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Videos from and about Peru

(Our videos ARE NOT FOR SALE, some may be available for purchase at the Las Americas Film Network)

  1. Alias, La Gringa una pelicula, Alberto Durant et al., 1 videocassette (100 min.), Chicago, Ill, 1994.
    Notes: Performer Note: Germán Gonzalez, Lesa Olivero, Orlando Sacha.
    Abstract: This political drama from Peru follows the adventures and escapades of La Gringa, a likeable criminal capable of escaping from any jail.

  2. Alpaqueros de chimboya Alpaca breeders of Chimboya, Marianne Eyde, Kusi Films, and First Run/Icarus Films, 1 videocassette (30 min.), New York, 1984.
    Notes: Added Title: Alpaca breeders of Chimboya.
    Abstract: Documents peasant families living in the Peruvian highlands whose livelihood depends on selling alpaca fleece.

  3. Anda, corre, vuela, Augusto Tamayo San Román et al., 1 videocassette (95 min.), Chorrillos, Perú, 199-.
    Notes: Performer Note: Marino León, Rosa Isabel Morffino, Lucho Ramirez, Bruno Odar.
    Abstract: Anda, corre, vuela is the story of a pair of young people who come of age and find love in a time of civil war between the government forces and the terrorist organization Sendero Luminoso.

  4. Augusto Cabada, Augusto Cabada et al., 1 videocassette (20 min.), Lima, 1919.
    Abstract: Two short films by Augusto Cabada. The first, El final, depicts a couple finishing a television screenplay; their difference of opinion on the resolution mirror their relationship to each other. In the second, La consulta, a man suicidal man visits a psychologist and confesses to a murder, but the crime may be a delusion.

  5. La boca del lobo, Francisco J Lombardi et al., 1 videocassette (95 min.), Lima, Perú, 1919.
    Notes: Performer Note: Gustavo Bueno, Toño Vega, José Tejada, Gilberto Torres, Antero Sanchez.
    Abstract: Inspired by the events of 1980-1984 in the internal war in Peru between the state and the Sendaro Lumino, a Maoist terrorist organzation. A contingent of soldiers arrive to take control over a remote village. A young soldier sees the brutality of the terrorists against the people, but he also becomes caught in the web of confusion, injustices and impotence of the army. He decides to desert.

  6. Cabra marcado para morir Hombre marcado par morir, Eduardo Coutinho et al., 1 videocassette (XX min.), Uruguay, 1993.
    Notes: Contents: Brasil: el Nordeste (35 min.) -- Cabra marcado para morir (114 min.)
    Added Titles: Brasil: el Nordeste ; Cangaceiro ; Vidas secas ; Deus e o diabo na terra do sol ; Pais de Sao Sarué.
    Abstract: Twenty years after the Brazilian military coup interrupted work on the film biography of the peasant leader, João Pedro Teixeira (assassinated on the orders of a landowner in 1962), director Eduardo Coutinho managed to complete his work, however with a totally different significance. Returning to the Northeast with what he could rescue from his original work, he begins by assembling the peasants who participated in his original project (or at least those who survived), showing them images of the past, and recording the declarations reactions and testimonies of a sector of society reduced to silence by 20 years of dictatorship. Preceded by Las 100 películas (referenced by "El nordeste en el cine Brasileño" on container), which consists of segments of O Cangeceiro (Brazil, 1953; director: Lima Barreto), Vidas secas (Brasil, 1963; director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos); Deus e o diabo na terra do sol (Brazil, 1964; director: Glauber Rocha); and O pais de Sao Sarué (Brazil, 1971; director: Vladimir Carvalho).

  7. Choqela only interpretation : a film, John Cohen and Cinema Guild, 1 videocassette (12 min.), New York, 1988.
    Notes: Added Title: Choquela
    Added Title: Only interpretation.
    Abstract: "In 1983 the villagers of Muqaraya, Department of Puno, Peru, invited filmmaker John Cohen to their community to witness and film an ancient ritual which reenacts the hunt of the vicuna and is presumedto have pre-Columbian origins. ... Each year the men reenacht the hunt and capture of the vicuna, and the women sing a long song, the exact meaning of which has been transformed over time, hence the subtitle, Only interpretation." -- publisher's flyer.

