This unique guide helps U.S. educators and media users locate more than four hundred films and videos made by Latin American and U.S. Latino film/video makers that are available in the United States and provides descriptions of each. Reviews by professors from varied disciplines as well as film/video curators add suggestions for introducing the films to U.S. audiences and including them in diverse course curricula.
A complementary reading section points readers to the extensive bibliography containing written materials to accompany the works. The film/video titles are indexed by subject, Spanish or Portuguese title, and English title, and a distributors' index provides contact information for purchasing and renting works.
Films and videos in the guide vary in genre from classic feature films to independent and community produced documentaries, short fiction, and experimental video art. Of particular interest is a more recent body of video work produced by indigenous film/video makers.