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21.

La Muerte de Zapata [electronic resource]

This program treats in fully dramatized fashion the life, career, and historical role of the man who played so pivotal a role in the Mexican Revolution. As with many martyrs, Zapata achieved his fullest influence only after his death-in his case, at the hands of assassins.
Online
2012
22.

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
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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
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Los Olmecas [electronic resource]

The Gulf of Mexico coast gave rise to one of the most significant pre-Columbian civilizations, that of the Olmecs. This program looks at the highly-developed Olmec culture, many examples of whose architecture and massive monolithic sculptures still stand today.
Online
2012
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Siqueiros [electronic resource]

Jose David Alfaro Siqueiros was the Mexican muralist par excellence, making it an art form that is at once monumental and personal in scale. Drawing on the pre-Hispanic roots of Mexican culture, he played a leading role in the political revolution of the '30s; the power of his art to persuade is testimony to the powerful voice of his art.
Online
2012
26.

Rufino Tamayo [electronic resource]

Tamayo, who was born in Oaxaca, captured the beauty inherent in the simplicity of indigenous Mexico. This program covers a broad range of his work, showing his style and technical mastery while focusing on his ability to reveal the pain and hardship underlying the beauty that is Mexico, and the beauty underlying the pain.
Online
2012
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Monte Alban [electronic resource]

Monte Alban was the sacred capital of Oaxaca's ancient peoples, whose highly sophisticated and self-contained culture gave rise to Zapotec civilization. Monte Alban's symmetrical urban design demonstrates significant architectural and engineering skills; its mystical religious practices still remain something of an enigma.
Online
2012
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!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
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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
30.

Barcelona [electronic resource]

From its pre-Roman origins to its 21st-century status as a truly global city, Barcelona has given birth to an array of beautiful landmarks. This program gives students an information-rich tour of the Catalonian capital. With visually dynamic footage devoted to the buildings of Antoni Gaudi, the program introduces viewers to Casa Mila, Sagrada Familia, Parq Guell, and other works. Explorations of the Eixample grid pattern, the 1929 International Exhibition Pavilion on Montjuic, and the Agbar Tower help to illuminate the work of Ildefons Cerda, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Jean Nouvel. Libraries, museums devoted to artists Picasso and Miro, and sites created for the 1992 Summer Olympics-a milestone in Barcelona's development-are all studied.
Online
2011; 2007
31.

Granada [electronic resource]

Enshrined in history as the last stand of Spanish Islam, Granada offers visitors one of the world's great architectural treasures: the Alhambra. This program showcases the elaborate palace complex and many other landmarks found in the city. Viewers will receive a tour of many buildings and chambers within the Alhambra, gaining an understanding of its geometric and poetic design and its significance in both Muslim and Christian cultural heritage. Other urban features include El Generalife, the palace of Daralhorra, the Tombs of the Catholic Monarchs, the house of Lorca in the Garden of San Vicente, street markets full of Arabian spices and other goods, and a bull ring transformed into a nightclub.
Online
2011; 2007
32.

Valencia [electronic resource]

Valencia is Spain's third-largest city, the birthplace of renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, and the urban jewel of the Costa del Azahar, or Orange Blossom Coast. This program enables students to learn more about Valencia by way of its historical landmarks and present-day public spaces. Juxtaposing the medieval heritage of the city with its baroque elements, the program explores the Cathedral of Valencia, including the chapel dedicated to the Virgin de los Desamparados, and the Monastery San Miguel de los Reyes, now a technologically sophisticated library. Modern buildings-including those designed by Calatrava, Felix Candela, and Sir Norman Foster-are studied, while Valencia's Water Tribunal is also shown in session.
Online
2011; 2007
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Cadiz [electronic resource]

Although it juts into the Atlantic, Cadiz is as radiant and filled with history as any Mediterranean community. This program explores the peninsular Spanish city, guiding viewers through prominent aspects of its landscape-or, in some cases, its seascape. Visiting the flower market and the ancient Populo quarter, where a 1980 warehouse fire revealed a massive, well-preserved Roman theater, the program also showcases the bustling casino, the Isabelino design of the provincial government building, the castle of Santa Catalina, and the Oratory in which the Constitution of 1812 was proclaimed. The vaporsito and the crow's-nest watchtowers used by 18th-century merchants bring the city's port to life.
Online
2011; 2007
34.

