Explores the diversity of peoples and cultures that make up the Hispanic world. Presents a survey of Hispanic past on both sides of the Atlantic, pointing out the importance of ritual and ceremony and the potency of the ever-present past in our lives today. Highlights the contributions of Hispanic arts and literature.
The diaries of Columbus, Bartolome de las Casas' History of the Indies, Bernal Diaz' True History of the Conquest of New Spain, and Bernardino de Sahagun's Florentine Codex are explored along with works from indigenous authors of the early colonial period-such as Ixtlilxochit.
This colorful program takes students on an odyssey that traverses the length and breadth of Middle America and South America, exploring the countries' varied landforms, waterways, and widely differing climates. The difference in seasons between the northern and southern hemispheres is discussed, along with the ways in which altitude and precipitation affect the region's vegetation, and the lives of the people who live there.
Who are the Latin Americans? Where did the various early Latin American civilizations begin, and what changed their culture over time? This insightful program traces the colorful history of the region's human settlement, its many ethnic groups and cultural traditions, as well as the challenges of modern life in Latin America's burgeoning cities.
A revisionist presentation about the encounter of the European and Latin American civilizations. Re-examines the story of the discovery of America from an alternative perspective, attempting to show how perceptions and value judgments contribute to the way a particular situation or event is viewed, and how these biased perceptions can persist for centuries.
This series looks at Latin America through its women. Some of them transport drugs across borders, fight in rebel armies, bear children in poverty, search for sons and daughters who have vanished during political oppression, and generally bear the burden of living a third-world existence. Other women, teachers, engineers, deputies, ministers and even a president, contribute their stories. But it also shows the struggle against great odds to survive racial and class discrimination, revolution, political injustice and chronic economic instability.
Latinos are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, and among the most diverse -- accounting for one-sixth of all Americans and tracing their origins to more than 20 countries. They are also a rising force in American politics.
The Bronze screen honors the past, illuminates the present, and opens a window to the future of Latinos in motion pictures. From silent movies to urban gang films, stereotypes of the Greaser, the Lazy Mexican, the Latin Lover and the Dark Lady are examined. Rare and extensive footage traces the progression of this distorted screen image to the increased prominence of today's Latino actors, writers and directors.