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Cinco de Mayo
– V-Cass GT 4814 A2 C55 1995 / 22 min. color
After a brief overview of the events leading up to May 5, 1862, the Mexican day of independence, the video shows various celebrations of Cinco de Mayo in present-day Mexico.
All About My Mother
– DV-Disc PN 1997 T59582 2000 / Spanish 2000 102 min. color Languages: Spanish Subtitles: English, French
Manuela is the perfect mother. A hard-working nurse, she's built a comfortable life for herself and her teenage son. But when tragedy strikes and her son is killed in a car accident, her world crumbles.
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
– DV-Disc PN 1997 D5834 2002 / 2002 116 min. color Languages: English, French Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Like mother, like daughter. Neither a hard-as-nails New York playwright nor her flaky Louisiana mother will take the necessary steps to mend their long-time rift. No, this is a job for the Sisterhood, sworn life-long friends who stage an outlandish "intervention" to bring daughter and mother back together again.
A Healthy Baby Girl
– V-Cass RA 1242 D48 H43 1996 / 1996 57 min. color
This film presents the filmmaker's experience of coping with her own hysterectomy for cervical cancer caused by her mother's use of D.E.S., a synthetic hormone administered to prevent miscarriage.
Measures of Distance
– V-Cass DS 87.53 M43 1988 / 1988 15 min. color
Letters from a Palestinian woman living in war-torn Lebanon to her daughter, whom she has not seen for years, and a series of photographs of the woman, convey the effects of war and exile on personal and cultural life, and nuances of family relationships.
The Mommy Mystique: The Anxiety of Modern Motherhood
(NIGHTLINE) – DV-Disc HQ 759 M666 2006 / 2005 20 min. color Languages: English Subtitles: English
Featuring an interview with acclaimed author and cultural observer Judith Warner, this ABC News program conveys the perspective of an American mother who has done much of her parenting outside the United States. Warner discusses her book Perfect Madness and its observations about the hectic, competitive lifestyle embraced by many American moms - a lifestyle increasingly fraught with anger and depression. While the author and three other mothers provide insight on a personal, emotional level, Warner's analysis of women on the edge raises political and cultural questions that are worthy of every American's consideration.
(Subtitled) – V-Cass PN 1995.9 E96 M68 1994 / Spanish, English 1994 69 min. color
Explores the mythical figure of the mother from multiple viewpoints- documentary and fiction, Spanish and English, theory and experience. The director interviews people on the street, views Hollywood stalwarts of maternal sentiment like Stella Dallas, reads what feminist thinkers have to say on the subject and copes with life as a single Latina mother
(THE JAPANESE FAMILY)(Subtitled) -- V-Cass PN 1997 O36 1987z / Japanese 1952 98 min. b&w
A working class mother struggles to resurrect her family from postwar ruins.
Mothers and Sons: The Crucial Connection
— V-Cass HQ 755.85 M68 1996 / 1996 32 min. color
Olga Silverstein, a therapist with the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy, discusses the importance of the ties between mother and son.
– V-Cass HQ 759.4 M94 1995 / 1995 60 min. color
My Story is about three young women who became pregnant during adolescence. Each young woman tells her own poignant story of how pregnancy impacted her life and the people around her.
Of Mothers and Daughters
(REEL CHINA) – DV-Disc HQ 1064 C6 O4 2012 / 2012 52 min. color Languages: English, Chinese Subtitles: English
Examines the lives of two elderly Chinese women living in a retirement home in a suburb of Canton whose experiences with separation from their families and health concerns are shared by many older persons in a rapidly changing China
– DV-Disc PN 1997 S72275 2000 / 1989 119 min. color Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
A young diabetic's decision to have a baby may cost her life. This choice leaves her own mother torn between love and anger, while her loyal friends support her and try to deal with their own feelings.
Troop 1500: Girl Scouts Beyond Bars
– DV-Disc HV 8884 T76 2005 / 2005 68 min. color Languages: English
Girl Scout Troop 1500 in Austin, Texas, arranged for daughters of women prisoners in Gatesville to interview their respective mothers to help strengthen their familial bonds, and to hopefully end the cycle of crime.
When the Bough Breaks – Children of Mother in Prison
– V-Cass HV 8886 U5 W48 2001 / 2001 58 min. color
his documentary looks at children coping with their mother's incarcerations and illustrates the policy gaps between the judicial and social service systems that are supposed to serve these children.
– DV-Disc DS 918.2 C35 C56 2010 / 2010 86 min. color Languages: English
In the winter of 1950, 15,000 U.S. Soldiers and Marines, trapped and outnumbrred 10-to-1, fought 78-miles to freedom and saved the lives of 98,000 refugees ... After 60 years of silence, the survivors of the Chosin Reservoir Campaign take us on a heart-pounding journey through one of the most savage and most highly-decorated battles in American history.