Cartagena [electronic resource]

From its Carthaginian birth to its role as one of Spain's naval headquarters, Cartagena has maintained powerful ties to the sea. This program illustrates the importance of the city's maritime foundation, guiding students through prominent features of Cartagena and its fortified harbor. The Navy's diving school, its submarine fleet base, and the National Museum of Marine Archaeology are all explored, along with the Sea Music festival, Holy Week events, and colorful reenactments of Punic War battles. A tour of the city's modernist architecture reveals a rich progression of beautiful facades and decoration, while antiquated military batteries along the coast further highlight the city's naval heritage.
Online
2011; 2007
35.

Cordoba [electronic resource]

Once the largest city in Europe and the center of Islamic culture and scholarship, Cordoba now presents a richly textured urban landscape combining old and new. This program offers an informative itinerary through the city's monuments, religious buildings, and historic water routes. Visiting the Mezquita Mosque-Cathedral, the Medina Azahara, the Synagogue, and the Fortress of the Christian Monarchs, viewers will also encounter the Roman bridge, Cordoba's centuries-old Arabian mills, and the Gardens of Albolafia-a paradise within the city. The beauty of flamenco dancing and the significance of several festivals, including the famed Courtyard or Patio Festival, will further enlighten students.
Online
2011; 2007
36.

Malaga [electronic resource]

International visitors to Spain's Costa del Sol almost invariably pass through Malaga, a 3,000-year-old city steeped in Phoenician, Roman, Christian, and Islamic history. This program brings Malaga to life with studies of its monuments, religious buildings, cultural centers, and other important sites. Viewers will encounter the famed Alcabaza fortress, thought to have been constructed using materials recycled from the city's Roman-era theater, and the adjacent Gibralfaro Castle. Spotlighting Malaga's cathedral and its mixed building styles, the program also explores the central market, the Dockyards, the Botanical Park, and the Museo Picasso, while highlighting popular Holy Week festivities.
Online
2011; 2007
37.

Pamplona [electronic resource]

The seat of power in the former kingdom of Navarre-and, at one time, a virtual city-state itself-Pamplona is now famous for its Festival of San Fermin and the Running of the Bulls. This program guides viewers through festival sites, monuments, and buildings that make up Pamplona's historic landscape and modern identity. Visiting the city's 14th-century Gothic cathedral as well as other medieval structures, the program provides spectacular aerial views of the massive star fort which creates much of Pamplona's urban pattern. Parks, social hubs, sports centers, libraries, and two universities highlight the cultural life of the city, while its industries and economic viability are also emphasized.
Online
2011; 2007
38.

Segovia [electronic resource]

Between the Eresma and Clamores rivers in northern Spain, an ancient city sits atop a long, narrow headland. Viewers of this program will take a journey through Segovia's multifaceted urban atmosphere. Examining the city's spectacular aqueduct, perhaps the best-preserved example of Roman architecture on the Iberian peninsula, the program also showcases Segovia's 12th-century alcazar, its Gothic cathedral, and several Romanesque churches. Other hubs of cultural heritage, such as the Festival of San Frutos, the house of the poet Antonio Machado, and the Esteban Vicente Museum of Contemporary Art, provide additional insight into this urban jewel.
Online
2011; 2007
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Zaragoza [electronic resource]

Welcome to the city of the three rivers-the Ebro and two of its tributaries, the Huerva and Gallego. Zaragoza is also home to Roman ruins, historic churches, and prime examples of mujedar architecture. This program explores the eclectic Spanish city, guiding students through intriguing sites and landmarks. Examining the sacred Lady of the Pillar statue, the program illuminates the basilica that houses it and also tours La Seo cathedral. Viewers will encounter the city's Roman walls, its central market and famed Principal Theater, and the Aljaferia-a Muslim-built castle that now houses the Aragonian government. Modern locations, such as the Zaragoza-Delicias train station, are explored as well.
Online
2011; 2007
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Woven Lives [electronic resource]: Contemporary Textiles From Ancient Oaxacan Traditions

Textile art and artists play an active role in the culture of the Zapotec communities in Oaxaca, Mexico. Following the work and daily lives of weavers from six different villages in the region, this documentary traces the evolution of their weaving tradition from its early development millennia ago to the present day. The story also looks at the integration of ancient techniques with new technologies and explores how Zapotec artisans are now drawing upon the past to help them move toward the future. Viewers gain an understanding of the importance of the weaver's tools and materials-including naturally produced dyes, traditionally cultivated silks, and hand-operated looms-as well as broader cultural insights in this extraordinary mix of anthropology, history, and design studies.
Online
2011