  8. Choquela only interpretation a film, John Cohen and Cinema Guild, 1 videocassette (15 min.), New York, 1986.
    Notes: Added Title: Choqela
    Added Title: Only interpretation.
    Abstract: "In 1983 the villagers of Muqaraya, Department of Puno, Peru, invited filmmaker John Cohen to their community to witness and film an ancient ritual which reenacts the hunt of the vicuna and is presumed to have pre-Columbian origins. ... Each year the men reenact the hunt and capture of the vicuna, and the women sing a long song, the exact meaning of which has been transformed over time, hence the subtitle, Only interpretation."--Publisher's flyer.

  9. La Ciudad y los perros = The City and the dogs, José Watanabe et al., 1 videocassette (135 min.), United States, 1987.
    Notes: Performer Note: Pablo Serra, Gustavo Bueno, Luis Alvarez, Juan Manuel Ochoa, Eduardo Adrianzen.
    Abstract: "Four angry cadets [in a Peruvian military academy] ... set off a chain of events that starts with a theft and leads to murder and suicide" --External container.

  10. Comos nosotros, Elva Abad et al., 1 videocassette (47 min.), Lima, Peru, 1992.

  11. Companñero de viaje, Clemente de la Cerda et al., 1 videocassette (116 min.), Venezuela, Chorilllos, Peru, 1919.
    Notes: Performer Note: Toco Gómez, Julio Mota, María Escalona ; Eduardo Calvo, Esperanza Roy.
    Abstract: This film brings to life the dramatic account of the boyhood of the famed Venezualan writer, Orlando Araujo, as related in his book of the same name. Beneath the apparent calm of a village in the Andes are hidden the quarrelsome and the evil-doers. A change of authorities unchains the passions and furies formerly contained by the old government.

  12. Corpo em dileto, Nuno Cesar Abreu et al., 1 videocassette (88 min.), Rio de Janeiro, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Lima Duarte, Regina Dourado, Dedina Bernadelli, Álvaro Freire.
    Abstract: A doctor withdraws from his wife as he becomes obsessed with the activities in the house next door. He suspects criminal activity and sees the same group of men all over the city; they let him know that they know he's watching them.

  13. La cruz Gil, Cine Testimonio (Firm) and Yesterday Video Cine (Firm), 1 videocassette (20 min.), Argentina, 1919.
    Abstract: This documentary explores the annual cultural celebration of the death of Antonio Gil, a former leader of a group of peasants in Mercedes, province of Corrientes, Argentina. He was killed on January 8th during the fights between the unitarios and federales in the middle of the 19th century, much to the dismay of the people. Through interview excerpts and scenes of the Antonio Gil Day, the loyalty and compassion of the town is revealed. For them, it is an expression of faith for what Gil represented.

  14. Cucharita Margo la del circo ; Sobrevivente de oficio ; El taller mas grande del mundo ; Crisanto el Haitiano ; Encuentro de hombrecitos, Grupo Chaski and Garabato (Firm), 1 videocassette (50 min.), Lima, Peru, 1919.
    Notes: Added Titles: Margo la del circo ; Sobrevivente de oficio ; Taller mas grande del mundo ; Crisanto el Haitiano ; Encuentro de hombrecitos.
    Abstract: Series of short film portraits of persons working in the informal sector of the Peruvian economy and their struggles to make a living.

  15. Cuentos inmorales, Francisco José Lombardi et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Lima, Perú, 1919.
    Notes: Performer Note: Hugo Soriano, Jorge Rodríguez Paz, Jorge García Bustamante.
    Abstract: These four "immoral tales" take place in Lima, Peru; their personages and settings could be those of any capital city in Latin America. They feature comedy combined with drama. Their principal conflicts are moral questions, greatly complicated by a culture in the constant process of change, resulting in elegant anecdotes of civility, sex, machismo, intolerance, agressiveness, marginal youth, conservativism, and hypocrisy. One of these stories is based on the tale, "El Principe" of the the Peruvian writer, Oswaldo Reynoso; "Mescadeotecnica" is based on on an original story by Jorge García Bustamante ; the other two are original creations of the individual filmmakers.

  16. Danny Gavidia, Danny Gavidia et al., 1 videocassette (40 min.), Lima, 1919.
    Abstract: A collection of 4 short films by Danny Gavidia.

  17. Deus e o diabo na terra do sol = Black God, white devil, Glauber Rocha et al., 1 videocassette (102 min.), Minneapolis, Minn., 1988?
    Notes: Performer Note: Yona Magalhães, Othon Bastos, Maurício do Valle, Lidio Silva, Sónia dos Humildes, Geraldo del Rey.
    Abstract: Lampião, the cangaceiro hero to the impoverished people of Brazil's northeastern sertão, is murdered. Demoralized, the people turn to magic. Two peasants, Rosa and Manuel, become involved with a sect but kill the leader when he sacrifices an infant. Rosa and Manuel flee to join Corisco, former follower of Lampião, as he is stalked by Lampiao's assasin.

