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1.

Shake the Dust

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This documentary chronicles the influence of breakdancing, exploring how it strikes a resonant chord in the slums, favelas and ghettos of the world and far beyond. Showcases breakdancing moves and interviews performers from Uganda, Cambodia, Yemen, and Colombia.
DVD
2015; 2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Two Escobars

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While rival drug cartels warred in the streets, the Columbian national soccer team took a rapid rise to glory, with Andres Escobar its inspirational captain. Meanwhile the infamous drug baron, Pablo Escobar, pioneered "Narco-soccer". After a mistake by Andres led to a loss at the 1994 World Cup, less than ten days later he was gunned down outside a bar, a tragedy documented in this thriller about the intersection of crime and sport.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Terras: Lands

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"Surrounded by the Amazon rainforest, the twin cities of Leticia and Tabatinga and the village of Santa Rosa constitute a triple border between Brazil, Colombia and Peru. Beautifully photographed and researched, Lands explores the social and ecological impact of territorial limits, commerce and modernity on the lives of the local and indigenous population. ... Directed by noted Brazilian filmmaker Maya da-Rin, Lands maps out the demarcations that, although not always visible, are present in these people's daily lives. The borders, after all, are everywhere and nowhere in this land. In addition, the film looks at the concept of nationality and territorial limits, the relationship between urban cities and the Amazon, the contact between traditional indigenous cultures and contemporary [...]
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Cocaine Cowboys

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The cocaine trade of the '70s and '80s had an indelible impact on contemporary Miami. Smugglers and distributors forever changed the once sleepy retirement community and turned it into one of the world's most glamorous hot spots and the epicenter of a $20 billion annual business fed by Colombia's Medellin Cartel. By the early '80s, Miami's tripled homicide rate had made it the murder capital of the country.
DVD
2006; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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La Sierra: Urban Warfare in the Barrios of Medellin, Colombia

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La Sierra is an intense, unflinching documentary about several young people living in Medellin, Columbia. The town is perpetually caught in the crossfire between two warring factions--the guerillas and the paramilitary forces--and the film explores the burden of life during wartime with a personal and deeply unsettling focus -- description from CD universe.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Plan Colombia: Cashing-in on the Drug War Failure = Guerra Anti-Drogas o Pro-Petróleo

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Explores issues with the the U.S. anti-drug package called "Plan Columbia."
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Los Calabazos del Sol: The Pumpkins of the Sun

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Uses the metaphor of the "calabazo" (pumpkin) to describe the way in which the children of Colombia's troubled Chocó province experience the poverty and political conflict they have witnessed. Argues that the devastating elements can be overcome through culture, recognition of the diversity of the people, their territory, history and dignity.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
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Shotguns and Accordions: Music of the Marijuana Regions of Colombia

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Explores vallenato music, a rocking blues which evolved out of the marijuana-growing regions of Columbia. It is a hot, jumpy dance music which mixes accordians, electric bass, percussion and open-throated singing. Vallenato absorbed the local traditions from the vibrantly rhythmic, African-rooted cumbia music to the traditional flute music of various Indian peoples to become the soundtrack for the wide-open lifestyle of gambling and carousing fueled by drug profits.
DVD
2001; 1983
Clemons (Stacks)
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Coca Mama [electronic resource]: The War on Drugs

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"Filmed over a year in four countries, this documentary shows us coca-growing peasants, anti-narcotic patrols, U.S. law-makers, and the Colombian rebels who stand accused of protecting the drug trade"--Original container.
Online
2001
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Botero: Four Seasons

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Documentary with Colombian artist Fernando Botero discussing his life and career.
VHS
2000; 1992
Ivy (By Request)
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The Godfather of Cocaine

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FRONTLINE travels to Columbia for an investigative biography of the rise and fall of the richest and most violent drug lord, Pablo Escobar. -- container.
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)
12.

From the Heart of the World: The Elder Brothers' Warning

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Deep in the mountains of Colombia, the Kogi tribe, descendents of an ancient Tairona priesthood, "call themselves the Elder Brothers of the human race, and are convinced that we, the Younger Brothers, will soon destroy the balance of life on Earth. They believe that the only hope is for us to change our ways, and have set out to teach us what they know about the balance of mankind, nature and the spiritual world."
VHS
1991; 1990
Clemons (Vault--Ask at circulation desk)
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Embera: The End of the Road

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The Embera Indians of Columbia, South America are a river people; hunting, fishing and growing food. The coming of the Pan American highway through their land threatens to change their way of life.
VHS
1991; 1971
Ivy (By Request)
14.

The Foreigners

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This film, which had been lost for many years, is rumored to have been confiscated by President Nixon for anti-American content. It follows a group of student Peace Corps volunteers in Colombia, as they struggle to help the people in a poor barrio get the money they need to build a sewer. In their discussions with villagers and politicians, and later in private, the students confess their mixed feelings about being unable to bring about ideological change in an oppressive political system.
VHS
1990; 1968
Ivy (By Request)
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Operation Amigo

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From the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, 1950-1975.; "Civic action at work in Latin and South America with assistance offered by members of the U.S. Army. Road-building, medical help and education for the masses are demonstrated as they happened."--National Archives and Records Administration.
Online
1963