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These films are part of the Friends Free Library DVD collection available as an instructional resource to faculty and for checkout with faculty permission.
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Spanish Language DVDs

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El Amor Brujo
Call Number: DVD AMO
A modern take on composer Manuel de Falla's gypsy ballet, dressed up in pink sunsets and hellishly red fires. Set in a dusty Andalusian village, El amor brujo (Love the Magician) is a seductive melodrama of a man whose beloved is haunted by the ghost of another.

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Amores Perros
Call Number: DVD AMO
ISBN: 1589710703
Three different people are catapulted into dramatic and unforeseen circumstances in the wake of a terrible car crash: a young punk stumbles into the sinister underground world of dog fighting; an injured supermodel's designer pooch disappears into the apartment's floorboards; and an ex-radical turned hit man rescues a Rotweiler with a gunshot wound.

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Blood Wedding/Bodas de Sangre
Call Number: DVD BLO
Flamenco dance adaptation of García-Lorca's play about a bride who elopes with her lover on her wedding day, presented as though in studio rehearsal. The drama is preceded by a slice-of-life sequence depicting the company's arrival, backstage preparations, and warm-up.

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Call Number: DVD CAM
ISBN: B00007G1VG
Recounts the true story of a young Catholic socialite from Buenos Aires, Camila O'Gorman, who falls in love and runs away with a young Jesuit priest, Ladislao Gutierrez, in 1847. Eventually they are found and executed by the repressive government. The film also makes a statement about the affect of dictatorship on personal and political freedom.

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Call Number: DVD CAR
The line between fantasy and reality dissolves when during intense rehearsals for a dance production of Carmen the director of the dance company and his young star find themselves living the "Carmen" story of love and treachery.

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Carol's Journey
Call Number: DVD CAR
ISBN: B00075VX2C
Carol, a 12-year-old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Spanish Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, she arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the secretive family environment. Her innocence and rebellious nature drive her at first to reject a world that is both new and foreign. But she soon journeys into adulthood through a friendship with the village teacher and a young local boy.

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Even the Rain/Tambien La Lluvia
Call Number: DVD EVE
Idealistic filmmaker Sebastian and his cynical producer Costa arrive in Bolivia to make a revisionist film about Christopher Columbus' conquest of the Americas. But as filming commences, the local citizens begin to riot in protest against a multi-national corporation that is taking control of their water supply. With the film shoot in jeopardy, both men find their convictions shaken. Inspired by the real-life Water Wars in Bolivia in the year 2000.

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Call Number: DVD GRI
Ivan is eight years old and loves New York, but his parents have decided to move to Chile. His mother is pregnant , and so he is about to lose his privileged status as an only child. His unhappiness in Chile is compounded when everyone starts calling him "Gringuito" or little Gringo. He opts to run away and fend for himself on the streets of Santiago.

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I, the Worst of All/Yo, la Peor de Todas
Call Number: DVD ITH
ISBN: B000083C7U
This historical drama tells the story of Juana Inés de la Cruz, one of the greatest poets of the Spanish Siglo de Oro. In order to pursue her passion for writing, Juana enters the convent. There, she develops an intimate relationship with the vicereine, who inspires her poetry. But when the forces of the Inquisition invade the convent, the women have only each other to turn to.

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The Motorcycle Diaries/Diarios de Motocicleta
Call Number: DVD MOT
An inspirational adventure, based on the true story of two young men whose thrilling and dangerous road trip across Latin America becomes a life-changing journey of self-discovery.

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Nosotros Los Nobles
Call Number: DVD NOS
Three spoiled children who are cut off from their family fortune and forced to do the unthinkable - get a job.

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The Official Story/La Historia Oficial
Call Number: DVD OFF
An Argentine teacher believes her adopted daughter's parents may have been murdered political prisoners and begins a quest to learn the truth.

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Pan's Labyrinth
Call Number: DVD PAN
When young Ofelia and her mother go to live with her new stepfather on a rural military outpost, she finds herself in a world of unimaginable cruelty. Soon Ofelia finds the creatures of her imagination in which she used to escape have become a reality and she must battle them to save both her mother and herself. In the terrifying battle that ensues, Ofelia soon learns that innocence has a power that evil cannot imagine.

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Real Women Have Curves
Call Number: DVD REA
ISBN: B000AM4P90
The summer after Ana's high school graduation is a turning point in her life. She has to decide whether to go to college and experience life, or stay home, get married and work at her sister's struggling garment factory.

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Secrets of the Heart/Secretos del Corazon
Call Number: DVD SEC
ISBN: B00004Z4SK
Javi believes he can hear the voices of the dead and that they whisper to him their secrets, which were left unspoken in life. At his mother's house in the mountains, he is fascinated by the room in which his father died and which his mother carefully keeps locked. But, Javi also learns that the living have their secrets as well.

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Strawberry & Chocolate
Call Number: DVD STR
ISBN: B001QX014A
With the help of two new friends, a young man learns everything there is to know about things not taught in school.

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Under the Same Moon/La Misma Luna
Call Number: DVD UND
ISBN: B00180IPM6
Tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. In Mexico, her mother cares for Carlitos. Unexpected circumstances drive both Rosario and Carlitos to embark on their own journeys in a desperate attempt to reunite. Along the way, mother and son face challenges and obstacles but never lose hope that they will one day be together again.

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