  18. Deus e o diabo na terra do sol Dios y el Diablo en la tierra del sol, Glauber Rocha et al., 1 videocassette (115 min.), Uruguay, 1919.
    Notes: Performer Note: Mauricio do Valle, Geraldo del Rey, Othon Bastos.
    Abstract: An account of the adventures of fictional hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real life last days of rural banditism. The movie follows Antonio as he witnesses the descent of common rural worker Manuel into a life of crime, joining the gang of Antonio's sworn enemy, Corisco the Blond Devil, and the Pedra Bonita Massacre.

  19. Discovering the Moche, Richard A Cowan et al., 1 videocassette (25 min.), Berkeley, CA, 1976.
    Abstract: Introduces the art and iconography of the Moche people, an ancient Peruvian Indian group, and explains how to understand this style which was practiced between A.D. 100 and A.D. 600.

  20. The dolphin, Walter Lima et al., 1 videocassette (95 min.), New York, 1991.
    Notes: Performer Note: Carlos Alberto Riccelli, Cássia Kiss, Ney Latorraca
    Added Title: Ele o Boto.
    Abstract: "The Dolphin is a tale of power, fantasy and sensuous desire set on the beautiful beaches of northern Brazil. It's an enchanting story surrounding the seductive legend of a dolphin-man called Boto"--Container.

  21. Don Carlo, Brian Large et al., 2 videocassettes (207 min.), England, Chicago, Il., 1985.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ileana Cotrubas (Elizabetta di Valois) ; Luis Lima (Don Carlo) ; Royal Opera Chorus ; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House ; Bernard Haitink, conductor
    Event Note: Recording from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on April 17th, 1985.

  22. Don't tell anyone, Francisco J Lombardi, 1 videocassette (111 min.), S.l., 1998.
    Abstract: A young man tries to be true to himself and his sexual identity in the oppressive atmosphere of modern Catholic Peru in this vivid and touching drama with a comic edge. A memorable coming-out story that illuminates the climate of machismo discrimination in the country it is set in. In Spanish with English subtitles.

  23. Eduardo the healer, Douglas G Sharon et al., 1 videocassette (54 min.), University Park, PA, 1978.
    Notes: Performer Note: Vic Perrin, Roberto Tafur and Roberto Cruzalegui.
    Abstract: Describes the work of Eduardo, a folk healer in Las Delicias, Peru.

  24. El cine soy yo, Luis Armando Roche et al., 1 videocassette (95 min.), Venezuela, Chorilllos, Peru, 1919.
    Notes: Performer Note: Juliet Berto, Asdrubal Melendez, Alvaro Roche.
    Abstract: After being a peddler, street photographer, radio announcer, policeman, mecanic and many other things, Jacinto becomes a traveling film projectionist, taking movies to tiny, remote villages all over Venezuela. An intrepid 11-year old boy offers to accompany him, and a beautiful and mysterious French tourist incorporates herself in the group in search of new experiences. The three odd characters face many unlikely, picturesque, wonderful and difficult adventures as they make their way through the countryside with their traveling cinema.

  25. El Inquisidor de Lima el fuego del pecado, Bernardo Arias et al., 1 videocassette, La Paz, Uruguay, 198-.
    Notes: Performer Note: Duilo Marzio, María Aurelia Bisutti, Elena Sedova.

  26. El reincidente soy un delincuente, parte 2, Clemente de la Cerda et al., 1 videocassette (96 min.), Venezuela, Chorilllos, Peru, 1919.
    Notes: Performer Note: Manuel Ferreira, María Escalona, Haydee Balza.
    Abstract: A sequel to de la Cerda's dramatization of Ramón Antonio Brizuela's Soy un delincuente, a testimonial of his brutal life on the streets and in the jails of one of the most populous Latin American cities. In this film Brizula, instead of escaping the streets, returns to new romantic conquests, new assaults, new prosecutions, and new incarcerations. Everything goes wrong in his life and he seems destined to die young.

