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Juanes - A Dios le pido View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

Born Juan Esteban Aristizabal in Medellin, Colombia, Juanes may become the first musician to “crossover” (winning fame in the English speaking world) without ever bothering to release an album, nay, even a song, in English! A Dios le pido, “I ask God,” has been on the top of the charts in 12 countries on three continents, and spent 47 weeks in Billboard’s Latin Tracks chart.

Con ánimo de lucro - Cortometraje - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Nicaragua, Spain

Does broadcast media really have a responsiblity to promote and defend human rights? Or is it to simply make shows that people like and that attract ratings? Several Nicaraguan journalists and media producers discuss these ideas in a round table discussion.

Con ánimo de lucro - Cortometraje - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Nicaragua, Spain

Viewer Discretion Advised

Does graphic and violence-ridden television news that presents the worst aspects of a society also bring out the worst in its audience? Our filmmaker seems to think so, and believes that it is young viewers who pay the price when spectacle trumps thoughtful analysis and measured presentation.

Con ánimo de lucro - Cortometraje - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Nicaragua, Spain

That literacy will directly contribute to the health and well being of a people few can doubt. But are a literate people more likely to care for the environment? One man thinks so, and has started a grassroots neighbors teaching neighbors project for the good of both la gente y la tierra.

Con ánimo de lucro - Cortometraje - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Nicaragua, Spain

The film crew met with a team from Ayuda en Acción, and it appears that its organizational heart is in the right place. Yet, despite the presence of over five hundred NGOs working to improve the lot Nicaragua’s poor, their plight worsens every year. Many local activists and intellectuals do not trust the non-profits, and accuse them of having their own enrichment as concern numero uno.

Con ánimo de lucro - Cortometraje - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Nicaragua, Spain

Trying to figure out why he wouldn’t approve the water project, the filmmakers try to track down the mayor, but they can’t find him at home. They do find children with containers making the trek to the water source from home and back.

Con ánimo de lucro - Cortometraje - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Nicaragua, Spain

Continuing their trip through Nicaragua, Planas’ film crew stops in San Nicolás and discusses the lack of potable water. A group of Spaniards have offered to remedy the situation. Why does the problem still exist? Could the elected officials actually be standing in the way of progress?

Con ánimo de lucro - Cortometraje - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Spain

Joan Planas’ documentary, Con Ánimo de Lucro (“With Intent to Profit”), launches with a list of the UN’s objectives for development in the new millennium. While the UN plan calls for cutting poverty in half by 2015, it’s off to a terrible start. So we’re off to explore what’s gone wrong in Nicaragua, one of the countries with the most NGOs and the highest levels of poverty in Latin America. 

Federico Kauffman Doig - Arqueólogo - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Peru

Federico Kauffman Doig has received the highest title the Peruvian government gives in honor of cultural achievment, Amauta. Sweden and Austria have also bestowed him with awards and titles. So is he ready to join the ranks of jubilados? No way! He still explores cliffs 4000 meters high and has far too many unfinished essays to even consider it for un momentito.

Federico Kauffman Doig - Arqueólogo - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Peru

If you are not yet a fan of Señor Doig, you don’t have a pulse! His jungle expeditions have led to the discovery of everything from the anatomically-blessed Pinchudos statues to the giant upright mummies found in a site known as Carajía. We’re ready for an expedition!

Federico Kauffman Doig - Arqueólogo - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Peru

Federico was something of a wanderer in his early days, and describes himself as having been a “pre-hippy.” His father, intent that his son be something other than a vagabundo, probed Federico for any hint of passion, any calling. “It’s called archeology!” he yelled upon hearing that the young man enjoyed exploring ancient ruins.

Federico Kauffman Doig - Arqueólogo - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Peru

Federico Kauffman Doig began his career at the Museo Rafael Larco Herrera as a security guard. Today he is president of that institution and one of the world’s most respected archeologists, as well as a delightful and engaging speaker! This program originally appeared on Televisión Nacional del Perú as part of the esteemed artistic series, Presencia Cultural.

De consumidor a persona - Short Film - Part 8 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Spain

Can a consumer-driven market be replaced by an informed system of mutual cooperation by a like-minded populace? Is the market always at odds with the well being of the planet? Is it true that otro mundo es possible? Let’s find out what some experts think…

De consumidor a persona - Short Film - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Spain

Do those who control the wealth in a society also dictate its desires? In this segment we’re able to listen in on the discourse of Spanish intellectuals critical of the modern consumer culture, which they see as something of a Svengali-like oppressor and manipulator of the masses.

De consumidor a persona - Short Film - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Spain

Can an educated public really create a kinder, gentler, consumer society? Do informed buyers make decisions more sensitive to their world? Can you eat your cake and enjoy it? Some activists think that voracioius consumers need not be subdued, but only that their desires be tweaked, redirected…

De consumidor a persona - Short Film - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Spain

Comercio Justo, or “Fair Trade” products are often seen in “socially conscious” retailers like health and “whole” food shops. It presents a novel approach to doing business that takes into account social and environmental factors in its pricing to consumers and directly compensates commodity food producers, like coffee and cocoa farmers. Here proponents explain the philosophy from several different vantage points.

De consumidor a persona - Short Film - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Spain

Transgenic, or genetically modified, crops are a marginal issue for most people in the United States. This is not the case in Europe, where the issue of transgénicos is very much in the forefront of the public mind.

De consumidor a persona - Short Film - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Spain

Reducir, reutilizar, y reciclar: most of us have heard it in English, and here we hear it in Spanish. These women explain to us the “three R's” to combat the excessive amount of waste that we generate.

De consumidor a persona - Short Film - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Spain

Is organic farming still ecologicial when excessive resources are spent to ship it half way around the world? Why are ecologically oriented producers more subject to government oversite than those using environmental contaminants?

De consumidor a persona - Short Film - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Spain

De consumidor a persona means “From consumer to person,” and that’s a transformation of psyche the world may need to undertake if it’s going to survive peak ecological crisis. Un Solo Mundo Produciones is a production company in Granada, Spain that produces engaging films revolving around social and environmental themes important to the planet as a whole.

José Rodríguez - La Finca

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

José Rodriguez, the caretaker of a beautiful finca, or farm, is kind enough to show us around and tell us a bit about the area and himself. You will probably realize that pues, as José employs it, is a common muletilla (“filler” word), used to add a bit of emphasis or just as a matter of speech style, and doesn’t really always have to be translated (though it can often be thought of as akin to “well”).

Emiro - Pimienta Café View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Emiro spent years crewing an oil tanker, and many more as a fisherman commanding his own lancha, so it’s no surprse to find him at the helm of his own seaside kitchen, the Pimienta Café in Adícora. Join us as we drop in to check out the menu!

Emiro - La Historia de Emiro View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Venezuela

Emiro used to live in oil-rich Maracaibo, where his father was headmaster of the school system Shell oil ran for the children of employees. (Did you know: Venezuela is the only country in the Americas that’s a member of OPEC? And a founding member at that!)

Yasmil Marrufo - Rumba en mi Corazón

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Venezuela

The talented Yasmil Maruffo has composed for, written for, and backed musicians ranging from Phil Collins to Ricky Martin. Yasmil wrote the music for Rumba en mi Corazón, and he co-wrote the lyrics with Servando Primera. Servando and his brother Florentin made it a hit. Here we catch a rare glimpse of Yasmil performing for a small group of friends.

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