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Summary: To reflect on the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest of Mexico in 2021, director Reyes offers a bold hybrid cinema experience exploring the brutal legacy of colonialism in contemporary Mexico. Through the eyes of a ghostly conquistador, the film recreates Hernan Cortes' epic journey from the coasts of Veracruz to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, the site of contemporary Mexico City. As...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FOU

Summary: This series covers America's history from the age of Pre-Columbian Native Americans, through European discovery, colonization, independence, the forging of a young nation, and the settling of the American frontier. Students will look at the history of the United States from a new perspective, as they explore the events that have shaped modern American society. Professor Linwood Thompson is the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1996

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 EAR
3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 1
Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 2
Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 3

Mooney, Carla

Summary: Provides twenty-two step-by-step projects to help readers learn about the explorers that discovered America and their voyages.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nomad Press 2011

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Thomas, Hugh

Summary: A history of Spain's first thirty years in the Americas traces Columbus's pioneering voyage through Magellan's first circumnavigation of the earth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 980.01 THO

Summary: "One of Mexico's most highly regarded works of political cinema, Canoa: A Shameful Memory reimagines a real-life incident that had occurred just eight years before its release, when a group of urban university employees on a hiking trip were viciously attacked by residents of the village of San Miguel Canoa who had been manipulated by a corrupt priest into believing the travelers were communist...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN CAN

Summary: Presented by sculptor Antony Gormley, this program was created to complement the 2002-3 exhibition of Aztec culture at London's Royal Academy. Many of the incredible works loaned to the exhibit are shown, along with sculptures and artifacts filmed in Mexico City and at important Aztec sites. Leading scholars and curators explore how the nomadic Aztecs drew inspiration from earlier cultures. The...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Ernesto "Che" Guevara was both a romantic and a rebel, honored by many for his commitment to liberation yet vilified by others as a rogue. This compelling program traces the life of a man whose idealism and determination gripped the imagination of an era. Interviews with family members, partisans, enemies, and others-including the photographer who immortalized him-share their recollections and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: This program provides a portrait of Cortez and his world-the real world and the imaginary one painted by theologians, mystics, imaginative travelers, poets, and liars; of the New World as seen by a small number of Spaniards; and of the civilizations of Mesoamerica before they were "discovered"-the world of the Mayas and Aztecs, the nature of Aztec religion and politics. It describes the Battle...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Surveying some of the most under-appreciated art of the 20th century, this program documents a groundbreaking exhibit of work by Latin American women at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The video opens up the world of these bold and sensitive visionaries, illuminating their accomplishments, their impact on artists outside their own countries, and the relationship between cultural and artistic...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: This beautifully filmed program looks at the wall paintings of some of the most famous Mexican muralists-Diego Rivera, Juan O'Gorman, Jose Clemente Orozco-and at the work of Luis Barragan, the greatest Mexican architect of the 20th century. Their common medium is the wall. The muralists sought to return art to the people, by putting it on the walls of public buildings, just as it had been in...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: In recognition of her work for social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on October 12, 1992. "The celebration of Columbus is for us an insult," said Menchu, one of the most outspoken and articulate and persuasive advocates of native rights. This program presents a profile of this extraordinary woman, whose life has become a symbol of the sufferings,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: A 36-year civil war has left over 150,000 dead and more than 1 million displaced in Guatemala. This program presents stirring portraits of three Mayan women and their efforts on behalf of peace. Adela, a widow, bravely sustains her refugee family. Justina tirelessly travels the countryside explaining the human rights movement to fellow villagers. Francesca, a Mayan priestess, reaffirms the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: The life of Cuba's Communist leader reveals much about the Cold War, 20th-century Latin American history, and the political and military dimensions of revolutionary movements. This program reaches into all those subjects as it explores the rise and decades-long rule of Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz. Interviews with Latin American experts-including Argentine columnist Oscar Raul Cardoso, historian...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Focusing on the life and career of Pedro Lascurain, this program scrutinizes the turbulent beginning and violent ending of democracy in 20th-century Mexico. The events leading up to Lascurain's noble moment as president are thoroughly examined, as is the heavy-handed American interference in Mexican politics. Political analyst Arnaldo Cordova, professor of history Eugenia Meyer, and other...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Although Hernan Cortes hardly considered himself the reincarnation of Quetzalcoatl, the Aztecs did-and his conquest of Mesoamerica utterly destroyed their world, exactly as prophesied. In this program, Spanish historian and Oxford University professor Sir John Elliott and cultural historian Dr. Elizabeth Baquedano survey political, cultural, and religious aspects of Aztec civilization; analyze...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: The life of Cuba's Communist leader reveals much about the Cold War, 20th-century Latin American history, and the political and military dimensions of revolutionary movements. This program reaches into all those subjects as it explores the rise and decades-long rule of Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz. Interviews with Latin American experts-including Argentine columnist Oscar Raul Cardoso, historian...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Elkins, Caroline

Summary: "Sprawling across a quarter of the world's land mass and claiming nearly seven hundred million people, Britain's twentieth-century empire was the largest empire in human history. For many Britons, it epitomized their nation's cultural superiority, but what legacy did the island nation deliver to the world? Covering more than two hundred years of history, Caroline Elkins reveals an evolutionary...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2022

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 ELK

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 ELK

Summary: This program examines the pros and cons of Fidel Castro's Cuban revolution through the eyes of women exiles in Miami and Castro supporters in Cuba. We hear from several women, including an avid anti-Castro exile and a Cuban television reporter, who tell stories of repression under the Castro regime. Health workers and educators discuss the benefits of Castro's policies, and the role of women in...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Although dreams of a socialist utopia in Cuba have all but vanished, decades of U.S. trade sanctions have not had the expected effect, either. This program looks at the legacy of Cuba's Communist revolution and the Castro regime, examining political, social, and economic conditions prevailing in the island nation today. Positive and negative aspects alike are discussed-from Cuba's high literacy...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: For decades, boxing has held a special place of honor in Cuban society-not least because Fidel Castro deployed the nation's athletes as an unconventional tool of foreign and domestic policy. This Wide Angle report goes inside the Havana Boxing Academy-the first time a foreign film crew has been permitted-to follow future Olympians, hand-picked from the age of nine, as they fight their way into...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Escobar, Mario

Summary: "Madrid, 1934. Though the Spanish Civil War has not yet begun, the streets of Madrid have become dangerous for thirteen-year-old Marco Alcalde and his younger sisters, Isabel and Ana. When Marco's parents align themselves against General Franco and his fascist regime, they have no inkling that their ideals will endanger them and everyone they love--nor do they predict the violence that is to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2021

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Olstein, Lisa

Summary: "Pain Studies is a book-length lyric essay at the intersection of pain, perception, and language. Through the prism of migraine, Pain Studies episodically and idiosyncratically explores personal, cultural, medical, and literary histories of pain--how we experience, express, treat, and mistreat it--and undertakes extended engagements with a range of sources including the trial testimony of Joan...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Grace, Catherine O'Neill

Summary: A recreation of the first Thanksgiving reveals the actual events during the three days that the Wampanoag people and the colonists came together.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Society 2001

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 394.26 GRA

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Seasonal Juvenile Collection, Call number: J 394.2649 GRA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT 394.2 Grace

Summary: A successful cattle rancher battles with corrupt government officials and their stooges in New Mexico's Lincoln County War.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2007

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Video Discs, Call number: DVD MOVIE CHI

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