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Portillo, Lourdes

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Most widely held works by Lourdes Portillo
Lourdes Portillo : the devil never sleeps and other films by Lourdes Portillo( )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Señorita extraviada by Lourdes Portillo( Visual )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member 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
La ofrenda : the days of the dead( Visual )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 332 WorldCat member 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
Las Madres : the mothers of Plaza de Mayo by Lourdes Portillo( Visual )

40 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at contemporary Latin America, examining issues that confront the entire region by focusing on individual countries
Columbus on trial( Visual )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member 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
Mirrors of the heart( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion about issues of race & ethnicity in three Latin American countries: Bolivia, the Dominican Republic and Haiti
From Latin America to Hollywood : Latino film culture in Los Angeles, 1967-2017 by Cari Beauchamp( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Latin America to Hollywood: Latino Film Culture in Los Angeles 1967-2017 explores the intersections, inspirations, and creative intentions of a wide-ranging group of Latino and Latin American filmmakers through the gathering, and close reading, of their oral histories, by an acclaimed group of scholars and writers. From the earliest days of Hollywood, through the transition to sound and the expansion of national cinemas, this volume examines such themes as the cinematic influences of Cinema Novo and the evolution of the Chicano Film Movement, the educational impact of Latino-made films, visions of "Hollywood" by Latin American directors, the ever-evolving role of women in the profession, the impact and limitations of film festival exposure, and what the future may hold for emerging filmmakers from the region
Las Madres De Plaza De Mayo by Lourdes Portillo( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in Spanish and English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Academy award-nominated documentary about the Argentinian mothers’ movement to demand to know the fate of 30,000 “disappeared” sons and daughters remains as extraordinarily powerful as when it was first released. As well as giving an understanding of Argentinian history in the ‘70s and ‘80s, LAS MADRES shows the empowerment of women in a society where women are expected to be silent. LAS MADRES provides a banner of hope in the international struggle for human rights
Corpus : a home movie for Selena( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member 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
Freedom Koreografik by Pierre De Jaeger( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CORPUS is a moving tribute to Selena, the Tejana superstar gunned down in 1995 at the age of 23 as she was on the brink of blockbuster crossover fame. While the story of her murder, which was filled with sex, glamour and betrayal, caught the attention of many outside the Chicano community, this film moves well beyond the sensational to present a nuanced feminist analysis of Selena's story.. Award-winning filmmaker Lourdes Portillo (SEÑORITA EXTRAVIADA, LAS MADRES: THE MOTHERS OF PLAZA DE MAYO) intersperses Filmclips of rare home movies, family photos, and glossy music videos from later in Selena's career with lively conversations with her father, sister and Latina intellectuals that shed light onto just who Selena was and what makes her such a powerful figure today. She also interviews ordinary people in Selena's hometown of Corpus Christie, including starry-eyed teenaged fans and tearful strangers who visit her grave. With a compassionate lens, Portillo places Selena's life and legacy in a cultural context, revealing powerful social forces that transformed a popular entertainer into a Chicana cultural icon turned modern-day saint
The devil never sleeps = El diablo nunca duerme( Visual )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Undetermined and English and held by 83 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Latin American woman living in San Francisco is joined by her fiancé, who has escaped the political situation in their homeland. The different courses their lives have taken call into question their values and their engagement
Las Madres = The Mothers of Plaza De Mayo( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 46 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member 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
Americas by Zbor Carmina Slovenica( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This look at contemporary Latin America examines issues confronting the entire region by focusing on individual communities
 
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Lourdes Portillo : the devil never sleeps and other films
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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 (168)

Spanish (26)