Spanish Resources

Abanico – Libro del alumno nueva edición
Guerrero, López, Gila, Álvarez, Varo, Campillo, Fajardo
SP 1.092

¡Anda! Curso elemental
Heining-Boynton/Cowell
SP 1.103

Así
Levy-Konesky, Daggett
SP 1.075

En Acción 4: Curso de español con enfoque orientado a la acción
Gutiérrez, Blas, Abia
SP 1.098

Imágenes 3rd Edition
Rusch, Domínguez, Caycedo Garner
SP 1.091

Destinos 2nd Edition of the Alternate Edition
Van Patten, Marks, Teschner
For the DVD description of this text/audio/video program, see Spanish DVDs.
SP 1.074

Perspectivas 7th Edition
Kiddle, Wegmann, Schreffler
SP 1.072 — Audio CD

Pimsleur: Conversational Latin American Spanish
Lessons 1–16
SP 1.090

Punto y aparte 4th Edition
Foerster, Lambright, Alfonso-Pinto
SP 1.084

Senderos: Comunicación y conversación en español
Doutrich/Rivera-Hernández
SP 1.099

Spanish for Medical Personnel © 2006
Jarvis, Lebredo
SP 1.077

Spanish  Language/30
Educational Services
SP 1.035

El Ventilador: Curso de español de nivel superior
Guerrero, López, Rojas, Varo, Campillo, Fajardo
SP 1.097

*Also available are textbooks and audio programs used in past Boston College language courses.

 

16 Anécdotas modernas
SP 1.005
Short anecdotes in dialogue form accompanied by listening comprehension tests; text available.
Each anecdote: 2–3 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes 21 seconds

Cantos, ritmos, y rimas
SP 1.050
Program of chants, rhythms and rhymes designed to help students learn vocabulary, grammar, syntax, and the basic flow of the language; includes four types of chants, rhythms, and rhymes: thematic, grammatical, general, and traditional; two recordings: (1) one by native speakers who chant/recite accompanied by rhythms provided by congas, bongos, claves, maracas, castanets, and other Latin instruments, (2) one of the rhythms alone, without voices, to be used for original chants; accompanying book contains scripts of all chants and various related exercises.
35 minutes

Cinco cuentos
SP 1.008
Five short listening comprehension narratives.
Total time: 43 minutes 26 seconds

Titles:

 

Los tres cerditos
El gato con botas
Ali Baba y los 40 ladrones
El flautista de Hamelin
Hansel y Gretel

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Classic Commercials in Spanish
SP 1.067
Audio CD © 2002 Vistanet featuring 45 commercials for everyday goods and services such as movies, clothing stores, food products, airlines, and others; accompanying 19-page booklet contains script of each commercial as well as teaching suggestions.
34 minutes

Comerciales galore
SP 1.016
Authentic television and radio commercials in Spanish of famous American products and companies: Colgate, Kellogg’s, Burger King, Pepsi-Cola, McDonald’s, Kinney’s Shoes, Pepto-Bismol, Sopas Lipton, Polaroid, Pampers, Western Union, and others (70 commercials in all); script and teacher’s guide available.
Total time: 50 minutes 11 seconds

El concierto siniestro
SP 1.020
Intermediate level; mystery story told across 12 episodes; average episode runs 8–10 minutes; accompanying book contains text of episodes, comprehension questions, and vocabulary; workbook and teacher’s guide containing vocabulary and grammar review activities also available.
Total time: 1 hour 43 minutes

Imágenes de América Latina
SP 1.041
A series of audiocassettes © 1989 about Latin America that includes news stories, detailed information about situations in Latin American countries, interviews with writers and musicians, cultural notes, folklore, etc.; includes tapescript.
Each audiocassette: 30 minutes

Introduction to Latin America
SP 1.015
© 1980 cassette of entrevistas and text
68 minutes

Kiddle Review Drills
SP 1.007

El novio robado
SP 1.021
Intermediate level; mystery story told across 12 episodes; average episode runs 5–10 minutes; accompanying book contains text of episodes, comprehension questions, and vocabulary; workbook and teacher’s guide containing vocabulary and grammar review activities also available.
Total time: 1 hour 41 minutes

Panorama de España
SP 1.027
Broadcasts of Radio Nacional received monthly (11/82–1/89); excellent presentation of events in Spain and throughout the world; includes exposé of a specific cultural topic each month — some with color slides; recommended for use by high-intermediate to advanced students; script available.
Each broadcast: approx. 60 minutes

Puerta del sol
SP 1.059
1998–2002 issues of bimonthly “audiomagazine” designed for use by high-intermediate to advanced students of Spanish; cassettes include news; feature stories; interviews; music; segments on books, movies, art, and special events happening in the Spanish-speaking world; full tapescript; all song lyrics; Spanish–English glossary; cultural notes; and study supplement containing pre- and post-listening exercises (with answer key) available for each cassette.
Each cassette: 60 minutes

Real World Program
SP 1.013
Authentic radio and TV commercials © 1976 in Spanish; script available.
55 minutes 3 seconds

Resumen del humor latino-americano
SP 1.003
Short selections; text available.
Each selection: 4–5 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes 38 seconds

Titles:

La filosofía

La policía

La psiquiatría

Los empleados

Los médicos

Cosas de la educación

El matrimonio

 

Sing, Dance, Laugh and Eat Tacos I & III
SP 1.057
Two 60-minute audiocassettes with accompanying tapescripts and English translations of songs; program created especially for children, but may prove useful for language learners of all ages; tape I is intended for beginning-level students and features songs related to the learning of vocabulary items (colors, animals, body parts, food, numbers, etc.) among other first-year items; tape III is designed for use by intermediate-level students and features songs that deal with more complicated grammar topics, among them the subjunctive (“UWEIRDO Rap”), direct/indirect object pronoun placement (“La Rana Raúl”), para/por (“El Bikini”).
Total time: 2 hours

Spanish for Business
EMC
SP 1.029 — Beginning
SP 1.033 — Intermediate
Two series of recorded dialogues and comprehension exercises; each accompanied by text and teacher’s guide; designed for elementary and intermediate students who wish to learn and use business Spanish; treats business and grammatical topics within Hispanic business settings.
Each series of three cassettes: approx. 2 hours 20 minutes

Spanish Pronunciation
WILMAC
SP 1.011
Provides beginning students with concise method for development of good auditory and oral competence in Spanish pronunciation; spoken by native Mexicans; text available.
47 minutes

Tal como es
SP 1.018
Series of 30 interviews and listening comprehension tests for intermediate and advanced students; book contains texts of interviews, notes on grammar, culture, idioms, etc.; teacher’s guide contains suggestions, activities, crossword puzzles, and answer key for listening comprehension tests.
Average interview: 11–12 minutes
Total time: 3 hours 52 minutes

Testing and Teaching for Oral Proficiency
MISC 1.004.007/.008
Kit designed for the teacher of English as a second language, French, German, or Spanish who is interested in oral proficiency testing and in some of the ways the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines can be applied to the teaching of oral skills (one kit/language); components of each kit include a book and set of two audiocassettes; each tape set contains four recorded actual interviews representing the four levels of the rating scale — novice, intermediate, advanced, and superior; book includes overview of interviews, description of rating scale, explanation of how interviews are conducted and the types of questions commonly used at each level, an application section with simple oral activities and guidelines for writing role plays at each level, commentaries for the interviews with detailed analysis of the students’ speech samples, and the interviewers’ techniques.

Trabajo y vida
SP 1.022
For reading and listening comprehension; focuses on the subject of careers, via a portrait of Latin Americans, their career choices and attitudes toward work; fields covered are health, sports, religion, fishing, journalism, firefighting, homemaking, the law, counseling, education, and folkloric arts; each lesson features an interview recorded in Chile; accompanying book © 1983 includes introductory exercises; readings; and a variety of analytic, vocabulary, comprehension, and discussion activities.
25 minutes 50 seconds

Vamos a ver
SP 1.019
Mystery thriller in 20 episodes with listening comprehension tests; for beginning- intermediate students; book contains texts, exercises, grammar explanations, glossary of words and phrases; teacher’s guide contains answer key to listening comprehension exercises.
Average episode: 8 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 35 minutes

La vida de Rita y Antonio
SP 1.004
Colloquial Spanish as spoken in daily life, as used on radio and TV in Latin America (circa 1960s); text available.
Each scenario: 2–8 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes 27 seconds

Zarabanda
SP 1.034
For beginning students; 25 episodes of mystery and romance; recounts the adventures of a young mechanic who leaves his small village to seek fortune in Segovia and Madrid; each episode concentrates on key vocabulary important to travelers in Spain and Latin America; tape program contains dramatized version of individual episodes and three different types of exercises — oral (paused for student response), consolidation (short situations to test understanding of vocabulary), and comprehension check-up; text and teacher’s guide available.
Total time: 4 hours 45 minutes

 

 

 

Carlos Fuentes
SP 4.004
Interviewed at Harvard University by Boston College students Kathleen Long and Loretta Madrid-Romero (November 21, 1984).

Grandes figuras de la historia  Dialogues with Figures in History
SP 4.001.001–.023
Audioscripts of each “dialogue” available. Includes:

Abderrahmán y el Califato Fernán González
Alfonso X Fernando III
El Canciller Pedro López de Ayala Goya
Carlos V Hernán Cortés
Cervantes Jaime I
El Cid Maimónides y Averróes
Diego Gelmírez Melchor Gaspar de Jovellanos
Don Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba Los Reyes Católicos
Don Juan de Austria San Isidoro de Sevilla
Don Rodrigo Séneca
Felipe II Velázquez
Felipe V y sus hijos  

México: Testimonios de política exterior
SP 4.005.001–.003
Una voz en la historia

La mujer en la vida española
SP 4.002
A lecture by Dr. P. Orus
42 minutes 17 seconds

Refugiados
SP 4.003
A 1981 National Public Radio broadcast

Así son los Españoles
Six filmstrips, six cassettes, Spanish text.
Each filmstrip: approx. 20 minutes

Bucles de oro
With captions, cassette, Spanish text.
7 minutes

El camino a Santiago de Compostela
Three filmstrips, cassettes, Spanish and English texts
   Titles:

La herencia medieval [16.31]
La historia escrita en piedra [12.40]
Por el camino [14.42]

Caperucita roja
with captions, cassette, Spanish text.
5 minutes

Conozcamos América Central
Filmstrip, cassette, text.
25 minutes

Conozcamos Sudamérica
Four filmstrips, cassettes, texts
   Countries are grouped as follows:

Colombia, Venezuela, Guayanas [24.00]
Ecuador, Perú, Bolivia [23.00]
Uruguay, Paraguay, Brasil [20.00]
Chile, Argentina [22.00]

 

España
Six filmstrips, cassettes, texts
   Titles:

La historia, fusión de culturas [15.35]
Una variada geografía [12.40]
La economía [11.20]
La ruta de los peregrinos [11.50]
La vida de la aldea [10.50]
La vida de la ciudad [11.50]

México en su historia — Hacia la nación
These filmstrips, with captions, are accompanied by cassettes and Spanish texts.
   Titles:

La conquista [21.35]
La herencia cultural de la colonia [20.00]
México desde su independencia [22.30]

Juanillo y la planta de habas
With captions, cassette, Spanish text.
23 minutes

El mercado
With captions, tape, Spanish/English text.
14 minutes 43 seconds

El pincel inmortal español — La pintura clásica y la pintura moderna
Two filmstrips, two cassettes; one Spanish–English text.
Each: approx. 25 minutes

El realismo y el modernismo
These filmstrips are accompanied by cassettes.
   Titles:

La novela indígena [17.25]
Rubén Darío y el modernismo [15.56]

 

Emotions Flash Cards
Set of 16 black & white photographs (7" × 7") of an actor (a.k.a. “Ernest” in such films as Ernest goes to camp, Ernest celebrates Christmas, etc. [note: film titles: approximate!]) illustrating 16 basic emotions; identification of emotion printed on reverse of each card in English, French, German and Spanish.

Heath Situation Cards Level One: French, German, Spanish
120 situation cards, each of which focuses on a realistic communicative task; designed to function as a supplement to any first-year French, German, or Spanish program; cards sequenced in order of increasing difficulty and complexity of assigned tasks; most cards considered to be at the “novice” to “low-intermediate” levels of the ACTFL Proficiency Scale; instructor’s guide contains indexes of cards arranged by (1) themes and related vocabulary, (2) linguistic functions, (3) grammar structures.

Heath Spanish Situation Cards
Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath and Co. © 1990
120 situation cards to be used as an aid to oral skills assessment; each focuses on clearly defined, realistic communicative tasks; designed to function as a supplement to first-year Spanish programs; sequenced in order of increasing difficulty and complexity of assigned tasks; three indexes of the cards available: (1) Index of Themes and Related Vocabulary; (2) Index of Linguistic Functions; (3) Index of Grammar Structures.

Magnetic Poetry Kit: Spanish / Español 
“Over 500 Magnetized Words and Word Fragments”

El Norte: Lesson Plans
Judy Sugarman and Pat Solano
Vernon Hills, IL: FilmArobics, Inc. © 1994
49 pages of lesson plans to accompany the study of the film El Norte; includes overview, advance organizers, vocabulary and cultural notes, comprehension and discussion questions, suggested activities, composition topics; exercises designed to promote oral and written communication.

Photo Verb Flash Cards
Set of 40 color photographs (7" × 7") that illustrate 40 of the most common action verbs usually studied in first-year language courses; infinitive of each verb printed on reverse of each card in English, French, German, and Spanish; easily adaptable for use in Italian courses.

Situation Cards for Oral Evaluation: First Year French, German, and Spanish
NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston © 1988
144 situation cards, each of which tests discrete items related to vocabulary, grammatical structures, and/or linguistic functions; designed to function as a supplement to first-year French, German, or Spanish programs and as achievement tests, not proficiency tests; most of the cards are considered to be at the “novice” or “intermediate” levels on the ACTFL Proficiency Scale; cards are indexed by: (1) vocabulary topics, (2) linguistic functions, (3) grammar forms and structure; reference guide available.

Situation Cards for Oral Evaluation: Intermediate French, German, Spanish
NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, © 1990
99 situation cards each of which tests discrete items related to vocabulary, grammatical structures, and/or linguistic functions; designed to be used independently with a variety of textbooks as achievement tests, not proficiency tests; most of the cards are considered to be at the intermediate to advanced levels on the ACTFL Proficiency Scale; cards are indexed by: (1) vocabulary topics, (2) linguistic functions, (3) grammar forms and structures; reference guide available; note: Cards are written in English.

 

Alfonso X El Sabio
80 color slides related to the life and times of Alfonso X; the politics, economics, law, art, science and music of the times are among the topics discussed in Spanish in the accompanying booklet; includes cassette recording in Spanish of slide identifications with commentaries.
Approx. 55 minutes

Los Cantautores I
SP 1.027.019
20 color slides of famous singers; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette; approximately 30 minutes.

Los Cantautores II
SP 1.027.020
20 color slides of famous singers; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

El coto de Doñana
SP 1.027.025
20 color slides of the National Park of Doñana; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

Crónica de un año: 1985
SP 1.027.026
40 color slides representing the most notable events and personalities of 1985; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 90 minutes

Crónica de un año: 1986
SP 1.027.034
40 color slides representing the most notable events and personalities of 1986; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette
Approx. 90 minutes

Crónica de un año: 1987
SP 1.027.042
40 color slides representing the most notable events and personalities of 1987; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 90 minutes

Crónica de un año: 1988
SP 1.027.050
40 color slides representing the most notable events and personalities of 1988; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 90 minutes

El cuerpo humano y la ropa
36 slides, accompanying tape, Spanish text.
12 minutes 30 seconds

En el aeropuerto
Deals with por and para; 6 slides, a cassette and Spanish text.
5 minutes 12 seconds

En torno a Unamuno
SP 1.027.037
20 color slides to accompany a program about the twentieth-century author Unamuno; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette;
Approx. 30 minutes

Energías alternativas: Una solución ecológica
SP 1.027.043
20 color slides representing alternative forms of energy; part of the Panorama de Españaprogram; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

España y las comunidades europeas
SP 1.027.027
20 color slides representing the places, products, and personalities related to the Comunidades Europeas organization; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

La España del rey Sabio
SP 1.027.015
20 color slides related to the times of Alfonso X; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

La feria de abril
SP 1.027.029
20 color slides related to the celebration of Spring in Seville; part of the Panorama de Españaprogram; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

La fiebre del juego
SP 1.027.044
20 color slides accompanying a program on the role of games of chance in 1980s Spain; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

Las Finanzas de ETA
SP 1.027.040
20 color slides concerning the economic strategy of the terrorist organization ETA; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

Generación al descubierto
SP 1.027.039
20 color slides concerning student unrest and demands for improvements in the system; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

El Greco
80 color slides of works by El Greco; accompanying booklet in Spanish describes El Greco’s life and works; includes cassette recording in Spanish of slide identifications with commentaries.
57 minutes 35 seconds

El juego de las perdices
SP 1.027.021
20 color slides of Castillian villages and countryside to accompany a dramatic presentation about a Castillian curate and the tragic consequences of his love of hunting partridge; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

Impacto social del automovil
SP 1.027.033
20 color slides related to the automobile industry in Spain; part of the Panorama de Españaprogram; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

El largo camino constitucional
SP 1.027.046
20 color slides related to the establishment of the Spanish Constitution in 1978; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 45 minutes

Los medios de comunicación ante la democracia
SP 1.027.038
20 color slides related to the transition from censorship to freedom of expression in Spain; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

Mexico: Country of a Thousand Faces
40 color slides with accompanying Spanish-language cassette; presentation reveals the Mexican character and its distinctive, mixed cultural and racial backgrounds; includes discussion of customs, dances, music, history, mineral wealth, industries, craftsmanship, and the Mexican philosophy of life and death.
Approx. 18 minutes

Un millón
SP 1.027.023
20 color slides to accompany a futuristic radio play written by the students of the Instituto Oficial de Radio y Televisión of Madrid; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

La moda de España
SP 1.027.049
20 color slides illustrating Spanish fashion from the 1950s to the 1980s; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

La movida madrileña
SP 1.027.041
20 color slides to accompany a program about a cultural rebirth and awakening of vitality in Madrid; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

El mundo de flamenco I
SP 1.027.047
20 color slides to accompany a program about the origins of flamenco; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

Museum of America
100 color slides of items in the collection of this museum now located in the University Quarter of Madrid; museum noted for its holdings of Precolumbian art and for that of post-15th-century Spanish, Italian, and Flemish artists, as well as for archaeological and ethnological objects from America; accompanying book in English reviews the history of the following: (1) Precolumbian Period; (2) Mesoamerica (Central America); (3) The Caribbean; (4) North Andean Area (5) Peru; (6) Visual Arts in America; includes cassette recording in English of slide identifications.
85 minutes 14 seconds

Música y poemas I
SP 1.027.024
20 color slides of musicians and poets central to the creation of songs based on literary texts; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

Música y poemas II
SP 1.027.031
20 color slides of musicians and poets central to the theme of “Federico Garcia Lorca y la música;” part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

Música y poemas III
SP 1.027.051
20 color slides of musicians and poets central to the theme of “poetas del siglo XX;” part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

Picasso
100 slides; cassette; four-volume companion text El siglo de Picasso by Pierre Cabanne, as translated by María Fortunata Prieto Barral; for advanced students.
Approx. 60 minutes

Pintores de la Revolución Mexicana
30 slides, cassette, Spanish text.
15 minutes 10 seconds

Prado Museum
100 color slides of works in the Prado Museum; paintings from the Spanish, Italian, Flemish, German, and Dutch schools are featured; accompanying booklet gives a brief history of the museum and of the schools of painting therein represented; includes a cassette recording in English of slide identifications with commentaries.
Approx. 86 minutes

Príncipe de Asturias
SP 1.027.048
20 color slides related to the history of the title “Príncipe de Asturias” and to the biography of the heir to the throne of Castilla y León; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

El Real Monasterio de Lorenzo de El Escorial
SP 1.027.020
20 color slides of the largest European building constructed in the 16th century; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

Romance sin nombre
SP 1.027.030
40 black and white slides of the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

Los Sanfermines
SP 1.027.036
20 color slides related to the fiestas of Pamplona; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

Los solteros de Plan
SP 1.027.035
20 color slides to accompany “radio-play” based on a true story of the single men of a small town who are overwhelmed by the response of single women and the mass media to their organized effort to solicit prospective brides; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

Tiempo de carnaval
SP 1.027.045
20 color slides about fiestas, especially those of Cádiz and Santa Cruz de Tenerife; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

La transición política
SP 1.027.022
20 color slides of political figures from the time of Franco’s death to 1985; part of the Panorama de España program; uses the Panorama cassette.
Approx. 30 minutes

501 Spanish Verbs
Kendris
Hauppauge, NY: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. © 1990

The American Heritage Spanish Dictionary Spanish–English/English–Spanish
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. © 1986

Appleton’s New Cuyas Dictionary Spanish–English/English–Spanish
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall © 1972

Aproximaciones: al estudio de la literatura hispánica 6th & 7th Editions
Edward H. Friedman, L. Teresa Valdivieso, & Carmelo Virgillo
Boston, MA: McGraw Hill Publishing © 2008

Breaking out of Beginning Spanish
Joseph J. Keenan
Austin, TX: The University of Texas Press © 1994
ISBN: 0-292-74322-X

Cartelera: Spanish Language and Culture through Film
Elena González Ros and Scott Gravina
Alucen Learning © 2012

Catalan Dictionary English–Catalan/Catalan–English
London: Routledge © 1993 by Bibliograf, S.A.
*Dislcaimer: Catalan is not Spanish, but is spoken in northeastern Spain and parts of France & Italy.

Catalònia No. 39, October 1994
Centre UNESCO de Catalunya (Barcelona)
Culture magazine; in English with reprint of original articles in Catalán

Cinema for Spanish Conversation 2nd Edition
Mary McVey Gill, Deana Smalley, María-Paz Haro
Focus Publishing / R. Pullins Company © 2006 Mary McVey Gill, Deana Smalley, María-Paz Haro

Cuthbertson’s Verb Wheel
Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath © 1933
Gives conjugations of irregular verbs

Diccionario comercial Inglés–Español/Español–Inglés
Barcelona: Editorial Juventud © ?

Diccionario de dudas y dificultades de la lengua española 9a edición
Madrid: Espasa Calpe © 1986

Diccionario panhispánico de dudas
Bogotá, Colombia: Distribuidora y Editora Aguilar, Altea, Taurus, Alfaguara, S.A. © 2005

Diccionario de uso del español 2nd Edition, 2 volumes
Edited by María Moliner
Madrid: Editorial Gredos © 1998

Directorio latino 2nd Edition, March 2004
Metro Boston
Northboro, MA: Spanish Marketing © 2004
2004 Spanish Community Guide and Yellow Pages for the Boston, MA area; 248 pages.

En parejas
Lucía Caycedo Garner, Debbie Rusch, & Marcela Domínguez
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. © 1991
A four-book series of communicative activities; designed to supplement introductory and intermediate college-level Spanish courses, each book contains 25 information gap activities intended to be used by students working in pairs; each book, formatted in two sections designated as “student a” and “student b” (the latter printed upside down); for each activity, information available to “student a” differs from that accessed by “student b,” thus creating the information gap to be bridged.

English Grammar for Students of Spanish 7th Edition
Emily Spinelli
Ann Arbor, MI: The Olivia and Hill Press © 2012, Jacquelin Morton

Esbozo de una nueva gramática de la lengua española
Real Academia Española (Comisión de Gramática)
Madrid: Editorial Espasa Calpe, S.A. © 1973

España ’93 No. 238, Diciembre
Revista de la Oficina de Información Diplomática

¡Español con impacto!: Total Physical Response Spanish
Contee Seely
Berkeley, CA: Command Performance Language Institute © 1985
Student text of 35 Spanish-language lessons to be learned using the Total Physical Response methodology; 50 pages.

Eyewitness Travel Guide: Spain
DK Publishing, Inc. © 1996, 1997

A Gesture Inventory for the Teaching of Spanish
Jerald R. Green
Philadelphia: Chilton Company © 1968
Presentation of illustrated and documented data on peninsular Spanish gesture, with the focus on gestures which normally accompany verbal communication; gestures that function as a substitute or replacement for linguistic behavior are not studied; 114 pages.

Gramática para la composición segunda edición
M. Stanley Whitley & Luis González
Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press © 2007

A Guidebook for Teaching Foreign Language: Spanish, French, German
Beverly S. Wattenmaker & Virginia Wilson
Boston: Allyn and Bacon © 1980
A guidebook for teaching communication in any language with language-specific lesson models in Spanish, French and German; each chapter outlines behavior objectives with corresponding grammar objectives and includes teaching and communication exercises designed to achieve these objectives; 298 pages.

Ideas: Estrategias, lecturas, actividades y composiciones
James F. Lee, Alex Binkowski, & Bill VanPatten
New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc. © 1994
190-page book of journalistic and literary readings with corresponding exercises and activities designed to stimulate oral discussion and/or written response by second or third-year students of Spanish.

