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El Norte.
Beginning in the mountains of Guatemala, El norte is the story of two brothers who leave their homeland in search of the "promised land" after their father is assassinated by the government. It is a journey filled with never-to-be forgotten dangers and hardships. A dangerous journey that makes for a better life.

The Mission. Warner Home Video, 2003, 1986.
A powerful epic about a man of the sword and a man of the cloth who unite to shield a South American Indian tribe from brutal subjugation by 18th-century colonial empires.



Americas. Annenberg/CPB Collection, 1993.
1. The garden of forking paths: dilemmas of national development -- 2. Capital sins: authoritarianism and democratization-- 3. Continent on the move: migration and urbanization-- 4. Mirrors of the heart: race and identity-- 5. In women's hands: the changing roles of women-- 6. Miracles are not enough: continuity and change in religion-- 7. Builders of images: Latin American cultural identity-- 8. Get up, stand up: problems of sovereignty-- 9. Fire in the mind: revolutions and revolutionaries-- 10. The Americans

20th Century with Mike Wallace: The U.S. in Latin America. New York: A&E Home Video, 2002.
Looks at the relationship between the US and Latin America.

Globe Trekker: Argentina. Escapi New Media Studio, 2004.
Visit the incredible Iguazu Falls; Catch the Train to the Stars, one of the most spectacular railway journeys in Latin America; Learn the Tango and party in Buenos Aires: Visit the San Moreno Glacier at the tip of Latin America.

Life and Debt. New Yorker Video, 2001.
Jamaica became an independent country from Great Britain in 1962. It is the land of sea, sand and sun ... but it is also a prime example of the complexities of economic globalization on the world's developing countries. Effectively portrays the relationship between Jamaican poverty and the practices of international lending agencies while driving home the devasting consequences of globalization.


Made in L.A. / Hecho en Los Angeles

Made in L.A. traces the moving transformation of three Latina garment workers on the fault lines of global economic change who decide they must resist. Through a groundbreaking law suit and consumer boycott, they fight to establish an important legal and moral precedent holding an American retailer liable for the labor conditions under which its products are manufactured. But more than this, Made in LA provides an insider's view into both the struggles of recent immigrants and into the organizing process itself: the enthusiasm, discouragement, hard-won victories and ultimate self-empowerment.

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