  27. El Viaje The voyage, Fernando E Solanes et al., 1 videocassette (ca. 133 min.), United Kingdom, 1997.
    Notes: Performer Note: Walter Quiroz, Soledad Alfaro, Ricardo Bartis.
    Abstract: In this companion piece to Solanas' films Tangos and Sur, 17 yr. old Martin sets out an odyssey through Latin America to find his father, last heard of working as an anthropologist in Brazil. He hopes his journey will serve as an important rite of passage to resolve his search for his identity. He sets out by bicycle, wending his way from Tierra del Fuego to Peru, the Andes highlands, and then on to the Amazon, finally reaching the Brazilian gold mine where his father now works as a prospector. Along the epic journey, Martin experiences Latin American reality and myth, and witness the absurdities and contradictions which the director, Fernando Solanas, believes represent modern-day Argentina.

  28. Elpidio Valdés contra dolar y cañón, Adalberto Hernández et al., 1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (ca. 80 min.), Cuba, Cuba?, 1983.
    Notes: Performer Note: Voices: Frank González, Maria Eugenia García, Manuel Marín
    Added Title: Elpidio Valdés vs. guns and money.

  29. Fin de round, Olegario Barrera et al., 1 videocassette (105 min.), Venezuela, Chorilllos, Peru, 1919.
    Notes: Performer Note: Karl Hofmann, Gisvel Ascanio, Raúl Vásquez.
    Abstract: Perucho Urbina leaves both his sister, Mariana, and the tranquil village of Chuspa where he was born. He intends to go to the big city to realize his dreams. Once there, in the middle of poverty and hopelessness, he discovers his vocation--boxing. Little by little, he gains skills which take him to a gold medal at the Panamerican Games. After this triumph, he is offered a lot of money to become a professional. Before long, he discovers the money is comes at a great price and he must make a decision: regain his freedom or gain, hypothetically, his dignity.

  30. Fire in the Andes, Ilan Ziv, Tamouz Productions, and First Run/Icarus Films, 1 videocassette (35 min.), New York, 1985.
    Abstract: Documentary about guerilla warfare in Peru in the 1980's. The film deals primarily with the story of eight journalists murdered while investigating the political situation.

  31. Fitzcarraldo, Werner Herzog et al., 1 videocassette (150 min.), Burbank, Ca, 1983?
    Notes: Performer Note: 1- Klaus Kinski, José Lewgoy, Miguel Angel Fuentes, Paul Hittscher, Claudia Cardinale.
    Abstract: "Portrait of a man obsessed [with capturing] a shipping route on the Amazon, even though it means hauling a [320-ton steamship] over a mountaintop, through hostile tribal territory. Then he's going to bring in grand opera!"-- Leonard Maltin's TV, movies and video guide, 1987 ed.

  32. The flying farmer, Luc Côté et al., 1 videocassette (27 min.), Montreal, Canada, New York, 1989.
    Notes: Performer Note: Roy Bonisteel.
    Abstract: The story of Yage Prztyk, a Polish-Canadian farmer and his work with struggling organic coffee growers in the Amazon jungles of Peru. Prztyk, a member of the Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA) of Canada and a man who obviously loves farming and the land, is known as the "flying farmer" because his work requires him to make many flights back and forth between his own organic farm in Quebec and the jungle farms of Peru.

  33. La fuga del Chacal, Francisco José Lombardi et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Lima, Perú, 1919.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jorge García Bustamante, Mónica Domínguez.
    Abstract: Chacal is a man of the barrio who has been transformed involuntarily into a street fighter. He has become a mark for the gangster, the drug traffickers and the police. He is defenseless and penniless. But Chaco finds the company of a woman and the possibility of escape.

  34. Gracias por los servicios, Ulises Dumont et al., 1 videocassette (78 min.), Venezuela, Chorillos, Perú, 199-.
    Notes: Performer Note: Ulises Dumont, Lito Cruz, Cecilia Cenci, Franklin Caicedo.
    Abstract: A luxurious apartment is assaulted by three men, who after killing the maid, wait for the arrival of the lady of the house. When she returns she is violently pressured to tell them where they can find a half-million dollars. The woman doesn't know about the money. As they destroy her home they find documents implicating her husband in criminal activities.

  35. Gregorio, Fernando Espinoza et al., 1 videocassette (85 min.), Lima, Peru, 198-.
    Notes: Performer Note: Marino León de la Torre, Vetzy Pérez-Palma, Augusto Varillas, Manuel Acosta Ojeda, Rafael Hernández.
    Abstract: A peasant family must emigrate to Lima to escape the extreme poverty of life in the Andes. The oldest of the sons, Gregorio, 12, confonts a different kind of hostile environment, one in which the clothing is different, the language is difficult to understand, and peasant origins denigrated. This sad experience quickly brings him into the world of delinquency and drugs.