Ladrón de la mente
Elías Miguel Muñoz
McGraw-Hill, Inc. © 1995

Latin American Spanish: Lonely Planet Phrasebook 5th Edition
Roberto Esposto
Australia: Lonely Planet Publications © 2008
ISBN: 978-1-74059-712-8

Lecturas literarias: Moving Toward Linguistic and Cultural Fluency Through Literature
Anne Lambright, Sharon W. Foerster, Ramonita Marcano-Ogando
The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. © 2007

Manual de gramática: Grammar Reference for Students of Spanish, Instructor’s Edition 5th Edition
Zulma Iguina & Eleanor Dozier
Boston, MA: Heinle Cengage Learning © 2013

Más
New York: Univision Publications © 1992, 1993
Back issues of bimonthly Spanish-language magazine similar in format to People and Seventeen magazines; regular features include: gente, moda, belleza, sabor, en familia, salud, automóviles, deportes, música, cultura, medios, caliente, en el cielo (horoscope).

The Massachusetts Hispanic Yellow Pages 1994–1995
Sus Páginas Amarillos
© Spanish Publishing Services
682-page telephone directory (yellow pages) in Spanish with listings and advertisements of special interest to Spanish speakers or students of Spanish.

Mexico’s Copper Canyon
Richard D. Fisher with Luis G. Verplancken, SJ & Kit Williams
Tucson, AZ: Sunracer Publications © 1997
108-page photographic study of the Copper Canyon area of Chihuahua, Mexico, its history, its topography, its people; includes essays on the Tarahumara Indians, religious customs, major towns and villages of Chihuahua, travel tips, etc.; mix of texts in English and Spanish.

Natural Language Learning
Harris Winitz, James Reeds and Paul García
Kansas City, MO: General Linguistics Corporation © 1975
Spanish language learning program that teaches understanding of language by focusing exclusively on listening comprehension; includes 4 volumes of images, each with accompanying audiocassette in Spanish; student is to listen to audiocassette and relate what he/she hears to what he/she sees by marking the appropriate image; Spanish-language script also available.
Total time: approx. 3 hours 42 minutes

A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish 4th Edition
John Butt & Carmen Benjamin
McGraw-Hill © 1988, 1994, 2000, 2004 John Butt & Carmen Benjamin

Nueva Gramática de la Lengua Española Volumes I & II
Real Academia Española © 2009
Asociación de Academia de la Lengua Española © 2009
Espasa Libros, S.L. U. © 2009

Oxford — Duden Pictorial Spanish and English Dictionary 2nd edition
Oxford: Clarendon Press © 1995

Pequeño Larousse ilustrado: Español/Español
Paris: Librairie Larousse © 1964

Pequeño Larousse ilustrado: Español/Español
Marsella, México: Ediciones Larousse © 1985

El Pequeño Larousse ilustrado: Diccionario enciclopédia 14a edición
Tomás García & Eladio Pascual
Ediciones Larousse, S.A. de C.V. © 2008

A Picture is Worth... 1000 Words... Books 1 & 2
Anthony Mollica
Welland, Ontario: éditions Soleil publishing, inc. © 1992
Subtitled Creative activities for the language classroom, the two volumes of 60 photographs each are intended to provide visual stimuli for discussion and conversation activity in the language classroom; also available: Teacher’s Guide (by Anthony Mollica, Julie Ashcroft, and Anne-Marie Finger) containing questions for each photograph.

Un poco de historia: The Heath Spanish History Booklet
María Juana Cazabón
Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath © 1989
A 58 page easy-to-access reference guide providing cultural and historical information on Spain and Spanish America; topics include: (1) highlights of Iberian history, politics, literature and monuments; (2) vignettes on Spanish explorers and historical figures; (3) background and terminology for sports and traditions; in English.

A Practical Guide to the Teaching of Spanish
Wilga Rivers, Milton Azevedo, William Heflin, & Ruth Hyman-Opler
New York: Oxford University Press © 1976
One in a series of practical guides for teaching foreign languages in high school or at the undergraduate level; includes theoretical discussions of and practical applications for oral communication, pronunciation, grammar instruction, listening and reading comprehension, and writing; 352 pages.

Punto y aparte: Grammar Supplement 3rd Edition
Sharon Foerster, Anne Lambright
Boston, MA: McGraw Hill © 2010

Repase y escriba: Curso avanzado de gramática y composición 6th Edition
María Canteli Dominicis & John J. Reynolds
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons © 2011
SP 1.089

REVISTA: Conversación sin barreras, Instructor’s Edition 4th Edition
José A. Blanco
Boston, MA: Vista Higher Learning, Inc. © 2014
SP 1.096

Sabor Magazine
Volume IV, Spring 1998: Edited by Danielle Birriel, Karen Montenegro, & Edith Maya
Volume V, 1999: Edited by Karen Montenegro
Volume IX, 2004: Alicia Heredia, editor-in-chief
Publication of the Boston College Latino student community in association with the Organization of Latin American Affairs; designed to showcase and promote Latino culture through original works of art, poetry and prose; features student writings (in Spanish and English), photography and art work.

Simon and Schuster’s International Dictionary English–Spanish/Spanish–English
New York: Simon and Schuster © ?

Spain: Boletín Cultural No. 239, June 2003
Dirección General de la Oficina de Información Diplomática
Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores — Embassy of Spain Cultural Office
Compilation of reprints of Spanish newspaper articles on the following topics: Letras, Historias, GeneralesArtesMúsicaCine y TeatroLibros; 72 pages.

Spain: Boletín Cultural No. 240, July–August 2003
Dirección General de la Oficina de Información Diplomática
Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores — Embassy of Spain Cultural Office
Compilation of reprints of Spanish newspaper articles on t he following topics: Letras, Historias, GeneralesArtesMúsicaCine y TeatroLibros; 96 pages.

Spanish Grammar through Actions
Eric J. Schessler
Los Gatos, CA: Sky Oaks Productions © 1985
Book of Total Physical Response exercises designed to teach grammatical structures to beginning and intermediate-level language students; 95 pages.

Spanish Teacher’s Book of Instant Word Games
Josephine Carreño
West Nyack, NY: The Center for Applied Research in Education © 1996
Over 160 ready-made activites, puzzles and worksheets for beginning-level Spanish clsses.

Taller de escritores: Grammar and Composition for Advanced Spanish
Guillermo Bleichmar & Paula Cañón
Boston, MA: Vista Higher Learning, Inc. © 2012
SP 1.095

USO de la gramática española – avanzado
Francisca Castro
© Edelsa Grupo Didascalia, S.A.
© Francisca Castro Viudez
2011, 2012, 2013
SP 1.100

Viajes Fantásticos
Elías Miguel Muñoz
NY: McGraw-Hill, Inc. © 1994
Two novelas from McGraw-Hill’s Storyteller’s Series; provides students of beginning Spanish with comprehensible material to be used as leisure or pleasure reading; in Mi querida cuñada, Vicente, the protagonist, gets a glimpse of his future life during a mysterious trip in Puerto Rico from San Juan to Quebradillas, his hometown; in El último sol, Daniel Flores, a young Mexican student, is transported back through the centuries to the time of the Dicovery and faced with confronting Hernán Cortés and changing the course of history; 2 copies available.

Word by Word: English/Spanish Picture Dictionary — Diccionario ilustrado de inglés
Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss, & Herlinda Charpentier Saitz
Upper Saddle River, NJ; Prentice Hall Regents © 1995

Bananagrams — Español
Fast-paced word game where each player randomly selects letter tiles from a communal pool and creates individual crosswords. The game progresses when one player completely uses up all of her or his current letters, initiating a “Peel,” where each player (whether or not their letters are fully integrated into their crossword) takes one more letter. The winner is the first player to complete her or his crossword after the pool is empty.

Bingo
Sheets containing a grid of randomized numbers are distributed among the contestants. The leader turns a caged sphere of numbered balls which spill out in succession, and correspond to the numbers on the contestants’ sheets. The winner is the first contestant to achieve a straight line of chosen numbers on their sheet and to call out “Bingo!” simultaneously.

FLUXX Español 
There are two Reglas Básicas (Basic Rules) to begin the game. Players take turns drawing one card (Toma) from the deck and playing one card (Juega). There are 4 types of cards: Cosa (Thing), Meta (Goal/Meta), Regla Nueva (New Rule), and Acción (Action). The rules of the game will change rapidly as each card dictates the player’s next move.

Magnetic Poetry Kit: Spanish / Español 
“Over 500 Magnetized Words and Word Fragments”

Pa-la-bras 
card game manufactured in Colombia; for 2–6 players, ages 8+; contents: 48 cards each displaying at edges of card 4 syllables of 2 letters, syllables ranging in value from 1 to 5 points; objective: to accumulate the greatest number of points while forming words of two syllables; intended to enrich vocabulary, develop mental agility and stimulate concentration; game instructions provided in Spanish.

Polyglot
“The game of international languages” for 2–6 players, ages 8+; contents: one game board, one die, 303 word cards, 48 phrase cards, six pawns; objective: to be the first to reach the top of the tower (imprinted on the game board) and become the “polyglot” of the group; there are three paths to the top: beginner, intermediate and advanced; playing cards: “word cards,” on one side, contain six words in English; the corresponding translations which include phonetic pronunciations are provided on the reverse side of the card in the following languages: Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Yiddish; “phrase cards,” on one side, contain three phrases in English; the corresponding translations and phonetic pronunciations, in the languages mentioned above, are on the reverse side of the card; activities involved in playing this game include: spelling a word, translating a phrase, translating a phrase in two languages; game instructions provided in English and Spanish.

Scrabble
Edición española

 

 

Mapa de España
29" × 25½" laminated map of Spain © 1983 Instituto Geográfico Nacional featuring reproductions of regional flags, in addition to detailed map of the country.

Mexico
46" × 36" laminated two-sided map in full color; “political” side divides the map by provinces/counties, giving capitals, principal cities and towns; “physical” side shows mountain ranges, lakes and surrounding waters.

South America
46" × 36" laminated, two-sided map in full color; “political” side divides the map by provinces/counties, giving capitals, principal cities and towns; “physical” side shows mountain ranges, lakes and surrounding waters.

Spain
46" × 36" laminated, two-sided map in full color; “political” side divides the map by provinces/counties, giving capitals, principal cities and towns; “physical” side shows mountain ranges, lakes and surrounding waters.

World Map
Rand McNally Cosmopolitan Series 49½" × 32½" laminated map of the world; 2 copies.

 

 

Transparencies

corriente: Instructor’s Resource Kit 2nd Edition
148 black-line transparency masters of line drawings from the text Al corriente, 2nd Edition and selected additional realia; also includes discussion and role-play activities coordinated with each chapter and four supplementary readings with accompanying activities.

¡Claro que sí!
24 color transparencies containing maps of the Hispanic world and varied scenes taken from the text illustrations of ¡Claro que si! (SP 1.044); a correlation sheet provides a listing of the transparencies with references to the chapters in which they may be used; 4 sets of these transparencies are available.

¡Claro que sí! 3rd Edition
40 color transparencies containing maps of the Hispanic world and varied scenes taken from the text illustrations of ¡Claro que si!, 3rd Edition (SP 1.053); a correlation sheet provides a listing of the transparencies with references to the chapters in which they may be used; 2 sets of these transparencies are available.

¡Claro que sí! 4th Edition
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. © 2000
40 color transparencies containing maps of the Hispanic world and various scenes taken from the text illustrations of ¡Claro que sí!, 4th Edition (Caycedo Garner, Rusch, Domínguez); a correlation sheet provides a listing of the transparencies with references to the chapters in which they may be used.

¿Cómo se dice...?
29 transparencies with suggested related questions (in Spanish); 23 of the transparencies correspond to a lesson in the text ¿Cómo se dice?; 6 transparencies are maps of the Spanish-speaking countries; these transparencies may be used in conjunction with other texts.

Heath Spanish Overhead Transparencies
32 color transparencies, including 5 maps of the Spanish-speaking world, 5 map overlays, 22 thematic, culturally authentic visual contexts covering the key topics, vocabulary and structures normally presented in introductory level college Spanish courses; Instructor’s Resource Manual, containing general strategies, background cultural notes, and suggested activities for each visual, is available. (NOTE: Several of these transparencies may be used in conjunction with other languages as language-specific references are minimal.)

Imágenes
32 color transparencies containing maps of the Hispanic world and various scenes taken from the text illustrations of Imágenes (Rusch, Domínguez, Caycedo Garner); a correlation sheet provides a listing of the transparencies with references to the chapters in which they may be used; 2 sets available.

Nosotros los jóvenes
40 color transparencies, including 5 maps of the Spanish-speaking world, 5 map overlays, 30 thematically-grouped visuals illustrating a variety of communicative functions; accompanying planning guide © 1990 Harcourt Brace Jovanovich provides a chart to aid in the correlation of transparencies to communicative functions.

Nuevos amigos
37 color transparencies including 5 maps of the Spanish-speaking world, 5 map overlays, 27 thematically-grouped visuals illustrating a variety of communicative functions; accompanying planning guide © 1989 Harcourt Brace Jovanovich provides a chart to aid in the correlation of transparencies to communicative functions, as well as suggested activities for the use of thematic transparencies.

Un paso más: Instructor’s Resource Kit
black-line transparency masters for drawings taken directly from the student text Un Paso Más; transparency masters for realia from the text, optional activities related to chapter themes, transparency masters for optional realia, activities coordinated with the Un Paso Más hacia la comunicación sections of the text.

Spanish for Mastery 1: ¿Que tal?
63 colorful transparencies: 20 described as situational visuals, 3 maps and 3 map overlays of the Spanish-speaking world, 37 illustrating key topics, vocabulary and structures normally presented in introductory-level Spanish courses; cued to chapters in the Valette and Valette text Spanish for Mastery 1; duplicates several visuals found in the general Heath Spanish Overhead Transparencies and the ¿Cómo se dice? sets; 2 copies of all but the situational visuals available.

Spanish for Mastery 2: Entre nosotros
70 colorful transparencies cued to chapters in the Valette and Valette text Spanish for Mastery 2; 20 described as situational visuals (duplicates of the ¿Qué Tal? set above), 3 maps and 3 map overlays of the Spanish-speaking world, 47 illustrating key topics, vocabulary and structures presented in introductory-intermediate Spanish courses; duplicates several visuals found in the general Heath Spanish Overhead Transparencies and the ¿Cómo se dice? sets.

Spanish for Mastery 3: Situaciones
59 colorful transparencies cued to Escenas de vidaand El español práctico sections of units contained in the Valette and Valette text Spanish for Mastery 3; includes 3 maps of Spanish-speaking countries.

Spanish Transparency Bank
Boston: Heinle & Heinle © 1999
96 color transparencies, including 18 maps of the Spanish-speaking world; 78 thematically-grouped visuals illustrate a variety of communicative functions; 2 sets of these transparencies available.

¿Y tú?
46 transparencies related to themes and grammar items traditionally introduced in elementary Spanish language texts; each transparency is cued to a chapter in the text ¿Y tú?, but these materials may be used with any language text; may be used for written and/or oral classroom activities.

¿Y tú? set 2
1989 edition of original ¿Y tú? transparencies published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston; features 50 vividly colored transparencies illustrating various themes and/or grammatical structures; most of the transparencies in this edition are more colorful versions of the originals; a few are new to this edition.

¿Y tú? entre todas fronteras
16 map transparencies of the Spanish-speaking world; includes world map of Spanish-speaking countries, 4 maps of Spain, 1 map of Madrid, 4 maps of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, 1 map of Mexico City, 4 maps of South America, 1 map of Buenos Aires.

 

 

Anki “Friendly, intelligent flash cards. Remembering things just became much easier.”
Downloadable flash card program capable of effortlessly handling 100,000+ cards, along with multi-device synchronization, ability to embed images, audio & video, and several available add-ons.
   
Apoyo-Primaria Activities, suggestions, and other resources for teaching Spanish; also aims to guide you with the pedagogical use of blogs and social networks like Facebook and Google+
   
BBC Languages Language-learning resource from the British Broadcasting Company with lessons, videos, and media links in various languages. Good for beginners.
   
Duolingo
“Learn a language for free. Forever.”
This amazingly user-friendly, ever-growing site gives lessons and then quizzes you on the topic, tracking your progress, awarding you along the way, and offering a daily practice reminder. Includes Spanish-learning programs for speakers of English, Portuguese, and French. Corresponding app available at the Apple iTunes App Store.
   
Forvo: Spanish words pronounced Extensive database of audio clips for pronouncing words in various languages, Spanish included.
   
   
   
Instituto Cervantes Site created and maintained since 1997 by the Cervantes Institute of Spain to contribute to the growth of the Spanish language and of Hispanic cultures. This site offers free lessons, links to good Spanish news sources, and even notices about Spanish classes in the area.
   
   
   
Memrise User-friendly interface with communally-created programs. Particularly useful for learning vocabulary. Also available is a corresponding mobile app on iPhone and Android.
   
Mitele.es This site offers entertaining Spanish TV programs other than news. Note: you may have to pay for some of the programs.
   
Notes in Spanish “Learn To Speak The Real Spanish You’ll Never Find in a Textbook or Classroom!!”
Free authentic Spanish audio and video on various topics,with the ability to choose your desired level of Spanish. Listen at the website or download their podcasts.
   
   
   
Radio Lingua Podcasts “Learn a language on your coffee break! Start from scratch or build your existing knowledge with our Coffee Break courses and master the language where and when it suits you!”
Spanish audio lessons available from beginner to intermediate-advanced.
   
Real Academia Española One of the most comprehensive Spanish dictionaries from Real Academia Española.
   
rtve.es Spanish news site with access to news articles, videos, podcasts, TV shows, and radio programs.
   
SpanishDict “The World Leader in Spanish Translation and Conjugation”
Spanish–English/English–Spanish dictionary and conjugation resource, also offering contextual usages.
   
Spanish Wikipedia Next time you are using the Wikipedia resource, try looking up the article in Spanish!
   
StudySpanish.com One of the most used resources, this website contains many free Spanish tutorials and programs in beginner, intermediate, and advanced Spanish. Also offered are quizzes by topic. There is a paid version, but the free version suffices.
   
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Las 13 rosas Spain
Region 2 (PAL) DVD
Emilio Martínez-Lázaro (2007)
Based on true accounts, this film chronicles the lives of 13 young women known as the “13 Roses,” las menores, who became innocent casualties of the Spanish Civil War. Beginning with the stories of their personal lives and how they became affiliated with the Republican Party, in opposition to the new government of General Francisco Franco, the film recounts how these women were imprisoned, tortured for alleged conspiracies of which they were innocent, and brutally executed on August 5, 1939.
In Spanish with English subtitles
2 hours 4 minutes

El abrazo partido (Lost Embrace) Spain
Region 2 (PAL) DVD
Daniel Burman (2004)
Takes place in a marketplace in Argentina and centered around a young man, Ariel, who is trying to find his identity in a family that has often betrayed him. Ariel wishes to leave the country and move to Europe in hopes of getting a Polish passport and beginning a new life. However, when his father returns to Argentina after many years, Ariel realizes that he holds the answers to many of his unanswered questions and new hope for his life.
In Spanish with English subtitles
1 hour 40 minutes

Abre los ojos (Open Your Eyes) Spain
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Alejandro Amenabar (1997)
César, a handsome playboy, suffers a horribly disfiguring accident at the hands of a revengeful Nuria, his latest failed affair. Now that he’s lost his good looks, César’s relationships with his best friend, Pelayo, and the woman he is in love with, Sofía (who also happens to be Pelayo’s girlfriend), are difficult. His luck seems to change with the possibility of reconstructive surgery and a new relationship with Sofía…but is César’s new life too good to be true? A disturbing look into César’s desires, dreams, and memories; nominated for 10 Goya Awards, this original Spanish feature was the basis for Cameron Crowe’s 2001 film Vanilla Sky; special features include cast and crew information, production notes, and scene selection.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
1 hour 57 minutes

El abuelo (The Grandfather) Spain
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
José Luis Garci (1998)
This Academy Award-nominated film is a story about love, family secrets, and upholding honor. The death of his son results in Count Albrit’s returning home to Spain to meet his two young granddaughters. He doesn’t expect to be burdened with the family secret — one of the girls is not actually his son’s daughter and is therefore not entitled to the family fortune or lineage — yet he sets out to discover which of the girls is his true grandchild and thereby worthy of his love and name.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
2 hours 26 minutes

Al otro lado Mexico
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Gustavo Loza (2005)
Story of loss and acceptance for Priciliano (Adrián Alonso), Fatima (Nuria Badih), and Rafael (Jorge Miló), three children from different countries — Mexico, Cuba, and Morocco, respectively — who all deal with the issue of immigration. The fathers of all three children have been forced to immigrate to other countries like America and Spain to provide for their families. These children, not being able to fully understand their situations, decide to embark on a journey in search of their fathers, a journey that will change their lives. Winner of the Lleida Latin-American Film Festival Audience Award for Best Film and Best Actress; movie made in collaboration with Universidad Iberoamericana, a Boston College partner Jesuit school in Mexico.
In Spanish with some Spanish subtitles (when Spanish is not spoken by the characters)
1 hour 26 minutes

Alambrista — The Director’s Cut USA
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Robert M. Young (1977)
After the birth of his first child in a small Mexican town, Roberto (Domingo Ambriz) decides to go to the United States and work for a period of time in order to give his son a good life. He successfully crosses the border with the help of some friends and works in a variety of field jobs. He meets new friends, who all change him in some way, from his first real friend in the U.S. to his American waitress girlfriend. In one of his jobs, he finds his father, who had left his family years ago to find work in the U.S. When Roberto later finds him dead due to the exhaustion of overworking in the fields, he acknowledges the misery of the immigrant lifestyle and decides to go back to Mexico to be with his wife and child. DVD also includes a 25-minute documentary on the lives of migrant workers’ children, as well as interviews and commentaries on the issue; accompanying 225-page English-language book Alambrista and the U.S.–Mexico Border: Film, Music and Stories of Undocumented Immigrants also available (ISBN: 0-8263-3376-1).
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
1 hour 50 minutes

Ambiciones sinistras
SP 1.103
DVD to accompany ¡Anda! Curso elemental 2nd Edition. “A high-interest mystery story found in the culminating reading section and video segment of each chapter of the ¡Anda! Curso elemental textbook. The mystery story further contextualizes structures and vocabulary presented in each chapter while recycling material from previous chapters.”

