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Portillo, Lourdes

Overview
Works: 54 works in 157 publications in 2 languages and 2,694 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Biography  Humor  Drama  History  Music  Interviews  Documentary films  Poetry 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Speaker, Cinematographer, Translator
Classifications: PN1998.3.P675, 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 475 libraries worldwide
Señorita extraviada ( visu )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 423 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
Americas ( visu )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
A look at contemporary Latin America, examining issues that confront the entire region by focusing on individual countries
Las Madres the mothers of Plaza de Mayo ( visu )
17 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 242 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 )
16 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 209 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 )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 155 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 137 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. This video is set in the context of a trial presided over by a woman judge of Hispano-American descent
Señorita extraviada missing young woman ( visu )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 118 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
Corpus a home movie for Selena ( visu )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 104 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
Las Madres the mothers of the Plaza de Mayo : a film ( visu )
9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Fourteen mothers gathered in the square in front of the Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires in April, 1977, to protest the disappearance of their children; since then, they have marched every Thursday and more people have joined them, intensifying the demands for justice for the abduction, torture, and death of 30,000 young people labeled as subversives by former military dictators. Interviews reveal both sides of the political situation present in Argentina
The devil never sleeps El diablo nunca duerme ( visu )
12 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Lourdes Portillo interviews the Mexican and Mexican American 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 )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the Aztec religion. Animated with illustrations painted in the style of native Mexican people of the sixteenth century
Después del terremoto After the earthquake ( visu )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in Spanish and English and held by 41 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 35 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 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
Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo the mothers of Plaza de Mayo ( visu )
1 edition published in 1986 in Spanish and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Mothers describe how they demonstrated at the Plaza de Mayo to bring attention to the kidnapping of their children by the Argentine government
Sometimes my feet go numb written and performed by Wayne Corbitt ( visu )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 16 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
Las Madres the mothers of Plaza de Mayo : a film ( visu )
2 editions published in 1985 in Spanish and English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Fourteen mothers gathered in the square in front of the Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires in April, 1977 to protest the disappearance of their children; since then, they have marched every Thursday and more people have joined them, intensifying the demands for justice for the abduction, torture, and death of 30,000 young people labeled as subversives by former military dictators. Interviews reveal both sides of the political situation present in Argentina
The devil never sleeps ( visu )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 13 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
After the earthquake Despur'es del terremoto ( visu )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 9 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
 
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English (104)
Spanish (15)
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