In-House Video Collection

To search the UCI Main Library video collection, go to the ANTPAC Search Catalog.  Click on "Select Collection" and click on "Film and Video Collection."  Then, click on "Keyword" and type in Mexican American*.

CATEGORY

TITLE

AUTHOR

SHORT DESCRIPTION

Video A Day Without a Mexican- A Mockumentary Arau, Sergio  

DVD/Video

American Border Patrol Story

 

A documentary about the protection of our borders.

Video:

Available at UCI Media Resource Center (MRC) Call  # KF4836.A442001  Click link below for reservation:

http://www.lib.uci.edu/services/mrc/mrc.html

American Dream, American Nightmare   Using the true stories of immigrants, some of them legal permanent residents, this video examines the mistreatment and bureaucratic ineptitude that many non-citizens have experienced in dealing with the INS. It shows how the INS imprisons detainees or jails them for petty crimes and disregards family unity.

Video:

Available at UCI Media Resource Center (MRC) Call # F868.S156 A54 2002 Click link below for reservation:

http://www.lib.uci.edu/services/mrc/mrc.html

Angel Island   From 1910 until 1943, Chinese immigrants to America passed through Angel Island in San Francisco Bay. Unlike other groups, the Chinese were legally discriminated against under an 1882 law called the Chinese Exclusion Act. This program looks at how two women--one an artist, the other a documentary filmmaker--are raising funds and awareness to have the old immigration station restored.
DVD/Video Peregrinos: From Delano to Sacramento In 24 Days Ricardo, Vanessa & Trejo, Laura A film documenting an arduous 330 mile pilgrimage over a 24-day period, recreating the historic 1966 UFW march from Delano to Sacramento.

Video

Ballad of an Unsung Hero

Espinosa, Paul

Documentary profiling Pedro J. Gonzalez from his days in Mexican Revolution to his recording stardom in 1930's Los Angeles.

Video:   

Available at UCI Media Resource Center (MRC) Call # GT2850.B852001  Click link below for reservation: http://www.lib.uci.edu/services/mrc/mrc.html 

Bugs for Breakfast: Food and Culture

 

This video presents a multicultural look at cultural eating habits, discussing why people eat, what sorts of foods people eat, and what foods taboos different cultures possess. It explores different eating patterns and reveals that acceptable food is not a questions of taste, but culture. 

DVC

Chavez Ravine: A Los Angeles Story

 

In 1949, photographer Don Normark stumbled on Chavez Ravine, a closely-knit Mexican-American village on a hill overlooking downtown Los Angeles.  Enchanted, he stayed for a year and took hundreds of photographs never knowing he was capturingon film the last images of a place that was about to disappear. 

Video

Chiapas 1998: The Bad Harvest

Chiapas Media Project

 

Video

Chicano Park

Mulford, Marilyn

 

Video

Chicano: History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement

 

Episode One: "Quest for a Homeland"

Video

Chicano: History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement

 

Episode Two: "The Struggle in the Fields"

Video

Chicano: History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement

 

Episode Three: "Taking Back the Schools"

Video

Chicano: History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement

 

 Episode Four: "Fighting for Political Power"

Video

Chulas Fronteras AND Del Mero Corazon

Blank, Les

These two films are combined on one video for a 90 minute film on Tejano music, culture, and history 

Video 

Coffee Break (27 minutes)

 

 

Video (3 copies)

Conference: Chicanos/Latinos in a Global Society (5/25/94)

 

 

Video

Conquest of Aztlan

 

American Border Patrol  is a part of Voice of Citizens Together (VCT), the oldest and largest immigration reform organization in Los Angeles County.  VCT has been engaged in the fight against illegal immigration since 1991.

Video:

For check out information contact the Main Library (949) 824-4974 and ask for Christina Woo.

English or Else? The Debate Over Bilingual Education

Madera Cine Video

This video examines arguments for and against the Proposition 227.

Video:

Epic History of the Revolution/
La Epopeya de la Revolucion

  A documentary film, the only one authorized by the Mexican National Defense Department, has authentic scenes of the heroic Mexican Revolition-filmed as they were in the battle field more than half a century ago.

Video: 

Available at UCI Media Resource Center (MRC) Call # HV4075.S26P6781995 Click link below for reservation: http://www.lib.uci.edu/services/mrc/mrc.html

Family: Brazil

 

Examining the hardships of Brazil's urban poor, this video travels to the favelas of São Paulo. It chronicles the lives of Genésia and her extended family, showing how they, like many ins for opportunity in the city undermined by conditions of extreme poverty and high under employment.

Video:

Available at UCI Media Resource Center (MRC) Call # JV6926.L67F41997  Click link below for reservation:   http://www.lib.uci.edu/services/mrc/mrc.html

Fear and Learning at Hoover Elementary

 

A documentary by Los Angeles teacher Laura Angelica Simon, exploring the impact of California's Proposition 187 on the immigrant community.  Simon explores the attitudes and emotions of teachers, students and parents, focusing on a ten year old Salvadorian girl from Hoover Street Elementary School.