Anita 
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Marcos Carnivale (2009)
Anita is a young girl with Down syndrome. One day, while her mother is out on an errand, the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AIMA) is bombed in Anita’s vicinity. Confused, Anita explores the city in the aftermath of the bombing. Along the way, she encounters several people and spends some time with them: a man who has trouble paying child support, a Chinese immigrant family, and a nurse.
In Spanish with on-screen English subtitles
1 hour 44 minutes

Antes que anochezca (Before Night Falls) USA
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Julian Schnabel (2000)
This film focuses on the struggle of Cuban writer, Reinaldo Arenas, who grew up in communist Cuba and faced much opposition from the government not only for his writing but for his lifestyle. After being wrongly accused of a crime, Reinaldo escaped to the United States, where he hoped to find acceptance and freedom but found that there, too, he was lost.
In Spanish or English with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles
2 hours 13 minutes

El anzuelo (The Come-On) Mexico
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Ernesto Rimoch (2003)
Dark comedy about the joining of two families. The family of the bride wishes to show her new mother-in-law that they can provide for a fully paid wedding and reception for the new couple. On the surface, it seems like a fairy-tale matrimony, until it is discovered that some of the wedding funds are missing.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
1 hour 25 minutes

Aquí no hay quien viva Spain
Region 2 (PAL) DVDs
Iñaki Ariztimuño (2003–2006)
TV series starring Alberto Caballero, Daniel Deorador, David Abajo, David Fernández, Ramón Tarrés, Laura Caballero, and David Deorador. This quirky comedic series follows a community of residents in an apartment complex in modern-day Spain. Mothers and sons, families and young singles, divorced people and newlyweds, this varied group of people go about their everyday lives and interact with each other in a series of entertaining incidents. Special features include scene selections, photo galleries; two episodes per DVD.
In Castilian Spanish, no subtitles
Each episode: 1 hour
Each DVD: approx. 2 hours
Total time of 8-DVD set: approx. 16 hours

Así es — Mariana 4th Edition
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Text-specific integrated video program to accompany the fourth edition of the first-year text Así Es by Levy-Konesky and Daggett (SP 1.073) © 2004 Thomson Heinle; program designed to develop student’s listening comprehension skills as well as provide cultural enrichment; follows the main character Mariana Benavides and her friends through various scenarios that help to introduce and illustrate the real-life application of the grammar and vocabulary of each of the text’s 18 lessons; DVD to be used with the Es decir activities of each chapter; also available in VHS format.
53 minutes

 

 

¡Ay, Carmela! Spain
Region 2 (PAL) DVD
Carlos Saura (1990)
Goya Award–winning (Best Actor and Best Actress) film; during the Spanish Civil War, three traveling performers — Carmela (Carmen Maura), her husband Paulino (Andrés Pajares), and their helper Gustavete (Gabino Diego) — are detained in Nationalist territory because of their suspected Republican sympathies. Instead of sentencing them for execution, however, the Italian officer in charge asks them to perform a play. Carmela resists the changes to the script that are necessary to fit with Nationalist ideals. Will she be willing to compromise her anti-fascist principles in order to save the lives of her band of actors? Special features include scene selection, movie trailer, photo gallery, and actors’ biographies.
In Spanish with the option of English or French subtitles
1 hour 40 minutes

Azúcar amarga (Bitter Sugar) Cuba
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Leon Ichaso (1996)
A political love story that develops during the aftermath of the Cuban revolution, this real-life story provides a glimpse into the tragic lives of many living in Cuba today. The story is centered on two young lovers, the idealistic Gustavo (René Lavan) and his beautiful but wild girlfriend Yolanda (Mayte Vilán). As they struggle with their own conflicts, they have to survive in a country that has let them down too many times and makes them face the bitter reality of their corrupt government. They have to live in a world where many youth, like Gustavo’s own brother, react violently to the regime by injecting themselves with blood infected with AIDS, because they are in a world where there is no room for growth or progress. Nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Foreign Language picture; special features include: theatrical trailer, actors’ and director profiles, and scene selection.
In Spanish with English subtitles
1 hour 42 minutes

La bestia (The Beast) Mexico, USA
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Pedro Ultreras (2011)
This documentary is about the journey that Central and South American migrants must endure in order to reach the U.S.–Mexico border.  “The Beast” is the name given to the perilous train(s) that they’re forced to depend on as a means of transportation.  The cameras follow a current group of migrants on these trains and capture real footage and personal interviews that record the unimaginable hardships that these individuals suffer along the unpredictable journey.  The director also gathers many stories of failure from former migrants who never reached their final destination.  The fact of the matter is that the real danger begins at Mexico’s southern border, and the tactics that America enforces to prevent illegal immigration along its southern border are only a small fraction of the migrants’ total challenge.  Special features include trailer (English & Spanish version), photo gallery, and director coments.
In Spanish or English with optional English subtitles
1 hour 33 minutes

Biutiful Spain
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Alejandro González Iñárritu (2010)
Academy Award-nominated (Best Foreign Language Film) film starring Academy Award-nominated (Best Actor) Javier Bardem in the role of Uxbal, a man desperate to earn enough money for his two children. Uxbal engages in various criminal activities that expose him to the hardship and sorrow of Barcelona’s underground.  When the protagonist learns that he’s terminally ill with cancer, he faces yet another burden that clouds his judgement but helps him rediscover his moral compass. Special Features include “Behind Biutiful: Director’s Flip notes,” Biutiful crew, interviews with cast and crew, theatrical trailer.
In Spanish with optional English or Spanish subtitles
2 hours 27 minutes

Bread and Roses (Pan y rosas) USA
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Ken Loach (2002)
Award-winning (Phoenix Prize-Santa Barbara International Film Festival) film; story of illegal Mexican immigrant Maya (actress Pilar Padilla) working in unfavorable conditions as a janitor in a Los Angeles office building; labor organizer Sam Shapiro (Adrien Brody) attempts to get worker support for the union’s “Justice for Janitors” campaign to secure labor rights for the building’s employees. Story of division between workers and management, between family members. Scene selections and trailer also available.
In Spanish with optional English or Spanish subtitles (Spanish subtitles for English dialogue only)
1 hour 40 minutes

The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in Hollywood USA
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Nancy De Los Santos, Alberto Domínguez, & Susan Racho (2002)
Narrated by actress Wanda de Jesús, this feature-length documentary gives a thorough analysis of the history of Latinos in the American film industry. Numerous film genres are examined, including silent movies and urban gang films. Certain stereotypes are examined, including racism, encouragement by Hollywood for actors to change their names or dye their hair, and how Latinos/Latinas are represented in film as “Greasers,” “Lazy Mexicans,” “Latin Lovers,” and “Dark Ladies.” Incorporates interviews with numerous actors, directors, producers, cinematographers, set designers, and composers, including Ruben Blades, John Leguizamo, Rita Moreno, Alfonso Arau, Gregory Nava, and Luis Valdez, among others. Features profiles on Anthony Quinn, Rita Hayworth, Rita Moreno, Raquel Welch, Desi Arnaz, Cesar Romero, Carmen Miranda, Dolores del Rio, Lupe Velez, Ricardo Montalban, Jose Ferrer, and many more. Includes scenes from dozens of movies, including ChinatownColorsDays of HeavenEl MariachiGiantGildaHigh NoonKing KongLa BambaLike Water for ChocolateThe Magnificent SevenTouch of EvilThe Blackboard JungleEl NorteViva ZapataWest Side StoryThe Wild Bunch, and Zoot Suit; additional features include film trailers on Anthony Quinn, Rita Hayworth, and Rita Moreno; scene selection.
English narration, with film clips in original language with English subtitles
2 hours

 

 

El caballero Don Quijote Spain
Region 2 (PAL) DVD
Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón (2002)
This film, based on the second part of Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra’s 16th-century novel, takes up where the television miniseries El Quijote de Miguel de Cervantes (1991) leaves off. When Don Alfonso Quijano (i.e., Don Quixote de la Mancha) finds out that the Turks are coming down the coast, he sets off once more to engage in other battles, accompanied by his faithful squire Sancho Panza. Although Sancho has been promised that he would become governor of an island, Don Quixote’s priorities are clear: to undo the spell cast upon his beloved, the imaginary Dulcinea, the lady he has never seen. Winner of 2003 ADIRCAE Best Supporting Actor Award (Carlos Iglesias), 2003 Silver FIPA TV Series and Serials at Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming (Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón), 2002 Venice Film Festival City of Rome Award, Best Actor at 2003 Ace Awards (Luis Galiardo), and Best Cinematography (Mejor Fotografía) at 2003 Goya Awards; additional features include: on-screen synopsis, director’s comments, technical data, promotional edition of the film, trailer, the making of “Between Picture and Word,” and interviews with director and screenplay writer Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, Juan Luis Galiardo (Don Quixote), and Carlos Iglesias (Sancho Panza).
In Spanish with optional English, French, or Italian subtitles
1 hour 57 minutes

Carla’s Song UK/Spain
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Ken Loach (1997)
George (Robert Carlyle), a bus driver from Glasgow, meets Carla (Oyanka Cabezas), a sad young woman who attempts suicide shortly after they meet. He learns that she is a refugee from Nicaragua who fled her country because of political unrest and who fears that her boyfriend there has likely been killed. In hopes of helping Carla find her boyfriend and come to terms with her past, George buys two tickets to Nicaragua and accompanies Carla back to her country, where not only does he come to better understand Carla and her ways of reacting, but he comes to find himself as he opens his eyes to a different world.
In Spanish and English with optional English subtitles
2 hours 5 minutes

Carmen (Saura) Spain
Region 2 (PAL) DVD
Carlos Saura
This film serves as a modern flamenco interpretation of the Prosper Mérimée legend; When a group of flamenco dancers rehearse Mérimée’s drama, the choreographer and star dancer, Antonio (Antonio Gades), and the main female dancer (Laura del Sol) fall tragically in love and thus imitate the tragedy of the legendary Carmen.
In Spanish with optional Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Norwegian, or Swedish subtitles
1 hour 37 minutes

 

 

Las cartas de Alou Spain
Region 2 (PAL) DVD
Montxo Armendáriz (1990)
Award-winning (Goya and others) film dealing with the never-ending immigration issues that face Spain. Alou (Mulie Jarju), a young African man, decides to go to Spain to make money to send to his family in Africa. He learns to face all the issues (discrimination, cultural shock, and countless other obstacles) that illegal immigrants encounter when they come to a new country. He learns Spanish and is able to make a living by befriending other immigrants similar to himself and even falling in love with the daughter (Eulalia Ramón) of a Spanish man who owns a bar in the city where he worked. Alou writes colorful and positive letters to his parents in Africa, giving them details about his life in Spain. The letters give Alou a voice in a country where he is silenced.
In Castilian Spanish with optional subtitles in Castilian Spanish or French
1 hour 35 minutes

Cartoneros Argentina
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Prof. Ernesto Livón-Grosman of Boston College’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures (2006)
Documentary about cartoneros (people who collect trash for a living) in Argentina who share their views on their lifestyle and on the system behind it. Sociologists, agriculturalists, and owners of recycling factories are also interviewed to get a broader understanding of the cartoneros’ systems and ways of life.
In Spanish with on-screen English subtitles
1 hour

Chico & Rita 
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD / Region A Blu-Ray disc
Fernando Trueba (2010)
Chico and Rita are aspiring artists; Chico is a pianist and Rita is a singer. Through their mutual musical talents, they quickly fall for each other. But both run into many complications, from past relationships and jealousy to drugs, murder, and greed. The obstacles set up by these complications lead to their repeated separation.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
1 hour 34 minutes

El Cid USA
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Anthony Mann (1961)
This epic film tells the tale of the legendary Spanish hero Rodrigo, dubbed el Cid (Charlton Heston). At the time (11th century), Spain is divided amongst Christians and Muslims into various small kingdoms. In his quest to unite Spain, Rodrigo shows kindness and mercy to emirs, but is considered treasonous by Count Gomez de Gormaz (Andrew Cruickshank), the father of Rodrigo’s fiancée Jimena (Sophia Lorena). After her father dies as the result of a duel with Rodrigo, Jimena vows to avenge her father’s death, but realizes she cannot because of her eternal love for Rodrigo. The warrior Rodrigo embarks on a journey to unite all of Spain under the rule of King Alfonso (John Fraser), who occasionally betrays him despite Rodrigo’s loyalty. Before becoming the beloved leader of Valencia and the hero of Spain, Rodrigo is exiled, and his wife Jimena and children are arrested. In the end, he realizes his dream of uniting Spain but dies as a martyr in battle.
In English with optional English or Spanish subtitles
3 hours 2 minutes

El Cid — La Leyenda Spain
Region 2 (PAL) DVD
Jose Pozo (2003)
Animated film that recounts the story of Castilian nobleman Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, nicknamed El Cid by the Arabian people. Upon King Fernando’s death, Rodrigo finds himself caught up in a scheming world that put an end to the life of Sancho, the King’s first-born son and successor to the throne, and crowned his brother “Prince Alfonso” King instead. After being exiled by the King from his home, Rodrigo, together with a few of his friends and with the help of the Arab prince Al-Mutamin, will begin to reclaim lost territories and wage a war against the newly crowned enemy of the King, Ben Yussuff, who has sworn to conquer the peninsula. In his quest to receive King Alfonso’s pardon, recuperate his position at the court, and win back the honor of his beloved love, Gimena, Rodrigo will re-discover through his heroic adventures his deep universal respect for friendship, love and honor. Winner of 2004 Award for Best Animated Film at Goya Film Festival, 2003 Award for Best Animated Feature Film, Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya (Sitges Festival); available extras include: the making of the film, videoclips, trailers, art direction, PC/MAC websites, storyboards, and cast interviews.
In Spanish with optional Spanish or English subtitles
1 hour 23 minutes

Cilantro y perejil (Recipes to Stay Together) Mexico
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Rafael Montero (1995)
This romantic comedy aims to answer the question, “Is it worthwhile to stay together?” Selena has had enough of her irresponsible, work-obsessed husband Carlos. After their separation, she soon discovers that finding the perfect man is easily dreamt, but not so easily done. Carlos learns that life is much more complicated without someone else to mind all the details. Will they rediscover the recipe to stay together, or will their differences continue to drive them apart?
In Spanish with English subtitles
1 hour 44 minutes

Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Robert H. Gardner (2007)
In Islamic Spain, Muslims, Christians, and Jews used to coexist. Over time, each group wanted to purge the area of the others in a pursuit of power and wealth. Among the rising factions waging war against each other, the peace of the city slowly dissipates. Historians examine this period and ask the big question: will history repeat itself?
In English
1 hour 56 minutes

 

 

Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) Mexico
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Alfonso Arau (1992)
Based on the best-selling novel by Laura Esquivel, this film set in the traditional Mexican countryside tells a tale of forbidden love. Tita, the youngest daughter, falls in love with newcomer Pedro. Although Pedro does return her love, the only way he can stay near Tita is by marrying her eldest sister. Tita realizes that she can passionately express her love for Pedro through the delectable dishes she prepares, while waiting for the moment she and Pedro can fully express their love for one another.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
1 hour 45 minutes

Cómo ser mujer y no morir en el intento (How to Be a Woman and Not Die in the Attempt) Spain
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Ana Belén (1991)
Starring Carmen Maura as Carmen, a journalist and mother of two, and Antonio Resines as Antonio, her third husband. A critical and often humorous look at the complex lives of women in modern-day society, as represented by Carmen, who attempts to balance everything (stresses with her job, her children, her home, and most of all, her husband) while maintaining her own sanity; chapter index, theatrical trailer available.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
1 hour 28 minutes

El contrato: The Contract USA
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Films for the Humanities and Sciences (2005)
Documentary showing the life and sacrifices of the Mexican farm worker in an 8-month Canadian work program; reveals the treatment of the workers while living in Canada, the difficulties experienced daily, as well as the hopes and dreams these men have for their families.
In English and partial Spanish with optional English subtitles
52 minutes

Cosas que dejé en la Habana (Things I Left in Havana) Spain
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón (1997)
Winner of the Goya Award for Best New Actress, Best Director in the Ondas Awards, and the Silver Spike Award in the Valladolid International Film Festival. Three sisters emigrate from Cuba and move in with their Aunt María in Spain. Nena, Ludmila, and Rosa navigate the difficult situation of establishing new lives in their new country; special features include movie trailer and scene selection.
In Spanish with on-screen English subtitles
1 hour 43 minutes

El crimen del Padre Amaro (The Crime of Father Amaro) Mexico
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Carlos Carrera (2002)
Golden Globe and Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, this film explores the struggle of a young priest conflicted between his vocation and his love for a young parishioner. His own predicament is magnified in light of his fellow priests’ own dilemmas regarding the dictates of the Church and circumstance. Subject matter may be unsettling to some viewers. Bonus features include director’s commentary and behind-the-scenes making of the film.
In Spanish or English with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles
1 hour 54 minutes

El crimen ferpecto (The Perfect Crime) Spain
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Alex de la Iglesia (2004)
A comedy about a fight to the death, in more ways than one. Rafael (Guillermo Toledo) works in the women’s section of a department store and is currently waiting for a promotion. A salesman both at work and in his personal life, he cannot sell anything to anyone. As he competes with another sales associate, Don Antonio, for the position of floor manager, his rival disappears. As the prime suspect in Don Antonio’s disappearance, Rafael encounters several problems that seem to take over his entire life. Nominated for six Goya Awards.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
1 hour 44 minutes

Cúal es el camino a mi casa (Which Way Home) Mexico
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Rebecca Cammisa (2009)
This film focuses on the struggle of Central American and Mexican children that travel by themselves, placing their lives in danger as they travel on the roof tops of trains to cross the border to the United States of America. Along the way in search of a better life, they find themselves alone. This film is full of hope, struggle, and disillusionment as these children strive to survive.
2 versions of the film: 1 in Spanish with no subtitles, 1 in Spanish with on-screen English subtitles
1 hour 23 minutes

¿Cuál revolución? — Hugo Chávez 1999–2004 Venezuela
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Asociación Civil Ciudadania Activa (2005)
Documentary account, through a series of interviews and news clips, of the progression of events in Venezuela during the five major years (1999–2004) of Hugo Chávez’s reign as President. All major events and protests are explained and shown, including the commentary of civilians during the protests; includes images of violence.
In Spanish, no subtitles
1 hour 16 minutes

Cuéntame cómo pasó Spain
Spanish television series featured on Spanish public television

De nadie: Morir cruzando (Border Crossing) Mexico
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Tin Dirdamal (2005)
Immigration stories from Mexico’s southern border bring a shocking view of what is a less publicized migration from Central America through Mexico into the United States. This documentary narrates the stories of numerous immigrants from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala waiting to go to the United States and exposes the hardships (gang violence, corruption, hunger, abuse, abandonment, desperation) the immigrants face on their way to the U.S.; winner of the Ariel Award for Best Documentary, the Mayahuel Award for Best First Work, and the Audience Award in the Sundance Film Festival for Best World Cinema Documentary.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
1 hour 20 minutes

Del olvido al no me acuerdo (I Forgot I Don’t Remember) Mexico
Region 1 and 4 (NTSC) DVD
Juan Carlos Rulfo (1999)
Documentary-style series of accounts about Juan Rulfo, the renowned Mexican author and father of the film’s director, as told in lively, animated fashion by a number of the elders in Rulfo’s town of Jalisco, Mexico. In this peculiar documentary the storytellers tell of their own past loves, deaths, and daily lives as they recount their memories of Juan Rulfo.
In Spanish with the option of English or Portuguese subtitles
1 hour 15 minuteS

Destinos
SP 1.045/1.074

A fully integrated video, audio and text program for learning beginning Spanish produced by the Annenberg/CPB Project and McGraw-Hill; includes:
(1) Fifty-two one-half hour VHS video programs using the telenovela format to present the dramatic story of a wealthy Mexican patriarch who reveals to his family a long-kept secret which leads to other important questions. “Raquel Rodríguez, a lawyer from southern California, is engaged by the family to conduct the search for the answers, a search that takes her (and the viewer!) from Mexico City to Seville, Madrid, Buenos Aires and Puerto Rico. Her travels lead to numerous suspenseful, awkward and romantic encounters.” Each episode presents vocabulary, structures and functions in a natural, conversational way.
(2) Fifty-two audiocassette lessons providing more than 20 hours of practice in listening to and speaking Spanish; audio lessons include exercises in pronunciation, vocabulary, conversation and listening comprehension co-ordinated with materials printed in the textbook and workbook/study guides.
(3) Print materials: (3.1) textbook containing activities to be completed before and after viewing the video, activities (conversations, etc.) coordinated with the audio program, vocabulary, grammar previews, and cultural notes; (3.2) workbook/study guides (parts I and II) containing reading and/or listening passages, grammar exercises, activities coordinated with the audio program, vocabulary, self-tests, worksheets; (note: Workbook/Study Guide II contains ¡A leer! sections featuring reading materials excerpted from authentic magazines and newspapers published in the Spanish-speaking world; also included: Repaso sections; (3.3) audioscript, a transcript of the materials found in the audiocassette program.

 

 

Días contados (Running Out of Time) Spain
All Regions DVD
Imanol Uribe (1994)
Starring Carmelo Gómez (Antonio) and Ruth Gabriel (Charo); thriller about Antonio, a Basque terrorist who is planning to blow up a police station in Madrid when he meets Charo, a prostitute and junkie; story of a passionate romance amid the chaos of drug dealing and violence.
In Spanish with on-screen English subtitles
1 hour 33 minutes

Diarios de motocicleta (The Motorcycle Diaries) Argentina/USA
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Walter Salles (2004)
Film chronicles Ernesto “Che” Guevara’s 1960s trip as a medical student through South America with his friend Alberto; shows the impact the immense poverty and suffering witnessed throughout his travels had on Guevara, the infamous Cuban revolutionary of historical note.
In Spanish with English subtitles
2 hours 7 minutes

Dying to Live: A Migrant’s Journey USA
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Bill Groody (2005)
Produced by the Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture at the University of Notre Dame; documentary illustrating the various aspects of immigration from Mexico into the United States as expressed by immigrants, border authorities, and political figures; special features include interviews with people in the documentary, scene selection, and trailer.
In English with optional Spanish subtitles
33 minutes

Ecuador: Divided Over Oil USA
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
(2005)
Produced by Films for the Humanities and Sciences as Part II in the series What in the World: The People of Developing Nations; documentary depicting how the Achuar people of Ecuador, among other indigenous communities, are suffering because of oil exploitation in their lands; film recounts how the Ecuadorian government and American oil companies (1) take and pollute the lands of these community-based tribes and native people; (2) conduct experimental drilling that alters the environment and introduces new illnesses like cancer to the native population.
English narration with portions in the Achuar language and Spanish with on-screen English subtitles
26 minutes

The Empty ATM: Argentina’s Broken Economy USA
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Angus Macqueen (2006)
CBS Wide Angle documentary about the Argentinean economic crash of 2001 and its effects on all of Argentina’s social classes, South America, and the world; includes explanations by Argentinean and American economists, as well as examples of Argentineans’ personal responses to the crisis — from going on reality TV to find employment to inventing a new Argentinean economy via a new supply-and-demand system where no money is exchanged.
In English
1 hour

Entre Nos USA
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Gloria La Morte & Paola Mendoza (2009)
Inspired by a true story, this film captures the tribulations of Mariana and her two children, immigrants from Colombia, as they survive their first summer in the United States. Having been abandoned by the children’s father in New York, Mariana is forced to scrape by alone with little more than an indefatigable tenacity and a mother’s love for her children.
In Spanish and English with on-screen English subtitles
1 hour 22 minutes

El espejo enterrado
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Five 59-minute DVDs written and presented by Carlos Fuentes and revealing the comprehensive history of Hispanic culture and its contributions to the world; produced by Sogetel in association with the Smithsonian Institution and Quinto Centenario España on the occasion of the 500th anniversary year of Columbus; most suitable for advanced students; a 440-page text containing genealogies, maps, and color illustrations accompanies the series; also available 160-page workbook and study guide with integrated video script.
In Spanish, no subtitles
4 hours 55 minutes

Program Titles:

I.    La Virgen y el Toro
— Origins of the Spanish component of the Hispanic world; key events in Spain’s multicultural society

II.   La Batalla de los Dioses
— Lives of the people of America before 1492; first encounter between the Spanish and indigenous peoples of America; early colonial period

III.  La Edad de Oro
— Interaction between Spain and Latin America during the colonial era; achievements and heritage of the Golden Age of 16th- and 17th-century Spain; setting of stage for the age of revolutions

IV.  El Precio de la Libertad
— Causes and courses of the revolutions for independence in Latin America; impact on history of key figures of 19th-century and early 20th-century Latin America; context for the Mexican Revolution

V.   Negocio inacabado
— Impact of the present and the future of the cultural legacies of Spain, Latin America, and the Hispanic community in the US

El espinazo del diablo (The Devil’s Backbone) Spain
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Guillermo Del Toro (2002)
A hip, fast-paced, otherworldly chiller, incorporating elements of horror, suspense, and black humor. Young Carlos arrives at the menacing, cold building which is the Santa Lucia School, a shelter for the orphans of militia and politicians at the end of the Spanish Civil War. Little by little he discovers the dark secrets of the school, mysterious riches, and the ghost of a murdered student. Special features include: director and cinematographer commentary, making of featurette, storyboard comparisons.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
1 hour 50 minutes

Estrenos de cine: Short Spanish Films and Activities Manual
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Cengage Learning
Accompanying book also available.
In Spanish with optional Spanish subtitles
1 hour 11 minutes

Medalla al empeño: A cyclist tricks a pawn shop into buying an Olympic medal he won.
Un juego absurdo: A student uses science to approach the girl he likes at a party.
Los elefantes nunca olvidan: A boy confronts his father who was never there for him.
Lo importante: A young soccer player is finally given the opportunity to play for the team after being placed on the bench repeatedly.
Ana y Manuel: A young woman is saddened by her boyfriend’s departure; she finds comfort in a puppy she adopts.
Juanita bajo el naranjo: A young boy eats a special fruit and experiences weird effects.
Barcelona Venecia: A man ends up traveling through cities while talking on a phone.
BOOK: A man presents new technology.