  36. Guerra conjugal, Dalton Trevisan et al., 1 videocassette, Rio de Janeiro, 198.
    Notes: Performer Note: Lima Duarte, Jofre Soares, Carmen Silva, Wilza Carla, Cristina Aché, Itala Nandi, Carlos Gregório.
    Abstract: A genially humorous collection of stories which run parallel, get crossed or simply follow one another and which portray various citizens of the provincial city of Curitiba, a sinister and timid young man, a gallant lawyer, a old couple. As the director explains, the film affirms the possibility of redemption through an excess of sin.

  37. The Houses are full of smoke En el humo de esta epoca, Allan Francovich et al., 1 videocassette (58 min.), New York, 1990.
    Notes: Performer Note: Interviewees: Marlene Moncada, Miguel d'Escoto, Tomás Borge, Lenin Cerna, Edgar Chamorro, Mike Lima, Commander Venedo, Adolfo Calero, Eden Pastora, Steadmen Fagoth, Jimmy Hodson, Porras Largespada, William Baltodano, Mondragon, President Daniel Ortega, Pez "The Fish", Father Amado Peña, Bayardo Santieliz, Orlando Tardencilla, Lieutenant Jorge Roustan
    Added Titles: En el humo de esta epoca ; Nicaragua.
    Abstract: Examines the Nicaraguan revolution and the U.S. government's support and aid to the government.

  38. In the footsteps of Taytacha, Peter Getzels, Harriet Gordon Getzels, and Documentary Educational Resources (Firm), 1 videocassette (29 min.), Watertown, MA, 1985.
    Abstract: Discusses the religious beliefs of the Runa, the indigenous, highland people of Peru. Follows the journey of their singers and dancers to worship the Andean god Taytacha at his home in the mountains.

  39. In the shadow of the Incas, Gottfried Kirchner and Films for the Humanities (Firm), 1 videocassette (43 min.), Princeton, NJ, 1990.
    Abstract: The history of ancient Andean Indian cultures in Peru and northern Bolivia is revealed by examining the archaeological evidence which remains at various sites. Sites visited include Machu Picu (Peru), Tiahuanaco (Bolivia), and Cerro Sechín (Peru).

  40. The Incas remembered, Lucy Jarvis et al., 1 videocassette (60 min.), Canoga Park, CA, 1986.
    Notes: Performer Note: Introduction by Edwin Newman with Lucy Jarvis.
    Abstract: A look at the ancient Incan civilization from its beginnings to its demise at the hands of the invading Spanish conquistadors, focusing on its scientific and architectural achievements.

  41. Joligud, Augusto Pradelli et al., 1 videocassette (89 min.), Venezuela, Chorilllos, Peru, 199-.
    Notes: Performer Note: Marau Robho, Vidal Figueroa, Fatima Colina.
    Abstract: In 1971, the barrio of El Saladillo in Maracaibo, one of the most representative and popular neighborhoods of the area, faces destruction in the name of urban renewal. Sarita Estucha is a beautiful young woman of the barrio, predestined to become an actress. One day she has photos taken of her, which she sends to MGM in the hope that a Hollywood (or as it is pronounced in Maracaibo: Joligud) director will be able to transform her into a film diva. Her fame brings the possibility of salvation for the people of her barrio, but her story will destroy their hopes and dreams as they hope for a miracle from Joligud.

  42. Juliana, Rene Weber et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Montevideo, Uruguay, 1992?
    Notes: Performer Note: Rosa Isabel Molfino, David Zúñiga, Edward Centeno.
    Abstract: Feature film done in documentary style about a poor young girl named Juliana who becomes the leader of a group of Peruvian street children as they try to defy the brutal repression of the military regime. Juliana hides her sex in order to effectively lead her band of children. She must also put aside her own childhood in order to succeed.

  43. The last movie, Dennis Hopper et al., 1 videocassette (106 min.), Charlotte, NC, 1989.
    Notes: Performer Note: Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Dean Stockwell, Michelle Phillips, Samuel Fuller
    Added Title: Dennis Hopper's the last movie.
    Abstract: An American wrangler stays in Peru after the filming of a movie, and finds himself cast as the star of a bizzare cult's mock film.

  44. Los criminales, Clemente de la Cerda et al., 1 videocassette (99 min.), Venezuela, Chorilllos, Peru, 1919.
    Notes: Performer Note: Miguel Angel Landa, Choni Fuentes, Orlando Zarramera.
    Abstract: Two boys entered a mansion with their girlfriends and see many tempting items. They return, intending to burglarize it, believing it to be uninhabited, but meanwhile, two couples have arrived to spend the weekend together. One of the boys goes back into the mansion and is soon discovered. He is taken captive and the couples play cruel games with him, but they are playing with fire, because he gains the upper hand.

