Black in Latin America

Overview

As a four-part documentary miniseries emceed by historian and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the program Black in Latin America explores the union of Europe and Africa that formulated Caribbean and Latin American Cultures. One of the theses of the series is the idea that such cultures far exceed surface level perceptions of their music, food, pageantry and monuments - in fact, each country is inextricably linked to its own unique (and secret) past. As an extension of the idea, each episode explores the ...
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Overview

As a four-part documentary miniseries emceed by historian and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the program Black in Latin America explores the union of Europe and Africa that formulated Caribbean and Latin American Cultures. One of the theses of the series is the idea that such cultures far exceed surface level perceptions of their music, food, pageantry and monuments - in fact, each country is inextricably linked to its own unique (and secret) past. As an extension of the idea, each episode explores the history of one such nation. Yet Gates also unveils a common transnational history characterized by slavery and colonialism - and he discusses the fact that the Caribbean and Latin America still have the highest concentration of people with African backgrounds, thanks to the overwhelmingly high number of slaves imported into those countries, in prior centuries. Episodes include: Haiti & Dominican Republic: An Island Divided, Cuba: The Next Revolution, Brazil: A Racial Paradise, and Mexico & Peru: A Hidden Race.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/14/2011
  • UPC: 841887014496
  • Rating:

  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 4:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 26,293

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Black in Latin America
1. Introduction [2:50]
2. Columbus' Legacy [11:02]
3. A Land Divided [10:39]
4. Ravaged by Earthquake [7:59]
5. Religion and Revolution [14:24]
6. Foreign Intervention [6:11]
7. Credits [1:31]
1. Introduction [2:48]
2. Massive Number of Slaves [8:18]
3. American Intervention [8:33]
4. The Rise of "Cubanidad" [11:06]
5. From Bautista to Castro [11:28]
6. Two Tiers [10:23]
7. Credits [1:30]
Disc #2 -- Black in Latin America
1. Introduction [3:01]
2. Salvador [6:40]
3. Capoeria and Candomblé [8:34]
4. Minas Gerais [8:42]
5. Slavery's Legacy [9:34]
6. Rio and Racial Democracy [16:04]
7. Credits [1:31]
1. Introduction [2:04]
2. Arriving in Mexico [9:26]
3. Black Resistance and Abolition [7:50]
4. A New Generation [10:38]
5. Life in Lima [9:24]
6. Haciendas, Music, Activism [13:14]
7. Credits [1:30]
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Disc #1 -- Black in Latin America
   Play: Haiti & Dominican Republic: An Island Divided
   Play: Cuba: The Next Revolution
   Scene Selection
      Haiti & Dominican Republic: An Island Divided
      Cuba: The Next Revolution
   Setup
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      Play With Spanish Audio: On
      Play With Spanish Audio: Off
      Play With Described Video: On
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   PBS.org
Disc #2 -- Black in Latin America
   Play: Brazil: A Racial Paradise?
   Play: Mexico & Peru: The Black Grandma in the Closet
   Scene Selection
      Brazil: A Racial Paradise?
      Mexico & Peru: The Black Grandma in the Closet
   Setup
      Play With English Subtitles: On
      Play With English Subtitles: Off
      Play With Spanish Audio: On
      Play With Spanish Audio: Off
      Play With Described Video: On
      Play With Described Video: Off
   PBS.org
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