Black in Latin America

Black in Latin America

Director:  Cast: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
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Black in Latin America

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/14/2011
UPC: 0841887014496
Rating: NR
Source: Pbs (Direct)
Region Code: 1
Time: 4:00:00
Sales rank: 12,453

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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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Black in Latin America 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Watched this video and learned a lot that i did not know, wonderful documentary, they need these kinds of videos in the schools.