Eva Perón Argentina
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Juan Carlos Desanzo (1996)
This movie tells the story of the famous Eva (Evita) Perón, who, as a young woman, moved to Buenos Aires to try to be a star, and at the age of 26 found herself in the position of First Lady of the land. Forsaking the traditional ineffectiveness of that position, she became a champion of the people, fighting for social change and justice. Focus of film is on her battle against the oligarchy and military to become the official Vice President of Argentina.
In Spanish with on-screen English subtitles
1 hour 54 minutes

Fidel Castro USA
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Adriana Bosch (2005)
This PBS special on the leader of Cuba reviews his life and crucial events in Cuba’s history from Castro’s childhood to present-day Cuba. Through a series of news clips and commentaries by historians, professors, Castro’s classmates, and Cuban revolutionary leaders, Castro’s story in Cuba is retold. All major events in Castro’s 50-year history, both national and international, are addressed, including among others: the Revolution of 1958, the Bay of Pigs, and relations between/among Cuba, the United States, and the former U.S.S.R.
In English or Spanish with optional Spanish subtitles
2 hours

Flamenco (Saura) Spain
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Carlos Saura (1994)
Goya Award-nominated (Best Cinematography)  performance film that captures the beauty, art, and emotion of flamenco in music and dance; special features include scene selection, flamenco facts, bibliographies, and cast and crew list.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
1 hour 40 minutes

Flores de otro mundo Spain
Region 2 (PAL) DVD
Icíar Bollaín (1999)
Goya Award-winning (Best Actor, Best Screenplay) film; set in a small town outside Valencia, Spain this film narrates three different stories about relationships, love, and race with women who are not what the men of the small town expected: (1) Through a singles program, Damián (Luis Tosar) finds a bride in a beautiful Dominican mother of two, Patricia (Lissete Mejía), but has to contend with his mother’s view of his new wife and Particia’s own past. (2) Carmelo (José Sancho), a lonely farmer, finds love in Marirrosi (Elena Iruret) a working woman with a home in the city. They court each other until they get tired of the back and forth trips that Marirrosi is always forced to make. (3) From Havana, Milady (Marilyn Torres) finds that she cannot love someone for his money and stability and ends up leaving Oscar (Rubén Ochandiano) in his lonely town. Special features include scene selection and actors’ biographies.
In Castilian Spanish with optional Castilian Spanish subtitles
1 hour 46 minutes

The Gatekeeper USA
All Regions (NTSC) DVD
John Carlos Frey (2002)
When a border patrol officer, Adam Fields (John Carlos Frey), decides to document border crossing between Mexico and the U.S. as part of an anti-immigrant propaganda campaign, he gets caught up in an illegal drug production plant. Fields comes to realize the horrors that people must endure not only to cross the Mexico–U.S. border, but also to stay in the US. He also comes to terms with himself as a Mexican-American and realizes the great sacrifices that his mother and other immigrants make to give him a better life.
In English with optional Spanish subtitles
1 hour 43 minutes

Goya in Bordeaux Spain
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Carlos Saura (2000)
Film about the life and elaborate creations of the famous painter Francisco de Goya. Through an array of graphic nightmares and past dramatic encounters, Goya looks back on that time in his life when his love affairs and the fear of the French army were the leading inspirations for his works of art. The set for the film is unique in that it appears to be staged for a theatre while still retaining elements of film. Also included are notes about Carlos Saura and about the film’s principal actors.
In Spanish with optional English or Spanish subtitles
1 hour 45 minutes

Habana Blues Cuba
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Benito Zambrano (2007)
This film captures a detailed portrait of the contemporary Cuban lifestyle. Habana Blues also tells the captivating story of two amateur musicians named Tito and Ruy, and their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to turn their passion into a profitable business. When Spanish producers offer Tito and Ruy an inferior contract, they both feel indignant. However, since it’s their only real shot at a different life, the temptation remains extremely strong. The story intertwines political issues, which push so many Cubans to leave, with human emotions and relationships, which make those major decisions so complicated. Special Features include the making of Habana Blues, deleted scenes, and the theatrical trailer.
In Spanish with on-screen English subtitles
1 hour 55 minutes

Hable con ella (Talk to Her) Spain
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
This 2002 Academy and Golden Globe Award-winning Pedro Almodóvar film follows the efforts of a writer and a nurse desperate to escape their solitude through their relationships with a young dancer and female bullfighter, each in a coma. Getting to know each other first through their devotion to their comatose loves, the men find their budding friendship to be a true source of comfort as they wrestle with grief and criminal accusations. Includes director’s commentary and bonus trailers.
In Spanish or French with optional English or French subtitles
1 hour 54 minutes

Hecho en México (Made in Mexico)
All Regions DVD + Blu-ray
Duncan Bridgeman (2012)
This auditory documentary takes you on an expressive adventure through various important issues in contemporary Mexican life. From immigration to love to political resistance, the brilliant cinematography and rich musical scores of varying genres reveal a proud nation of people enthusiastically rallying to wake “the sleeping giant” that is Mexico. Extras include video clips, online booklet, vídeos inéditos.
In Spanish with optional English or Spanish subtitles
1 hour 42 minutes

El hijo de la novia (Son of the Bride) Argentina
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Rafael Belvedere has a hectic life: he is divorced, but has custody rights over his daughter, he dates a younger woman, and he owns a restaurant. In addition, his father is looking to remarry his mother who has Alzheimer’s. One night, Rafael has a heart attack. His visit to the hospital causes him to rethink his life and what he wants. With help from an old friend, Rafael begins to reorganize his life.
In Spanish with optional English or French subtitles
2 hours 4 minutes

 

 

La historia oficial (The Official Story) Argentina
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Luis Puenzo (1985)
Winner of 8 awards, including the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this drama, tells the tale of the downfall of a powerful Argentinian family. Alicia, wife of a successful lawyer, risks all in search of the truth about her adopted daughter who she suspects may have been stolen from a family of “los desaparecidos” (the disappeared ones).
In Spanish with on-screen English subtitles
1 hour 50 minutes

Los hombres armados (Men With Guns) USA
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
John Sayles (1998)
After the death of his wife, Dr. Humberto Fuentes sets out to find his former students whom he had previously trained to provide health care to poverty-stricken indigenous people in primitive areas where they struggle to survive. Fearing that they may be caught in the political violence of the countryside — or, worse, lost or dead — he realizes that they have actually been menaced by military forces and guerilla groups — “men with guns” — who use torture, execution, and fear to intimidate the people. Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize, OCIC Award, and Solidarity Award at the 1997 San Sebastián International Film Festival; additional features include director’s commentary, bonus trailer, interactive menus, and scene selections.
In Spanish with option of English, French, or Portuguese subtitles
2 hours 8 minutes

La hora de los valientes (A Time for Defiance)
Region 2 (PAL) DVD
Antonio Mercero (1998)
A museum attendant saves a painting from the imminent bombings during the Spanish Civil War. Presently he meets a woman in the train station who has lost her family, and he takes her back to his family’s home. Despite the threat of the war, he attempts to keep the painting intact, while also falling in love with the woman.
In Spanish with optional English and French subtitles
Approx. 2 hours

Imágenes 2nd Edition
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
To accompany the Imágenes, 2nd ed. textbook by Debbie Rusch, Marcela Domínguez, and Lucía Caycedo Garner © 2007 Houghton Mifflin Co.
Video episode titles: Saludos y despedidas (Chapter 2), La vida universitaria (Chapter 4), Dos celebraciones (Chapter 6), El buen sabor (Chapter 8), La vida de la ciudad (Chapter 10), Ritmos (Chapter 12); also includes a special supplement on Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo. In Spanish with optional Spanish subtitles; Ch. 2 [05:51], Ch. 4 [10:03], Ch. 6 [08:02], Ch. 8 [07:58], Ch. 10 [07:02], Ch. 12 [12:28], Suplemento [06:08]; 4 copies available.
Total time: approx. 57 minutes 32 seconds

Imágenes 3rd Edition

Region 1 (NTSC) DVD

Juana la Loca (Mad Love) Spain
Vicente Aranda (2001)
Goya Award-winning film featuring Pilar López de Ayala in the title role. Shortly after Queen Isabella of Spain sends Columbus off in search of the New World, for political motives she sends her young daughter to Flanders to wed the Archduke Philip. Although Juana is scared, she falls passionately in love with her new husband. He soon begins to wander in pursuit of other romantic ventures, which sends Juana into a perpetual state of jealous frenzy. Philip, eager to rid himself of his jealous wife and claim sole sovereignty of Castille, plots with his advisors to declare Juana mad and lock her away forever; also available in VHS (PAL) videocassette format in Spanish, no subtitles.
In Spanish with optional English or French subtitles
1 hour 55 minutes

El laberinto del fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth) Spain
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Guillermo del Toro (2006)
As the Spanish Civil War rages in some parts of Spain, a small girl, Ofelia (Ivana Baquero), begins to live in a fantasy world where good has to defeat evil. As her evil stepfather, General Vidal (Sergi López), makes life impossible for her and her mother Carmen (Adriana Gil), she turns to a fairytale where she is an underground princess and must complete three tasks for her return back home. While Ofelia is immersed in her fantasy world, the outside world is one of cruelty and misfortune, all brought about with the help of General Vidal. Special features include audio commentary by the director, marketing campaign, the making of the film, photo galleries, the mythology of Pan’s Labyrinth, and scene selection; nominated for 58 awards and winner of 67 awards including 3 Oscars and 7 Goya Awards.
In Spanish with optional English or Spanish subtitles
1 hour 59 minutes

Land and Freedom UK/Spain
Region 2 (PAL) DVD
Ken Loach (1995)
After going to a lecture about the Spanish Civil War, David Carr (Ian Hart), an Englishman from Liverpool, decides to join the militia made up of working men and women from all over Spain and Europe in resistance against the Fascists in Spain. While fighting in the front lines against the Fascists, he grows close to Blanca (Rosana Pastor), another militia woman. As lives are lost in the fighting, David realizes more and more the corruption that is the government. Special features include: scene selection, theatrical trailer, commentary by the director, the making of the movie, and filmographies; winner of Goya Award (Best Actress) and nominated for the Golden Palm in the Cannes Film Festival.
In English and Spanish with on-screen English subtitles
1 hour 49 minutes

El lápiz del carpintero (The Carpenter’s Pencil) Spain
Region 2 (PAL) DVD
Antón Reixa (2003)
Based on the book by Manuel Rivas; touching story of love and survival told through the eyes of a prison guard, Herbal (Luis Tosar), during a time of conflict in Spain. Daniel (Tristán Ulloa), a doctor and political activist, is incarcerated for being in alliance with the Resistance. His lover Marisa (María Anánez), daughter of an influential high-society father, does everything she can to get her fiancé out of prison. As Daniel’s keeper, Herbal becomes obsessed with the love of the couple and does everything he can to keep Daniel safe for his return to Marisa. Nominated for six awards, including a Goya Award, and winner of three awards, including Best Actor in the Mar de Plata Film Festival; special features include: photo galleries, movie trailer, the making of the film, and scene selection.
In Spanish or Gallego with the option of Spanish or English subtitles
1 hour 46 minutes

La lengua de las mariposas (Butterfly) Spain
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
José Luis Cuerda (2000)
Film focusing on the life of a young boy growing up in a small Spanish town during a time of national crisis. When it comes time for Moncho to go to school, he meets a loving mentor (Fernando Fernán Gómez) who opens the little boy’s mind to a whole new world of ideas and thoughts, and for the first time Moncho is forced to make important choices for himself. As civil war breaks out in the country, Moncho and his family must choose whether to be supporters of the new republic or side with the present government. Moncho’s friendship with his beloved teacher is strongly tested as the civil war rages on; also available in VHS videocassette format in Spanish with English subtitles.
In Spanish or French with optional English subtitles
1 hour 34 minutes

Lugares comunes (Common Ground) Argentina
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Adolfo Aristarain (2002)
When Fernando Robles (Federico Luppi), a university literature professor in Argentina, is forced to retire because of governmental corruption and the economic downturn, he and his wife Lili (Mercedes Sampietro) must reduce expenses and adopt a new lifestyle outside of Buenos Aires. They purchase a small lavender farm in the countryside and attempt to start a new business. Having trouble adjusting to his new life, the professor aspires more to being a novelist, but that aspiration will be cut short. After a trip to the mountains, Fernando suddenly falls ill with pneumonia and dies, yet not before saying good-bye to his estranged son Pedro, temporarily returned from Spain and voicing to his wife thoughts he had never previously expressed aloud.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
1 hour 52 minutes

Los lunes al sol (Mondays in the Sun) Spain
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Fernando León de Aranoa (2002)
After the local shipyard lays off two hundred workers, six friends find themselves struggling to make a decent living. Together they deal with the stress of hopeless job searches, harassment by the courts, marital difficulties, and alcoholic despair. This dark comedy critiques the cold, crippling individualism of capitalist society while celebrating the value of friends and community.
In Spanish with optional English or Spanish subtitles
1 hour 49 minutes

 

 

La luz prodigiosa (The End of a Mystery) Spain
Region 2 (PAL) DVD
Miguel Hermoso (2003)
During the Spanish Civil War, a boy saves the life of a prisoner of war. When the boy enlists in the army, he leaves the wounded victim to be cared for in a convent. Decades later, the boy, Joaquin Panjero (Alfredo Landa), now an old man, returns to Granada, where he finds the man whom he had named Galapago (Nino Manfrredi). Aided by an acquaintance, Adela (Kiti Manver), he then embarks upon a quest to determine the man’s identity. Both Panjero and Adela come to believe that Galapago is the famous poet Federico García Lorca, who was executed near Granada but whose remains were never found.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
1 hour 45 minutes

Machuca Chile
Region 2 (PAL) DVD
Andrés Wood (2004)
Under the government of socialist President Salvador Allende in 1970s Chile, the principal of Saint Patrick School in Santiago attempts to integrate students of different socioeconomic classes. This is how Gonzalo Infante, from an upper-class family, befriends Pedro Machuca, from a poor neighborhood. The two boys come of age against the backdrop of the political turmoil of General Augusto Pinochet’s 1973 coup d’état. Nominated for the Oscar in 2005 for Best Foreign Film; special features include the trailer, the making of Machuca, interview with the director, and biographies of Wood and others who worked on the film.
In Spanish with optional English or French subtitles
1 hour 56 minutes

La mala educación (Bad Education) Spain
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Pedro Almodóvar (2004)
Struggling actor Ángel (Gael García Bernal) visits his childhood friend, now prominent Spanish director Enrique Goded (Fele Martínez). Ángel has written a semi-autobiographical screenplay based on the boys’ experiences growing up at Saint John’s Catholic School and the lessons they learned under teacher and principal Father Manolo (Daniel Giménez Cacho). Ángel’s script is not the only version of the disturbing events that occurred at the school, however, as Father Manolo may help explain. Nominated for the Goya and BAFTA Awards along with 27 other nominations and 11 wins; special features include: commentary by the director, deleted scenes, red-carpet footage, the making of the movie, photo gallery, and movie trailer.
In Spanish with English subtitles
1 hour 45 minutes

Maldeamores (Lovesickness) Puerto Rico
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Carlitos Ruiz Ruiz and Mariem Pérez Riera (2007)
Comedy/drama; this film is about the many ways that emotions of love can influence life. Three stories focus respectively on relationships between youthful, middle age, and elderly characters, in order to portray various perspectives of love. Some of the protagonists achieve an ultimate satisfaction, but the film also shows the harsher realities of love. Special Features include alternate endings, making of, and a picture gallery.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
1 hour 28 minutes

Mar adentro (The Sea Inside) Spain
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Alejandro Amenábar (2004)
Academy and Golden Globe Award-winning (Best Foreign Language Film); this emotionally charged film, based on a true story, relates the final years of Spanish poet Ramón Sampedro (played by Oscar nominee Javier Bardem), who, at the age of 26, became a quadriplegic when he dove into shallow water near his house and broke his spine. Now, almost thirty years later, Ramón spends his final days petitioning the conservative Spanish government for the right to die with dignity by means of an assisted suicide. Additional features include commentary by writer-director Alejandro Amenábar, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes documentary A Trip to the Sea Inside, storyboards, photo and set design galleries, and theatrical trailer.
In Spanish with the option of English or Spanish subtitles
2 hours 5 minutes

María, llena eres de gracia (Maria Full of Grace) Colombia
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Joshua Marston (2004)
Story of a girl stuck in the middle of the Colombian drug trade. Sick of her job in rural Colombia, Maria takes the offer to bring drugs into the United States. Acting as a drug mule, Maria must cross the border with pounds of drugs in her system. When things start to go wrong for Maria, the movie takes a turn as she tries to survive in the United States.
In Spanish with the option of English, Spanish, or French subtitles
1 hour 41 minutes

El método (The Method) Spain /Argentina
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Marcelo Piñeyro (2005)
Psychological drama in which seven hopeful applicants are summoned by the Human Resources Department for what they believe to be a group interview for an executive opening in the Dekia Company. Through the “Grönhol method,” the candidates go through a series of games so psychologically and emotionally brutal that each rejected candidate comes to question his/her own life. In the end, there is one “winner” of the Grönhol method and the position in the company, but not before the new Dekia employee compromises his life and the lives of others.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
1 hour 55 minutes

La misma luna (Under the Same Moon) Mexico
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Patricia Riggen (2008)
A single mother, Rosario (Kate del Castillo), leaving behind her only child Carlitos (Adrián Alonso) to the care of his elderly grandmother, decides to look for a better life in the United States so that she might better support him. After his grandmother dies unexpectedly, in shock and saddened by his separation from his mother, Carlitos decides to embark on his own journey to the United States. After finding a couple willing to smuggle him into the States, complications arise and he ends up alone trying to make it across to L.A. On his journey he meets a number of characters, including Enrique (Eugenio Derbez) who, in addition to saving his life on numerous occasions, helps him locate his father. In the end, Carlitos and his mother are finally reunited after years of separation, but not without some sacrifices.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
1 hour 46 minutes

Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) Spain
Region1 (NTSC) DVD
Pedro Almodóvar (1988)
Pepa (Carmen Maura) and her longtime lover Iván (Fernando Guillén) have just split up. As she tries in vain to contact him throughout the course of the day to settle some of their affairs, she sees she is not the only woman dealing with a crisis at the moment. Pepa tries to sell her apartment to a complicated couple, a friend is having trouble with the law, and a recently-released mental patient is on Pepa’s tail. Somehow, Iván seems to be related to all of them. Nominated for the Academy and Golden Globe Awards for Best Foreign Film, along with 15 other nominations and 18 wins including the Goya Award for Best Movie.
In Castilian Spanish, English, or French with option of English, French, or Spanish subtitles
1 hour 29 minutes

Nadie conoce a nadie (Nobody Knows Anybody) Spain
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Mateo Gil (1999)
In this Spanish thriller, Simon, a young aspiring writer working for the Seville newspaper, receives a threatening phone call insisting that he use the word “adversary” in the next crossword puzzle. After he complies with this demand, he slowly begins to uncover a terrifying conspiracy in which all the events seem to implicate him. With events spinning out of control and the authorities after him, Simon must discover and defeat his true adversary before time runs out.
In Spanish with on-screen English subtitles
1 hour 44 minutes

Los niños invisibles (Invisible Children) Venezuela/Colombia
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Lisandro Duque Naranjo (2001)
Film about three young friends who wrestle with the rules of black magic in order to become invisible. When the boys finally wrangle the courage to complete the spell, they come to understand the true advantages of being seen. Spanish commercials with English subtitles also included.
In Spanish with on-screen English subtitles
1 hour 31 minutes

 

 

El Norte USA
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Gregory Nava (1983)
After being persecuted in their village in Guatemala, Rosa (Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez) and her brother Enrique (David Villalpando) decide to flee to “the North,” the United States. As they travel from Guatemala to the U.S. border, they encounter the typical obstacles against which immigrants from Central America crossing through Mexico struggle, including racism and robbery. Once across the border they face more hardships in America: language and culture barriers, racism, poverty, and unemployment. Nominated for the Oscar and the WGA Award for Best Screenplay and won the Grand Prix des Amériques.
In Spanish with on-screen English subtitles
2 hours 19 minutes

Nostalgia de la luz (Nostalgia for the Night) Chile
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Patricio Guzmán (2010)
The Atacama Desert is the driest place on Earth. Out here, there are two groups of interest: a team of astronomers and a band of women. The Atacama Desert offers the most fascinating view of the skies for the astronomers as they observe the stars. For the women, the Atacama Desert is a place to reminisce. Scattered within the dry lands are the bodies of their ancestors and families. These women search for the truth as they dig for their loved ones’ bodies.
In Spanish with on-screen English subtitles
1 hour 30 minutes

Nuevos Destinos
Three Region 1 (NTSC) DVDs
Updated version of Destinos containing 15 episodes: detective duo Raquel Rodríguez and Lucía Hinjosa are back, solving another mystery for the Castillo family.
SP 1.081
Total time: 4 hours

Nueve reinas (Nine Queens) Argentina
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Fabian Bielinsky (2000)
Award-winning film (7 Silver Condor Awards, including Best Picture) which follows the oddly matched partnership of two Argentinian con artists, Juan (Gastón Pauls) and Marcos (Ricardo Darín), through a 24-hour-long con to sell a set of rare stamps, the “nine queens.” With each twist of fate, both men become less certain as to who is playing whom, with the con escalating to an unpredictable finish; theatrical trailers included.
In Spanish with option of English or French subtitles
1 hour 55 minutes

La otra conquista (The Other Conquest) USA
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Salvador Carrasco (1998)
During the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the 1500s, Hernán Cortéz ordered the murder of thousands on Aztecs in the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan. However, Topiltzin (Damián Delgado), one of the illegitimate children of Aztec Emperor Moctezuma, survived. He was sentenced to death for assaulting a priest, however that same priest, Friar Diego (José Carlos Rodríguez) took it upon himself to convert this young Aztec. After completing the conversion of the faithful Aztec, in the end Friar Diego learned that there was never a need for conversion.
In Spanish and Nahuatl with optional English subtitles
1 hour 45 minutes

Pan y rosas (Bread and Roses) USA
See description above under Bread and Roses.

Pantaléon y las visitadoras (Captain Pantoja and the Special Services) Peru
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Francisco J. Lombardi (1999)
Based on the book by Mario Vargas Llosa. The incredibly self-disciplined Captain Pantaleón Pantoja (Salvador del Solar) is given the task to set up an escort service for military men in Peru stationed in the jungle. As soon as he embarks on this project, it becomes an obsession and causes trouble with his wife Pochita (Mónica Sánchez). In the course of the movie the Captain falls in love with the beautiful but dangerous Olivia, also known as “la Colombiana” (Angie Cepeda). The escort service turns out to be very popular and successful, but a tragic turn of events changes the service and everyone’s lives forever. Special features include scene selection and extra movie (Vidas Privadas). Winner of 10 awards and 4 nominations, including Best Foreign Film for the Goya Awards.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
1 hour 59 minutes

Paraiso Travel USA/Colombia
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Simon Brand (2008)
Award-winning film starring Ana de la Reguera, Margarita Rosa de Francisco, John Leguizamo, and newcomers Aldemar Correa and Angelica Brandon. Story of Marlon Cruz (Aldemar Correa) and his adolescent girlfriend Reina (Angelica Brandon), who leave Colombia to seek their fortune in New York City, arriving in the U.S. by illegally crossing the Mexican border.
Two audio tracks available: Spanish with optional English subtitles or dubbed English
1 hour 50 minutes

La película del rey (A King and His Movie) Argentina
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Carlos Sorín (1985)
Multiple awards-winning film (Argentinian Film Critics Awards for Best First Film, Best New Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress, as well as Goya Award for Best Spanish Language Foreign Film and other awards). Trying to make a blockbuster movie about the real-life story of an obscure historical figure who proclaimed himself the King of Patagonia, an ambitious young film director struggles with the reality of creating a film with limited resources, including an amateur cast — most with no acting experience — no money, and an imposing and desolate landscape.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
1 hour 37 minutes

Popi USA
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Arthur Hiller (1969)
Drama about Abraham, an eccentric, single Puerto Rican father who is trying to give his two boys a better life after seeing them slip into the life of the ghetto. He hatches a plan to have his two sons wash ashore as Cuban immigrants off the coast of Florida so that they can be adopted and raised by a rich family. Abraham’s plan works and the boys are rescued, but the family’s desire to stay together could destroy their opportunity for a better life.
In Spanish or English with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles
1 hour 53 minutes

Por la libre (Dust to Dust) Mexico
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Juan Carlos de Llaca (2000)
Award-winning (Ariel — Mexico) film; story of the problems of a somewhat dysfunctional family in Mexico: As the family reunites at the house of Rodrigo Carnicero (Xavier Masse), the news of his son’s latest wedding causes his death. Carnicero dies with family secrets still to be uncovered. The complicated will left behind makes no sense to his money-crazed sons. His grandsons Rocco (Osvaldo Benavides) and Rodrigo (Rodrigo Cachero), however, could care less about the will and just want to carry out their grandfather’s last wish. To do so, and despite their dislike for each other, the two embark on a hilarious and unpredictable road trip to Acapulco. In the course of the trip, they learn about each other and about family secrets that will forever change their lives.
In Spanish with the option of English or Spanish subtitles
1 hour 36 minutes

Qué tan lejos (How Much Further?) Ecuador
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Tania Hermida (2006)
Story of two travelers with different motives who embark on a trip to Cuenca, Ecuador. While travelling by bus, the adventurous Esperanza (Tania Martinez), who has come all the way from Barcelona to see Ecuador, one day meets Tristeza (Cecilia Vallejo), a pessimistic university student who has decided to set out for Cuenca in hopes of stopping her on-and-off boyfriend from marrying his long-time girlfriend. During the bus ride, a national strike breaks out, causing all roads to be blocked and impeding the two women from getting to Cuenca — that is, until they decide to hitchhike. During their travels, they meet some interesting people who make them reevaluate themselves and their motives.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
1 hour 45 minutes

Recycled Life USA/Guatemala
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Leslie Iwerks (2006)
Documentary about the thousands of Guatemalans who have lived and worked in the toxic Guatemala City Garbage Dump, the largest in Central America, since the 1940s; film follows the lives of a few workers, including children, for a period of about six years. Audio CD soundtrack available; English narration by Edward James Olmos.
Segments in Spanish with English subtitles
38 minutes

Relatos salvajes (Wild Tales) Argentina
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Damián Szifrón (2014)
An anthology film that details six stories each with the common theme of revenge and crossing towards barbarism. The first story, “Pasternak”, tells the story of a couple on a plane who comes across a man named Pasternak with whom they do not have a good history. “The Rats” details how a waitress at a restaurant encounters the loan shark who ruined her family. “The Strongest” recounts how Diego tries to overtake a slower car in front of him, but how the other driver, Mario, is not so receptive towards this idea. In “Little Bomb”, a father is missing his daughter’s birthday because his car was towed away, giving the father reason to take action against the towing company. “The Proposal” follows and tells how a wealthy father tries to cover up for the actions of his son, a teenager involved in a hit-and-run accident in which a pregnant woman was killed. Finally, in “Until Death Do Us Part” a bride, upon discovering that her groom has been cheating on her with one of the wedding guests, takes matters into her own hands to get back at her newlywed husband. 
In Spanish, English and French with optional English and French subtitles
Each film approximately 20 minutes
2 hours 2 minutes (total time)

Revista: Conversación sin barreras Film Collection DVD
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
José A. Blanco (2014)
With accompanying book
In Spanish with optional Spanish or English subtitles
1 hour 42 minutes

Viaje a Marte: A boy wants to travel to outer space. His grandfather drives him to a place that resembles Mars.
Diez Minutos: A man tries to persuade his phone company to give him information on a phone call made from his phone.
Nada que perder: A cab driver meets an aspiring actress one day. Sometime later he meets her again, but things have changed.
El ojo en la nuca: A young man tries to get revenge for what the military did to his father when he was younger.
La aventura de Rosa: A young woman reads of an interesting book that talks about things which surround her and the possible scenarios.
Ella o yo: A man is forced to choose between his pet llama and his wife.

