Recent Film and Video Sources. (Publications Update)
Goslinga, Marian, Hemisphere
As recently as a few years ago, audiovisual materials were considered a rather exotic reference source and seldom appeared in scholarly research papers. Now, all of that has changed; non-print items have gone mainstream and are frequently quoted in all sorts of publications, and an entirely new set of rules has been developed for their correct citation.
The list below provides, first of all, some of the major "gateways" for locating audiovisual materials on Latin America and the Caribbean, including video recordings, sound recordings and films. Most of these are accessible on-line at the URLs provided.
The second section provides a recent listing of "general" resources; that is, those dealing with more than one country or the region as a whole. The final section suggests specific country titles.
Area Studies: Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean [Electronic resource]: An Annotated Videography of Holdings in the Media Resources Center, University of California, Berkeley. Compiled by Gary Handman. Berkeley: [s.n.], 2002. (Mode of access: Internet via the World Wide Web.)
Bibliography of Latin American, Hispanic-American and Caribbean Videos: A Guide to Current Sources in the University of Illinois Undergraduate Library Media Center as of June 30, 2000. Compiled by Nelly S. Gonzalez. [Urbana]: Latin American Library Services Unit, 2000. 119 leaves.
Cinema and Video (LANIC). Comprehensive resource listing extensive country information. http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/ cinema/
Film History Index: Lat n America. Part of the World Wide Web Virtual Library providing a wide variety of research materials on film organized into a "general" category and a listing by country. Included are reference sources, main gateways, e-teaching items, journals and bibliographies, http://www.iue.it/ LIB/SISSCO/VL/hist-film/ latin-america.html
Latin American Cinema Home Page. Compiled by Gayle Williams at the University of Georgia Libraries. Provides links to a variety of web sites on Latin American cinema and video. Coverage includes US Latino cinema, http://www.libs.uga.edu/ humaniti/ltamcine.html
Latin American Films and Videorecordings at the University of Pittsburgh. Compiled by Michael Eitner [et al.]. Pittsburgh: [s.n.], 2002. 1 vol. (unpaged]. Also available on-line in PDF format. http://www.library.pitt.edu/ subjectguides/latinamerican/films.pdf
Latin American Video Archives (LAVA). "The place to locate and purchase Latin American and U.S. Latino-made Film and Video." Features new feature films and videos, including documentaries listed by country and/or by subject.
Resources for Locating and Evaluating Latin American Videos. Compiled at Cornell University, this thorough overview of available resources includes monographs, serials, websites, associations, databases, etc. http://www.library. cornell.edu/colldev/LatinAmerican Videos.htm
The Americas in the 21st Century. [Video recording.] Charles Krause. Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2002. Focuses on the economic future of the Western Hemisphere and the benefits of a free trade zone for its 800 million people.
Caribbean. [Video recording.] Annabelle Hester, Mike Rowe. Wheeling, Ill.: Film Ideas, 2002.
Conquest of the Americas. [Video recording.] Marshall C. Eakin. Chantilly, Va.: Teaching Company, 2002.
The Mayans. [Video recording.] Ruth Wood, Bob Carruthers. Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities, 2002.
Migrant Workers. [Video recording.] Paul S. Goodman [et al.]. Grenshaw, Penn.: P. S. Goodman, 2002. Profiles four migrant workers (from Haiti, El Salvador, Mexico and the Virgin Islands) talking about their work, families and future.
Perfiles: los rostros de America Latina hoy. [Video recording.] Eliseo Alvarez. Films for the Humanities, 2002.
The Pilot Guide to the Eastern Caribbean. [Video recording.] Los Angeles, Calif.: Pilot Productions, 2002.
Pirate Flags. [Video recording.] William Pitzer. Charlotte, N.C.: Charlotte Observer, 2002.
Sailing the Grenadine Islands, Caribbean Sea. [Video recording.] Mark Jennings, Julie Conover. Tahoe City, Calif.: Teaching Company, 2002.
Ten Blocks on the Camino Real. [Video recording.] National Educational Television and Radio Center. Jack Landau, director; Jack Venzand and Hurd Hatfield, producers. West Long Branch, N.J.: Kultur, 2002.
The Yucatan, Belize & Guatemala. [Video recording.] Justine Shapiro. Los Angeles, Calif.: Pilot Productions, 2002.