  45. Macho y hembra, Mauricio Walerstein et al., 1 videocassette (115 min.), Venezuela, Chorilllos, Peru, 1919.
    Notes: Performer Note: Orlando Urdaneta, Elba Escobar, Irene Aroila, Rubens de Falco.
    Abstract: Ana, Alicia and Daniel know each other from the famous student strike at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB) in 1973. After graduation, the two women have become sociologists, writing an account of the past few years, from the oil bonanza until the crash of the bolívar. Unaccountably, the three of them fall into a romantic triangle, but their lives pull them apart from each other: Ana becomes a famous writer, Alicia becomes rich in real estate, and Daniel has his own TV program. Though they part, their time together has shaped their lives.

  46. Machu Picchu revealed, Mary Lee Nolan, Thomas F Soare, and Educational Video Network, Inc, 1 videocassette (20 min), Huntsville, Tex, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Narrator, Thomas F. Soare.
    Abstract: An overview of the Pre-Columbian civilizations of the Andean region of South America. Examines the ruins of the city of Machu Picchu and explains their political significance.

  47. Malabrigo, Jorge Guerra et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Montevideo, Uruguay, 1992?
    Abstract: Dramatization of social and economic changes in a Peruvian seacoast village.

  48. Mario Vargas Llosa the story of the novelist who would be president, Mario Vargas Llosa et al., 1 videocassette (59 min., 20 sec.), New York, N.Y., 1990?
    Abstract: Highlights Vargas Llosa's childhood, Peruvian society and his campaign for the presidency. Vargas Llosa also reads passages from some of his works.

  49. Maruja en el Infierno, Emilio Moscoso et al., 1 videocassette (98 min.), South America, 199-.
    Notes: Performer Note: Elena Romero, Pablo Serra, Elvira Travesi.
    Abstract: A group of young men plot to steal a horde of silver rumored to belong to an old lady who runs a recycling center staffed by mentally disturbed people. The plotters think that the treasure is hidden in the old woman's factory and so they grab an old, unbalanced street person, get him a job in the factory and posae as relatives so that they can have a cover for their search.

  50. A meia-noite levarei sua alma At midnight I'll take your soul away, Jose Mojica Marins et al., 1 videocassette (90? min.), Seattle WA : Something Weird Video, 1993.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jose Mojica Marins ; Magda Mei, Nivaldo de Lima, Valeria Vasquez, Ilidio Martins
    Added Titles: At midnight I'll take your soul away ; At midnight I'll take your soul ; Coffin Joe.

  51. Miss Universo en el Peru Lima, Julio 1982, Grupo Chaski and Garabato (Firm), 1 videocassette (40 min.), Lima, Peru, 1919.
    Abstract: There was another side to the medal awarded at the Miss Universe international competition which was celebrated in Lima, Peru in 1982. This film exposes that side which more than 600 million spectators in 55 countries never saw on television. The documentary focuses on the manipulation of television in a country like Peru; the exploitation of women as commercial objects, the cultural imperialism of the United States in Latin America.

  52. Muerte de un magnate, José Zavala Rey de Castro et al., 1 videocassette (ca. 90 min.), United States, 1993?
    Notes: Performer Note: Orlando Sacha, Martha Figueroa, Pablo Tezen.
    Abstract: An industrial magnate and his girlfriend are stalked, captured and held hostage by a man who turns out to be the son of his gardner. The son is ashamed of his face (he is indigenous Indian) and he wants the rich man, Lucho, to pay for plastic surgery to change his appearance. He is also obsessed with Lucho's beautiful white girl friend. He ends up killing Lucho but allows the woman to live.

  53. Native land nomads of the dawn, Jamake Highwater et al., 1 videocassette (58 min.), New York, NY, 1986.
    Notes: LC Control Number: 86707597 /F
    Performer Note: Host, Jamake Highwater.
    Abstract: Examines the history and culture of the Native Americans who discovered and civilized the North and South American continents. Concentrates on the Incas of the South American Andes, covering their achievements, inventions, political struggles, religious ideals, and mythology. Incorporates dance, animation, theater, computer graphics, and the exotic scenery of Ecuador and Peru.