 

 

El rey Colombia
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Antonio Dorado (2004)
Before Pablo Escobar, a Colombian drug lord, there was Pedro Rey (Fernando Solórzano), an infamous Colombian coke dealer. From his humble beginnings to his sudden murder, his is a tumultuous life. Starting with stolen merchandise, Pedro and his partner “el Pollo” (Marlon Moreno) begin to deal cocaine from Pedro’s small restaurant. Pedro happens to run into Harry (Olivier Pagès), an American humanitarian, who is in search of some business. Through cheating, betrayal, and corruption, Pedro, el Pollo, and Harry become an unstoppable force. Special features include scene selection, theatrical trailer, and behind-the-scenes footage.; winner of the Golden Pre-Colombian Circle Award in the Bogotá Film Festival and nominated for 3 awards including a Goya Award.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
1 hour 32 minutes

Romero USA/El Salvador
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
John Duigan (1989)
Starring Raúl Julia in the title role of Oscar Romero, Archbishop of El Salvador. This film chronicles the life of Archbishop Romero and his transformation from a complacent priest to an impassioned leader of the Salvadoran people. After witnessing years of oppression, Romero takes a stand against the terror and death squads in his country, a stand which leads to his assassination on March 24, 1980.
In English or Spanish with optional English or Spanish subtitles
1 hour 45 minutes

Santos peregrinos (Holy Pilgrims) Mexico
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Juan Carlos Carrasco (2004)
A remake of the Spanish film La comunidad. When the community finds out that the relics they use annually for their local Posada are made of gold, the whole neighborhood goes wild with greed. The colorful characters shut themselves up in their apartment complex and plot against each other to steal the relics, resulting in various casualties. It is not until a love-stricken teen sets off a bomb in the complex that people somewhat settle down.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
1 hour 31 minutes

Salvando al soldado Pérez (Saving Private Perez) Mexico
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Beto Gómez (2011)
Story of how one of the most powerful drug lords embarks on a mission to save his brother, who is held captive in Iraq. In order to fulfill his mother’s wish, Julian Pérez brings together four of his most powerful allies and asks them to go with him to rescue his brother Juan. Through this journey, they find themselves being attacked by Iraqis and Americans as they cross paths in this war. Through hilarious and thrilling danger, Julian Pérez not only rescues his brother but other American soldiers.
In Spanish with optional English or Spanish subtitles
1 hour 43 minutes

El secreto de sus ojos (The Secret in their Eyes) Argentina
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Juan José Campanella (2009)
Retired federal agent Benjamin Espósito begins to write a novel about a cold case. At Espósito's request, his former department chief Irene Menéndez recounts the Coloto case: a young and beautiful woman was mercilessly raped and murdered in her apartment, leaving a depressed widower and no traces of the assailant. Espósito works with his assistant Pablo Sandoval and Menéndez to uncover the truth behind this tragic case. However, up against a corrupt government and an injust law system, the trio get more than they bargained for.
In Spanish or French with optional English or French subtitles
2 hours 9 minutes

Senderos: Comunicación y conversación en español
DVD to accompany Senderos by Doutrich & Rivera-Hernández listed in Spanish Basic Language Study Recordings.
SP 1.099

Sexo, pudor y lágrimas (Sex, Shame and Tears) Mexico
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Antonio Serrano (2004)
Award-winning (Silver Ariel — Mexico) film; in this comedy/drama, two married couples (Susana Zabaleta, Victor Hugo Martin, Cecilia Suárez, and Jorge Salinas) find themselves on the verge of divorce. Visits by others from their past bring them to the realization of their differences and intensify the desire for divorce; illustration of the bonds of friendship formed through gender and the limits of relationships
In Spanish with option of English or Spanish subtitles
1 hour 48 minutes

Sin dejar huella (Without a Trace) Mexico
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
María Navaro (2000)
Story of two women and the journey that forges a friendship between two very different people; Aurelia (Tiaré Scanda) is a mother of two, working in a factory. She decides to leave her town after hearing that women in the factory are being murdered. In her attempts to run away, she meets Marilú (Aitana Sánchez-Gijón), who is trying to hide from her past. Marilú is an educated woman who makes a living by selling fake Mayan art. As both women attempt to escape from their past, they learn about themselves and are able to understand that they have more in common than they think.
In Spanish with the option of English or Spanish subtitles
1 hour 51 minutes

Sin nombre (Without Name) Mexico/USA
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Cary Fukunaga (2009)
Film that provides insight into the violent and shocking lives of La Mara gang members in Honduras; plot = Willy (Edgar Flores), a young man, is involved with La Mara until the gang kills his girlfriend. He then meets a beautiful girl named Sayra (Paulina Gaitan) after he accidentally kills the head of his gang. Willy leaves with Sayra and her family as they try to cross over to the United States, but La Mara, intent on avenging their leader’s death, follows him and Sayra is forced to continue her journey alone; sexually explicit, violent content — viewer discretion advised. In Spanish with the option of English or French subtitles; 1 hour 36 minutes.

Solas (Alone) Spain
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Benito Zambrano (1999)
Award-winning film (Audience Award, Best Picture 1999 Berlin Film Festival); heartfelt story of love, forgiveness, and the power of emotion. Drama exploring the lives of women poor in material possessions but abundantly rich in emotions: Maria, a beautiful if rebellious woman lost in an obscure city in the south of Spain, engages in drinking, smoking, and thievery; longs for anonymity; and harbors anger at the world in which she lives. Her mother arrives to stay with her and gently attempts through her love and devotion to rescue her daughter.
In Spanish with on-screen English subtitles
1 hour 38 minutes

Soldados de Salamina (Spain)
Region 2 (PAL) DVD
David Trueba (2003)
This film, based on Javier Cercas’s 2001 true story, tells the story of a young woman, Lola Gercas, a literature professor and novelist who takes on an assignment to write about a deceased writer, Rafael Sánchez Mazas, one of the founders of the fascist “Falange” party. Although thought to be executed by the Republican troops during the Spanish Civil War, this mysterious man was not only saved by a young soldier but also protected by the “Friends of the Forest,” a group of men who lived in the woods away from the ensuing battles. Joaquin Figueras, one of the last surviving Friends of the Forest, appears in the film, along with several other people who took part in the shelter and capture of Mazas. Winner of Best Screenplay Award at Copenhagen International Film Festival, and Un Certain Regard at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival; additional features include alternative footage, filmographies, the making of the film, an interactive menu, music video, and scene access.
In Spanish with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles
1 hour 55 minutes

La soledad (Solitary Fragments) Spain
Region 2 (PAL) DVD
Jaime Rosales (2007)
Goya Award–winning (Best Film, Best Director) film; portrait of the intertwining lives of two women living in Madrid: Adela (Sonia Almarcha), a single mother of a one-year-old son, whose life is forever altered by a terrorist bombing; and the widow Antonia (Petra Martínez), a single mother of three grown daughters, whose tranquil life is interrupted when she and her daughters, one of whom is Adela’s roommate, must face difficult health, lifestyle, and other challenges.
In Spanish with the option of English or French subtitles
2 hours 5 minutes

Sugar USA
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck (2008)
Like many of his peers in the Dominican Republic, Miguel "Sugar" Santos spent his whole life trying to play baseball professionally in the United States. When this poor, 19 year-old Dominican pitcher is recruited to a minor league team in rural Iowa, the culture, language, and athletic pressures become too much for the naive young man to handle.
In English/Spanish or Portuguese with option of English, Spanish, Portuguese, or French subtitles
1 hour 54 minutes


También la lluvia (Even the Rain)
Region 2 (PAL) DVD
Icíar Bollaín (2010)
Sebastian is a director who tries to direct a revision film about Christopher Columbus. He heads to Bolivia, since hiring extras there is cheap. Sebastian encounters problems with the villagers as they are protesting his government’s privatization of the villagers’ water. Thus, Sebastian’s revision film is put on hold.
In Spanish or “Gallego” (Galician Spanish) with optional English or French subtitles
1 hour 39 minutes

Tango Spain
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Carlos Saura (1998)
The film recounts the process of producing a tango show. At the same time, the show’s director, Mario (Miguel Ángel Solá), falls in love with one of the play’s protagonists, Elena (Mía Maestro). Special features include: scene selection, production notes, commentary from the director and actors, the making of the film, and the theatrical trailer; nominated for the Oscar and Golden Globe Awards for Best Foreign Film.
In Spanish with option of English, French, or Spanish subtitles
1 hour 53 minutes

El tango en Broadway (Tango in Broadway) Argentina/USA
All Regions (NTSC) DVD
Louis Garnier (1934)
Starring Carlos Gardel, tango composer and singer, as Alberto Bazan, this movie portrays the life of a young man living in New York, whose life goes through a change, as he recieves an unexpected visit by his uncle from Argentina.  Alberto has to construct a story about what he does and who his real lover is. Through laughter and adventures, the uncle becomes enchanted by New York’s night life and finds love in Alberto’s lover and Alberto falls in love with his pretend fiancée.
In Spanish and English with optional Spanish, Portuguese, and English subtitles
1 hour 23 minutes

Te doy mis ojos (Take My Eyes) Spain
Region 2 (PAL) DVD
Icíar Bollaín (2003)
Award-winning film (Goya Awards — Best Movie, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress); empowering and dramatic journey of a woman, Pilar (Laia Marull), who is emotionally and physically abused by her husband, Antonio (Luis Tosar), a jealous man with a violent temper. The film begins with Pilar’s journey of separation from her husband. With the help of her sister and friends, Pilar gets a job at a museum, which gives her the courage to integrate into society and to leave her abusive husband. Special features include trailers, director’s commentary, actor’s biographies, deleted scenes, and images.
In Castilian Spanish with the option of subtitles in Castilian Spanish, English, or French
1 hour 43 minutes

 

 

Tiempo de valientes (On Probation) Argentina
Region 1 & 4 (NTSC) DVD
Damián Szifron (2005)
When Mariano Silverstein, a psychologist, gets put on probation for his involvement in a car accident, he could never imagine the situations he would find himself involved in. In order to fulfill his penalty, he is assigned to give free therapies to Alfredo Díaz, a crime investigator, who is having a crisis after he discovers that his wife is cheating on him. Both Mariano and Alfredo learn to trust each other and go through a dramatic experience after they follow the steps of a corrupt investigator, who is dealing uranium and has protected and killed many men in the process. It is a film about trust, crime, and justice.
In Spanish with optional Spanish or Portuguese subtitles (no English subtitles)
1 hour 52 minutes

Traffic USA
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Steven Soderbergh (2000)
Academy Award-winning film starring Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Quaid, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Film depicts the violence and intricacies of the drug wars in Mexico and the USA from various points of view: those of a young teenager who consumes drugs, her father, the newly appointed president in charge of combating drug trafficking, policemen both in Mexico and the U.S., and a family whose lives are based on drug trafficking.
Original presentation in English with Spanish subtitles and Spanish with English subtitles.
Optional English, French and Spanish subtitles available
2 hours 27 minutes

Traficante de sueños (Sleep Dealer) Mexico
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Alex Rivera (2008)
Memo seeks atonement for inadvertently causing the death of his father in Santa Ana. Without his father, Memo’s family struggles to make ends meet; the whole village is in shock, as his father was well respected. To assuage his guilt, Memo travels to Tijuana in order to make some money for his family. On the way to Tijuana he learns of “nodes,” which when installed on one’s body, allow for memories to be traded for money. By having these nodes installed, essentially a form of cheap labor, Memo hopes to make up for his father’s death.
In Spanish with optional English or Spanish subtitles
1 hour 30 minutes

La tragedia de Macario USA
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Pablo Véliz (2005)
Based on true events in the lives of Mexican immigrants trying to cross the border in May 2003. When Macario (Rogelio T. Ramos) loses his job, he and his best friend Felipe (Victor Agustin) decide to go to the North in hopes of providing their families with a better life. Victims of rampant corruption, they are left to die in empty train compartments on their way to the United States. Special features include movie trailers, behind the scenes footage, and scene selection. Winner of the Producers Award in the Houston Pan-American Film Festival and the 2006 Xicanindie Film Festival in Denver Colorado; nominated for the 2006 Sundance Festival, the 2006 Santa Barbara Film Festival, the 2005 Guadalupe Cinefestival, and the 2006 SXSW Film Festival.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
1 hour 24 minutes

Vacas (Cows) Spain
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Julio Medem (1992)
Film set in the Basque country, beginning at the time of the Carlist War in 1875 and ending during the Spanish Civil War of 1936; story of the ongoing relationship and generations-long rivalry between two families in Northern Spain, the Irigibel and Mendiluce families — a relationship/rivalry born of a single act of cowardice in wartime.
In Spanish with on-screen English subtitles
1 hour 36 minutes

Valentín
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Alejandro Agresti (2002)
Valentín is an 8-year-old boy who just wants to live a normal life like any other kid. But his situation at home does not allow for that: his father routinely comes home with a new girlfriend, and his mother is nowhere to be seen, and so he is left with his widowed grandmother. Due to his intelligence, people around Valentín treat him like an adult. With many family problems and wisdom beyond his years, how can he hope to live just like any other kid?
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
1 hour 23 minutes

El Ventilador: Curso de español de nivel superior
DVD
To accompany El Ventilador by Guerrero et al. listed in Spanish Basic Language Study Recordings.
SP 1.097

Vidas privadas (Private Lives) Argentina
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Fito Páez (2001)
When Carmen Uranga (Cecilia Roth) returns to Argentina to visit her dying father, she is once again faced with the horrible tragedies that forced her to leave her country 20 years ago. While in Argentina, she meets a young man with whom she falls in love, particularly because of his voice. As Carmen begins to love again, demons of her past begin to surface. She and others are changed forever as she shares the details of her past with her sister Sofía (Chunchuna Villafañe) and lover Gustavo (Gael García Bernal).
In Spanish with English subtitles
1 hour 37 minutes

La virgen de los sicarios (Our Lady of the Assassins) Colombia
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Barbet Schroeder (2000)
Film that tells the tale of a retired author, Fernando, who returns to his hometown of Medellín to die. There he finds that his once-peaceful village has become infected with violence, drugs, and corruption. Fernando is so jaded that the change in his hometown is almost pleasant to him. Amidst the madness, Fernando forms a unique relationship with a young street-hardened criminal named Alexis. Together they roam the streets of Medellín, visiting the sites of Fernando’s lost past.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
1 hour 40 minutes

Vistas culturales: Spanish Cultural Video Series
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Pearson Education (2008)
Vistas Culturales, by Pearson Education, is an introductory-level series of video segments intended to provide basic information about Spanish language and culture throughout the world. The program consists of 19 ten-minute introductions to various Spanish-speaking countries. Each segment begins with a short description of the country, including its location, its size, and information about notable people from that country. Native speakers, each highlighting specific details about each country’s culture, narrate all of the segments.
In Spanish, no subtitles
3 hours 10 minutes (approx.)

Viva Cuba
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD-R
Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti and Iraida Malberti Cabrera (2005)
In Spanish with on-screen English subtitles
1 hour 20 minutes

Voces de la calle
SP 1.101/SP 1.102
DVD to accompany Hoy día: Spanish for Real Life

Voces inocentes (Innocent Voices) Mexico
Region 1 and 4 (NTSC) DVD
Luis Mandoki (2005)
Chava (Carlos Padilla) is an 11 year-old boy caught in the middle of the 1980s civil war in El Salvador. The eldest in his family, he is considered to be the man of the house now that his father has left. Aside from having to help provide for his family, he is now caught in a town that stands between the guerillas and the military. Chava and his friends struggle to maintain their childhood in a world that forces them to grow up and lose their innocence.
In Spanish and Portuguese with the option of English, Spanish, or Portuguese subtitles
2 hours

Volver Spain
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Pedro Almodóvar (2007)
Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) and Sole (Lola Dueñas) are sisters whose parents died in a fire years ago. Their aging Aunt Paula insists that the spirit of the girls’ mother has stayed behind in their home village to take care of her in her old age. Is Aunt Paula living in the past, or is there some truth to her ghost stories? A crisis with Raimunda’s daughter and husband will reveal this and many other family secrets.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles
2 hours 1 minute

Which Way Home (Cuál es el camino a mi casa) Mexico
Region 1 (NTSC) DVD
Please see description above under Cuál es el camino a mi casa.
2 versions of the film: 1 in Spanish with no subtitles, 1 in Spanish with on-screen English subtitles
1 hour 23 minutes

1998 Spanish Commercials
1/2" VHS color videocassette
43 Spanish-language commercials from Mexico; accompanying exercise book contains Spanish and English script of each commercial, 80 ready-to-use exercises focusing on vocabulary building, grammar, listening comprehension, and writing skills; includes 2 crossword puzzles, 2 word searches and exercise answer keys.
26 minutes

20 Años, 20 Poemas, 20 Artistas: Homenaje a las Madres De Plaza De Mayo
1/2" VHS (PAL) black & white videocassette
Emilio Cartoy Díaz (1999)
TEA imagen
In Spanish, no subtitles
1 hour 30 minutes

Actualidad joven
1/2" VHS color videocassette (2 copies)
Part of set I of the Radio Televisión Española video series © 1985 Houghton Mifflin Co.
For intermediate-advanced levels; segments include:
(1) Residencia San Juan de la Penitencia (10:30 mins.) — focuses on the spirit of cooperation at a university residence in Toledo where Spanish and American students live together; includes views of Toledo and the colegio, interview with director, a history class, interviews with two Spanish and two foreign students, a round-table discussion, preparation of pisto and caldereta, Halloween party
(2) Escuela de video RCR (6:30 mins.) — presentation of the program offered by a school for video production in Barcelona; shows musical video La estatua del jardín botánico by Radio Futura, a popular rock group in Spain
(3) Anuncios (1:30 mins.)
(4) Entrevista con Teresa Rioné (5:30 mins.) — interview with champion female runner; video guide contains activities for pre-viewing, viewing, and post-viewing of video segments.
Total time: 26 minutes

Actualidades Demo Video
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Describes the organization of the two cassette video series; samples of actual video segments included; includes episode three (vol. I), Hablando por el teléfono.
Approx. 18 minutes

Actualidades Video 1 & 2
Two 1/2" VHS color videocassettes © 1989
Designed to supplement first-year Spanish texts; the video series focuses on real-life situations and language tasks students need to know to function in an Hispanic setting; each theme highlights language functions students would actually use abroad, such as requesting information and ordering a meal; the series uses light entertainment, drama, and documentary in real-life contexts across three segments:
(1) Escenas, short dialogues stressing survival functions
(2) Minidrama, featuring everyday conversations
(3) Trozo de vida, a slice of life introducing unscripted authentic language; viewer’s manual available; each episode approximately 10 minutes; 3 copies available.

¡Adelante!, part B
Two 1/2" VHS color videocassettes
Contains uncaptioned and captioned modules #13–20 of the Spanish for Mastery video program by Valette and Valette © 1989 D.C. Heath and Co.
Each module consists of:
(1) the cultural opener — a visual presentation of a selected aspect of Spanish culture
(2) dialogues about daily-life topics
(3) the ampliación or presentation of specific vocabulary or structure in a cultural context; table of contents available
Average module: 6–10 minutes
Total time: 2 hours 14 minutes

 

All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre)
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Pedro Almodóvar (1999)
Academy and Golden Globe Award-winning (“Best Foreign Language”) film starring Cecilia Roth as Manuela, a single mother heartbroken over the accidental death of her teenage son; kooky melodrama in which Manuela returns to Barcelona in search of her son’s father (a transvestite), becomes personal assistant to her son’s favorite actress, and in turn becomes involved in the troubled lives of another actress, a pregnant nun, and a transvestite prostitute.
In Spanish with English subtitles
1 hour 42 minutes

Americas
Series of ten 60-minute 1/2" VHS color videocassettes
Examines the contemporary history, politics and social structures of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean; discusses the dilemmas of national development, authoritarianism and democratization, urbanization, race, religion and revolutions, the role of women, and the Latin American presence in the US; narration in English; original, on-site conversations in Spanish with either English voice-over translation or English subtitles; three accompanying texts: Modern Latin America, 3rd edition (Skidmore and Smith © 1992 Oxford University Press), Americas Study Guide containing unit summaries, glossary of terms, overview of video’s subject matter, questions, Americas Faculty Guide containing notes on teaching a telecourse, suggested activities, resources, test banks, answer key.
Total time: 10 hours

Program Titles :

1. The Garden of Forking Paths: Dilemmas of National Development (Argentina)
2. Capital Sins: Authoritarianism and Democratization (Brazil)
3. Continent on the Move: Migration and Urbanization (Mexico)
4. Mirrors of the Heart: Color, Class, Identity (Hispaniola, Bolivia)
5. In Women’s Hands: The Changing Roles of Women (Chile)
6. Miracles Are Not Enough: Continuity and Change in Religion (Brazil)
7. Builders of Images: Writers, Artists and Popular Culture (Puerto Rico, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina)
8. Get Up, Stand Up: The Problems of Sovereignty (Colombia, Jamaica, Panama)
9. Fire in the Mind: Revolutions and Revolutionaries (El Salvador, Peru)
10. The Americans: Latin American and Caribbean Peoples in the US (Southern California, Miami, New York City)

Amores perros
1/2" VHS videocassette
Alejandro González Iñárritu (2000)
Prize-winning film nominated for an Academy Award (Best Foreign Language Film), this work is really three stories in one — that of Mexican life in the barrio contrasted with the upper-class world of publishing and modeling, linked together by the narrative of El Chivo (Emilio Echevarría), a tramp and ex-Sandinista who, with his mangy dogs, straddles the two worlds as a hired hitman in search of the daughter he abandoned years ago.
In Spanish, no subtitles
2 hours 40 minutes

Anuncios
1/2 VHS color videocassette
Composite tape of commercials found on the Radio Televisión Española set II videocassettes © 1988 Houghton Mifflin Co.
This composite contains 29 advertisements for various products
Approx. 13 minutes

Así es
Two 1/2" VHS color videocassettes
Text-specific integrated video program to accompany the first-year text Así Es by Levy-Konesky and Daggett (SP 1.046); includes professional representations of each lesson’s opening dialogue, filmed on location; the video-cultura section offers:
(1) video-magazine pieces that include interviews and/or performances by Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine, the Gipsy Kings, the Tres Amigos of the Boston Red Sox, the Chicano poet, Tino Villanueva, and other Hispanic personalities
(2) cultural segments on Hispanic music, cuisine, politics, sports figures, etc.; all video segments accompanied by related textbook exercises and activities
Each videocassette: approx. 1 hour 3 minutes

Así es 2nd Edition
Two 1/2" VHS color videocassettes
Text-specific integrated video program to accompany the second edition of the first-year text Así Es by Levy-Konesky and Daggett (SP 1.052); replicates the format and much of the contents of the first edition video; second edition includes interviews with U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, the musician Carlos Santana, and with two of the founding members of the “Madres de la Plaza de Mayo”
Each video: approx. 1 hour

Así es 3rd Edition
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Text-specific integrated video program to accompany the third edition of the first-year text Así Es by Levy-Konesky and Daggett (SP 1.064); program designed to develop student’s listening comprehension skills as well as provide cultural enrichment; follows the main character Mariana Benavides and her friends through various scenarios that help to introduce and illustrate the real-life application of the grammar and vocabulary of each of the text’s 18 lessons; also included under the heading Videocultura are cultural presentations filmed on location throughout the Spanish-speaking world as well as interviews with Hispanic personalities including Isabel Allende, Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias, Carlos Santana, and others; video to be used with the PreparativosAl ver el video, and Videocultura sections of the textbook.
1 hour 25 minutes

Así es 4th edition — Mariana
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Text-specific integrated video program to accompany the fourth edition of the first-year text Así Es by Levy-Konesky and Daggett (SP 1.073); program designed to develop student’s listening comprehension skills as well as provide cultural enrichment; follows the main character Mariana Benavides and her friends through various scenarios that help to introduce and illustrate the real-life application of the grammar and vocabulary of each of the text’s 18 lessons; video to be used with the Es decir activities of each chapter; also available in DVD format.
53 minutes

Así es 4th Edition — Videocultura
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Text-specific integrated video program to accompany the fourth edition of the first-year text Así Es by Levy-Konesky and Daggett (SP 1.073); program includes 3 short (3 to 7-minute) video segments for each of the cultural Gaceta sections which conclude each of the text’s six units; segments provide country overviews, illustration of cultural topics coordinated with the themes and regional focus of each unit, and interviews with famous people; video to be used with the activities of the Al ver el video in the text.
Total time: 1 hour 37 minutes

Belle époque
One 1/2" VHS (PAL) color videocassette
One 1/2" VHS (NTSC) color videocassette
Fernando Trueba (1992)
Film starring Fernando Fernán Gómez, Michel Galabru, Mary Carmen Ramírez, Jorge Sanz, Maribel Verdú et al; story of “Fernando, a young Republican deserter, who makes the acquaintance of an old man named Manolo, who in turn offers him his house and his friendship. The one stipulation is that Fernan do must be gone before Manolo’s daughters return from Madrid. Upon seeing the daughters at the train station, however, Fernando feels compelled to return to Manolo’s house. What follows are days of love and friendship, happiness and sadness, pleasure and pain;”
PAL copy: in Spanish, no subtitles; 1 hour 44 minutes
NTSC copy: in Spanish with English subtitles; 1 hour 49 minutes