Video:

For check out information contact the Main Library (949) 824-4974 and ask for Christina Woo.

Food: Myths and Taboos

 

This video investigates cultural myths and taboos about foods, exploring the origins of such beliefs. It reveals the near-absolute power of cultural determinations over individual culinary decisions, and tracks the evolution of food convictions in several cultures.

DVD/Video Gatekeeper Frey, John Carlos Compelling border film, a true-to-life drama based on DEA and U.S. Border Patrol reports.

Video:

Available at UCI Media Resource Center (MRC) Call # E184.S75G761998 Click link below for reservation:   http://www.lib.uci.edu/services/mrc/mrc.html 

Growing Up Hispanic-American

 

Addressing issues of cultural roots, this video focuses on the contributions made to American culture by generations of Hispanic Americans in a wide range of fields. 

DVD Harvest of Loneliness, Cosecha Triste Gonzalez, Gilberto G., et. al The Bracero Program, one of the longest state managed migrations in history, served to import cheap, controlled and disposable workers.

Video:

Available at UCI Media Resource Center (MRC) Call # GN451.H691997 Click link below for reservation:   http://www.lib.uci.edu/services/mrc/mrc.html  

How Beliefs and Values Define a Culture

 

Interweaving historical footage with contemporary images, this program considers how art, music, history, and religion shape cultural beliefs and values. It considers cross-cultural interaction and the prevalence of modern technology. 

Video:

Available at UCI Media Resource Center (MRC) Call # E184.S75G761998 Click link below for reservation:   http://www.lib.uci.edu/services/mrc/mrc.html  

Hunt for Pancho Villa, The

Espinosa, Paul

Documentary for PBS' American Experience series examining Pancho Villa's dramatic 1916 raid on Columbus, New Mexico and the American expedition mounted to capture him.

Video:

Available at UCI Media Resource Center (MRC) Call # JV6465.I4652001 Click link below for reservation:   http://www.lib.uci.edu/services/mrc/mrc.html  

Immigration, Social Policy, and Employment

 

This video discusses the history of immigration law in the United States. It also, addresses reasons why people chose to move to America, and explores their reactions and contributions to American cultures. It closes with an examination of the impact of increasing diversity on the current and future workforce. 

Video/VHS

Immigration:  Threatening the Bonds of Our Union:  Part I:  Courage and Capitulation in California

American Patrol

American Border Patrol  is a part of Voice of Citizens Together (VCT), the oldest and largest immigration reform organization in Los Angeles County.  VCT has been engaged in the fight against illegal immigration since 1991.

Video/VHS

Immigration:  Threatening the Bonds of Our Union:  Part II:  Treachery and Treason in America

 American Patrol

American Border Patrol  is a part of Voice of Citizens Together (VCT), the oldes and largest immigration reform organization in Los Angeles County.  VCT has been engaged in the fight against illegal immigration since 1991.

Video/VHS  La Charreada  Olga Najera-Ramirez  Hear from daring riders and skilled ropers and discover the differences between Western-style and Mexican-style rodeo! 

Video: 

Available at UCI Media Resource Center (MRC) Call # PN1997.C5182000   Click link below for reservation:   http://www.lib.uci.edu/services/mrc/mrc.html  

La Ciudad

Riker, David

Tells four stories about recent immigrants to New York City: a group of day-laborers scavenging for bricks; two teenagers from the same home town who meet and fall in love; a homeless father who tries to enroll his daughter in school; and a garment worker who seeks justice in the sweatshops.

Video:

Available at UCI Media Resource Center (MRC) Call # E184.S75L3841998 Click link below for reservation:   http://www.lib.uci.edu/services/mrc/mrc.html  

 

Latino Influences on the United States

 

Profiling some of the most ancient and influential civilizations of Central and South America, this video reveals the myriad ways in which the flavor of these cultures and customs is still evident in the United States. The program offers a dynamic and fast-paced account of language, medicine, food, and manufacturing techniques that have descended from Latino culture. 

Video 

Mendez vs. Westminster 

KOCE-TV Foundation

In 1943, Gonzalo and Felicitas Mendez led a community battle that changed California forever and set an important legal precedent for ending segregation in the United States. Their children were turned away from an "Anglo School," spurring a historic and precedent-setting lawsuit whose key players included NAACP lawyer Thurgood Marshall and then-California Governor Earl Warren.

Video

Mountain's Mist and Mexico

Banana Productions

A portrait of Mexican immigration to the Mid-West.  This personal documentary examines issues of assimilation, class structure, language, and ethics on both sides of the border.

Video:

Available at UCI Media Resource Center (MRC) Call # F128.9.D6M92000   Click link below for reservation:   http://www.lib.uci.edu/services/mrc/mrc.html

My American Girls: A Dominican Story

Matthews, Aaron

This film chronicles the lives of immigrants from the Dominican Republic to New York City through one family with three daughters. Each daughter is traveling down a different road as their mother, Sandra, struggles to do right by each of them, as they grapple with being a bicultural family while negotiating the hurdles of their adopted city.

