skip to content
That old gang of mine Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

That old gang of mine

Author: Carlos de Jesus
Publisher: New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 1998.
Series: Filmakers Library online.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
This is a multi-layered portrait of growing up in New York City's El Barrio in the late 1940s and 50s, set against that neighborhood as it exists today. It includes archival footage and interviews with four generation of New Yorkers of Puerto Rican heritage. The filmmaker, Carlos de Jesus, remembers the values that sustained the community even in the midst of poverty -- respect for elders, discipline, religious  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Documentary
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Carlos de Jesus
OCLC Number: 747797352
Language Note: English.
Target Audience: For High School; College; Adult audiences.
Description: 1 online resource (56 min.)
Series Title: Filmakers Library online.
Responsibility: produced by Carlos de Jesus.

Abstract:

This is a multi-layered portrait of growing up in New York City's El Barrio in the late 1940s and 50s, set against that neighborhood as it exists today. It includes archival footage and interviews with four generation of New Yorkers of Puerto Rican heritage. The filmmaker, Carlos de Jesus, remembers the values that sustained the community even in the midst of poverty -- respect for elders, discipline, religious beliefs and mutual support. Today he sees a frightening deterioration in the community. Violence, drugs, the breakdown of the family, and a culture of instant gratification are eroding the fragile web of connections that once existed. It is this sense of connection that can make the difference between children who value life or treat it with dangerous indifference. The annual stick ball players reunion brings together the past and the present. Many of the "old timers" have moved beyond the neighborhood, and pursued higher education and professional careers. A superintendent of schools; a consultant for the corrections department; a stockbroker; and the filmmaker, a professor and artist, are part of the old gang. Their lively reminiscences bring the past to life. Carlos de Jesus was motivated to make this film in part by his desire to find a sense of community for his own child. He mourns the fact that her ties will not be to the El Barrio of his youth, but to a community he has to forge himself.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/747797352> # That old gang of mine
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:VideoObject, schema:Movie ;
    library:oclcnum "747797352" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3944822860#Place/new_york_ny> ; # New York, NY
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    rdfs:comment "Unknown 'gen' value: cig" ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1919811> ; # Social conditions
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1322877> ; # New York (State)--New York--East Harlem
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3944822860#Topic/sociology> ; # Sociology
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3944822860#Topic/puerto_ricans_new_york_state_east_harlem_new_york_social_conditions> ; # Puerto Ricans--New York (State)--East Harlem (New York)--Social conditions
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1083744> ; # Puerto Ricans--Social conditions
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3944822860#Place/east_harlem_new_york_n_y> ; # East Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
    schema:contentRating "For High School; College; Adult audiences." ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3944822860#Person/jesus_carlos_de> ; # Carlos de Jesus
    schema:datePublished "1998" ;
    schema:description "This is a multi-layered portrait of growing up in New York City's El Barrio in the late 1940s and 50s, set against that neighborhood as it exists today. It includes archival footage and interviews with four generation of New Yorkers of Puerto Rican heritage. The filmmaker, Carlos de Jesus, remembers the values that sustained the community even in the midst of poverty -- respect for elders, discipline, religious beliefs and mutual support. Today he sees a frightening deterioration in the community. Violence, drugs, the breakdown of the family, and a culture of instant gratification are eroding the fragile web of connections that once existed. It is this sense of connection that can make the difference between children who value life or treat it with dangerous indifference. The annual stick ball players reunion brings together the past and the present. Many of the "old timers" have moved beyond the neighborhood, and pursued higher education and professional careers. A superintendent of schools; a consultant for the corrections department; a stockbroker; and the filmmaker, a professor and artist, are part of the old gang. Their lively reminiscences bring the past to life. Carlos de Jesus was motivated to make this film in part by his desire to find a sense of community for his own child. He mourns the fact that her ties will not be to the El Barrio of his youth, but to a community he has to forge himself."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3944822860> ;
    schema:genre "Documentary"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3944822860#Series/filmakers_library_online> ; # Filmakers Library online.
    schema:name "That old gang of mine"@en ;
    schema:productID "747797352" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/747797352#PublicationEvent/new_york_ny_filmakers_library_1998> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3944822860#Agent/filmakers_library> ; # Filmakers Library
    schema:url <http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641504> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/747797352> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3944822860#Agent/filmakers_library> # Filmakers Library
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Filmakers Library" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3944822860#Person/jesus_carlos_de> # Carlos de Jesus
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Jesus" ;
    schema:givenName "Carlos de" ;
    schema:name "Carlos de Jesus" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3944822860#Place/east_harlem_new_york_n_y> # East Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "East Harlem (New York, N.Y.)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3944822860#Series/filmakers_library_online> # Filmakers Library online.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/747797352> ; # That old gang of mine
    schema:name "Filmakers Library online." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3944822860#Topic/puerto_ricans_new_york_state_east_harlem_new_york_social_conditions> # Puerto Ricans--New York (State)--East Harlem (New York)--Social conditions
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85108935> ;
    schema:name "Puerto Ricans--New York (State)--East Harlem (New York)--Social conditions"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1083744> # Puerto Ricans--Social conditions
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Puerto Ricans--Social conditions"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1322877> # New York (State)--New York--East Harlem
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York (State)--New York--East Harlem" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1919811> # Social conditions
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Social conditions"@en ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.