Borges para millones
1/2" VHS color videocassette
This Films for the Humanities and Sciences production presents a look at the life and work of Juan Luis Borges; includes still photos and historical film footage interspersed with segments of interviews in which Borges himself responds (on-screen) to questions posed by an off-screen interviewer.
In Spanish, no subtitles
70 minutes

Botero: Four Seasons
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Georges Bégou (1992)
About the Colombian artist Fernando Botero who, himself, narrates the film, with voiceovers in English; focusses on Botero’s life as a painter/sculptor, his techniques, inspirations and joys about painting and sculpting; includes footage of Botero painting, sculpting and sketching.
English narration
53 minutes

El burlador de Sevilla
1/2" VHS color videocassette
(1988)
Production Tirso de Molina’s most famous work that introduced the theme of Don Juan into European literature.
In Spanish, no subtitles
2 hours

Cámara 1
Two 1/2" VHS color videocassettes
Holt, Rinehart, & Winston (1990)
Authentic footage from Spanish-language television; designed for use by intermediate-level students; the 19 episodes, recorded on two videocassettes, have embedded in them the dominant concerns of the Spanish-speaking world of the late 1980s; accompanying Manual de ejercicios provides pre-viewing and post-viewing activities for each episode.
Each episode: 3–20 minutes (average: 6 minutes)

Videocassette #1 (episodes 1–9) [50:19]

Ep. 1 — La vida universitaria

Ep. 6 — La gastronomía hispánica

Ep. 2 — Dos problemas sociales

Ep. 7 — La moda y las compras

Ep. 3 — La ciudad y el campo

Ep. 8 — El turismo

Ep. 4 — La mujer contemporánea

Ep. 9 — Las diversiones

Ep. 5 — Varios restaurantes hispánicos

 


Videocassette #2 (episodes 10 -19) [84:05]

Ep. 10 — La tele

Ep. 15 — La economía y la política

Ep. 11 — Los deportes

Ep. 16 — El noticiero

Ep. 12 — La salud

Ep. 17 — Fiestas y festivales

Ep. 13 — El racismo y el clasismo

Ep. 18 — Arte y cultura

Ep. 14 — El mundo musical

Ep. 19 — Los hispanos en los Estados Unidos


Cartas de Mamá

1/2" VHS color videocassette
An outstanding example of Julio Cortázar’s short stories, this work is set in Paris, where the Spanish protagonists live and are dominated by fears and doubts reawakened by letters from the hero’s mother.
Approx. 60 minutes

Cartas del parque (Letters from the Park)
1/2" VHS videocassette
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (1988)
Based on the novel Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez; a young boy (Juan), in love with a young girl (Maria), asks a scrivener (poet) to write love letters to her in his name; in the process, the scrivener falls in love with Maria, while Maria finds out that Juan is more interested in flying than in her.
In Spanish with English subtitles
85 minutes

La Celestina
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Production of the Fernando de Rojas masterpiece; an RTVE production presented by D. Alonso Zamora Vicente of the Real Academia Española; also known as the tragi-comedy of Calisto and Melibea, La Celestina is the story of love between a handsome youth and a sweet, young girl, assisted in their romance by the intervention of old Celestina, a conniving, old matchmaker.
In Spanish, no subtitles
60 minutes

Chiapas: The Inside Story
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Documentary examining the 30-year conflict between the Mexican government and the indigenous people of Chiapas; features interviews with villagers, journalists, politicians and Zapatista leaders who discuss the principal issue of the conflict — the demand for agricultural autonomy over lands owned by wealthy Mexicans and outsiders
In Spanish with English subtitles
40 minutes

Chichén Itzá: The Fall of the Mayan Empire 
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Part 3 in the Films for the Humanities and Sciences series Ciudades del México Antiguo, this production features a reenactment of events of the last days of the Mayan Empire at the city of Chichén Itzá, as described in the codices of the last Mayan diviner, Chilam Balam; provides an examination of the city’s multicultural makeup, its role as a center of trade, the differences in religious traditions between the Mayans and the newcomers to the region — all in an attempt to explain possible reasons why the Mayan Empire fell; includes architectural drawings of the city and a detailed look at its major buildings.
In Spanish with English subtitles
32 minutes

Christians, Jews, and Moslems in Medieval Spain
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Describes (1) the history of Spain from the time of the first landing of the Berbers and Arabs in 711 through the nearly 800-year-long war that ended in the expulsion of Moors and Jews in 1492, (2) the role of the School of Toledo in conjunction with ancient Greek scientific texts and Arabic treatises on philosophy and science, (3) the rabbinic center in Toledo, (4) the history of the Jews in Spain
In English
52 minutes

Cita en Puerto Rico
1/2" VHS color videocassette (2 copies)
Part of set II of the Radio Televisión Española video series © 1988 Houghton Mifflin Co.
A look at various cities, towns, industries, cultural life of Puerto Rico; includes interviews with natives, resumé of political situation, issue of language, etc.; also includes anuncios comerciales; accompanying video guide with pre-viewing and post-viewing activities suggested.
54 minutes

The City (La Ciudad)
1/2" VHS black & white videocassette
David Riker (1999)
Award-winning feature film; a realistic portrayal of the struggles and hopes of Latin American immigrants to the US.
In Spanish and English with English subtitles
88 minutes

¡Claro que sí! 
Two 1/2" VHS color videocassettes
Designed to complement the lessons contained in the elementary text ¡Claro que sí!, 2nd ed.(SP 1.049) by Caycedo Garner, Rusch, Domínguez © 1993, Houghton Mifflin Co.
Includes material from Radio Televisión Española; instructor’s edition of video workbook contains activities for pre-viewing, viewing and post-viewing of video segments as well as videoscript.
Timings of segments: 15 seconds–30 minutes
Most segments: 4–5 minutes

Videocassette #1 (chapters 3 — 13) [41:59]

Ch. 3 — Las actividades diarias; la comida (I)
Ch. 4 — Los famosos en los anuncios comerciales
Ch. 5 — Los colores olímpicos (Kodak); la ropa de moda
Ch. 6 — Un baile típico (I) — shepherd dance; un baile típico (II) — flamenco ; Imágenes de Latinoamérica
Ch. 7 — Entrevista a una actriz (Joan Collins) in English with Spanish subtitles; Anuncios comerciales
Ch. 8 — Guatemala; anuncio comercial
Ch. 9 — La comida (II) — una receta; anuncio comercial
Ch. 10 — Un deporte popular — soccer; anuncio comercial
Ch. 11 — Un accidente
Ch. 12 — Música y baile cubano
Ch. 13 — El metro

Videocassette #2 (chapters 14 — 18) [83:23]

Ch. 14 — Ruinas de México; El día de los muertos; Juego de las sílabas
Ch. 15 — El horóscopo
Ch. 16 — El despertar
Ch. 17 — Goya (Museo del Prado), El Greco, Diego Rivera
Ch. 18 — Anillos de oro (dramatic program)

A Class Act
1/2" VHS color videocassette © 1987
About teachers and foreign language teaching as a career; professionally filmed with practicing teachers and former teachers in the workplace; aimed at recruiting foreign language teachers for the future.
In English
15 minutes

Collaborations: Meeting New Goals, Realities
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Produced in 1997 by the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in conjunction with the 1997 Northeast Conference Reports volume; presents examples of classroom scenarios that each focus on one of the five goal areas (listed below) of the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning; series of accompanying discussion questions available.
54 minutes

Goals

  1. Communication Goal: Meaning Making through a Whole Language Approach
  2. Cultures Goal: Using Video to Explore Perspectives, Practices, and Products of Guatemalan Culture
  3. Connections Goal: Making New Connections through Interdisciplinary Lessons
  4. Comparisons Goal: Using Linguistic and Cultural Comparisons to Help Students Succeed in Learning
  5. Communities Goal: Using a Foreign Language to Connect with the Community

Compre, por favor
1/2" VHS color videocassette (2 copies)
Part of set I of the Radio Televisión Española video series © 1985 Houghton Mifflin Co.
Twenty-seven commercials aired on Spanish television; for beginning-intermediate students; accompanying video guide suggests pre-viewing and post-viewing activities
13 minutes

La comunidad hispana
Eight 1/2" VHS color videocassettes of presentations given by guest speakers in Professor Mary Ellen Kiddle’s El español de los negocios class (RL 321); each speaker discusses his/her business background and current position.
Each videocassette: approx. 50–55 minutes

Speakers:

Héctor de Jesus, Abogado (Puerto Rico) (4/90)
Alix Lawlor, Graphics Designer, Porras and Lawlor Associates (Colombia) (3/92)
Eduardo Iglesias, Credit Liaison Officer for Latin America, Bank of Boston (Argentina) (4/92)
Jorge Avilés, Export Credit Manager, Dennison International Co. (Perú) (3/93)
María Bermudez, Manager, Latin American Sales, American Airlines (Cuba) (3/93)
Alissa Betancourt, Director, Service Quality, Blue Cross/Blue Shield (Puerto Rico) (2/95)
Monica Vilanova, Manager, International Lending Operations, Bank of Boston (Argentina) (4/95)
Michael Oleksak, Director, Multinational Banking, Bank of Boston (USA) (2/96)

Con ganas de triunfar (Stand and Deliver)
1/2" VHS color videocassette
(1988)
Film Stand and Deliver dubbed in Spanish; stars Edward James Olmos and Lou Diamond Phillips; Olmos appears as Jaime Escalante, a math teacher at Los Angeles’ Garfield High School, who refuses to accept the premise that his students are inept, but uses every possible skill to motivate street kids into becoming calculus geniuses.
No English or Spanish subtitles
1 hour 43 minutes

Conozcamos América Central
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Gessler Publishing Co. filmstrip/cassette; text available
25 minutes

Conozcamos Sudamérica
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Four Gessler Publishing Co. filmstrips/cassettes: (1) Colombia, Venezuela, Guayanas (2) Ecuador, Perú, Bolivia, (3) Uruguay, Paraguay, Brasil, (4) Chile, Argentina; text available.
Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes

Cortazar
1/2" VHS (PAL) color videocassette
Tristán Bauer (1995)
1 hour 20 minutes

Cultural Literacy and Interactive Language Instruction
1/2" VHS color videocassette
(1988)
Narrated by Marlies Mueller of the Dept. of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University; illustrates a variety of activities designed to teach language through literature: (1) discussion of ideas via simulated news broadcasts and interviews with famous people, (2) vocabulary study, (3) grammar activities, (4) student dramatizations, (5) oral testing; begins by illustrating negative classroom techniques; ends with student discussion (in English) of the “language-through-literature” classes; all illustrations are from elementary and advanced French classes.
Narration in English
55 minutes

Dársena Sur
1/2" VHS (PAL) color videocassette
Pablo Reyero (1994)
1 hour 17 minutes

Dawn of the Maya
1/2" VHS color videocassette
National Geographic Special © 2004 NGT, Inc.
Archeologists uncover and reveal aspects of the ancient civilization previously unheard of. Scholars and archaeologists investigate the rise of one of the world’s greatest and most mysterious civilizations.
In English
Approx. 60 minutes

Defending the Forests: The Struggle of the Campesino Environmentalists of Guerrero 
1/2" VHS videocassette
(2000)
Produced by the Chiapas Media Project to bring to light the struggle since the 1950s between the campesinos of Guerrero’s Petatlán and Coyuca de Catalán mountain ranges and the government — struggles which in 1994 intensified with the signing of NAFTA and the consequent destruction of thousands of kilometers of virgin forests by the Boise Cascade Corporation, as well as the destruction of many campesinos’ livelihoods; features first-hand accounts by those at the forefront of the struggle to save their land.
In Spanish with English subtitles
18 minutes

The Definitive Dalí: A Lifetime Retrospective
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Compilation of interviews, images and written passages provides an accounting of the extravagant artist Salvador Dalí’s controversial and unique life; features film footage shot on location in several cities of Europe as well as in the US; clearly presented and artful discussion of the significance and meanings (to himself as well as to the world) of several of Dalí’s paintings, as well as other works of sculpture, fashion and film.
English narration with some segments in French and/or Spanish with English subtitles
1 hour 15 minutes

Desde Venezuela a la Patagonia
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Part of set I of the Radio Televisión Española video series © 1985 Houghton Mifflin Co.
For advanced level; segments include:
(1) Venezolanos (46 minutes) — includes views of the country of Venezuela from Caracas to the Canaínea National Park, discussion by Venezuelans of their work, living conditions and national pride, discussion by Arturo Uslar Pietri (Venezuelan author and philosopher) of problems in Venezuelan society
(2) Anuncios (2 minutes)
(3) Expedición a la Patagonia (12 minutes) — presentation of the underdeveloped southernmost part of the South American continent; description of boat trip from Atlantic section of Patagonia to the south and then west to the Pacific; video guide contains activities for pre-viewing, viewing and post-viewing of video segments.
Total time: 60 minutes

Destinos

SP 1.045 — a fully integrated video, audio and text program for learning beginning Spanish produced by the Annenberg/CPB Project and McGraw-Hill; includes:

(1) Fifty-two one-half hour VHS video programs using the telenovela format to present the dramatic story of a wealthy Mexican patriarch who reveals to his family a long-kept secret which leads to other important questions. “Raquel Rodríguez, a lawyer from southern California, is engaged by the family to conduct the search for the answers, a search that takes her (and the viewer!) from Mexico City to Seville, Madrid, Buenos Aires and Puerto Rico. Her travels lead to numerous suspenseful, awkward and romantic encounters.” Each episode presents vocabulary, structures and functions in a natural, conversational way.
(2) Fifty-two audiocassette lessons providing more than 20 hours of practice in listening to and speaking Spanish; audio lessons include exercises in pronunciation, vocabulary, conversation and listening comprehension co-ordinated with materials printed in the textbook and workbook/study guides.
(3) Print materials: (3.1) textbook containing activities to be completed before and after viewing the video, activities (conversations, etc.) coordinated with the audio program, vocabulary, grammar previews, and cultural notes; (3.2) workbook/study guides (parts I and II) containing reading and/or listening passages, grammar exercises, activities coordinated with the audio program, vocabulary, self-tests, worksheets; (note: Workbook/Study Guide II contains ¡A leer! sections featuring reading materials excerpted from authentic magazines and newspapers published in the Spanish-speaking world; also included: Repaso sections; (3.3) audioscript, a transcript of the materials found in the audiocassette program.

Los días con Ana (The Days with Anna)
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Marcelo Bertalmio (2000)
Award-winning film; Synopis: 5 teenagers spend every moment together, visiting the same parks, bars, clubs, etc. on a weekly basis. Then comes the ultimate change — Anna is moving to Europe in just one week’s time; their dilemma: to convince Anna to stay or to make the best of the last week they all have to spend together.
In Spanish with English subtitles
1 hour 14 minutes

La dinastía del amor
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Holt, Rinehart, & Winston (1989)
For use by intermediate-advanced students; basic storyline of this Spanish-language program = a traditional Spanish family gets together to watch and discuss its favorite television show, La dinastía del amor, a program dealing with social issues such as adultery, AIDS, unwanted pregnancy, broken families.
35 minutes.

The Disputation: A Theological Debate bewtween Christians and Jews
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Recreation of the Barcelona Disputation of 1263 which brings to light the basic differences between Christianity and Judaism; Jewish argument represented by Moses Ben Nachmann; Christian argument, by Father Pablo Christiani; moderator: King James the Conqueror of Aragon.
In English
68 minutes

Donde digo Diego Rivera 
1/2" VHS color videocassette
In the series En busca de México produced by D.R. Televisa México and Films for the Humanities and Sciences; narrated tour of the Rivera Museum in Mexico with special attention given to Diego Rivera’s collection of pre-Columbian artifacts as well as several of his murals, including El matemático, Plasma en dos mundos, El pueblo en busca de la salud, the murals of the Capilla de Chapingo; also featured are works that focus on women, flowers and children.
In Spanish, no subtitles
56 minutes

España
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Six filmstrips/cassettes: (1) La historia, (2) Una variada geografía, (3) La economía, (4) La vida de la ciudad, (5) La vida de la aldea, (6) La ruta de los peregrinos; text available.
Approx. 1 hour 11 minutes

España estuvo allí: lo español, hoy, en los Estados Unidos
1/2" VHS color videocassette
A documentary history of Spain in America told through documents and artifacts, dramatizations and interviews with writers and historians’ studies of the Hispanic role in America: place names, festivals and dances, architecture and America’s large Spanish-speaking population.
In Spanish
52 minutes

España y las Américas, 1988 No. 1
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Video newsmagazine designed to promote improvement in listening comprehension and cultural awareness; features footage of news compiled in short (2–13 minutes) segments; produced in collaboration with Teleibérica; resource guide available; for intermediate-advanced students.
45 minutes

España y las Américas , 1988 No. 4
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Video newsmagazine designed to promote improvement in listening comprehension and cultural awareness; features footage of news compiled in short (2–13 minutes) segments; produced in collaboration with Teleibérica; resource guide available; for intermediate-advanced students
45 minutes

El espejo enterrado
Five 59-minute 1/2" VHS color videocassettes (Also available in DVD format)
Written and presented by Carlos Fuentes and revealing the comprehensive history of Hispanic culture and its contributions to the world; produced by Sogetel in association with the Smithsonian Institution and Quinto Centenario España on the occasion of the 500th anniversary year of Columbus; most suitable for advanced students; a 440-page text containing genealogies, maps, and color illustrations accompanies the series.
In Spanish, no subtitles
Total time: 4 hours 55 minutes

Program Titles:

I. La Virgen y el Toro
- origins of the Spanish component of the Hispanic world; key events in Spain’s multicultural society

II. La Batalla de los Dioses
- lives of the people of America before 1492; first encounter between the Spanish and indigenous peoples of America; early colonial period

III. La Edad de Oro
- interaction between Spain and Latin America during the colonial era; achievements and heritage of the Golden Age of 16th and 17th-century Spain; setting of stage for the age of revolutions

IV. El Precio de la Libertad
- causes and courses of the revolutions for independence in Latin America; impact on history of key figures of 19th-century and early 20th-century Latin America; context for the Mexican Revolution

V. Negocio inacabado
- impact of the present and the future of the cultural legacies of Spain, Latin America, and the Hispanic community in the US

Festivals and Holidays in Latin America
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Program focuses on the diverse ways various groups celebrate religious and secular holidays and festivals in Latin America.
Presented first in English and then in Spanish
45 minutes

Fortunata y Jacinta: Historia de dos casados
1/2" VHS (PAL) color videocassette based on the work of Benito Pérez Galdós; Fortunata, an orphan obsessed with love, Juan, the father of her child and Jacinta, Juan’s cousin and wife, are the principal characters in a tragic tale of desperate passion, romantic complication and confrontation; directed by Angelino Fons and starring Emma Penella.
Approx. 2 hours

Françoise Gilot Lecture 
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Recording of September 17, 2000 lecture given by the artist Françoise Gilot at Boston College in conjunction with the McMullen Museum of Art’s exhibit Françoise Gilot: 1940–1950, on view from June 14–September 24, 2000; in her presentation, Gilot speaks about her life and work and shows slide examples of paintings by artists who influenced her artistic style, as well as slides of her own works dated 1950–2000.
In English
Approx. 55 minutes

Fresa y chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate) 
1/2" VHS color videocassette
1993 Tomas Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabio film set in 1980s Cuba, starring Vladimir Cruz and Jorge Perugorría; David (Cruz), a young college student, meets Diego (Perugorría), a homosexual artist who loves literature and art; gradually David’s communist ideals and pre-judgements slip away as David and Diego become friends; David learns about love and passion from Diego’s friend Nancy, while Diego is forced to confront the consequences of his artistic lifestyle; portrait of three people who, while thirsting for an understanding of their time and their lives, confront the challenges of individualism within Cuban society.
In Spanish with English subtitles
1 hour 44 minutes

Fuenteovejuna 
Two 1/2" VHS color videocassettes
This film version of the historical drama by Lope de Vega is co-produced by RTVE, RAI and Films for the Humanities and Sciences; considered one of the masterpieces of Siglo de oro literature, the play concerns the assassination of Commander Calatrava Fernán Goméz de Guzmán by the townspeople of Fuenteovejuna and the subsequent investigation surrounding the Commander’s murder; two videos: parts 1 and 2 of presentation
In Spanish, no subtitles
Total time: 2 hours 22 minutes

Gabriel García Márquez 
1/2" VHS color videocassette
In this interview with Silvia Lemus (part 3 in the Films for the Humanities and Sciences series Conversations with Latin American Writers) Colombia’s Gabriel García Márquez discusses his life and work in a very personal way, revealing why he writes, his method of writing, and the influences — familial and otherwise — that inform his work; filmed on location in Cartagena, this presentation includes a detailed analysis by Márquez of his second novel El amor en los tiempos del cólera.
In Spanish, no subtitles
43 minutes

Going International
Four 1/2" VHS color videocassettes
Designed to help the traveler develop cross-cultural skills required for a successful international experience.
In English

1) Bridging the Culture Gap - contrasts one’s own unconscious cultural values/habits with those of the diverse cultures of the world; explains cultural taboos and accepted standards of behavior; 30 minutes.

2) Managing the Overseas Assignment — shows how cultural misunderstandings can affect the traveler’s ability to accomplish goals in such diverse countries as Japan, Saudi Arabia, England, India and Mexico; includes explanation of what went wrong in each situation and proposes ways for imp roving results; 30 minutes.

3) Beyond Culture Shock - for the family or the individual moving abroad; explains the psychological phases of the adjustment process; provides practical suggestions for making life abroad a positive experience; 30 minutes.

4) Welcome Home, Stranger - focuses on the unexpected problems of returning home and how to overcome the difficulties of “re-entry” into the workplace, community and school environment; 15 minutes.

Golpes a mi puerta (Knocks at My Door) 
1/2" VHS videocassette
1992 Alejandro Saderman film; set in an unspecified Latin American town, a drama about the struggle for justice within a corrupt political network made up of the Church, the military and rebels; brings into question the blurring of the line between right and wrong; plot: a rebel, being pursued by the military, seeks refuge in the house of two nuns who hide him until they are caught; remaining faithful to their faith and principles of justice, they refuse to place the blame on the young man and maintain that they are at fault for protecting him.
In Spanish with English subtitles
1 hour 45 minutes

Guantanamera 
1/2" VHS videocassette
From the directors (Tomás Gutiérez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabio) of Strawberry and Chocolate, this film centers around the rekindling of past loves, while also serving as a portrait of life in modern-day Cuba. Yoyita, a now famous singer, returns to her home town of Guantanamo to reunite with her niece and by chance her former love Candido. Upon witnessing their love for one another, her niece Gina realizes that she has her own past love to recapture after her relationship with her husband begins to fall apart.
In Spanish with English subtitles
1 hour 44 minutes

Guérnica: Tres horas que conmovieron al mundo
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Produced by Radio Televisión Española; aired on a weekly newsmagazine entitled Informe semanal; an April 1987 report commemorating the tragic bombing of the civilian population of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War. On April 26, 1937, planes from the German Condor Legion called in by fascist General Francisco Franco destroyed the town. Townspeople who survived the bombing offer eyewitness accounts of the bombing and the aftermath; news photos, films and images from Picasso’s famous painting Guernica complete the picture of the war and the destruction; commentaries by a German who was attached to the same Condor Legion that bombed the town and by several Spanish Civil War historians reflect both on the responsibility and motives for the bombing and on the “official news accounts;” 70-page videoguide containing background information, vocabulary, questions, exercises and activities appropriate for intermediate and advanced students available
35 minutes

¡Guitarra!: A Musical Journey through Spain
Two 1/2" VHS color videocassettes (1985); series of 7 programs (in English) tracing the evolution of the Spanish guitar from the 1500s to the 1980s; features classical guitarist Julian Bream who performs some of the great pieces in the Spanish guitar repertoire and does so in some of the great buildings and landscapes of Seville, Toledo, Madrid, Barcelona, and the Pyrenees; also performing: Paco Peña , flamenco guitarist; includes historical documentation in the form of paintings, manuscripts, biographies of the composers, and samples of period instruments.
Videocassette #1: Programs 1–4 (“The Golden Age,” “The Baroque Guitar,” “The Classical Heritage” and “The Transition to Romanticism”); 111 minutes
Videocassette #2: Programs 5–7 (“The Poetic Nationalist,” “The Spirit of Spain,” “The Twentieth Century — The Last of the Romantics”); 84 minutes.

