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Heritage preservation is an increasingly urgent priority as new generations of indigenous peoples choose modern Western lifestyles, leaving the old ways of doing things behind. In the village of Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico, Benito Hernandez and his wife, Rosario, have chosen to live a very traditional life, and to…
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The veneration for Tonantzin-Guadalupe has been an essential Mexican theme underlying Mexican cultural and political values since the 16th century. Guided by the testimonies of Indigenous people, Mexicans of mixed heritage and Chicanos about this complex subject matter, we can understand why. The film was shot in 16mm and produced…
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Jorge has only a few weeks with his five-year-old son Natan before he leaves to live with his mother in Rome. Intent on teaching Natan about their Mayan heritage, Jorge takes him to the pristine Chinchorro reef, and eases him into the rhythms of a fisherman's life. As the bond…
Circo
Gorgeously filmed along the back roads of rural Mexico and set to the music of the indie-rock band Calexico, CIRCO follows the Ponce family's hardscrabble circus as it struggles to stay together. Tino, the ringmaster, is driven by his dream to lead his parents' circus to success and corrals the…
Super Chief
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In Good Hands - Culture and Agriculture in the Lacandon Rainforest
While inefficient agricultural methods are destroying much of the world's rainforests, the Lacandon Maya of Chiapas in southern Mexico have been practicing a sustainable form of rainforest farming for centuries. Dr. James Nations, an ecological anthropologist, has worked with the Lacandones for many years. In Good Hands follows Nations as…
Our Lady Of Guadalupe
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From the Bottom Up - Revolutionary Change in Brazil
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Beyond the Border - A Mexican Immigrant Joins his Brothers in Kentucky
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The World's Most Wanted - Secrets of Mexico's Drug War
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