, Cigars and San Simon

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In Guatemala, in a slum district known as the Line, five women soothsayers try to solve the problems of the poorest of the poor. In their tin shed, they see their clients who open their hearts in search of advice, healing and comfort. The healers invoke the illegal San Simon-- "illegal" in that he is not recognized by the Catholic Church - although the majority of the people of Guatemala do regard him as a saint. Saint Simon is the patron saint of the poor and is regarded as being able to cure most ills. San Simon liked liquor and smoked cigars. The gnarled women who evoke his spirit share this affinity. We watch the emotional outpourings of their clients through a cloud of smoke. The tougher the problem the more cigar smoke is needed for the cure. Many a rejected lover is able to re [...]
Online
1997
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Tierre Madre, Terre Sacree

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Film examines the conditions of Mayan farmers in Guatemala, their fight for land rights and the persecutions they have suffered through 35 years of civil war. Emphasizes their spiritual relationship to the land and their struggles for political and social autonomy.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Devils Don't Dream!

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Jacobo Arbenz led the revolt against the military dictatorship in 1944. The revolution ended the time of dictatorship which had held Guatemala in its grip since colonial times. In 1950 Arbenz was elected President. He was not a member of any party and didn't issue any manifesto. But he began to fulfill his election promises; farmers got their own land. In September 1954, Arbenz, the President of Guatemala, is betrayed by foreign powers and overthrown (by the CIA). Arbenz is declared a traitor and chased out of the country.
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)