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Latin American Video Archives

Overview
Works: 317 works in 475 publications in 3 languages and 3,602 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Drama  Nonfiction films  History  Biography  Survival films  Biographical films  Interviews  Film adaptations  Comedy films 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 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 87 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 72 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 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film focuses on the underveloped suburbs of a city, Santa Fe, Argentina. Birri and his crew succeeded in filming a moving document about extreme poverty, and the main protagonists were children with no future. One of its main sequences -- in which children run barefoot beside a train and along a very narrow and dangerous bridge begging for a dime ("tire dié") -- is one of the most memorable scenes in the visual memory of the XXth Century
La noche de los lapices = The night of the pencils by Héctor Olivera( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film based upon the testimony of Pablo Diaz, the only survivor of this tragic episode. On September 16, 1976, security forces kidnapped seven student leaders who were agitating for reduced student bus fares, and also kidnapped more than 250 other students in the days following. Four years later, Pablo was set free, while the other six were among the many who "disappeared" during the Argentine military dictatorship
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
Cuban roots/Bronx stories( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights the historical journey of a black Cuban family who immigrated from Cuba to the Bronx in 1962
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 50 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
Testimony : the Maria Guardado story( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 48 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
Pierre Fatumbi Verger : mensageiro entre dois mundos = messenger between two worlds( Visual )

6 editions published in 1998 in Portuguese and held by 45 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
Nunca más = Never again( Visual )

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

This documentary focuses on internal displacement and testimonies of victims of the armed paramilitary group in communities in Uraba, Antioquia and Chocó, Colombia
Los inundados = Flooded by Fernando Birri( Visual )

3 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A gently ironic story of the events that befall a peasant family forced to relocate after a flood. Moved from pillar to post, eventually ending up in an abandoned railway car, the family becames a symbol of the strength of Argentina."--Distributor website
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 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
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
Salto al Atlántico = Jump over the Atlantic( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 39 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 Jeremy Paul Kagan( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story based on the last months in the life of Maria Elena Moyano, a 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. She was killed by the Shining Path for her work
7 días en El Once = 7 days in Once( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 37 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 37 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 37 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 36 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
Moebius( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A metaphor about recent events, fears and indifference. A train carrying more than thirty passengers has disappeared from the Buenos Aires' underground railway system. An anxious search takes place, in order to explain the unusual disappearnce. The search seems to be useless until an odd coincidence leads us to an amazing end"--Container
 
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International Media Resource Exchange. Latin American Video Archives

Latin American Video Archive

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