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Todos Santos Cuchumatan

Author: Olivia Lucia Carrescia; New York Visual Anthropology Center.; Icarus Films.
Publisher: New York : Icarus Films, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines everyday life in Todos Santos before the violence. Discusses the increasing importance of cash to this once self-sustaining farming community. Shows the annual harvest, the elaborate Fiesta of Todos Santos, and the mass seasonal migration out of the mountain village in search of work on the cotton plantations of Guatemala's lowlands. Illustrates the social changes in the lives of Guatemalan Indians that led  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Documentaries and factual films and video
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Olivia Lucia Carrescia; New York Visual Anthropology Center.; Icarus Films.
OCLC Number: 13314069
Notes: Has sequel: Todos Santos, the survivors [motion picture].
Credits: Photography, Vicente Galindez; editing, Olivia Lucia Carrescia, Robert Rosen; narration, Olivia Lucia Carrescia.
Performer(s): Olivia Lucia Carrescia.
Awards: Blue Ribbon, 1983 American Film Festival.
Description: 1 videocassette (41 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Todos Santos, the survivors (Motion picture)
Responsibility: produced and directed by Olivia Lucia Carrescia ; produced in association with New York Visual Anthropology Center.

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Examines everyday life in Todos Santos before the violence. Discusses the increasing importance of cash to this once self-sustaining farming community. Shows the annual harvest, the elaborate Fiesta of Todos Santos, and the mass seasonal migration out of the mountain village in search of work on the cotton plantations of Guatemala's lowlands. Illustrates the social changes in the lives of Guatemalan Indians that led to the political upheaval of the 1980's.

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