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Latin American Video Archives

Overview
Works: 319 works in 482 publications in 3 languages and 3,588 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Drama  Nonfiction films  Survival films  History  Interviews  Biography  Biographical films  Comedy films  Music 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Latin American Video Archives
 
Most widely held works by Latin American Video Archives
Afroargentinos = Afroargentines( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A film which unearths the hidden history of black people in Argentina and their contributions to Argentine culture and society, from the slaves who fought in the revolutionary wars against Spain, to the contemporary struggles of black Argentines against racism and marginalization. ... [It] provides a counternarrative to the national myth of Argentina's exclusively European heritage."--Container
La raíz olvidada = The forgotten roots( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Details the history of Mexico's often-overlooked African populations. Drawing on interviews and archival imagery, the film takes us from the slavery of the colonial era to today's Afro-Mexican communities in Guerrero, Oaxaco, Campeche, Morelos and Veracruz. ... [It] argues that Mexico's famous mestizaje includes the important contibutions of African groups, as well as Spaniards and Indians."--Container
Tire dié = Throw a dime by Fernando Birri( Visual )

9 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary examines life in the Argentinian village of Santa Fe. Footage of the villagers' daily existence shows the effects of poverty on people's lives and explores the way the nearby train affects the village. The film culminates in a sequence where the children of Santa Fe run alongside the train as it passes by, begging for money from the passengers
El chacotero sentimental : la película = The sentimental teaser, the movie( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young and eccentric radio show talk host has a successful program on the air. His anonymous callers tell their stories of love, entanglements, misunderstandings and passionate affairs. The film tells three different stories through three different windows, but all are equally pertinent in needing to be shared with the listeners of the world outside
Hurricane Mitch : uncovering the costs of external debt = Huracán Mitch : revela el costo de la dueda externa( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In October 1998 Hurricane Mitch swept through Central America causing unprecedented damage in Honduras and Nicaragua. The severity of the destruction and the amount of time needed to re-stabilize uncovered a deeper crisis, an economic crisis, caused in great part by years of heavy external debt burdens
Pierre Fatumbi Verger : mensageiro entre dois mundos = messenger between two worlds( Visual )

6 editions published in 1998 in Portuguese and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retracing the adventurous life of photographer Pierre Verger, part of a French generation of ethnographers, this documentary reveals the reciprocal cultural influences between Brazil and the region of Benin and Nigeria in Africa
Testimony : the Maria Guardado story( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary follows Salvadoran activist Maria Guardado on her return to El Salvador, from which she fled after her kidnapping and torture, on the 20th anniversary of the killing of Oscar Romero. Now living in Los Angeles, she works to link the massacres and human rights abuses in her home country to the expansion of U.S. hegemony and neoliberalism
Estadio Nacional = National Stadium( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During two months in 1973, over 12,000 people were detained in Santiago, Chile's National Stadium, which served as an improvised detention center following the 1973 coup. Most of the detainees were tortured and some were killed. This film, which contains the testimony of over 30 survivors and eyewitnesses, provides a detailed account of their experiences
Nunca más = Never again( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Spanish and English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1996-97, right wing paramilitary groups attacked rural peasant communities in Colombia, killing many and forcing the rest to flee. This documentary attempts to bring the images and testimonies, spoken and sung, of victims of the armed conflict in communities in Uraba Antioquia and Chocoano to the world, as many of the displaced attempt to reclaim their own lands
Salto al Atlántico = Jump over the Atlantic( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This film traces the similarities and continuities between a small Afro-Venezuelan settlement in Barlovento (Estado Miranda, Venezuela) and the Belgian Congo in Africa, where people were captured as slaves in the nineteenth century."--Container
Courage by Alberto Durant( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story based on the last months in the life of Maria Elena Moyano, a grassroots leader of a women's organization in a slum outside of Lima. Known as Mother Courage, she stood up against the violence and terrorism that plagued her village. After many threats on her life, she was killed by the Shining Path for her resistance
Moebius( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in Spanish and English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un tren del metro de Buenos Aires desaparece misteriosamente en su ruta entre dos estaciones. Un ingeniero comenzará a investigar el caso, deduciendo que, a consecuencia de los múltiples cruces de vías, estas han creado una especie de lazo que interconecta con otra dimensión
Cuestión de fe( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Bolivian saint makers are ordered by a gangster to construct a life-size Virgin and deliver it to a small village in the jungle. Accompanied by their friend, a notorious gambler, they proceed to have misadventures which test their respective faiths in God and gambling
7 días en El Once = 7 days in Once( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in El Once, a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina mostly populated by Jewish people since the early part of the twentieth century when many Jewish immigrants settled there
La cifra impar = The odd number( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film tells the story of two brothers in love with the same woman
Argentina, growth or disappearance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In December 2001 Argentina exploded with fury over the government's handling of the severe economic crisis that gripped the country. The protests that took place on December 19 and 20, which forced President Fernando De la Rua to step down, were primarily sparked by the devaluation of the peso after a decade of parity with the dollar. Since then the country has witnessed skyrocketing unemployment and poverty, but has also seen a resurgence in social consciousness and mobilization. This documentary explains the current crisis from its roots in the drastic neoliberal economic policies implemented in the early 1990s and follows the various movements that have surfaced in response to the situation. These new movements--the 'piquetero' protesters, factory takeovers, community soup kitches, and radical neighborhood associations--may have placed the future of the country back in the citizens' hands"--Distributor's web site
Candombe( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about Candombe, the music created by African slaves brought to Uruguay. The film features interviews with elderly members of Montevideo's black community who recount the cultural importance of Candombe in their lives. Footage of festival preparations and street scenes capture the daily rhythms of Montevideo
 
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International Media Resource Exchange. Latin American Video Archives

Latin American Video Archive

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