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The Latin American Studies Collection

A collection of films from and about Latin America.

A collection of films from and about Latin America.

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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
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
Mayan Voices: American LivesMayan Voices: American Lives

Contrasts the experiences of Mayan families who came to Indiantown, Florida as refugees fleeing the violence in Guatemala in the early 1980s, with the struggles of those continuing to arrive in search of better lives.

Icarus Films ♦ 1994 ♦ 56 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
Metal and MelancholyMetal and Melancholy
Roving the city of Lima, Peru, Heddy Honigmann meets teachers, actors, professionals, civil servants and many others who have turned to taxi driving to earn enough to get by.
Icarus Films ♦ 2007 ♦ 80 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Mountains of GoldMountains of Gold
Gold mining in the Amazon is a dangerous and dirty business.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 1990 ♦ 54 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
Net LossNet Loss
Examines the controversy surrounding salmon farms, and the threat they pose to wild salmon.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 2003 ♦ 52 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adult
Heddy Honigmann's latest film focuses on Peru's capital city of Lima, revealing the contrasts of wealth and poverty, and how its poorest citizens have survived decades of economic crisis and corruption.
Icarus Films ♦ 2009 ♦ 93 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult

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