Gauchos judos [Video recording.] Films Cuatro. Leopoldo Torre Nilsson [et al.], producers; Juan Jose Jusid, director. Buenos Aires: Videoteca Foco, 2001.
Mario Benedetti. [Video recording.] Eliseo Alvarez. Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2002.
Video in the Villages Presents Itself [Video recording.] Vincent Carrell and Matt Correa, 2002. With English subtitles. An overview of the Video in the Villages project, founded in 1987 to give indigenous communities control over their own images. The video details the project's achievements, including the creation of indigenous television shows and the use of video to advance community political goals.
Armando de Ramon: premio nacional de historia 1998. [Video recording.] Armando de Ramon; Lihn Warnken [et al.]. eds. Santiago, Chile: Canal 13, 2002.
Chile and Easter Island. [Video recording.] Ian Wright. Los Angeles, Calif.: Pilot Productions, 2002.
Isabel Allende [Video recording.] Eliseo Alvarez. Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities, 2002.
Pablo Neruda: Chiles Master Poet. [Video recording.] Leticia Schiltman, Pablo Neruda. Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities, 2002.
Colombia: A Nation Held to Ransom. [Video recording.] Sydney, Australia: SBS, 2002.
Cambio de tiempo [Sound recording.] Vocal Sampling (Musical Group). Collection of popular music recorded in Havana in February 2000.
Congo to Cuba. [Sound recording.] New York: Putumayo World Music, 2002.
Craig, Ian. "Rigoberto Lopez, cineasta de Cuba, del Caribe y del mundo: entrevista con Ian Craig, La Habana, 19 de diciembre de 2000." Afro-Hispanic Review 20, no. 2 (Fall 2001): 34-39.
Cubafacts.com. [Electronic resource.] 2002. Information on Cuba's society, history, government, economy and human rights with links to relevant book reviews. http://www.cubafacts.com/
The Cuban Missile Crisis and Television [Video recording.] Museum of Television & Radio. New York: The Museum, 2002. Archival news footage of events leading up to the Cuban missile crisis followed by a panel discussion.
Cubasource. [Electronic resource.] 2002. A web resource of the Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) Research Forum on Cuba. In English and Spanish. http://www.cubasource. org/html/english.htm
Estoy como nunca. [Sound recording.] Eliades Ochoa. Malibu, Calif.: Higher Octave World, 2002. Popular music.
Fidel. [Video recording.] Kevin Cooper [et al.]. Santa Monica, Calif.: Artisan Home Entertainment, 2002.
Forsyth, Scott. "Juan Carlos Tabio, Cuban Cinema and `The Waiting List.'" CineAction (2001): 70-78.
Grandes Voces de Cuba. [Sound recording.] Marta Perez and Esther Borja. Orfeon, 2002.
Gutierrez Alea, Toms (Cuban filmmaker.) "We Are Losing All Our Values: Interview with Tomas Gutierrez Alea." Boundary 29, no. 3 (2002): 247-52.
Hidalgo, Narciso, and Edward Santos Townsend. "On Cuban Film: A Brief History in Four Easy Lessons." Hopscotch 2, no. 4 (2001): 108-15.
Holston, Mark. "New Releases: Sound Recording Review." Hispanic 15, no. 5 (May 2002): 58-9. (Focuses on music by Los Originales.)
Martin, Michael T., and Bruce Paddington. "Restoration or Innovation? An Interview with Humberto Solas on Post Revolutionary Cuban Cinema." Film Quarterly 54, no. 3 (spring 2001): 2-13.
Ponte, Antonio Jos. "Cine cubano: nada." Encuentro de la Cultura Cubana 23 (winter 2001/2002): 226-30.
A Taste of Cuba. [Sound recording.] Miami, FL: Big World Distributors, 2002.
La vida es silbar. [Video recording.] Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematograficos. Rafael Rey, producer; Fernando Perez, director. New York: New Yorker Video, 2002. (Discusses the lives of three characters in present-day Havana.)
Worlds Together: Cuba. [Videocassette.] Pat Bender. Elmer Hawkins, 2002.
In the Time of the Butterflies [Video recording.] A Phoenix Pictures/ Barnstorm Films production in association with Ventanarosa Productions and Producciones AmArAntA. Mariano Barroso, director. MGM Home Entertainment, 2002. Based on the story of the Mirabal sisters under the Trujillo regime.
