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Alsino y el Condor
Call Number: PN1997 .A44 1986
Set in Nicaragua, this film depicts the clash between Central American governments and Sandinista rebels. It is the story of a boy's dream of flying above the madness of the world around him.
Call Number: PN1997 .C363 2011
Saslaya, a 12-year-old girl, escapes from her native Nicaragua with her little brother in search of their mother, who emigrated 8 years ago to neighboring Costa Rica.
Call Number: PN1997 .Y858 2011 Region 2
This is the story of Yuma, a strong-willed and rebellious girl from the poor neighborhoods of Managua who dreams of being a boxer.
Americas in Transition
Call Number: F1418 .A44 1981 In English
Focuses on American military intervention in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Chile, and El Salvador. Discusses the roots of dictatorship, its effects on citizens, movements toward majority rule, and communist influences.
Call Number: HQ1391.U5 P3 2009 In English
Antonia Pantoja (1922-2002), visionary Puerto Rican educator, activist, and early proponent of bilingual education, inspired multiple generations of young people and fought for many of the rights that people take for granted today. Unbowed by obstacles she encountered as a black, Puerto Rican woman, she founded ASPIRA to empower Puerto Rican youth, and created other enduring leadership and advocacy organizations in New York and California, across the United States, and in Puerto Rico. An eloquent tribute to a remarkable woman, the film sheds light on the Puerto Rican community's far-reaching triumphs.
Campesinos... We Will Inherit the Earth
Call Number: HD1797 .C36 2009 In English
Profiles Duly, Paul and Jeneir, three children in Central America whose farming families are responsible for growing products that are everyday staples in our society. This film shows what a fair trade farm look like, and how it differs from the large industrial farms that threaten the livelihood of these children's families. While they are unsure of what the future holds, these children have a deep love and respect for the land and for their duties on the farms.
Call Number: F1433.2 .C46 2003 In English
Traveler Justine Shapiro starts her journey in Merida, Mexico, the capital of the Yucatan peninsula, where she takes in the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum. She then travels south through Belize to Guatemala. Further south Neil Gibson begins his journey in the Costa Rican capital of San Jose traveling through the Monteverde Cloud Forest before ending his journey in turbulent Nicaragua.
Call Number: PQ7519.C34 E7 1991
Ernesto Cardenal, an ordained Catholic priest, a revolutionary and an acclaimed poet reads in Spanish from Cantico Cosmico. The English translations are read by actor Edward Asner and poet Ruben Martinez who also interviews Ernesto Cardenal.
La Isla de los Niños Perdidos
Call Number: F1523.8 .I85 2001
Having lived only twenty years, they are sentenced to another thirty in prison. The Island of Lost Children is the story of ten young inmates who participate in a video course inside the largest prison in Nicaragua. It is a trip to the depths of captivity. It is also the portrait of these 'bad boys,' who took the wrong road because it was the only one open to them.
Nicaragua: Red to Violet
Call Number: F1528 .N53 2004 In English
This program follows the progress of women's rights from the Contra war through the term of former president Violeta Chamorro. A former Sandinista fighter who lost a foot laying mines for the Contras wants the government to give her a job; a woman displaced from her job by men returning from the war objects.
Nicaragua Turning Away from Violence
Call Number: F1523.8 .N53 2005 In English
29% of women have suffered rape or other physical abuse by men. In 1993, the first special commissary, staffed by women police and women psychologists, was established to specifically handle crimes against women. Now there are 24 across the country. Interviews Ruben Reyes Jiron, founder of Asociacion de Hombres Contra Violencia, a men's group that works with street gangs to reduce violence against women. Also interviews women who have been helped by Centro de Socho Atal, a Nicaraguan women's shelter.
Call Number: HV6250.4.W65 W3 2002 In English
For as long as men have fought in wars, women have been part of the spoils of conquering armies. Throughout the 20th century, from Nicaragua to South Korea, Rwanda to Bangladesh and Bosnia, the same crime has been perpetrated time and time again, on thousands upon thousands of women. Many of the women who survived wartime rapes now live with a daily reminder of their ordeal: the children born of this heinous crime, the children of the enemy. Whether they are called Ryan, Hayling or Akimana, whether they have black, white or brown skin, their story paints the terrible picture of the ravages of war on this planet. And, for the time being, there is no sign that the new century will be any different than the last.
Call Number: F1528 .S26 2019
Reveals the untold stories of Nicaraguan women warriors and social revolutionaries. These insurgent women shattered barriers to lead combat, and social reform, during Nicaragua's 1979 Sandinista Revolution and the ensuing U.S.-backed Contra War. The documentary displays how their leadership is relevant to the continuing struggle for justice today