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Portillo, Lourdes

Overview
Works: 53 works in 166 publications in 2 languages and 2,790 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Biography  Drama  Humor  Music  History  Interviews  Documentary films  Poetry 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Author, Translator, Speaker, Cinematographer
Classifications: F1408, 791.430233092
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Lourdes Portillo
Publications by Lourdes Portillo
Most widely held works by Lourdes Portillo
Lourdes Portillo : the devil never sleeps and other films ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 565 libraries worldwide
Señorita extraviada ( visu )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 435 libraries worldwide
This film "unfolds like the unsolved mystery that it examines -- the kidnapping, rape and murder of over 350 young women in Juárez, Mexico ... [T]he film unravels the layers of complicity that have allowed these brutal murders to continue. Relying on what filmmaker Lourdes Portillo comes to see as the most reliable of sources -- the testimonies of the families of the victims -- this film documents a two-year search for the truth in the underbelly of the new global economy"--Container
Las Madres the mothers of Plaza de Mayo ( visu )
33 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 373 libraries worldwide
In 1977, the darkest year of the military dictatorship in Argentina, fourteen ordinary women began to march. They risked their lives, defying the law prohibiting public meetings, by marching before the Presidential palace in Buenos Aires, in the Plaza de Mayo, demanding to know the whereabouts of their missing children. These middle-aged and elderly women, without formal political education, sparked both an Argentinian national movement and an international campaign for the release of all "disappeared" persons
Americas ( visu )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
A look at contemporary Latin America, examining issues that confront the entire region by focusing on individual countries
La Ofrenda The days of the dead ( visu )
18 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Presents a non-traditional look at the ceremonies and rituals observed in the Mexican culture, in both Mexico and the United States, to celebrate the Days of the Dead (November 1 and 2)
Mirrors of the heart ( visu )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
A discussion about issues of race & ethnicity in three Latin American countries: Bolivia, the Dominican Republic and Haiti
Columbus on trial ( visu )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
A satire on the controversy surrounding Christopher Columbus as to whether he, indeed, did discover America and introduce European civilization and Christianity to the native populations there, or if he (from the Native American point of view) invaded their territories and began the systematic destruction of their cultures that has continued for the following 500 years, set in the context of a trial presided over by a woman judge of Hispano-American descent
Señorita extraviada missing young woman ( visu )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Over 250 young women were kidnapped, raped and murdered from the city of Juárez, Mexico. The perpetuators of these crimes have not been apprehended, even though these crimes have been occurring regularly since 1993
The five suns a sacred history of Mexico by Patricia Amlin( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the Aztec religion. Animated with illustrations painted in the style of native Mexican people of the sixteenth century
Corpus a home movie for Selena ( visu )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Corpus focuses on Selena's fans on both sides of the border, who saw her as a symbol of hope and cultural pride. Includes interviews with personal friends, family, and fans, intercut with archival footage of performances and appearances at awards ceremonies, and news coverage about her murder and the memorial service in Corpus Christi
The devil never sleeps El diablo nunca duerme ( visu )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Lourdes Portillo interviews the Mexican American family and associates of her uncle, Oscar Ruiz Almeida, after his sudden death was ruled a suicide by authorities
Corpus a home movie for Selena ( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Corpus focuses on Selena's fans on both sides of the border, who saw her as a symbol of hope and cultural pride. Includes interviews with personal friends, family, and fans, intercut with archival footage of performances and appearances at awards ceremonies, and news coveraage about her murder and the memorial service in Corpus Christi
Después del terremoto After the earthquake ( visu )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in Spanish and English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
A young Central American woman living in the United States is joined by her fiancé who is escaping the political situation in his homeland. The different courses their lives have taken call into question their values and their engagement
A conversation with academics about Selena ( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Five academic Mexican-American women discuss the value of Selena's status as a role model. Takes a look at the voice and image of this uniquely enduring Mexican-American icon
Sometimes my feet go numb written and performed by Wayne Corbitt; produced and directed by Lourdes Portillo ( visu )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
African-American poet Wayne Corbitt reads a poem about his living with AIDS as the filmmaker details the physical effects of his treatment on his body
After the earthquake Despues del terremoto ( visu )
3 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 20 libraries worldwide
A young Central American woman living in the United States is joined by her fiancé who is escaping the political situation in his homeland. The different courses their lives have taken call into question their values and their engagement
Frames of reference. reflections on media ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
"These works examine the media's power to fashion political and popular icons, at times offering a wry commentary on the cult of personality and its adherents."--Container
The devil never sleeps El diablo nunca duerme ( visu )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Lourdes Portillo interviews family and associates of her uncle, Oscar Ruiz Almeida, after his sudden death was ruled a suicide by authorities
The devil never sleeps El diablo munca duerme ( visu )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Lourdes Portillo, niece of Oscar Ruiz Almeida, interviews family and associates of Ruiz Almeida's after his sudden death, ruled suicide by authorities
The devil never sleeps ( visu )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Lourdes Portillo, niece of Oscar Ruiz Almeida, interviews family and associates of Ruiz Almeida's after his sudden death, ruled suicide by authorities
 
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English (111)
Spanish (21)
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