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Latinx Studies: Films & Videos

Library resources to support ENG 248 and Latina/o Writing in the United States, and other classes at LaGuardia Community College

Julia Alvarez

Sandra Cisneros


Judith Ortiz Cofer

PBS Documentary - On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam

Other chapters of this video here; + PBS educator's guide and additional support materials

Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy that Shaped a Nation

- Watch this documentary series online (on-campus) via the Library Streaming Media server.

Latino Americans (Part 1 of 6) (DVD564) The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped A Nation

Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States. It is a story of people, politics, and culture, intersecting with much that is central to the history of the United States while also going to places where standard U.S. histories do not tend to tread.

Latinos Beyond Reel - Challenging a Media Stereotype

Documentary: Latinos Beyond Reel - Challenging a Media Stereotype

Born in East LA

Documentary: Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement (Part 2: The Struggle in the Field)

Documentary: Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement. Video. NLCC Educational Media, 1996. Part 2, "The Struggle in the Fields," examines the importance of César Chávez and his efforts to organize farm workers in the central valley of California. It delineates the various components of Chávez's strategy for farm worker self determination—strikes, boycotts, pilgrimages, fasts—and emphasizes his commitment to nonviolence and the importance of faith and prayer in achieving his goal. [http://www.albany.edu/jmmh/vol3/chicano/chicano.html

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