Video

Pancho Villa and Other Stories

Rodriguez, Philip

 

Video:

Available at UCI Media Resource Center (MRC) Call # BF575.P9R31991 Click link below for reservation:   http://www.lib.uci.edu/services/mrc/mrc.html   

Race and Ethnicity

 

Focuses on the difference between prejudice, discrimination and racism using historical and current examples.  Explores the effects of prejudice and discrimination through the eyes of Asian, Hispanic and African American families.

Video:

Available at UCI Media Resource Center (MRC) Call # PN1995.9.C55R4232003 Click link below for reservation: http://www.lib.uci.edu/services/mrc/mrc.html  

Real Women Have Curves

Patricia Cardozo

Should she leave home, go to college and experience life? Or stay home, get married, and keep working in her sister's struggling garment factory? It may seem an easy decision, but for 18-year-old Ana, every choice she makes this summer will change her life forever.

Video

School of Assassins

Maryknoll World Productions

Using rarely-seen footage, the program shows how officers who studied at the school are responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of people--including Archbishop Romero of El Salvador.  It reveals the hidden world of the School of the Americas, and the work of church people, activists and members of Congress to close it down.

Video:

For check out information contact the Main Library (949) 824-4974 and ask for Christina Woo.

Seven Little-Known Truths about Latino History

 

This video explores the history of Latinos in America and focuses on some of their significant but lesser known contributions to American culture.

Video

The Sixth Section:  Immigrants Organizing Across Borders

Rivera, Alex

The Sixth Section is a groundbreaking documentary that follows the transnational organizing of a community of Mexican immigrants who live in and work in upstate New York.  the men profiled in the film form an organization devoted to raising money in the United States to rebuild their hometown in Mexico.  In the process, they accomplish more than they expected-they find power.  There are at least a thousand of these "hometown associations," and they are having a major impact in both America and Mexico.  The Sixth Section is the first documentary to tell this story.

Video

The War on Chiapas-La Guerra en Chiapas 

 

Desde Enero de 1989 Canal le de Julio ha llegado, a traves del videocast, a cerca de tres milliones de personas. Su difusion y sostenimiento los hace directamente el espectador y por eso puede mostrar - con criterio independiente - informacion y puntos de vista que la television mexicana oculta.

Video/VHS

Tierra O Muerte: Land or Death

Carolyn Hales

Examines a little known chapter of U.S. history, one that has profoundly shaped the experience of several generations od Americans of Mexican decent.

Video:

Available at UCI Media Resource Center (MRC) Call # JV6465.U51998 Click link below for reservation:

http://www.lib.uci.edu/services/mrc/mrc.html  

U.S. Immigrants: A Multicultural Journey

  

This video takes an historical look at immigration into the United States over the millennia, noting that everyone in America immigrated from another part of the world at some point in time — even the native peoples. It looks at the emotinal and economical forces that brought people to the U.S. and speculates on the future immigration.  

Video

U.S. Mexican War 1846-1848

Komatsu, Sylvia

The war that transformed the continent.  The U.S.-Mexican War (1846-48) tells the dramatic story of a war in which Mexico lost almost half of it's national territory to the U.S.  This critically acclaimed documentary series explores the events surrounding the conflict between two neighboring nations struggling for land, power, and identity.

Video:

Available at UCI Media Resource Center (MRC) Call# E184.M5 U49 1998 Click link below for reservation: http://www.lib.uci.edu/services/mrc/mrc.html

Understanding Each Other: Mexicans and Americans

 

Features middle school to senior high school students as they grapple with various issues arising from cultures different from their own. 

 

Video:

For check out information contact the Main Library (949) 824-4974 and ask for Christina Woo.

Understanding Our Differences: Mexicans and Americans

 

This video examines the perceived cultural differences between Mexicans and Americans that often spark mutual conflict and distrust. It explores the experiences of two neighboring families, the Petersons and the Garcias, as they confront questions and common misconceptions about each other.

Video

Viva La Causa: 500 Years of Chicano History

 

A 2 part educational video in English, that offers a compelling introduction to the history of Mexican American people.  Based on the book "500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures" by Elizabeth Martinez.

Video

Zoot Suit Riots

Tovares, Joseph

Using evocative original photography and moving interviews with eyewitnesses, Zoot Suit Riots tells the story of the trial and the violent events of the following summer. Several months after the teens were convicted, racial tensions led to full-scale riots between servicemen and the Mexican American community.

Video/Book

Memorias De Un Mexicano

Toscano, Salvador and Carmen

This videobook presents the history of the Mexican Revolution filmed lived by Salvador Toscano, a Mexican Cinema pioneer. Re-live the Mexican Revolution protagonists one by one, the splendor of the Porfiriato to the enthusiastic democracy that woke up the candidacy of Francisco I. Madero. The Civil War that broke off the Tenth Tragedy; Zapata in the South, Villa in the North, the formation of the Constitutional Army with Carranza and the formation of the revolutionary governments with Obregon and Calles.