Korean War Stories
– DV-Disc DS 921.6 K67 2001 / 2001 60 min. color –b&w Langauges: English Subtitles: English
Veterans share their stories of the "Forgotten War", reminding the viewer of the human and social costs the Korean war had on America. Interviewees include Senators John Glenn and John S. Warner, baseball player Ted Williams, musician Willie Nelson, former Secretary of State James Baker, Rep. Charles Rangel, LtCol Charles B. "Brad" Smith, Gen. Raymond Davis, and others.
– DV-Disc DS 79.76 L56 2008 / 2008 82 min. color Languages: English Subtitles: English
A feature-length documentary film about 5 female U.S. Army soldiers who served in Iraq as support, but attached to all-male infantry units in the Army and Marines. Lioness recounts their experiences at war and what it is like to return home as part of America's first generation of female combat veterans.
Men of Bronze
-- V-Cass D 570.33 M46 1986 / 1977 60 min. b&w-color
The story of the black American soldiers of the 369th combat regiment (known as the Rattlesnake Regiment), who served with the French Army in World War I. They spent 191 days in front line trenches, longer than any other American infantry unit.
– V-Cass PN 1997 P3964 2001 / 2001 183 min. color (Includes the History Channel documentary Unsung Heroes and the Faith Hill music video There You’ll Be)
This real-life tale of catastrophic defeat, heroic victory and personal courage focuses on the World War II’s devastating impact on two daring young pilots and a dedicated nurse.
Regret to Inform
– V-Cass DS 559.8 W6 R43 2000 / 1998 72 min. color
Film maker, Barbara Sonneborn, makes a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband died. She explores the meaning of war and loss on a human level and weaves interviews with Vietnamese and American widows into a vivid testament to the legacy of war.
– DV-Disc PN 1997.2 T35 2009 / 2009 78 min. color Languages: English, Spanish Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
The remarkable true story of one soldier's death in battle, another soldier's journey of discovery and a nation's reverence and gratitude toward its war dead. After hearing of the heroic death of a young Marine in Iraq, veteran officer Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl volunteers to escort the remains of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps back to his hometown in Wyoming. As Strobl crosses America's heartland, he will find himself on an unexpectedly emotional journey into the soul of a country mourning not only Chance, but all of our country's fallen heroes.
They Drew Fire: Combat Artists of World War II
– V-Cass D 810 A7 T48 1999 / 1999 57 min. color
Through the eyes of seven World War II artists, this video shows an intimate and often startling look at combat, and the task of transforming the horrors of war into stark, revealing, and enduring works of art.
Vietnam War with Walter Cronkite
– DV-Disc DS 557.7 V5687 2003 v.1-3 / 2003 210-270 min. ea. color-b&w Languages: English (1. The Seeds of Conflict – America Takes Charge – Courage Under Fire – The World of Charlie Company – Combat Veteran Interviews / 270 mim. 2. The Elusive Enemy – The Tet Offensive – Dateline Saigon – Fire From the Sky – Combat Veteran Interviews / 270 min. 3. America Pulls Back – The End of the Road – Legacies – Combat Veteran Interviews / 210 min.)
Complete history of the Vietnam War, as chronicled by CBS News correspondents, from its genesis in the days after World War II to its conclusion with the fall of Saigon
The Wall That Heals
— V-Cass F 203.4 V54 W365 1997 / 1997 50 min. color
This exclusive video celebration of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial’s fifteenth anniversary is a moving remembrance of the power of “The Wall” and its ability to heal all who come to it.
What It’s Like to Go to War
(MOYERS & COMPANY) – DV-Disc U 22.3 W438 2012 / 2012 57 min. color Languages: English Subtitles: English
Vietnam War veteran and author Karl Marlantes in conversation with Bill Moyers.
Art and Revoluton in Mexico
– DV-Disc N 6555 A78 2005 / 2005 60 min. color Languages: English
Nowhere but in Mexico has history been painted as superbly; nowhere else have outspokenly polemical painters, like Rivera and Siqueiros, produced such great art. The art of revolution and the revolution of art seem, in this time and place, to have nurtured one another. For in Latin America, art and literature are the shared possessions of all social and educational levels.
Diego Rivera: I Paint What I See
— V-Cass ND 259 R5 D536 1989 / 1989 58 min. color
Explores the life and work of Diego Rivera, famed Mexican artist, including such varied and significant elements in his life as his stormy 25-year relationship with painter Frida Kahlo and the destruction of his notorious mural in Rockefeller Center; features location filming of his enormous colorful murals.
