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Which Way Home

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A feature documentary that follows unaccompanied child migrants on their journey through Mexico as they try to reach the United States. We follow children like Olga and Freddy, 9-year old Hondurans, who are trying to reach their parents in the US. Children like Jose, a 10-year old El Salvadoran, who has been abandoned by smugglers and ends up alone in a Mexican detention center, and Kevin, a streetwise 14-year-old Honduran, whose mother hopes that he will reach the US. As the United States continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, this documentary shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with enormous courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the United States.
Online
2018; 2010
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When Worlds Collide

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A highly imaginative exploration of one of the most intriguing epochs in human history: when the 'Old World' first encountered the 'New World.' Travel from Granada in Spain to Machu Picchu in Peru, and from Mexico to Madrid in Spain. Explores how the collision of these two sophisticated but different worlds led to the birth of an entirely new Latino culture.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Harvest of Empire

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This powerful documentary exposes the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today. From the territorial expansionist policies that decimated the young economies of Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba, to the covert operations that imposed oppressive military regimes in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador, Harvest of Empire provides an unflinching look at the origins of the growing Latino presence in the United States. Adapted from the landmark book written by journalist Juan Gonzalez, the film tells the story of an epic human saga that is largely unknown to the great majority of citizens in the U.S., but must become part of our national conversation about immigration.
DVD
2012
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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Southern Exposure [electronic resource]: Causes and Consequences of Illegal Immigration

Three years in the making, Southern Exposure tears down a curtain of lies, half-truths, and misinformation to scrutinize the many aspects of illegal immigration from Mexico to the United States. The result is a hard-hitting investigation that chronicles the backstories of drug cartels and human trafficking, the effects of demographic changes, the resurgence of contagious diseases, and the escalation of racism. Southern Exposure is unflinching in identifying the consequences of illegal immigration, sensitive to those who risk everything to make the border-crossing, and comprehensive in its analysis of the effects-both direct and indirect.
Online
2010
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A Time to Fight [electronic resource]: HIJOS Speaks Out for the Disappeared of Argentina

In 1976, a military coup in Argentina triggered the mass persecution of political dissidents, and tens of thousands of people were killed or disappeared. Two decades later, children of the disappeared created an organization called HIJOS-an acronym that, in English, translates as Daughters and Sons for Identity and Justice Against Forgetting and Silence. This program focuses on HIJOS member Lucia Garcia as it chronicles her 15-year-long struggle for justice. The trauma, both individual and collective, is set against the achievement of bringing human rights abusers to court. A Time to Fight has been filmed in a variety of formats across the years, reflecting the long period of the shoot and giving each period a distinctive look as Garcia's voice narrates her memory of the struggle fro [...]
Online
2012
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El Salvador [electronic resource]

Featuring American journalist and NPR and PBS foreign correspondent, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, this classic program examines human rights in El Salvador.
Online
1993
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United News: Release 48 (1943) Chief Executives of U.S. Hailed in Latin America [electronic resource]

This World War II-era newsreel includes the following segments: 1. Henry Wallace riding in many parades in Latin American cities; President and Mrs. Roosevelt and President Camacho review a parade in Monterrey, Mexico. 2. Greek volunteers, French Foreign Legion troops, and French colonial troops are assembled on the docks of Algiers; allied troops advancing through mud in Tunisia. 3. B-25 bombers take off from the carrier Hornet to bomb Japan; In Chungking, Chiang Kai-shek greets Doolittle.
Online
1943
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Anacaona [electronic resource]: The Amazing Story of Cuba's Forgotten Girl Band

Formed in 1930s Havana, the all-girl orchestra Anacaona achieved world-wide popularity. Cuchito Castro, and eventually her 11 sisters, took on the male-dominated world of "son" music. Son combines the structure and elements of Spanish cancion, Spanish guitar, African rhythms, and percussion instruments of Bantu origin. At the time it was believed women were not capable of playing son. With concerts in 1938 in New York and Paris, along with films in Mexico, Anacaona rose to international fame, but then faded into obscurity after the Cuban Revolution.
Online
2010
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Panama [electronic resource]

Featuring American journalist and NPR and PBS foreign correspondent, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, this classic program examines human rights in the nation of Panama.
Online
1993
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Human Rights and Land Rights [electronic resource]

The Waiapi are nomads who migrate through the virgin forests in northern Brazil that have faced the encroachment of loggers and developers. With the help of human rights groups they managed to gain legal title to their traditional lands. Filmmaker Geoffrey O'Connor's Academy Award-nominated documentary, "At the Edge of Conflict" offers an inside look at their struggle. This episode focuses on the fight of indigenous peoples of the world to remain on their land. With development due to globalization increasing in traditionally tribal countries, the indigenous population is being pushed onto smaller parcels of land in the name of economic development.
Online
1995
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Human Rights and Cuba [electronic resource]

