Category Archives: LCS 200

Latin American and Caribbean Films

List of Films available from Berry College through the online video service Kanopy:

A Zest for Life – Afro-Peruvian Rhythms

Black and Cuba – Students Explore Race and Society in Cuba

Black in Latin America

Chinese Take-Away – Un Cuento Chino

Connected by Coffee – Latin American Coffee Farmers

Cuban America


El Cacao: The Challenge of Fair Trade

Eva Doesn’t Sleep

Gods and Kings – Mass Media and Tradition in Guatemala

Habeas Corpus – Protecting the Persecuted After the 1973 Chilean Military Coup

Havana Curveball

I Will Be Murdered – Murder in Guatemala

In the Shadows – Undocumented Immigration in America


Maquilapolis: City of Factories

Mayan Renaissance – The Untold Story of the Maya

Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America

Oscar Arias: Without A Shot Fired – Trying to Stop the Proliferation of Weapons

Our Disappeared

Special Circumstances

The Fidel Castro Tapes

The Garifuna Journey – Celebrating the Resiliency of the Indigenous People of Belize

The Last Colony – Puerto Rico’s Unique Relationship With The United States

The Latino Americans

The Longing – The Forgotten Jews of South America

The Official Story

The Struggle For Sustainable Tourism

The Violin

Venezuela: Revolution From the Inside Out

When the Drum Is Beating

When Two Worlds Collide – A Battle for Indigenous Amazonian Land

Who Is Dayani Cristal?



LCS Collection

These films are held in the LCS Program collection. Please see the professor.

Botín de guerra / Spoils of War (Argentina, 2007)

Soy Cuba / I am cuba (Cuba, 1964)

Sin nombre / Without a name  (Mexico/U.S.A, 2009)

Mexico 68 (Mexico)

María llena eres de gracia / Maria full of grace (Colombia/U.S.A., 2004)

La ley de Herodes / Herod’s Law (Mexico, 1999)

Guadalupe (Mexico, 2006)

El secreto de sus ojos / The secret in their eyes (Argentina, 2009)

El minero del Diablo / The Devil’s Miner (Bolivia, 2005)

Cocalero (Bolivia, 2007)

Ciudad de Dios / City of God (Brazil, 2003)

Bolívar soy yo / Bolivar I am (Colombia/France, 2002)

Alamar/ To the sea (Mexico, 2009)

Tambien la Lluvia/ Even the Rain (Bolivia; Environment; Feature Film)

Un Cuento Chino (Argentina; Migration; Magical Realism; feature film)

The Harvest/ La Cosecha (U.S.; Migration; Economics; Documentary)

Love in the Time of Cholera (Colombia; Literature; Adaptation of Novel)

The Motorcycle Diaries (Argentina +; Politics; Biographical feature film)

Sugar (DR + US; Sports; Feature Film

The Agronomist (Haiti; Politics; Documentary)

NPR Code Switch: Who Put The ‘Hispanic’ In Hispanic Heritage Month?

Hispanic Heritage Month is a nationally recognized, not-quite-a-month. (It’s the back half of September and the front half of October).

That, according to the government’s website, is because Sept. 15 marks the anniversary of Independence from Spain in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and Costa Rica. (Mexico declared its independence a day later). And Oct. 12 is Día de la Raza, loosely translated as Day of the Race, or “Columbus Day” — a national holiday in a number of Latin American countries.

Read More: “Who Put The ‘Hispanic’ In Hispanic Heritage Month?”