Diego Rivera: Murals in the National Palace
— V-Cass ND 259 R5 D538 1998 / 1998 30 min. color
A description of Diego Rivera's murals in the National Palace in Mexico City.
Felicidades: Mexican Family Celebration
– V-Cass F 1210 M49 1994 / 20 min. color
This program provides a look at some Mexican family celebrations such as baptisms, birthdays, weddings, and the Day of the Dead .
The Five Suns: A Sacred History of Mexico
– V-Cass F 1219.3 R38 F5 1996 / 1996 55 min. color
Tells the story of the Aztec religion. Animated with illustrations painted in the style of native Mexican people of the sixteenth century.
– DV-Disc PN 1997 F757 2003 / 2002 122 min. color Languages: English, French Subtitles: English, Spanish
The life of artist Frida Kahlo, from her humble upbringing to her worldwide fame and controversy that surrounded both her and her husband, Diego Rivera.
Mexico: A Story of Courage and Conquest
– V-Cass F 1226 M52 1999 v.1-4 / 1999 50 min. ea. color
Includes: v. 1. Mexico : God, gold and glory -- v. 2. Mexico : from independance to the Alamo -- v. 3. Mexico : battle for North America -- v. 4. Mexico : revolution and rebirth.
Mexico: Merida, Cancun, Belize
(VIDEO VISITS) – DV-Disc F 1216.5 M55 2002 / 2002 78 min.
color Languages: English
Hosted by Shari Belafonte. Explores Merida's architecture and pyramids, Cancun's Caribbean waters, Mayan ruins, and jungle, and Belize's underwater reef, Mayan antiquities, and entertainment of Belize City.
Mexico: Mexico City, Guadalajara, Cuernavaca and Oaxaca
(VIDEO VISITS) – DV-Disc F 1216.5 M56 2002 / 2002 101 min. color Languages: English Subtitles: English
Hosted by Shari Belafonte.Explore pyramids, colorful canals, architecture and much more in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Cuernavaca, and Oaxaca.
Mexico, The Frozen Revolution: The Films of Raymundo Gleyzer
– DV-Disc PN 1997 A1 M49 2007 / 1964-1977 12-105 min. ea. color-b&w Languages: Spanish, Portuguese Subtitles: English (1. Mexico: The Frozen Revolution / 1971 65 min. color – The Land Burns / 1964 12 min. b&w – It Happened in Hualfin / 1966 50 min. b&w-color 2. The Traitors / 1973 105 min. color – Our Malvinas Islands / 1966 25 min. color – The Pottery Makers / 1965 25 min. b&w 3. Swift / 1972 12 min. b&w – Don’t Forget, Don’t Forgive / 1973 30 min. b&w – The AAA are The Armed Forces / 1977 28 min. b&w – They Kill Me If I Don’t Work, and If I Work They Kill Me / 1974 20 min. b&w)
A socio-political analysis of the betrayal of the 1910 Mexican Revolution. The director uses rare newsreel footage of Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata in conjunction with footage of the Tlatelolco massacre at the 1968 Olympic Games in Argentina to comment on the failure of revolution in his own time.
– DV-Disc PN 1997 P7494 2006 / 1933 76 min. b&w Languages: Spanish Subtitles: English
Two gripping stories are interwoven in 'Prisoner 13'; a son pays for his father's faults, and a desperate mother tries to save her son's life at any cost. Destiny and corruption play a trick on Carrasco when he is bribed to free a revolutionary and arrest someone in his place. Unbeknownst to him he ends up arresting his own son.
The Storm that Swept Mexico: The First Revolution Shot on Film…
-- DV-Disc F 1234 S76 2011 / 2011 116 min. color Languages: English
Illuminates the complex historical, social, political, economic and cultural forces that shaped the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and the struggle to establish a democratic, stable, and prosperous nation. Features extensive archival material and interviews with Zapatistas and historians.
(GLOBE TREKKER – DV-Disc F 1216.5 U48 2006 / 2006 246 min.
color Languages: English
Includes 4 Globe Trekker episodes: Mexico City; Southern Mexico; La Ruta Maya; and Baja California and the Copper Canyon. Special bonus disc contains 4 other short series on Mexico, also from the producers of Globe Trekker.
Arrasando (Thalia) – C-Disc M 1683.18 T53 A77 2000
Hecho en Utah (Music Without Boundaries) – C-Disc M 1668.4 H32 2006 v.2
La Negra Graciana Sones Jarochos – C-Disc M 1682 S54 N43 1994
The Rough Guide to the Music of Mexico – C-Disc M 1683.18 M396 2002