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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)
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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 Preparativos, Al ver el video, and Videocultura sections of the textbook.
1 hour 25 minutes

 

Así es 4th editionMariana
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 despedidas, La vida universitaria, Dos celebraciones, La vida de la ciudad, El buen sabor, Ritmos; 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 encantada Spanish 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