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Documentary Films About Medieval Spain
Islam, Empire of Faith
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) BP50.I74 2001
Documents the rise and growth of Islam throughout the world, from the birth of Prophet Muhammad in the 6th century through the peak of the Ottoman Empire 1000 years later.
When the Moors Ruled in Europe
Call Number: In Summit Only
Traces the rise and fall of Islam in the West, describing the transformation of Europe from the 8th to 15th centuries through a wealth of developments in various fields, public infrastructure and societal concepts.
Acts of Faith: Jewish Civilization in Spain
Call Number: In Summit Only
Looks at remnants of what was once the great Jewish civilization in Spain: the artifacts, which were Christianized or destroyed; and the people, many of whom continued to practice elements of the religion and folklore of Judaism and for most of whom the memory of Jewishness has been extinguished.
Documentary Films about the US/Mexico Border
The Border Wall (2008)
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) JV6483 .B67 2008
The Border Wall is a new documentary from filmmaker Wayne Ewing about the attempt by the Department of Homeland Security under Secretary Michael Chertoff to erect 670 miles of walls along the 2000 mile southern border of the United States in the waning days of the Bush administration.
Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2014)
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) JV6483 .W46 2014
Tells the story of a migrant who found himself in the deadly stretch of the Sonora Desert known as "the corridor of death," and shows how one life becomes testimony to the tragic results of the U.S. war on immigration.
The Other Side Of Immigration (2009)
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) JV7401 .O83 2010
"Based on over 700 interviews in rural Mexican towns where about half the population has left to work in the United States, [this film] asks why so many Mexicans come to the U.S. and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind.
El Norte (1983)
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.S6 N75 2009
After the Guatemalan army destroys their village and family, two Mayan Indian peasants, Enrique and Rosa, a teenage brother and sister, who barely escaped the massacre, decide they must flee to United States.
The Border (1982)
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.D7 B72 2004
A border guard faces corruption in his department when the infant of a poor Mexican girl is kidnapped.
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.S6 N752 2011
Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, Andres sets out on a journey to cross the US border in search of his family. After various failed attempts he settles down in Tijuana...
Cabeza De Vaca
Call Number: MOH AV Video PN1995.91.S6 C22 1993
In 1528 a Spanish expedition founders off the coast of Florida. 600 lives are lost. One survivor, Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, roams across the American continent searching for his Spanish comrades....