  54. Ni con Dios, ni con el diablo Niether with God nor the Devil, Nilo Pereiro del Mar et al., 1 videocassette (85 min.), Lima, Perú, 1919.
    Notes: Performer Note: Marino León, Patricia Cabrera, Diana Escobar.
    Abstract: Jeremías is a young alpaca shepard who lives at the summit of the Peruvian Andes. The terrorist group Sendaro Luminoso arrives in the village to recruit the villagers. When the Peruvian army attacks the village, Jeremías must fight to save his life. There is only one place to hide following the battle: Lima. But once in the capital, he must continue to fight and learn to survive in the "civilized" world.

  55. Niños deudores Children in debt, Producciones Latina, Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica, and Garabato (Firm), 1 videocassette (29 min.), Lima, Peru, 199-.
    Abstract: Response of people of Argentina, Bolivia, Columbia and Peru to the foreign debts each country (and other Third World countries) bears. Interviews with hungry children, children who must sleep on the streets and cull debris in dumps for something to sell in order to buy food emphasize the poverty in these countries where so much money was used to help so few, yet all must pay the debt.

  56. O meu pé de laranja-lima Mi planta de naranja-lima, Aurelio Teixeira et al., 1 videocassette (105 min.), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1919.
    Notes: Performer Note: Julio César Cruz, Leilany Chediak, Janet Chermont, Iva West.
    Abstract: Zeze is a 6 year old with extraodinary liveliness and intelligence who lives with his parents, who are very poor, in a shack along a highway in the interior of San Pablo, Brazil. His older brothers have a private retreat in the garden, leaving Zeze alone with a lime tree. In his imagination, he makes the tree his great friend and confidant. With the help of his tree, he faces the difficulties of his family and of growing up.

  57. Peru, la colera del hambre, Carmen Sarmiento et al., 1 videocassette (60 min.), Princeton, N.J, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Host: Carmen Sarmiento.
    Abstract: Looks at women in Peru from all walks of life.

  58. Plunder!, Carl Nagin et al., 1 videocassette (58 min.), Alexandria, VA, 1990?
    Notes: Performer Note: Host, Judy Woodruff
    Performer Note: Will Lyman
    Added Title: Frontline: Plunder.
    Abstract: Depicts tombs, from Mexco to Peru, being plundered for their treasures of ancient civilizations. Investigates the international network of looters and smugglers that supplies the pre-Columbian art market.

  59. Portuguese video, Alexander Caskey et al., 1 videocassette (63 min.), New Haven, Conn., 1989.

  60. The Quechua, Michael J Sallnow, Carlos Pasini, and Films Incorporated Video, 1 videocassette (51 min.), Chicago, Ill, 1991.
    Abstract: The Quechua, living in an isolated part of Peru, desperately want a road to link them with the outside world.

  61. Quintín Cumpa madera y agua, Octavio Getino et al., 1 videocassette (40 min.), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1919.
    Abstract: Documentary on the life and activities of a Peruvian Indian in a remote area of the Andea jungle.

  62. Rio Negro, Atahualpa Lichy et al., 1 videocassette (ca. 119 min.), Venezuela, Chorillos, Peru.
    Notes: Performer Note: Angela Molina, Frank Ramirez, Daniel Alvarado, Javier Zapata.
    Abstract: In 1912, a new governor arrives in Venezuela and ushers in an era of gambling, prostitution and economic exploitation. Then the head of security takes control and initiates a regime of austerity and restriction as madness buries good intentions.

  63. Rompe corazones, Jorge Stamadianos et al., 1 videocassette (98 min.), Venezuela, Chorilllos, Peru, 199-.
    Notes: Performer Note: Jorge Sasi, Teresa Constantini, David di Napoli.
    Abstract: Viviana, a 41-year old dentist, married and without children, starts to feel desparate to have a baby. One night, her car breaks down and she is attracted to the mechanic, Andés who comes to her rescue; soon afterward, she decides to initiate an affair with him on the side, for the sole purpose of conceiving a child. Mario, her husband, has his own "second front"--a cabaret dancer named Mónica. He doesn't feel guilty because Viviana has already his heart. But this hopeless situation leads them to a compromise: Andrés will move in and the three will live together in one house. All seems to go well until Mónica presents a dilemna: she wishes to to live as well in her lover's house and be an equal in the equation.

  64. The Royal Hunt Of The Sun, Philip Yordan et al., 1 laser disc DVD, s.l., 1999.
    Notes: Performer Note: Robert Shaw, Christopher Plummer.
    Abstract: An epic tale of the Spanish conquest of Peru.

