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The Latin American Studies Collection

A collection of films from and about Latin America.

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Seven Brazilian teenagers film their housemaids, exposing issues of class, race, and gender in their families, and in their country.
Icarus Films ♦ 2013 ♦ 76 minutes ♦ 9-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
The Human ZooThe Human Zoo

Traces the history of 25 people from four different Chilean indigenous groups who, in the late 19th centry, were kidnapped and exhibited as attractions throughout Europe.

Icarus Films ♦ 2013 ♦ 93 minutes ♦ 10-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
What is the cost of truth for families damaged by Colombia's violent past?
Icarus Films ♦ 2011 ♦ 85 minutes ♦ 9-12, college, adult
In the Ashes of the Forest (Part 1)In the Ashes of the Forest (Part 1)

Saga of two colonists in the Amazon rainforest.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 1990 ♦ 55 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
In the Ashes of the Forest (Part 2)In the Ashes of the Forest (Part 2)

Concludes the Amazon colonists' saga.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 1990 ♦ 57 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
Killing for LandKilling for Land
Squatters face off against gunmen hired by absentee landlords in the Amazon.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 1990 ♦ 51 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
The Killing of Chico MendesThe Killing of Chico Mendes
The story of rainforest defender, Chico Mendes, that ended with his 1988 assassination.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 1990 ♦ 55 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
La AmericanaLa Americana

The immigration debate gains a human face in this intimate cinema-vérité tale of Carmen's dangerous and illegal journey from Bolivia to New York in hopes of earning enough to support her ailing daughter back home.

Scorpion TV ♦ 2010 ♦ 54 minutes
Major Leagues?Major Leagues?

Profiles members of the Cuban National women's baseball team, who pursue their passion in a society filled with machismo and prejudice.

Icarus Films ♦ 2013 ♦ 27 minutes ♦ 8-12, College, Adult
A Massacre ForetoldA Massacre Foretold

Chronicles the events surrounding the 1997 massacre of 45 indigenous people by paramilitary troops in Chiapas, Mexico.

Icarus Films ♦ 2008 ♦ 58 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult

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