Discover Latino History

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Discover Latino History - The Great Civilizations of South & Central America
Discover the ancient civilizations that thrived in the Americas thousands of years before European settlers arrived. This program is the perfect supplement to any American history curriculum. Improve the self-esteem…
Discover Latino History & The Latino Influence On the United States
Uncover the countless ways in which Central and South American civilizations have influenced the U.S. From language to medicine, from food to manufacturing, develop a strong understanding of these influential…
Discover Latino History & The History of Mexico
The fascinating and ancient land of Mexico is detailed in this dynamic program. Explore the rich history of Mexico from ancient civilizations through to modern day. Discover how the Aztec…

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Discover Latino History & The Latino Influence On the United States
Part of the Series: Discover Latino History
Uncover the countless ways in which Central and South American civilizations have influenced the U.S. From language to medicine, from food to manufacturing, develop a strong understanding of these influential and ancient civilizations. Learn about the idea of "Manifest Destiny," discover Puerto Rico's quest for independence and find out how…
Discover Latino History & The History of Mexico
Part of the Series: Discover Latino History
The fascinating and ancient land of Mexico is detailed in this dynamic program. Explore the rich history of Mexico from ancient civilizations through to modern day. Discover how the Aztec and Maya evolved, gain a better understanding of ancient Mexico and discover why America and Mexico were once at "war".
Discover Latino History - The Great Civilizations of South & Central America
Part of the Series: Discover Latino History
Discover the ancient civilizations that thrived in the Americas thousands of years before European settlers arrived. This program is the perfect supplement to any American history curriculum. Improve the self-esteem of students with Central or South American ancestry, while raising the overall level of historical understanding in teen viewers. Learn…
Foreigners in Their Own Land
Part of the Series: The Latino Americans
Explores the period from 1565-1880, as the first Spanish explorers enter North America, the U.S. expands into territories in the Southwest that had been home to Native Americans and English and Spanish colonies, and as the Mexican-American War strips Mexico of half its territories by 1848.
The Spirit of the Ancestors - Journey to Bring Home a Stolen Artifact
Three generations of chroniclers from Rapa Nui (Easter Island) go in search of one of the island's sacred spirits, Moia Hoa Haka Nana'ia (or the Stolen Friend), taken by colonizers more than 100 years ago and now housed in a museum. For the Rapa Nui, the Moia is infused with…
The Forgotten Boys of Brazil (Menino 23) - A History of Nazis in Brazil
This acclaimed documentary begins with the discovery of bricks marked with Nazi swastikas on a farm in the countryside of Sao Paulo. It is revealed that during the 1930's, fifty black boys were taken from an orphanage in Rio de Janeiro and led to the farm. There, the boys were…
Cubamerican - A Million Refugees' Quest for Freedom
CUBAMERICAN is the stirring story of how the Cuban Revolution shattered the Cuban family. Spanning the past 60 years of Cuban history, the film evokes this tragedy and its universal themes of loss, freedom, assimilation, struggle and triumph through the stories of Cuban exiles that have achieved acclaim in diverse…
The City of Photographers (La ciudad de los fotógrafos) - Oppressed Chile Captured in Photographs
During the period of Pinochet's dictatorship (1973-1990), a group of photographers portrayed the harsh conditions Chilean society. In the streets, along the protests marches, these photographers developed and created a metaphoric political language. To take pictures was an expression of freedom and an attempt to survive. In addition to collecting…
The Death of Pinochet - The Chilean Reaction to the Death of General Pinochet
On December 10, 2006, General Pinochet died unexpectedly. His death reawakened the political divisions that marked Chile's recent history. This documentary exposes the people's reactions during the first 24 hours, constructing an intimate and surprising portrait of Chilean society. Nominated for Best Documentary at the Warsaw International Film Festival. Jury…
Return to Cuba - Life in Cuba After Castro
After 18 years living in Italy, Barbara Ramos returns to live in Cuba, her homeland. In the town of Santa Clara and through the projects of family and friends, she discovers what has changed, what hasn't, and what will likely never change in her country. Shot over a period of…
The Metal Stork - Salvadorian Civil War Victims Reconcile with Their Past
During El Salvador's civil war, rural kids Ana Lilian, Ricardo, and Blanca witnessed the murder of their families and grieved as a military helicopter determined their fate. Now, they try to reconnect with their long-lost families, hoping to reconcile their pasts and bring peace to the present. Official Selection at…
With My Heart in Yambo - A Personal Look at Ecuador's Recent History
In 1988, when director Maria Fernanda Restrepo was only 10 years old, her life changed in the cruelest of ways: her two brothers--then 14 and 17--vanished without a trace. Only later did the family learn that the boys had been illegally detained, tortured, and murdered by the Ecuadorean police. Now,…