Human Rights Watch has accused the Cuban government of systematic human rights abuses, including torture, arbitrary imprisonment, unfair trials, and extrajudicial executions. Cuban law limits freedom of expression, association, assembly, movement, and the press. This episode explores the state of human rights in Cuba. Interviews with U.S. Undersecretary of State Peter Tarnoff, and Edgardo Valdes, a Cuban government official to the UN, highlight the nature of U.S./Cuban relations. Cuban-Americans, Frank Calzon and Sam Farber, debate the continuing U.S. embargo of Cuba. Also featured is a report by filmmaker John Alpert on the relations between Cubans and Cuban-Americans from the vantage point of ordinary Cubans.
Online
1995
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Haiti [electronic resource]

Haiti holds the distinctions of being the first independent nation of Latin America and the Caribbean, the first black-led republic in the world after it gained independence in 1804 as part of a successful slave revolution, and the poorest country in the Americas. Government instability due to political violence is the norm. This episode examines the political situation in Haiti, including an interview with then exiled Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide. The former Catholic priest, who was elected with 67% of the vote, served barely six months in office before being ousted in a military coup. Also featured are David Korb's film "The Other Haiti" about the grass roots democratic movements there, a report from Andrew Tyndall on television news coverage in Haiti, and the country's [...]
Online
1994
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Megacities [electronic resource]

In 1950, New York City was the world's only megacity, but today there are nearly two dozen that qualify. This program travels to Sao Paulo, the world's third-largest megacity, to offer a glimpse of what it's like for the urban poor scraping out a living there. Visits to the slums and the streets of this 3,000-square-mile Brazilian metropolis paint a stark picture of a place where shootings, high levels of air and water pollution, and extreme traffic congestion continuously endanger the safety of its 18 million inhabitants.
Online
2006
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Marcus Garvey [electronic resource]: A Giant of Black Politics

Black Nationalist pioneer and first national hero of Jamaica, Marcus Garvey is here discussed by contemporaries, historians, family, and friends. The film traces his early successes from the organizing of West Indian contract labor to the phenomenal rise of his Universal Negro Improvement Association, which took America by storm in the 1920s. It threatened the establishment to such an extent that the FBI infiltrated UNIA and imprisoned Garvey. Afterward he returned to Jamaica, then went to London, where he died aged 53. A giant of black politics and the key philosopher of black pride, his story is told by activist Mariamne Samad, UNIA members Roy Carson and Ruth Prescott, and commentators Vivian Durham, Beverly Hamilton, professors Rupert Lewis and David Garrow, and Sam Clayton. The [...]
Online
2008
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Zapatista [electronic resource]

January 1, 1994: the North American Free Trade Agreement - NAFTA - comes into effect. A few minutes after midnight in southeastern Mexico, several thousand Mayan soldiers take over half the state of Chiapas, declaring a war against the global corporate power they say rules Mexico. They call themselves the Zapatista National Liberation Army, or EZLN. Zapatista is the definitive look at this uprising in Chiapas. It is the story of a rebellion by Mayan peasants armed with sticks - and of their word against a First-World military. It is the story of a global movement that fought 175,000 federal troops to a standstill and transformed Mexican and international political culture forever. Interviews with Subcomandante Marcos, Noam Chomsky, Comandante Tacho, Comandante David Zebedeo, Mayor In [...]
Online
2011
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Luis Sepulveda [electronic resource]: The Writer From the End of the World

This portrait of Luis Sepúlveda plunges us into Latin America, against a background of male friendships and travels from the Amazon to Patagonia, and from Northern Europe to Andalusia. Gaining international fame with his first novel, The Old Man Who Read Love Stories, Sepúlveda's oeuvre is marked by political and ecological commitment as well as by the dictatorial repression of the 1970s, combined with a love of travel and interest in indigenous peoples. Imprisoned for two years under Pinochet, he wandered through South America before moving to Hamburg and eventually settling in Gijon, Northern Spain.
Online
2011
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The Lost Jungle [electronic resource]: Shane Untamed

Shane O takes on the unknown and inhospitable terrain of Guyana's vast rain forests. His goal is to reach Mount Weiassipu, a tepui that has never been climbed. But deep in the jungle, he and his team find themselves stranded with no porters and little food. The ultimate goal then changes from climbing to surviving. This episode of Shane Untamed brings you to the perfect storm.
Online
2011
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Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo and the Search for Identity [electronic resource]: Children of Argentina's "Disappeared

Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo is an Argentinian human rights group made up of grandmothers committed to finding their lost grandchildren, who they believe were stolen by the government during the country's military dictatorship. Between 1976 and 1983 as many as 30,000, dissidents-now known as "the disappeared"-were kidnapped and presumed killed, with hundreds of new mothers among them. Through interviews with members of Las Abuelas, recovered grandchildren who were raised by people sympathetic to the military regime, and many others, this program tells the story of these determined women and of the formerly missing as they explore their true identities.
Online
2012