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1.

The Adventurers

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"At the center of this jet-setting story is troubled playboy Dax (Bekim Fehmiu). Raised far from his South American homeland of Corteguay amid the high society and political intrigue of Italy, Dax uses romance as a stepping stone to success, and all the while schemes to bring vengeance on those who once wronged him and his family" -- Container.
DVD
2000; 1970
Clemons (Stacks)
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La Patagonia Rebelde

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Film based on actual historical events involving the brutal military suppression of a series of strikes by rural workers in the southernmost province of Argentina in the early 1920's.
DVD
2006; 1974
Clemons (Stacks)
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Tierra del Fuego

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Julius Popper, a mid-19th century Rumanian explorer, travels to Patagonia in search of gold.
DVD
2000; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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La Pu-- y la Ballena: The Whore and the Whale

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A writer going though an emotional crisis decides to research the work of an Argentinean photographer. Uncovering a passionate love story between her subject and a prostitute, she unearths hidden feelings of her own. She travel to the Argentine Patagonia in her quest for answers.
DVD
2008; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Hôtel Terminus: Klaus Barbie, Sa Vie et Son Temps = Hotel Terminus : Klaus Barbie, His Life and His Time

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An examination of Klaus Barbie, the infamous Nazi 'Butcher of Lyon' and Gestapo chief implicated in 4000 deaths and the deportation of 7000 Jews, during the Nazi occupation of France. Tracing the 40-year hunt for the war criminal, it exposes a complex web of political intrigue, collaboration and deceit. Weaves together historical footage and interviews with former Nazis, American intelligence officers, South American government officials, victims of Nazi atrocities and witnesses.
DVD
2010; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Boys From Brazil

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A band of Nazi leaders, escaped from postwar Germany, scheme to return to power. Their plans to dominate the world are based on a bizarre biological experiment undertaken by Josef Mengele: to clone Hitler.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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House of the Spirits

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Esteban works hard and eventually gets enough money to buy a hacienda and become a local patriarch. He becomes very conservative and is feared by his workers.
DVD
2011; 1993
Clemons (Stacks)
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Condor

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In the mid-1970's, right-wing military dictatorships gained political power in much of South America. With the military and financial support of the United States, they put together a special intelligence unit to help put down leftist resistance groups that were growing among the disenchanted citizens in their countries. Known as Operation: Condor, this organization was soon masterminding political assassinations, kidnappings, and other terrorist acts in the name of supporting democracy at any cost. Using rare newsreel footage of political unrest in South America and interviews with those involved in Operation: Condor, Roberto Mader follows the birth of the operation, documents some of its more heinous actions, and attempts to determine who was responsible within the organization.
DVD
2011; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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South of the Border

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Director Oliver Stone visits seven presidents in five countries in South America to gain some understanding about the political and social ideas and the revolutions, and to clear up how people view them. Includes interviews with Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, Argentinean president Cristina Kirchner, Cuban president Raul Castro.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Secrets of the Tribe

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"The field of anthropology goes under the magnifying glass in this fiery investigation of the seminal research on Yanomami Indians. In the 1960s and '70s, a steady stream of anthropologists filed into the Amazon Basin to observe this "virgin" society untouched by modern life. Thirty years later, the events surrounding this infiltration have become a scandalous tale of academic ethics and infighting. The origins of violence and war and the accuracy of data gathering are hotly debated among the scholarly clan, Soon these disputes take on "Heart of Darkness" overtones as they decend into shadowy allegations of sexual and medical violation. Director José Padilha brilliantly employs two provocative strategies to raise unsettling questions about the boundaries of cultural encounters. He al [...]
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Carl Fredericksen, a retired balloon salesman, is part rascal and part dreamer who is ready for his last chance at high-flying excitement. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, Carl sets off to the lost world of his childhood dreams. Unbeknownst to Carl, Russell, an overeager eight-year-old Wilderness Explorer who has never ventured beyond his backyard, is in the wrong place at the wrong time. The world's most unlikely duo reach new heights and meet fantastic friends. Stuck together in the wilds of the jungle, Carl realizes that sometimes life's biggest adventures aren't the ones you set out looking for.
DVD
2009
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The True Story of Che Guevara

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"Argentine renegade Che Guevara led a life cloaked in mystery and obscured by legend. His powerful charisma and his dedication to worldwide revolution terrified some of the world's most influential men and left armies scrambling to destroy him. Immediately upon entering the international spotlight, Guevara was as passionately love by some as he was reviled by others. From a privileged childhood in Argentina to the lonely execution in the jungles of Bolivia, the life of Che Guevara is intimately revealed through interviews with his family, supporters, and enemies. This extraordinary documentary chronicles Che's transformative motorcycle trips through the poorest corners of South America, his leadership in the Cuban Revolution's decisive Battle of Santa Clara, and his transformatio [...]
DVD
2008; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Missing

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Critically acclaimed political drama about a father's search for his missing son in Latin America.
DVD
2008; 1982
Clemons (Stacks)
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Le Salaire de la Peur

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"In a squalid South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route. As they ferry their explosive cargo to a faraway oil fire, each bump and jolt tests their courage, their friendship, and their nerves"--Container.
DVD
2005; 1953
Clemons (Stacks)
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Predator

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Recruited by the CIA to rescue hostages held by guerilla fighters in a Central American country, Schwarzenegger and his men encounter an enemy more deadly than any on Earth--because the Predator is not of this Earth.
DVD
2004; 1987
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ancestors in the Americas: Coolies, Sailors, Settlers

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The untold story of how Asians--Filipino, Chinese, Asian Indian--first arrived in the Americas. Film crosses centuries and oceans from the 16th century Manila-Acapulco trade, to the Opium War, to the 19th century plantation coolie labor in South America and the Caribbean.
VHS
1997; 1996
Ivy (By Request)
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I Live in Fear

Both the final film of this period in which Akira Kurosawa would directly wrestle with the demons of the second World War and his most literal representation of living in an atomic age, the galvanizing I live in fear presents Toshiro Mifune as an elderly, stubborn businessman so fearful of a nuclear attack that he resolves to move his reluctant family to South America. With this mournful film, the director depicts a society emerging from the shadows but still terrorized by memories of the past and anxieties for the future.
Online
2014; 1955
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The Wages of Fear

In a squalid South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route. As they ferry their explosive cargo to a faraway oil fire, each bump and jolt tests their courage, their friendship, and their nerves. The result is one of the greatest thrillers ever committed to celluloid, a white-knuckle ride from France's legendary master of suspense, Henri-Georges Clouzot.
Online
2014; 1953
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Early Global Commodities [electronic resource]

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Explains that global trade was established by China's demand for silver and Spain's newly discovered mines in the America and that common currencies before that time were silver, gold, copper and shells. Candice Goucher talks about the reasons behind the continued use of regional currencies such as shells and beads even after the global spread of metals.
Online
2004