Justice and the Generals [Video recording.] Gail Pellette. New York: Pellette Productions, 2002. Covers the December 2, 1980 assassination of three Maryknoll sisters and the subsequent trial of Salvadoran National Guardsmen.
Forging Peace in Guatemala. [Video recording.] Gayla Jamison. Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2002. Portraits of three Mayan women and their lives after a 36-year civil war.
Guatemala: The Mystery of the Maya. [Video recording.] Mark Jennings, Julie Conover. Tahoe City, Calif.: Cinergy Television Productions, 2002.
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. [Video recording.] Mark Jennings, Julie Conover. Tahoe City, Calif.: Cinergy Television Productions, 2002.
Rigoberta Menchu, 1992 Nobel Peace Prize Winner. [Video recording.] Fullerton, Calif.: Fullerton College, 2002. An address by the Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
El espiritu de mi mama/Spirit of My Mother. [Video recording.] Ali Allie. Santa Clara, Calif.: Los Gatos Productions, 2002. A Garifuna woman's journey from Los Angeles to Honduras to reacquaint herself with her own culture.
Geisinger South. [Video recording.] Jonathan Spahr, Andrew Paul Matagrano. Danville, Penn.: Geisinger Medical Center, 2002.
Reggae Nation. [Video recording.] Dave Resin, Tim Gray. Resin Music, 2002.
Carlos Fuentes. [Video recording.] Carlos Fuentes, Eliseo Alvarez. Princeton, N.J.: Films or the Humanities & Sciences, 2002. An interview with the Mexican novelist and playwright.
The Forgotten Roots [Video recording.] Rafael Rebollar. 2002. The history of Mexico's African populations, from colonial slavery to today's Afro-Mexican communities in Guerrero, Oaxaca, Campeche, Morelos and Veracruz. With English subtitles.
From Florida to Coahuila: The History of the Black Seminoles. [Video recording.] Rafael Rebollar, 2002. The story of the Mascogos, known in the US as the Black Seminoles, descendants of runaway slaves who made common cause with Seminole Indians in Florida and eventually resettled in northern Mexico. With English subtitles.
Land, Yes! Airplanes, No/[Video recording.] Ad n Xicotencatl, Constantino Miranda, Greg Berger, 2002. A documentary chronicling the resistance of local communities--especially the town of San Salvador Atenco--to the Mexican government's plan to build a new airport outside of Mexico City. With English subtitles.
La otra conquista/The Other Conquest. [Video recording.] Salvador Carrasco [et al.]. HMA Digital, 2002. The efforts of Topiltzin, an Aztec scribe, to preserve his way of life and beliefs against a Spanish priest's attempts to convert him in the first decade after the conquest. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1998.
They Shine--On Being Gay in Morelos, Mexico. [Video recording.] Greg Berger [et al.], 2002. With English subtitles.
Sexto sentido and Novela, novela. [Video recording.] Virginia Lacayo, Amy Blank, Liz Miller. Northampton, Mass.: Red Lizard Productions, 2002. The popular Nicaraguan soap opera Sexto sentido and an analysis of the social and personal problems it depicts.
Mario Vargas Llosa. [Video recording.] Eliseo Alvarez. Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2002.
Pantaleon y las visitadoras. [Video recording.] Angie Cepeda, Salvador Del Solar, Mario Vargas Llosa. [S.L.]: Distrimax, 2002. Based on the novel by Vargas Llosa.
Grassland: Venezuela's Llanos Region. [Video recording.] Jeff Corwin. Elk Grove, Ill.: Disney Educational Productions, 2002.
Manuela Saenz, la libertadora del libertador. [Video recording.] Diego Risquez, Pedro M. Mezquita. Miami, Fla.: distributed by Venevision International, 2002. Chronicles the life of Manuela Saenz, mistress to Simon Bolivar.
Travelers' Caracas, Venezuela. [Video recording.] Bethesda, Md: Discovery Channel School, 2002.
Marian Goslinga is the Latin American and Caribbean bibliographer at Florida International University.…
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Publication information: Article title: Recent Film and Video Sources. (Publications Update). Contributors: Goslinga, Marian - Author. Journal title: Hemisphere. Publication date: Spring 2003. Page number: 41+. © 1999 Latin American and Caribbean Center. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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