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The Absent House

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Pioneering architect Fernando Abruña Charneco, FAIA, confronts climate change with his sustainable constructions. An apprentice of R. Buckminster Fuller, Charneco puts nature first before erecting a building -- a practice which would later be labeled as sustainable green architecture.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Absent House

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Pioneering architect Fernando Abruña Charneco, FAIA, confronts climate change with his sustainable constructions. An apprentice of R. Buckminster Fuller, Charneco puts nature first before erecting a building -- a practice which would later be labeled as sustainable green architecture.
Online
2015; 2013
UVA Library (Item is on order)
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The Double Life of Ernesto Gomez Gomez

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Fifteen-year-old Ernesto Gomez finds his life squeezed between two identities, two families and three nations: the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico. This moving and informative documentary follows the teenage Ernesto as he goes on a journey of self-discovery, moving from Mexico to the USA to meet his Puerto Rican birth mother in prison and learn from her the truth about his heritage, his legacy and himself. Dylcia Pagan, a Puerto Rican patriot, was captured in 1980 in a van packed with bombs. She received a severe sentence of 55 years in jail for seditious conspiracy. Her baby boy was adopted by a loving, politically minded Mexican family and Ernesto grew up unaware of his past. When his origins were finally revealed, he decided to reconnect with his mother, imprisoned in San Francisco. [...]
Online
2001
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Antonio Fernós-Isern

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"Participants: Antonio Fernos-Isern, Resident Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, interviewed by Larry Lesueur and Ned Calmer. Topics: Commonwealth status of Puerto Rico, poverty in Puerto Rico, and Puerto Rican immigration to the mainland."--Longines Chronoscope Interviews, June 14, 1954 (200LW483).
Online
1954
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Puerto Rico: Paradise Invaded

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Surveys the history and contemporary reality of Puerto Rico. Examines the historical background and present-day relationship between Puerto Rico and the U. S., the impact of industrialization on the island, the historical background of the independence movement, and Puerto Rican life in New York City.
VHS
1980; 1989
Ivy (By Request)
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Puerto Rico [electronic resource]: St James the Apostle

In My Americas, Mexican American hosts Roberto Alcaraz and Leticia Vásquez travel into the rich cultural and spiritual life of Latin America in search of their heritage. In this program, Leticia visits Loíza, a town in Puerto Rico founded by former slaves in the 17th century. During the feast of St. James the Apostle, residents dress in ceremonial costumes, parade saints, and dance to West African influenced rhythms. Leticia visits a local artist who carves "vigigante" masks from coconuts and meets famous jazz musician William Cepeda, who returns to his hometown for the feast. At the Caribbean National Forest, she learns about efforts to save the endangered Puerto Rican parrot. Finally, she joins dancers moving to the complex interplay of drummers known as the bomba, in a celebration [...]
Online
2015; 2004
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Families of Puerto Rico: Families of the World

Nine-year-old Jose and his family are closely watching weather reports on an approaching hurricane. We visit his mother, who supervises hurricane preparations for kidney dialysis patients at a hospital. Eight-year-old Laura lives on a farm in the mountains of Puerto Rico. Laura's mother does sustainable agriculture, growing bananas and tropical flowers. Hurricanes, language and political status are major themes.
Online
2014; 2009
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Blackout in Puerto Rico

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An investigation into FEMA's failure to provide adequate relief in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria in 2017. Looks at the role Wall Street and a debt crisis fueled by the U.S. government have played in Puerto Rico's ongoing humanitarian and economic crisis.
DVD
2018
Clemons (Stacks)