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Portillo, Lourdes

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Señorita extraviada by Lourdes Portillo( visu )
24 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 564 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"--
Las Madres : the mothers of Plaza de Mayo by Lourdes Portillo( visu )
39 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 327 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
La ofrenda : the days of the dead ( visu )
20 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 302 libraries worldwide
A first and thorough look at the Mexican celebration of the dead, the sacred days when the souls of the departed return to visit the living. Tracing the Days of the Dead tradition from its roots in Indian culture to its manifestations in contemporary Chicano communities, this unconventional and visually arresting documentary contemplates the loving and sometimes humorous Mexican cultural attitudes toward "that constant companion," death
Lourdes Portillo : the devil never sleeps and other films by Lourdes Portillo( Book )
10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Americas ( visu )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
A look at contemporary Latin America, examining issues that confront the entire region by focusing on individual countries
Mirrors of the heart ( visu )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
A discussion about issues of race & ethnicity in three Latin American countries: Bolivia, the Dominican Republic and Haiti
Columbus on trial ( visu )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 130 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. Acted and co-written by the comic trio Culture Clash, imagines the trial of the Discoverer 500 years after the fact. presided over by a woman judge of Hispano-American descent
Corpus : a home movie for Selena ( visu )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 113 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
Sometimes my feet go numb : written and performed by Wayne Corbitt ; produced and directed by Lourdes Portillo ( visu )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 103 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
The devil never sleeps = El diablo nunca duerme ( visu )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 101 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 five suns : a sacred history of Mexico by Patricia Amlin( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in Undetermined and English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
This film by San Francisco State University faculty member Pat Amlin recounts the ancient tale of how Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca created the world. This story, known to the ancient Aztec and other Nahuatl-speaking people, is brought to life through vibrant animation in the style of late post-Classic Mexican art. Script by Lourdes Portillo; narrator Luis Valdez. See also vhs, AT # 86479
From Latin America to Hollywood : Latino film culture in Los Angeles, 1967-2017 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Después del terremoto = After the earthquake ( visu )
10 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 60 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
Las Madres = The Mothers of Plaza De Mayo ( visu )
2 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 41 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
A conversation with academics about Selena ( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 31 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
Frames of reference. reflections on media ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 18 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
Sometimes my feet go numb : written and performed by Wayne Corbitt ( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Wayne Corbitt performs Sometimes my feet go numb, an autobiographical poem reflecting on living with AIDS
Al más allá ( visu )
4 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
A documentary film crew investigates the story of three fisherman who came upon a package of cocaine off the coast of Quintana Roo, Mexico. An experimental documentary that uses fictional elements, this film which is based on a true incident, explores the documentary genre and the affect of globalization on local culture
"My McQueen" ( visu )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
The legacy of actor Steve McQueen in San Francisco after "Bullitt", McQueen's classic 1968 detective film, with producer/director Lourdes Portillo and cinematographer Kyle Kibbe for the The Center for New Documentary, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley. Includes a compilation of automobile chase scenes from Hollywood films
Americas ( visu )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
A look at contemporary Latin America, examining issues that confront the entire region by focusing on individual countries
 
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Lourdes Portillo American filmmaker
Lourdes Portillo Amerikaans filmregisseuse
Lourdes Portillo réalisateur américain
Lourdes Portillo regista statunitense
Lourdes Portillo US-amerikanische Filmproduzentin, Regisseurin und Drehbuchautorin
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English (154)
Spanish (27)
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