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Kirtland Community College Library PN 1997 .N674 2008 30775305526726 Media Library-Circulating Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781604651096
  • ISBN: 1604651091
  • Physical Description: videodisc
    2 videodiscs (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([12] pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm).
  • Edition: Director-approved special ed.
  • Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, ©2008.

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General Note:
Series numbering from container spine.
El norte: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983.
The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva: Originally released as a motion picture in 1972.
"Enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVs"--Container.
Container insert features an essay : Promised land / by novelist Héctor Tobar and Roger Ebert's 1983 review of the film.
Special features (disc 1): optional director's audio commentary; theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Special features (disc 2): "In the service of the shadows : the making of 'El norte'" interview featurette with Nava, producer and co-writer Anna Thomas, actors Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez and David Villalpando, and set designer David Wasco (60 min.); "Scouting in Chiapas" gallery of Chiapas location-scouting photographs; "The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva" Nava's award-winning student film with optional director introduction (1972, 31 min.).
Booklet inserted in container.
Filmed on location in Chiapas, Morelos, Mexicali in Mexico and in Los Angeles, San Diego in California.
Formatted Contents Note: disc 1. The film -- disc 2. The supplements.
Creation/Production Credits Note: El norte: Cinematography, James Glennon ; film editor, Betsy Blankett ; traditional and original music composed and performed by Los Folkloristas ; traditional original harop music composed and performed by Melecio Martinez ; mariachi music arranged and performed by Mariachi Nuevo Uclatlan ; DVD producer, Abbey Lustgarten.
The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva: A film by Gregory Nava ; music, W.A. Mozart.
Participant or Performer Note: El norte: Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, David Villalpando, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Alicia del Lago, Miguel Gomez Giron, Jose Martín Ruano, Stella Quan, Eraclio Zepeda.
The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva: Marco Antonio Rubio, Daniel Salazar, Leonel Torres, Salvador Ornelas, Abel Bustos, José María Angel, Alberto Trejo Cardos, Fernando Armas ; narration: Daniel Gabadón.
Summary, etc.: El norte: Enrique and Rosa are brother and sister Mayan Indian peasants, living in the mountains of Guatemala. When the village attempts to organize for better treatment, Enrique and Rosa are forced to flee as the Guatemalan army is sent in to punish the townspeople. Receiving clandestine help from friends and humorous advice from a veteran immigrant, they make their way to Los Angeles, hoping to make a new life as young, uneducated, and illegal immigrants.
System Details Note:
DVD ; anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) ; Dolby Digital mono ; NTSC, region 1.
Language Note:
In Spanish, Kiché and English with optional English and English SDH subtitles.
Soundtrack in Quiché, Spanish and English; subtitles available in English.
Subject: Brothers and sisters Drama
Mayas Crimes against Guatemala Drama
Teenagers Drama
Political violence Guatemala Drama
Political persecution Guatemala Drama
Illegal aliens California Los Angeles Drama
Immigrants United States Drama
Guatemalans United States Drama
Human smuggling Drama
Border crossing Drama
Guatemala Politics and government 1945-1985 Drama
Guatemala Social conditions Drama
Guatemala Emigration and immigration Drama
Guatemala History Civil War, 1960-1996 Drama
Mexican-American Border Region Drama
United States Emigration and immigration Drama
Genre: Adventure films.
Social problem films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
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