  65. Sin compasión, Francisco J Lombardi et al., 1 videocassette (90 min.), Chorillos, Perú, 1995.
    Notes: Performer Note: Diego Bertie, Adriana Davila, Jorge Chiarella.
    Abstract: In this adaptation of Dostoevsky's novela, Ramón Ramano, a tomented student, commits a double murder. He might escape punishment, but he is drawn into a battle of wits with the mayor, who suspects him.

  66. Soy un delincuente, Clemente de la Cerda et al., 1 videocassette (116 min.), Venezuela, 1919.
    Notes: Performer Note: Orlando Zarramera, Chelo Rodríguez, María Escalona, Carlos Carrero.
    Abstract: A dramatization of Ramón Antonio Brizuela's testimonial. From an early age, Brizuela lived on the streets and in the jails of one of the most populous Latin American cities. There he learned to rob, to mug, to rape, and kill. His escape would be his atonement for the violence.

  67. Spain in the New World, Marie-France Briselance et al., 6 videocassettes (13 min. each), Princeton, N.J, 1986.
    Notes: Contents: The discovery of America -- The civilizations of Mexico -- The Incas -- The conquest of Mexico and Peru -- End of a culture -- A new world is born
    Added Titles: The discovery of America ;The civilizations of Mexico ; The Incas ; The conquest of Mexico and Peru ; End of a culture ; A new world is born.
    Abstract: The Spanish discovery of the New World, the civilizations they found and the effects of the conquest on both conquerors and conquered.

  68. Surrealism, a celebration November 7-9, 1974, The Pennsylvania State University, J. David Betts et al., 1 videocassette (29 min.), University Park, Pa, 1987?
    Abstract: A conference of artists, art dealers, authors, teachers and performers gathered at Pennsylvania State University to celebrate surrealism in the arts. Includes shots of several people discussing and defining surrealism, among them Julien Levy, David Hare, Susana Wald, Ludwig Zeller, William Copley and Gloria Orenstein. Also includes footage of surrealist works shown at an exhibit accompanying the conference as well as excerpts from two performance pieces. Conference director, Robert Lima.

  69. Tiempo de revancha, Hector Olivera et al., 1 videocassette (110 min.), Venezuela, 199-.
    Notes: Performer Note: Federico Luppi, Haydee Padilla, Julio de Grazia, Uluises Dumont, Aldo Barbero, Enrique Liporace, Jose Jofre Soares, Arturo Maly, Rodolfo Ranni.
    Abstract: A demolition worker at a remote copper mine rigs a dynamite accident to blackmail the corrupt company, by pretending to have been struck speechless in a shock from the blast. The ruthless boss will to anything to break him. To collect damages, he must maintain his silence despite unbearable temptations and pressures until the shattering climax.

  70. Túpac Amaru, Federico García Reyes et al., 1 videocassette (ca. 95 min.), Peru, Cuba?, 1984.
    Notes: Performer Note: Reynaldo Arenas, Zully Azurin, Enrique Almirante
    Performer Note: Hector Quintero.
    Abstract: The story of the last Inca--José Gabriel Tupac-Amaru--the Mestizo hero who rose in bloody rebellion against the Spanish power, is told in the setting of his trial and execution. The Tupac-Amaru movement extended throughout much of South America before being crushed.

  71. Two languages are better than one bridging cultures through bilingual education, Kevin Lyon and Summer Institute of Linguistics--Peru, 1 videocassette (ca 15 min.), Dallas, TX, 1990.
    Abstract: A documentary about teaching school children in rural Peru in both their native languages as well as the official language, Spanish.

  72. Voices of Latin America, David G McCullough et al., 1 videocassette (59 min.), Alexandria, Va., 1991.
    Abstract: Presents an introduction to five Latin American writers including Garcilaso de la Vega, Sor Juana de la Cruz, José Martí, Jorge Luis Borges, and Elena Poniatowska. Filmed on location in Mexico and Peru with host David McCullough.

  73. Xica da Silva, Jarbas Barbosa et al., 1 videocassette (109 min.), New York, N.Y, 1993.
    Notes: Performer Note: Zété Motta, Walmor Chagas, Altair Lima, Elke Maravilha, Stepan Nercessian, Rodolfo Arena, José Wilker.
    Abstract: The story of the legendary Black Slave Xica da Silva. During an 18th century diamond rush, Brazil's interior becomes a scene of wealth and excess where Xica rises in power to become the unofficial Empress of Brazil, vividly fusing European and African culture.

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