Habitat
1/2 VHS color videocassette
Subtitled El mapa del medio ambiente español; a Radio Televisión Española production that explores the need for environmental laws; cites problem areas such as deforestation from forest fires, loss of fertility in the soil, scarcity of clean water and nuclear waste dumping in the Atlantic Ocean; transcript available
18 minutes

Hand-Held Delight
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Produced in Summer 2000 by the Boston College Audiovisual Department in association with the Boston College Lambda Psi chapter of Pi Delta Phi (National French Honor Society); this video, produced in conjunction with the Lambda Psi chapter’s exhibit of the same name at the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College (June 14–September 24, 2000), highlights several of the 18th and 19th-century European fans from the permanent Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Hicks Collection at Boston College; also includes a study of 18th-century fan construction as illustrated by the Eventailliste (Fan-Maker) plates from the Encyclopédie of Denis Diderot; English-language captions and period music.
Approx. 27 minutes

Heinle & Heinle Satellite Videoconference #2: On Mentoring Foreign Language TAs, Lecturers, and Adjunct Faculty 
1/2" VHS color videocassette
The October 25, 2000 second-annual national videoconference on issues in language program direction sponsored by Heinle & Heinle Publishers and broadcast from the Georgia Center for Continuing Education; based on the AAUSC (American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators and Directors of Foreign Language Programs) volume Mentoring Foreign Language TAs, Lecturers, and Adjunct Faculty edited by Benjamin Rifkin; videoconference moderated by Robert Terry (University of Richmond) with featured speakers: Elizabeth Bernhardt (Stanford University), Tom Blair (City College of San Francisco), Lara Lomicka (Penn State University), Susan Navey-Davis (North Carolina State University), Rebecca Oxford (University of Maryland); in addition to delivering formal presentations and participating in discussions on the topic of mentoring, speakers respond to viewers’ questions.
2 hours

Heinle & Heinle Satellite Videoconference #3: Teaching in Today’s Multilevel Classroom
1/2" VHS color videocassette
The February 6, 2002 third-annual national videoconference on issues in language program direction sponsored by Heinle & Heinle Publishers and broadcast from the Georgia Center for Continuing Education; videoconference moderated by Robert Terry (University of Richmond) with featured speakers: Kerry S.G. Driscoll (University of Iowa and Coe College), Jean-Louis Hippolyte (Kansas State University), Patti J. Marinelli (University of South Carolina), and Kimberley A. Sallee (University of Missouri-Columbia); in addition to delivering formal presentations and participating in discussions on the topic of placement in the multilevel classroom where students of varying abilities/backgrounds in the target language come together, speakers respond to viewers’ questions.
2 hours

Una hija más
Seven 1/2" VHS color videocassettes
Seven, half-hour episodes of a Spanish sit-com about the Sánchez Valle family: Demetrio, a furniture manufacturer, Angeles, a housewife, their two sons, 18-year-old Junior and 11-year-old Dani; other characters: Nati, the family’s live-in maid and Amanda, an American exchange student living with the Sánchez Valle family, while their daughter Lines studies in the US; each episode reveals substantial cultural data within the context of humorous, off-beat, stereotypical sit-com situations; videotranscript of each episode available.
Each video: 30 minutes
Total time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Episodes

1. Bienvenida y adiós — shows the arrival of a young American exchange student, Amanda, in the midst of domestic stress in the Sánchez household.
2. La llave del reino — Amanda earns needed money by giving tennis lessons; Angeles and Demetrio start planning their divorce; Junior throws a wild party at home.
3. Llamen a un psicólogo — Demetrio reveals plans to sell the house as part of divorce proceedings; Amanda and Nati discover Demetrio’s plans to buy a deluxe apartment; Dani hatches a get-rich-quick scheme: raising rabbits.
4. Familia cristiana — To impress a client coming for dinner, Demetrio decorates the house with religious objects; Amanda plans her outfit for the exchange student party; Amanda and Junior appear at Demetrio’s dinner dressed as a nun and a monk.
5. Regalo de cumpleaños — Angeles is planning a birthday party for Amanda, complete with phone call from Amanda’s parents in the US; Amanda is busy with a school assignment; Demetrio is suffering from high blood pressure because of suspicions he has about his son Junior.
6. La carta de Lines — Amanda encourages Angeles to go to a social event for divorciados; after receiving a letter from Lines in the US, Angeles and Demetrio wonder whether to tell their daughter that they’re getting a divorce; Junior is warned to stay away from Amanda; Amanda socializes with friends and overindulges.
7. Por primera vez — Angeles agrees to have dinner with Alberto, another divorciado; Amanda and Dani organize a garage sale which Nati attempts to make more like a rastroby preparing a pot of tripe to attract buyers.

Hilacha
1/2 VHS color videocassette
Produced by Panorama Producciones del Perú; contemporary tale of Peruvian life in which a young woman struggles to define a life apart from the political and economic conflicts that surround her; features conversational Peruvian Spanish in a variety of settings.
30 minutes

La hora de los hornos, vol. 2 “Acto para la liberación”

1/2" VHS (PAL) black & white videocassette
Director Fernando Ezequiel Solanas, Bemovies: 1968
Iin Spanish, no subtitles
2 hours

La hora de los hornos, vol. 3 “Violencia y liberación”
1/2" VHS (PAL) black&white videocassette
Director Fernando Ezequiel Solanas, Bemovies, 1968
In Spanish, no subtitles
45 minutes

Huicholes y plaguicides (Huichols and Pesticides) 
1/2" VHS color videocassette
This 1994 documentary film directed by Patricia Diaz-Romo focuses on the horrific health consequences suffered by migrant Huichol workers of Mexico who are exposed to toxic pesticides.
In Spanish with English subtitles
27 minutes

Imágenes
1/2" VHS color videocassette
To complement 6 chapters of the Imágenes textbook (SP 1.071) by Rusch, Domínguez and Caycedo Garner; video segment titles: Saludos y despedidasLa vida universitariaDos celebracionesLa vida de la ciudadEl buen saborRitmos; filmed on location in Buenos Aires, Ciudad de México, Madrid, Quito and San Juan; includes a supplementary segment about Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo; 7 copies available.
In Spanish
Approx. 61 minutes

In the Footsteps of Marrano Families
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Lead-off segment on tape with Living Moments in Jewish Spain; documents the expulsion of the Mendes-Nasi, Lopes-Suasso and Curiel families from Spain and their conversion to Christianity and life as Marranos upon arrival in Portugal.
In English
15 minutes

Inca Mummies: Secrets of a Lost World
1/2" VHS color videocassette
National Geographic Special © 2002 NGT, Inc.
Preserved mummies help archeologists understand the ancient civilization. The unwrapping of a perfectly intact mummy also gives new insight into ancient sacrificial methods.
In English
Approx. 60 minutes

Interact ’89
1/2" VHS color videocassette
The satellite teleconference, “Using Technology in the Modern Language Classroom,” from California State University at Chico (May 10, 1989). Participants include: Frank Otto of Brigham Young University, Rick Altman and James Pusack of PICS, Lee Ann Stone of UC at Irvine; their discussion includes task-based activities for the language lab, use of video and authentic foreign television programming and the availability of videodisc.
In English
90 minutes

Intermediate Spanish Past Narration Video
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Includes 5 very brief “skits” intended to serve as source material for the teaching of verb tenses used for narration in the past; skits performed and recorded in November 1996 by graduate students of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Boston College.
Total time: approx. 3 minutes

Los Inundados
1/2" VHS (PAL)
Fernando Birri
1 hour 27 minutes

Isabel Allende: Possessed by Her Art 
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Part of the Films for the Humanities and Sciences series Profiles: The Faces of Latin America Today; in this interview, Isabel Allende discusses her life and works; among other topics, she discusses her life experiences in Chile, Venezuela, and the United States and the role of spiritualism in her writing.
In Spanish, no subtitles
28 minutes

El I.V.A. de cabo a rabo
1/2" VHS color videocassette
RTVE production showing scenes of conflict where customers and shopkeepers, consumers and manufacturers try to work out the effects of the new I.V.A. tax; also includes a variety of analyses and humorous analogies made by clowns, politicians, entertainers and bureaucrats.
30 minutes

José Guadalupe Posada 
1/2" VHS color videocassette
A Films for the Humanites and Sciences presentation which focuses on the artist José Guadalupe Posada’s artistic vision and principal subject matter of his works — Mexican life and death.
In Spanish, no subtitles
56 minutes

José Martí: Cuba’s Patriot-Poet 
1/2" VHS color videocassette
A Radio Televisión Española production and presentation of Films for the Humanities and Sciences, this program uses documentary material as well as dramatizations to examine the life and poetry of Martí, “Apostle of Cuban Independence.”
In Spanish, no subtitles
63 minutes

Juana la Loca
1/2" VHS (PAL) color videocassette
2001 Goya Award-winning, Vicente Aranda film featuring Pilar López de Ayala in the title role; Synopsis: Shortly after Queen Isabella of Spain sends Columbus off in search of the New World, for political motives she sends her young daughter to Flanders to wed the Archduke Philip. Although Juana is scared, she falls passionately in love with her new husband. He soon begins to wander in pursuit of other romantic ventures, which sends Juana into a perpetual state of jealous frenzy. Philip, eager to rid himself of his jealous wife and claim sole sovereignty of Castille, plots with his advisors to declare Juana mad and lock her away forever; also available in Region 1 (NTSC) DVD format with option of English or French subtitles
In Spanish, no subtitles
1 hour 55 minutes

Languages at Work
1/2" VHS color videocassette (1989)
Narrated by Marlies Mueller of the Dept. of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University; illustrates a variety of activities for the language classroom: warm-up activities, grammar-related, role-playing, group work, warm-down activities; illustrations are given in French, Italian, and Spanish by Harvard faculty members in elementary-level language classes.
Narration in English
35 minutes

La lengua de las mariposas (Butterfly) 
1/2" VHS color videocassette
2000 José Luis Cuerda film focusing on the life of a young boy growing up in a small Spanish town during a time of national crisis. When it comes time for Moncho to go to school, he stumbles upon a loving mentor (Fernando Fernán Gómez). This inspirational teacher opens the little boy’s mind to a whole new world of ideas and thoughts, and for the first time Moncho is forced to make important choices for himself. As civil war breaks out in the country, Moncho and his family must choose whether to be supporters of the new republic or side with the present government. Moncho’s friendship with his beloved teacher is strongly tested as this civil war rages on.
In Spanish with English subtitles; also available in Region 1 (NTSC) DVD in Spanish or French with option of English subtitles
94 minutes

La ley de Herodes 
1/2" VHS color videocassette
This Sundance 2000 Best Latin American film, directed by Luis Estrada and set in 1949 Mexico, recounts with black humor the story of the poor janitor Juan Vargas (Damián Alcázar) who becomes Mayor of the desert town of San Pedro de Saguaros. Despite his good intentions to promote peace and progress, he gradually gives in to the lure of corruption and becomes a tyrant who will do anything to retain his power.
In Spanish, no subtitles
2 hours 3 minutes

El libro de buen amor
1/2" VHS color videocassette
An RTVE production of the medieval Spanish troubadour ballad.
In Spanish, no subtitles
60 minutes

Life in Small Hispanic Towns
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Colorful presentation of the small towns that lie between the large metropolitan centers and the rural regions of Latin America; shows how towns reflect the history and culture of Latin America.
Presented first in English and then in Spanish
45 minutes

Living Moments in Jewish Spain
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Second segment on tape with In the Footsteps of Marrano Families; introduction to Jewish life in medieval Spain as depicted in illuminated Jewish manuscripts of the period; focusses on everyday family life and the celebration of Jewish holidays.
In English
6 minutes

Made in Spain
1/2" VHS color videocassette
This 1986 report takes a look at Spanish export goods and at the impact of the fast-growing export industry on the market; guest experts discuss the current situation from an economic point of view.
24 minutes

Malecon 
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Shot from the perspective of a taxidriver and his passengers, this 1995 documentary film by Jan Van Bilsen and Dirk Vandersypen features personal stories of present-day Cubans struggling to survive in the midst of economic strife.
In Spanish with English subtitles
25 minutes

Mariposas en el andamio (Butterflies on the Scaffold) 
1/2" VHS color videocassette
This award-winning 1996 documentary film directed by Margaret Gilpin and Luis Felipe Bernaza documents the everyday life of a group of gays and transvestites who work as drag queens in a Havanan suburb; combines footage of on-stage performances, backstage preparations and interviews with leaders of the community to present a portrait of “social, human and cultural transformation within the context of changing attitudes toward homosexuality.”
In Spanish with English subtitles
74 minutes

Matador
1/2" VHS color videocassette
A look at the bullfighter and his bull — the importance of bullfighting in Spanish society; the breeding, rearing and training of the bull; the human side of the matador; the countryside and people who have provided a home for bullfighting for centuries; culminates in a bullfight at the Feria de Abril in Seville.
In Spanish; no subtitles
50 minutes

McGraw-Hill Satellite Teleconference #1: From Theory to Practice: The Natural Approach
1/2" VHS color videocassette
The February 23, 1994 McGraw-Hill satellite teleconference (from California State University at Long Beach) on second language acquisition theory and how to apply it to the classroom; program, moderated by Dr. Gerard Ervin of Ohio State, features presentation by Dr. Stephen Krashen and panel discussion/questions-answers with Jeanne Egasse, Erwin Tschirner, Mary Rogers, Magdalena Andrade and Elías Miguel Muñoz; topic of discussion: Tracy Terrell’s Natural Approach to language instruction; available: multiple copies of teleconference handout containing biographies of conference panelists, outline of Krashen’s presentation and Natural Approach theory.
2 hours

McGraw-Hill Satellite Teleconference #2: A New Look at Authentic Materials
1/2" VHS color videocassette
The February 15, 1995 second annual McGraw-Hill satellite teleconference (from California State University at Long Beach) on second language acquisition theory and practice; program, moderated by Dr. Gerard Ervin of Ohio State, features presentations by Dr. Wilga Rivers (Harvard University) and Dr. June Phillips (Weber State and ACTFL), and panel discussion/questions-answers with Drs. Robert Blake (University of California, Davis), Robert Di Donato (Miami University), Raymond Elliott (University of Texas, Arlington), L. Kathy Heilenman (University of Iowa), and Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku (University of California, San Diego); topic of discussion: use of authentic materials in the foreign language classroom; features videotaped examples of teachers using realia, authentic readings and video in the classroom; available: copy of teleconference handout containing outline of program.
2 hours

McGraw-Hill Satellite Teleconference #3: Integrating Technology into the Language Curriculum
1/2" VHS color videocassette
The October 23, 1996 third annual McGraw-Hill satellite teleconference (from California State University at Long Beach) on second language acquisition theory and practice; program, moderated by Dr. Gerard Ervin of Ohio State, features presentations entitled The Role of Technology by Dr. Robert J. Blake (University of California, Davis) and Technology and the Communicative Language Classroom by Dr. Bill Van Patten (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) followed by panel discussion/questions-answers with Drs. Gail Robinson-Stuart (San Diego State University), Richard Kern (University of California, Berkeley), Christopher M. Jones (Carnegie-Mellon University), James P. Pusack (University of Iowa), Karen Price (Harvard University); topic of discussion: attempt to answer the following 4 questions: What is technology good for? Where does technology live? What is the process for integrating technology? How does the language instructor get good materials?
2 hours

McGraw-Hill Satellite Teleconference #4: Grammar in the Communicative Language Classroom
1/2" VHS color videocassette
The Fall 1997 fourth annual McGraw-Hill teleconference (from California State University at Long Beach) on second language acquisition theory and practice; program, moderated by Dr. Gerard Ervin of Ohio State features presentations by Dr. Diane Musumeci (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) and Dr. Michael H. Long (University of Hawaii, Manoa); also includes panel discussion/questions-answers with Drs. Elizabeth Bernhardt (Stanford University), Patsy Lightbown (Concordia University, Montreal), Theodore Higgs (San Diego State University), and Bill VanPatten (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign); topic of discussion: attempt to answer the following 4 questions: Should grammar be explicitly taught in the communicative language classroom? Does grammar instruction make a difference in the acquisition of a second language? If so, what are the effects? What approach to grammar instruction should be followed?
2 hours

 

McGraw-Hill Video Modules
Four 1-hour, 1/2 VHS color videocassettes
Produced in 1992 as part of the Annenberg/WBGH Destinos television series; for beginning, intermediate students; footage for modules (1) taken directly from Destinos series or from footage not included in the final edited version of Destinos, (2) shot especially for Modules to capture unscripted, natural conversation; video module titles: (1) Functional Language, (2) Situations, (3) Vocabulary, (4) Culture; within each module, material is organized by thematic subsections, each of which is divided into shorter segments; materials arranged from more simple to more complex; accompanying instructor s manual contains suggested activities for each module, answer keys to these activities, and complete transcripts.

Module 1: Functional Language

Greeting others
Meeting others
Saying good-bye
Saying thank you
Formal vs. informal “you”
Asking/telling time
Agreeing/Refusing to do something
Asking for directions
Excusing oneself/Apologizing
Using the telephone
Showing anger

 

Module 2: Situations

Ordering a meal
Checking into/out of a hotel
Traveling/Vacations
Taking a taxi
Auto repairs
Changing money
Shopping

 

Module 3: Vocabulary

Los números
Las materias
Los colores
La ropa
El tiempo/las estaciones
La comida
La familia
Relaciones de la vida social
Los deportes y los pasatiempos
Las partes del cuerpo
La salud
Las partes de una casa
En una ciudad/las tiendas
El dinero

 

Module 4: Culture

España
México
La Argentina
Puerto Rico
Las comunidades hispano-hablantes de los Estados Unidos

 


Méjico or Mexico: The Struggle for Identity 

1/2" VHS color videocassette; part 4 in the Films for the Humanities and Sciences series entitled Biography of the Spanish Language, this program discusses the influences of writers (e.g. José Santos Chocano, Enrique Gonzales Martinez, Los Contemporáneos and others) on Mexico’s efforts to define itself after its independence from Spain; in Spanish, no subtitles; 25 minutes.

La mera frontera
1/2" VHS color videocassette of 1997 Louis Hock film; Maria Esquivel, killed in the 1918 battle between the US and Mexico at the bordertowns of Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora , "returns" in the present to interview the now elderly, surviving witnesses of that battle; what she learns proves both disturbing and motivating; in English and Spanish, no subtitles; 90 minutes.

México en su historia — Hacia la nación
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Three captioned filmstrips/cassettes: (1) La conquista, (2) La herencia cultural de la colonia, (3) México desde su independencia; text available.
Approx. 65 minutes

México, la revolución congelada
1/2" VHS (PAL) color
Raymundo Gleyzer (1971)
1 hour 3 minutes

Midaq Alley (El callejón de los milagros)
1/2" VHS color videocassette
1995 Ariel Award-winning film based on the novel by Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz and starring Ernesto Gómez Cruz, María Rojo and Salma Hayek; set in Mexico City’s downtown section, this film recounts the collective life of three neighbors: (1) Rutilio, pub owner and married man who begins to experience homosexual feelings for a local clerk, (2) Susanita, spinster who, in her quest to get married, marries a thief, (3) Alma, beautiful daughter of a tarot reader, who becomes a prostitute addicted to cocaine.
In Spanish with English subtitles
2 hours 20 minutes

Mitos, Rituales Y Costumbres Aztecas 
1/2" VHS color videocassette
This documentary, produced in conjunction with Films for the Humanities and Sciences, presents an interesting portrait of Aztec civilization, history, traditions and rituals.
In Spanish, no subtitles
56 minutes

Mosaico cultural
Two 1/2 VHS color videocassettes © 1994 Heinle and Heinle Publishers
Twenty 10-minute video modules focusing on a variety of cultural realities of the Spanish-speaking world; filmed in Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Bolivia and the US; first program narrated almost entirely in English; all others narrated in Spanish (without subtitles); accompanying video guide (3 copies) includes pre- and post-viewing activities as well as a complete script of each module; 14 copies of video available.
Total time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Videocassette #1

A caballo (The horse and the expansion of the Spanish Empire)
Latinos en los Estados Unidos (The growing presence of Latinos in the US)
Sones y ritmos (The diversity of regional music)
Personajes inolvidables (Mini-portraits of famous people)
Profesiones y oficios (Traditional and non-traditional professions)
Deportistas y aficionados (Soccer, jai alai, and mountain climbing)
Ricos sabores (Regional foods and dishes)
Pasajeros a bordo (Regional and urban transportation)
Nuestra naturaleza (The problems of the environment)
Bestias y animales (Attitudes towards animals)

Videocassette #2 


La literatura es fuego (Mini-portraits of famous writers)
Remedios tradicionales y modernos (Traditional and modern health care)
Millones en el mercado (Markets, supermarkets, and pulperías)
Creencias y celebraciones (Religious holidays and celebrations)
Hecho a mano (Pre-Columbian and regional arts and crafts)
Juegos y diversiones (Traditional games and pastimes)
Detalles y colores (Detail and color in artistic expression)
Días de muertos (Celebrating the Day of the Dead)
Pueblos indígenas (Pre-Columbian communities in Mexico and Bolivia)
La fiesta brava (The customs and traditions of bullfighting)

Mosaico cultural — ¡A conocernos!
Two 1/2 VHS color videocassettes © 1994 Heinle and Heinle Publishers
Twelve of the original twenty 10-minute video modules focusing on a variety of cultural realities of the Spanish-speaking world; modules correlated by theme, vocabulary and functions to the text ¡A conocernos!; filmed in Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Bolivia and the US; accompanying video guide (2 copies) includes pre- and post-viewing activities as well as a complete script of each module.
First program narrated almost entirely in English; all others narrated in Spanish (without subtitles)
Total time: 2 hours

Videocassette #1 

A caballo (The horse and the expansion of the Spanish Empire)
Latinos en los Estados Unidos (The growing presence of Latinos in the US)
Sones y ritmos (The diversity of regional music)
Personajes inolvidables (Mini-portraits of famous people)
Pueblos indígenas (Pre-Columbian communities in Mexico and Bolivia)
Detalles y colores (Detail and color in artistic expression)

Videocassette #2 

Nuestra naturaleza (The problems of the environment)
Deportistas y aficionados (Soccer, jai alai, and mountain climbing)
Bestias y animales (Attitudes towards animals)
Ricos sabores (Regional foods and dishes)
Creencias y celebraciones (Religious holidays and celebrations)
Pasajeros a bordo (Regional and urban transportation)

Mujeres de América Latina — Bolivia: La coca, alimento de los pobres
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Produced and presented by Carmen Sarmiento García; part of a 13-video series that looks at Latin America through its women; issues discussed in this portrait of women in Bolivia include: cultivation of la coca, women laborers, drug trafficking, students and artists in exile, political demonstrations led by women, the escuela móvil, sports, folk music, local customs and religious rituals, mining.
In Spanish, no subtitles
58 minutes

Mujeres de América Latina — Puerto Rico: El paraíso invadido
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Produced and presented by Carmen Sarmiento García; part of a 13-video series that looks at Latin America through its women; issues discussed in this portrait of women in Puerto Rico include: politics, intellectual life, culture, work force, support groups, domestic violence, racism, drugs, AIDS, Puerto Ricans in New York City.
In Spanish, no subtitles
58 minutes

My Family (Mi familia) 
1/2" VHS videocassette
1995 film directed by Gregory Nava and starring Jimmy Smits, Edward James Olmos and Esai Morales; story of the struggle to live the American dream as experienced by three generations of the Sanchez family, beginning with the grandfather’s journey on foot from Mexico to Los Angeles in 1926, followed by Chucho’s fatal gang rivalry in the 1950s, to the stark realities of modern day.
In English with Spanish subtitles; some Spanish dialogue without subtitles
2 hours 6 minutes

NAFTA and the New Economic Frontier: Life Along the U.S./Mexico Border 
1/2" VHS color videocassette
ABC News special documentary on the conditions along the US/Mexican border; includes interviews with workers being affected in different ways by the implementation of NAFTA, as well as discussion about the future of NAFTA and its effects on both the US and Mexico; perspectives presented show the ups and downs/positives and negatives of fast-changing economic opportunity against a backdrop of poor living conditions in Juárez, Mexico.
In English
23 minutes

The New Spain (La Nueva España)
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Quántica film co-produced by ONCE TV and the ILCE (Instituto Latinoamericano de la Comunicación Educativa); part two of the Films for the Humanities and Sciences series “Biography of the Spanish Language;” study of the impact of indigenous languages, religion, technology and native cultures on the evolution of Latin American Spanish.
In Spanish, no subtitles
28 minutes

Los pajaritos
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Part of set I of the Radio Televisión Española video series (© 1985, Houghton Mifflin Co.); for beginning-intermediate levels; segments include: (1) Los pajaritos (37 mins.) — television play showing the efforts of an older man and woman to protect nature from the pollution that has been killing birds in Madrid; uses satire and humor, short dialogues, considerable repetition; (2) Anuncios (1:15 mins.); (3) Ni en vivo ni en directo (11 mins.) — humorous skits taken from television program of comedian Emilio Aragón; video guide contains activities for pre-viewing, viewing and post-viewing of video segments.
Total time: 49 minutes 15 seconds

Panorama Musical
1/2" VHS color videocassette (2 copies)
Part of set I of the Radio Televisión Española video series (© 1985, Houghton Mifflin Co.); for beginning-intermediate levels; segments include: (1) Julio Iglesias Trotamundos (17:30 mins.) — Julio Iglesias sings “Quisiera enseñarte un camino en el mar” and “Abrázame;” Alicia Juárez from Mexico sings two songs and the Ballet Folklórico de Guatemala performs a traditional folk dance; includes scenes in Spain (airport), Mexico, Dominican Republic and Guatemala; (2) Anuncios (1:30 mins.); (3) Gente Joven (9 mins.) — presentation of musical competition for aspiring soloists and musical groups; includes La tuna from the Escuela de Ingenieros de Montes of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and a flamenco group from Seville; (4) Alaska y Dinamara (3:30 mins.) — rock group sings “Ni tú ni nadie;” video guide contains activities for pre-viewing, viewing and post-viewing of video segments.
Total time: 33 minutes

Pasajes 4th Edition
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Spanish television footage coordinated with the chapters of the intermediate level McGraw-Hill text, Pasajes, 4th Edition; featured themes include a cross-cultural look at stereotypes, death, beliefs and ideologies.
Approx. 35 minutes

Un paseo por España 
1/2" VHS color videocassette (2 copies)
Part of set II of the Radio Televisión Española video series (© 1988, Houghton Mifflin Co.); a look at the people of Spain (the King and his family, “yuppies,” women pilots, etc.) and study of traditional folklore and great works of art by Velásquez and Picasso; also includes anuncios comerciales; video guide available; for intermediate level.
81 minutes

Un paseo por Hispanoamérica
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Part of set II of the Radio Televisión Española video series (© 1988, Houghton Mifflin Co.); for beginning-advanced levels; segments include: (1) Argentina (Buenos Aires, mate, gaucho, Claudio Hernández, Paraná River); (2) Chile (Santiago, Easter Island, Cueca, Andes, music, wine, Julia Vera); (3) Costa Rica (songs, San José, Lencho Salazar, tico); (4) México (Mexico City, Plaza de las tres culturas, Xochimilco, Puebla, Teotihuacán, Taxco, jarabe tapatío); (5) Isla Margarita; (6) San Agustín, Florida; (7) Tierra encantadaSpanish influence in the US; (8) Anuncios; instructor’s edition of video workbook contains activities for pre-viewing, viewing and post-viewing of video segments as well as videoscript.
Each segment: 3–18 minutes
Total time: 75 minutes

Los pecados de la fruta
1/2" VHS color videocassette
A look at Spain’s fruit and vegetable-growing industry (circa 1985)
24 minutes

Perón - Sinfonía Del Sentimiento
Six 1/2" VHS (PAL) color videocassettes
Director Leonardo Favio; Víctor Bassuck Productions, 1999.
In Spanish, Spanish subtitles
41 minutes – 1 hour 30 minutes

Perú: Ni leche ni gloria
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Produced by Grupo Chaski; exploration of how Nestlé and Carnation have penetrated the Peruvian economy with condensed milk operations under labels such as Gloria, S.A.; illustrates the role of multinationals in Latin America.
43 minutes

Poetry and the Teaching of Foreign Languages
1/2" VHS color videocassette (1991)
Demonstration of teaching techniques where poetry is examined as a literary genre and as a means of expanding communicative skills in a foreign language; divided into three parts: Celebrating Poetry, Understanding Poetry, Creating Poetry; actual, unrehearsed classes in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian and English as a Second Language presented; shot on location at Harvard University with appearances by Harvard professors Wilga Rivers and Marlies Mueller, as well as Prof. Claire Kramsch of the University of California at Berkeley.
60 minutes

El político honesto
1/2" VHS color videocassette © 1981
Six episodes featuring six different dialects (Argentinian, Colombian, Cuban, Ecuadoran, Guatemalan and Mexican) and focusing on points of grammar.

