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The Resource Barriers of solitude, by Patricio Guzman, Pascale Rocard and Francois Berleand, (electronic resource)

Barriers of solitude, by Patricio Guzman, Pascale Rocard and Francois Berleand, (electronic resource)

Label
Barriers of solitude
Title
Barriers of solitude
Statement of responsibility
by Patricio Guzman, Pascale Rocard and Francois Berleand
Title variation
La barrieres de la solitude
Title variation remainder
pueblo en vilo
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The little town of San Jose de Gracias lies far from the throbbing life of Mexico City. Over the years, historians and history books have overlooked it. Yet one of its sons, Luis Gonzales, returned after many years to plumb the memories of its inhabitants and to write Barriers of Solitude: The Universal History of a Mexican Village. When published by the University of Mexico Press, it became a surprising best seller in Mexico, later translated into French and English. Noted Latin American filmmaker Patricio Guzman (The Battle for Chile) made this rural chronicle evoking the history of San Jose from the memories of day to day life. Intercutting footage of pivotal moments in Mexican history -- the events considered history by the history books -- and the concurrent memories of the villagers, it shows how personal history and public history may have little to do with one another. In 1857 when the French Maximillian became emperor of Mexico with great pomp and ceremony, the villagers remember only an amazing aurora boreales that year. In 1910, Francisco Madero and Profirio Diaz waged civil war, but the villagers note only that the crop was bad. And when Zapata s band was inciting revolution, the villagers scarcely reacted. This is an exceptionally provocative film. It questions the notion of history, the relationship between rural communities and government, at the same time as it provides stirring film footage from Mexican history
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guzmán, Patricio
Language note
English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Berléand, François
  • Rocard, Pascale
Runtime
51
Series statement
World history in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • San José de Gracia (Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Barriers of solitude, by Patricio Guzman, Pascale Rocard and Francois Berleand, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?WHIV;1650408
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previously released on DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed Sept. 1, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650408/whiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (51 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a213052
  • (OCoLC)767805906
Video recording format
other
Label
Barriers of solitude, by Patricio Guzman, Pascale Rocard and Francois Berleand, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?WHIV;1650408
Publication
Note
  • Previously released on DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed Sept. 1, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650408/whiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (51 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a213052
  • (OCoLC)767805906
Video recording format
other

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