Episodes include: 
La campaña (ser/estar) 21.00
Las maniobras (por/para) 20.00
La entrevista (object pronouns/future) 17.00
La investigación (preterit/imperfect) 19.00
50 minutos (subjunctive with noun clauses) 20.00
La cárcel (subjunctive in adjectival and adverbial clauses) 20.00

Accompanying workbook includes: 
Vocabulary list, verb list, list of cognates and near-cognates, complete dialogue of the video episode, brief grammar review of the material covered in the episode with written exercises, series of graded questions ranging from true/false to essay type.

Programas en vivo
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Three dramatized episodes to prepare and test high elementary-intermediate students on the use of certain grammatical structures; produced at Boston University in 1985, each episode includes guided questions accompanied by replayed scenes and tapescript.
Each episode: Approx. 20 minutes

Episodes:
Ramón el Dormilón (reflexive verbs)
Una cita con Silvia (preterite v. imperfect)
El novio imaginario (present subjunctive — emotion)

El pueblo sumergido
1/2" VHS color videocassette (2 copies)
Part of set I of the Radio Televisión Española video series (© 1985, Houghton Mifflin Co.); for beginning level; film by Antonio Mercero that tells the story of how a group of children helps the people of their village recover a lost symbol of their identity — the bell of the old town church, which lies buried below the waters of a manmade lake created by a dam. Filmed in the province of Ciudad Real with villagers of Pueblo Nuevo del Bullaque; most dialogue consists of brief, simple sentences; use of improvised, natural language; video guide contains activities for pre-viewing, viewing and post-viewing of film.
30 minutes

Punto y aparte
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Seven video segments consisting of brief conversations among friends from various parts of the Spanish-speaking world; thematically coordinated with the “Situaciones” sections of the chapters of the textbook Punto y aparte (© 1999 McGraw-Hill) by Foerster, Lambright and Alfonso-Pinto; interviews with Spanish speakers address the themes contained in the “Hablando del tema” section of each chapter; multiple copies.
32 minutes

Punto y aparte Teaching Workshop
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Lecture/demonstration by Sharon W. Foerster, author of the text Punto y aparte, given at Boston College on September 15, 1999 to the Intermediate Spanish (RL115) faculty.
Approx. 2 hours

Quechuas, Huicholes y Panameños 
1/2" VHS color videocassette (2 copies)
Part of set II of the Radio Televisión Española video series (© 1988, Houghton Mifflin Co.); a presentation of the daily life and customs of groups indigenous to Latin America: the Quechuas of the Andes, the Huicholes of western Mexico, and the Panameños; also studies the impact of modern life on these native groups; includes anuncios comerciales and a video guide; for intermediate level.
72 minutes

Random House Spanish Video Program
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Short “sample”-type video containing two modules entitled De compras and La salud; De compras features two different conversations about purchasing items at a market, in a clothing boutique and as souvenir gifts, as well as an advertisement for “Lucky” supermarkets; La salud features a visit to a doctor’s office, the placing of an emergency phone call, and a public service announcement promoting health and nutrition; for intermediate level.
Approx. 11 minutes

La Regenta
1/2" VHS (PAL) color videocassette
Based on the novel by Leopoldo Alas “Clarín” and “set in a city in northern Spain during the Restoration, this award-winning film recounts the troubled life of Ana Ozores, la Regenta. Oppressed, sexually tormented, and seduced by a gigolo, she finds in the Church no refuge, but rather the embodiment of religious fanaticism, in the actions of her passionately jealous confessor. The story that ensues is one of confrontation and condemnation.”
In Spanish, no subtitles
90 minutes

Requiem por un campesino español
1/2" VHS (PAL) color videocassette
Based on the novel by Ramón J. Sender, the film focuses on the activity of Paco (Antonio Banderas), a young peasant who joins the Republican Party and becomes involved in the Spanish Civil War.
In Spanish, no subtitles
1 hour 35 minutes

Rigoberta Menchú: Día Sereno
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Journalist Carlos Payan Velver interviews Rigoberta Menchú, winner of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize; Menchú discusses the following topics: (1) the issue of family vs. career, (2) women’s rights, and (3) the rights of the Mayan Quiché people of Guatemala.
In Spanish with English subtitles
24 minutes

Rojo amanecer 
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Winner of the 1991 Golden Ariel Award, this Jorge Fons film starring Hector Bonilla, Demián Bichir and Maria Rojo tells the story of the October 2, 1968 student revolt and massacre in Mexico City’s Plaza de Tlatelolco from the vantage point of one family living in an apartment building overlooking the Plaza.
In Spanish, no subtitles
1 hour 36 minutes

Romance Languages and Literatures Teaching Fellow Workshop (March 23, 1990)
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Approximately 15–20 minute presentations by members of the Boston College Department of Romance Languages and Literatures on topics related to teaching techniques suggested for use in the foreign language classroom.
In English
Total time: approx. 75 minutes

Topics:

Adapting Oral Proficiency Interviews for Classroom Use
Music in the Classroom
Effective Interaction Using Groups and Teams
Writing Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Romance Languages and Literatures Teaching Fellow Workshop (February 28, 1992) 
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Approximately 15-minute presentations by Teaching Fellow members of the Boston College Department of Romance Languages and Literatures on topics related to teaching techniques suggested for use in the foreign language classroom.
In English
Total time: approx. 75 minutes

Topics:

Fill’er Up: Quick and Easy Space Fillers (activities to focus students’ attention)
Snap to It (Rassias drilling method)
Action, Camera ... and Cut (student-produced videos)
Playing It Safe (games)
Instructor Exit Stage Left (student-centered activities for conversation initiation)

Romance Languages and Literatures Teaching Fellow Workshop (February 23, 1996)
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Approximately 10–15-minute presentations by Teaching Fellow members of the Boston College Department of Romance Languages and Literatures on topics related to teaching techniques suggested for use in the foreign language classroom.
In English
Total time: 75 minutes

Topics:

A Bag of Magic Tricks
Listen Up!
Everyone’s a comic
Wanted: Dead or Alive!
Inspired Writing: Getting the Best from Students
Please Pass the Pumpkin!

Romance Languages and Literatures Teaching Fellow Workshop (February 14, 1997) 
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Approximately 10–15-minute presentations by Teaching Fellow members of the Boston College Department of Romance Languages and Literatures on topics related to teaching techniques suggested for use in the foreign language classroom.
In English
Total time: approx. 75 minutes

Topics:

Hey! What happened? (part I: Intermediate Spanish; part II: Elementary Spanish)
It’s in the bag! (Elementary French)
Classroom Classics (Intermediate French)
It’s transparent! (Spanish CCR)
E Dio creò la Nutella (Italian CCR)

Los Rubios
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Director Albertina Carri; Primer Plano Film Group, 2003
In Spanish, no subtitles
1 hour 29 minutes


Santitos 
1/2" VHS color videocassette
A 1997 Alejandro Springall comedy starring Dolores Heredia as Esperanza, Demián Bichir as Cacomixtle, and Alberto Estrella as Ángel; Guided by the saints to whom she shows devotion, Esperanza travels from her small town in Veracruz, Mexico to Tijuana and on to Los Angeles in search of her recently deceased daughter.
In Spanish, no subtitles
1 hour 35 minutes

School of Assassins
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Documentary shows an American school which graduated former dictators of Latin American and Caribbean nations such as Honduras, Paraguay, and Bolivia. Some of these notorious leaders are responsible for the deaths of thousands.
18 minutes

Secretos del corazón (Secrets of the Heart) 
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Aaward-winning (Best European Film, Berlin Film Festival) 1997 film directed by Montxo Armendáriz; film set in a small Spanish town in the 1960s; story of a nine-year-old boy, Javi, who discovers secrets of the adult world, secrets of those living and of those already dead whose voices he believes he hears.
In Spanish with English subtitles
1 hour 48 minutes

Semana santa en Sevilla
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Documentary focusing on the history and art of Seville’s annual celebration of Holy Week, a tradition dating back more than five centuries; features footage of the procession through the city of lifesize images of Christ and the Virgin, escorted by hooded penitents.
In Spanish, no subtitles
52 minutes

Los Soles y Los Indios
1/2" VHS color videocassette
One of 13 animated Aztec and Quechua myths (Cuentos de la Serpiente Emplumada); the story of “how Quetzalcoatl tamed the elements and created the sun and moon, and how he mixed corn with his own blood to create real men, Quetzalcoatl’s men, the Indians.”
In Spanish, no subtitles
13 minutes

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: La Décima Musa 
1/2" VHS color videocassette of slides that illustrate the life of the 17th-century mystic, poet and philosopher Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz; presentation includes excerpts from her poetry; accompanying Student Guidebook includes videoscript, while Teacher Guidebook provides related questions, discussion topics, and a "final examination"; in Spanish; approximately 24 minutes.

Spain: Everything Under the Sun
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Travelogue of the great sites of Spain, including Madrid’s Royal Palace, the Prado, Plaza Mayor, Avila, the Alcazar at Segovia, Toledo, Córdoba, Granada, The Alhambra, the Costa del Sol, and Barcelona.
In English
50 minutes

Spanish from Within
1/2" VHS color videocassette (5 copies)
Designed for the intermediate student; 3–10 minute modules feature culturally authentic scenes and informal interviews with people in Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico, and the US; included are a barbecue in Argentina, a visit to the Costa Rican rainforest, dinner with a Colombian family, a stroll down the Calle Ocho in Miami; accompanying viewer’s workbook (6 copies) includes glossary, pre-, while- and post-viewing activities, conversation and composition topics, blackline masters of realia; 6 copies of tapescript also available.
Total time: approx. 60 minutes

Spanish Gestures
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Produced by Dr. Ron Takalo of Northwestern College in Iowa; illustrates some everyday Spanish gestures used in the context of conversation in a restaurant setting; explanation (in English) of each gesture is made at the conclusion of the restaurant skit.
Approx. 8 minutes

Spanish Sampler: Spanish Alive!/Spanish From Within
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Demonstration tape containing program segments from Spanish Alive! and Spanish from Within; Spanish Alive is a beginning-level video program focusing on real people in culturally authentic situations in Spain, Central America, South America, and the U.S.; Spanish from Within, designed for the intermediate student, features culturally authentic scenes and informal interviews with people in Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico and the U.S.
Approx. 10 minutes

Spanish TV Magazine
Two 1/2" VHS color videocassettes
Segments selected from the archives of Radio Televisión Española and broadcast via satellite in January and April 1997 by PBS; as publicized by PBS “each 60-minute program is composed of short (1–12 minute) segments that reflect both the richness and diversity of contemporary Spanish life; segments come from both small provincial towns and large urban areas,” video guides for each of the broadcasts consist of pre-, while-, and post-viewing exercises and activities.
Total time: 2 hours

Speak Easy
1/2" VHS color videocassette
14 short mime sketches in which two characters interact in real-life situations; sketches move from service-related interactions between strangers, to encounters between strangers, to more personal situations involving close friends or members of family; for all levels of language student; a Teacher’s Manual is available.
Each sketch: 3–5 minutes
Total time: 60 minutes

Titles:

Greetings

Flat Tire

New Shoes

Library

Cab Ride

Wallflowers

Influenza

Moving In

Truck Stop

Phone Call

Chez Vincent

Argument

Airport

The Lesson


The Spirit of the Beehive (El espiritu de la colmena)

1/2" VHS color videocassette
1973 film by Victor Erice set in rural Spain in the 1940s; an examination of the fragility of childhood innocence, and an exploration of the tragedy of the Spanish Civil War; story about a child, isolated within her own family and convinced that the Frankenstein monster she saw in the movies is real. Urged on by her sister, she heads into the woods to discover if he truly does exist. Her obsession becomes stronger and begins to overtake her reality, placing her in a mysterious imaginary world.
In Spanish with English subtitles
93 minutes

Stand and Deliver

Tacones lejanos
1/2 VHS (PAL) videocassette
1991 film by Pedro Almodóvar starring Victoria Abril, Marisa Paredes and Miguel Bose; synopsis: Rebeca works as a news commentator for a television station directed by her husband, who was once her mother’s lover. After having abandoned Rebeca 15 years earlier to pursue her singing career, the mother returns to Madrid to perform. A few days later, Rebeca’s husband is found murdered. In the course of reporting the news on the air, Rebeca ends up confessing to the crime. The judge in the case believes that by her confession, Rebeca is really trying to cover up the identity of the truly guilty party.
In Spanish, no subtitles
115 minutes

Technology: Tool or Method? 
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Recording of a “Baker’s Dozen Roundtable” discussion broadcast April 12, 2001 via satellite from Duke University and sponsored by the Charles E. Culpeper Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in collaboration with Washington and Lee University and Duke University; 13 experts in applied linguistics, pedagogy and technology discuss (1) theory and practice in technology, (2) expected and assured outcomes with technology use, (3) changes in knowledge acquisition as it pertains to the technological interface, (4) technology as a transparent tool and/or method; discussion participants: Ms. Pegge Abrams (Duke), Dr. Bryan Alexander (Centenary College of Louisiana), Dr. Robert Blake (UC, Davis), Prof. Miriam Carlisle (Washington and Lee), Dr. Lise Desmarais (Canadian Foreign Service Institute), Dr. Robert Fischer (CALICO), Dr. Nina Garrett (Yale), Dr. P. Richard (Dick) Kuettner (Coordinator and Host, Washington and Lee), Dr. Jerry Larson (Brigham Young University), Dr. Jimmie Purser (Millsaps College), Dr. Clare Tufts (Duke), Prof. Ken’ichi Ujie (Washington and Lee), Dr. Clara Yu (Middlebury).
60 minutes

Tesis (Thesis)
1/2" VHS color videocassette
1996 Goya Award-winning (“Best Picture,” “Best Director”) film directed by Spain’s Alejandro Aménabar and starring Ana Torrent. While researching her thesis on violence in the media, Angela, a university student, comes across a film (shot on campus) in which a murder has in reality been committed. Upon further investigation. she discovers that administrators may be connected to the mysterious disappearance of students. Her suspicions lead her to believe that she may be the next victim.
In Spanish with English subtitles
2 hours

Todo el poder (Gimme the Power) 
1/2" VHS color videocassette
A 1999 Fernando Sariñana comedy starring Demián Bichir, Cecilia Suárez, and Luis Felipe Tovar that mirrors the reality of everyday life in contemporary Mexico City, where crime and violence are daily occurences.
In Spanish, no subtitles
1 hour 42 minutes

Todo sobre mi madre (All About My Mother)
1/2" VHS color videocassette
1999 Academy and Golden Globe Award-winning (“Best Foreign Language”) film directed by Pedro Almodóvar and starring Cecilia Roth as Manuela, a single mother heartbroken over the accidental death of her teenage son; kooky melodrama in which Manuela returns to Barcelona in search of her son’s father (a transvestite), becomes personal assistant to her son’s favorite actress, and in turn becomes involved in the troubled lives of another actress, a pregnant nun and a transvestite prostitute.
In Spanish with English subtitles
1 hour 42 minutes

TravelTur
1/2 VHS color videocassette © 1994 Houghton Mifflin Co.
To accompany the text ¡Claro que sí!, 3rd Edition; ten 6–7 minute modules filmed in Spain, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and the U.S. Story premise: Andrés González, an employee of the travel agency TravelTur, is sent on assignment to produce an advertising campaign promoting travel to the Hispanic world; accompanying video workbook contains pre-, while- and post-viewing activities for each module; 2 copies available.
Total time: approx. 64 minutes

TravelTur 2nd Edition
1/2" VHS color videocassette © 2000 Houghton Mifflin Co.
Designed to accompany the text ¡Claro que sí!, 4th Edition (Caycedo Garner, Rusch, Domínguez); following the story premise of the original, this edition of Traveltur includes ten 6–7 minute modules filmed in Spain, Puerto Rico, Colombia and the US; new to this edition: Impresiones cultural segments, 30 additional minutes of cultural footage and interviews coordinated with the story line; Instructor’s Resource Manual contains instructor’s notes, viewing suggestions, activities for the Impresiones segments and videoscript for each module; 2 copies available.
Total time: approx. 74 minutes

Tristana
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Luis Buñuel’s 1970 Oscar-nominated film starring Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, and Franco Nero; story of the young, beautiful Tristana who, upon her mother’s death, takes over the role of caretaker of the aristocrat Don Lope; Don Lope eventually seduces Tristana who, despite her love for another and attempts to flee Don Lope, returns to marry him; portrait of a tense relationship in which Tristana gradually gains the upper hand; in Spanish with English subtitles; 98 minutes.

¡Tú dirás! 2nd Edition
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Filmed in Spain, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, this video accompanies the 2nd edition of the text ¡Tú dirás! (© 1998 Heinle & Heinle Publishers) and explores an array of topics through the use of interviews and scenarios; video segments correlated with the 14 chapters of the text; 2 copies available.
Each video segment: average 8–12 minutes
Total time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Contents:

1. ¿Te gusta la comida mexicana?

8. ¿Cómo te sientes?

2. ¿De quién es?

9. Buscamos un hotel

3. Una fiesta del pueblo

10. ¿Cuándo son las vacaciones?

4. ¿Cómo vamos?

11. Ricos sabores

5. Los pasatiempos

12. Pasajeros a bordo

6. ¿Qué quieres comprar?

13. Hecho a mano

7. ¿Cómo es tu amiga?

14. La literatura es fuego


¡Tú dirás!
 3rd Edition
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Designed to accompany the 3rd edition of the text ¡Tú dirás! (© 2003 Heinle & Heinle Publishers); this edition of the video follows a “real world” format in which five young adults from different Latin American backgrounds are chosen to live in a house in San Juan, Puerto Rico; examination of the daily lives of these individuals as they explore the culture around them and develop personal relationships within this newly established “family.”
In Spanish, no subtitles
2 hours

La vendedora de rosas
1/2" VHS color videocassette
1998 Victor Gaviria film set in Medellín, Colombia; story of Mónica, a 13-year-old girl living in the streets who fights to protect the little she has: friends, her drug-dealing boyfriend, her personal pride and dignity; poverty, drugs and death enter her life one Christmas night as she goes about her routine of selling roses.
In Spanish, no subtitles
95 minutes

Venezuela
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Promotional-style, travelogue video about Venezuela; first 5 minutes: photo essay of images highlighting the people, places, industries, and natural beauty of Venezuela; second portion entitled “Tierre de gracia”: similar images, but this time with limited narration in Spanish, no subtitles; 7 copies available.
Total time: approx. 20 minutes

Viaje al español
Two 1/2" VHS color videocassettes
Produced for Radiotelevisión Española in association with the University of Salamanca; 13 fifteen-minute units divided into 4–6 modules each, designed to teach elementary-level language functions using real-life situations and an on-going story Viaje para dos; accompanying materials (two copies of each available) include: Libro del alumno, Cuaderno de ejercicios, Libro del profesor.
Total time: 3 hours 15 minutes

La vida es sueño
1/2" VHS black & white videocassette
Classic-style production of Calderón de la Barca’s play La vida es sueño; features Julio Nuñez as Segismundo.
In Spanish, no subtitles
74 minutes

La vida según Muriel (Life According to Muriel)
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Award-winning (Best Film, Argentina Critics Award) 1997 film directed by Eduardo Milewicz; story about the joy that comes from the simple things in life: love, family, nature, friends and the reality that they are not as simple as they may seem; plot: Abandoned by her husband, Laura (played by Soledad Villamil) leaves Buenos Aires with her nine-year-old daughter Muriel (Florencia Camiletti) to start life anew in the quiet Argentine countryside. After a bizarre car accident, Laura and Muriel are forced to take shelter with a peculiar woman who lives alone with her own two children in an old hotel. The happiness of this makeshift family is challenged when Muriel’s long-lost father re-surfaces.
In Spanish with English subtitles
1 hour 37 minutes

Videomundo
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Produced in 1996 by Harcourt Brace & Company appropriate for use with any textbook; intermediate to advanced-level videocassette program consisting of 27 video segments grouped into eight cultural units, as indicated below; includes interviews with Hispanics, footage of tourist sites, as well as cultural events shot on location throughout the Spanish-speaking world; accompanying Videomundo Viewer’s Guide provides vocabulary building, culture, and self-expression exercises and activities for each of the video segments; 14 copies available.
Each video segment: 3–6 minutes
Total time: approx. 1 hour 52 minutes

 

El arte y la música

(1) Visiones del pueblo: una exposición del arte folklórico de la América Latina
(2) Los gitanos de Cuenca
(3) Carlos Santana habla de su cultura
(4) El legendario Eddie Palmieri
(5) La conga de Mongo Santamaría

La cocina hispánica

(6) Comprando comida fresca en Valencia, España
(7) La comida caribeña y el Café Atlántico

De viaje

(8) Los paradores de España
(9) Puerto Rico
(10) México colonial

La creciente influencia hispana en los Estados Unidos

(11) Los hispanos en Washington: Henry Cisneros
(12) Algunas equivocaciones culturales
(13) Univisión
(14) Carlos Santana y el Centro Cultural de la Misión
(15) Radiolandia
(16) Alfredo Estrada y la revista Hispanic

La salud y la religión

(17) El SIDA en la comunidad hispana
(18) Programa de intérpretes en el hospital Mass. General
(19) Salsarobics
(20) La botánica Yoruba y una entrevista con Bobby Céspedes: Espiritista

Fiestas y festivales

(21) El Día de Reyes
(22) Las fiestas de San Fermín

La mujer hispana

(23) El papel de la mujer
(24) Las madres de la Plaza de Mayo

Los deportes

(25) Los peloteros caribeños
(26) El golf: Una entrevista con Chi Chi Rodríguez
(27) El fútbol

Viva la causa — 500 años de la historia chicana
Two 1/2" VHS color videocassettes
Produced in 1997 by Collision Course Videos; two-part documentary narrated by Elizabeth Martínez, based on her bilingual book 500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures; broad overview of the Mexican American experience achieved through the use of archival footage, narrators, music; Part One provides a history of Mexican Americans from their pre-Columbian origins through Spanish colonization, from the war of 1848 up to World War II; Part Two discusses the following: 1943 “Zoot Suit Riots,” efforts to fight discrimination, the farmworkers’ movement, student protests, the moratorium against the Vietnam War, new Chicano art, women’s struggles, contemporary Latino issues.
In Spanish, no subtitles
Each part: approx. 30 minutes
Total time: 60 minutes

The World Says Welcome
1/2" VHS color videocassette © 1987 Monterey Institute of International Studies
A fast-paced, informative video program using real-life interviews with young Americans living and working throughout the world; designed to stimulate interest in foreign language and to provide expert advice on how to prepare for an international career; accompanying materials include teacher’s guide, counselor’s guide, suggestions for use in classroom, and an international careers bibliography.
Approx. 27 minutes