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The Age of Gold

The New World brought Spain enormous treasures: gold, silver, chocolate, tomatoes, the potato. Yet Spain's most powerful ruler, Philip II, lived in austere solitude in a cell-like study. He sought to protect the Catholic faith, while Cervantes questioned all values in Don Quixote. Velázquez...more

Authors: Liss, Peggy K., Fuentes, Carlos., Gill, Michael., Newington, Peter., Sogetel (Firm).
Language: English
Published: [S.l.] : Public Media Video, 1991
Location:    Hunt Library (Video, Basement)                                             
Call Number: 972 B958 PT.3 1

Che

A naive young Cuban college student meets both a writer and a woman who teach him about the passion of life and the passion of love. 

Authors: Soderbergh, Steven, 1963-, Bickford, Laura., Toro, Benicio del, 1967-, Brost, Frederic W., et al
Language: Spanish/English Subtitles
Published: [Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, 2009
Location:    Hunt Library (Video, Basement)                                             
Call Number: DVD-5391

The Price of Freedom

Every year a million Mexicans gather in their capital to celebrate El Grito, the cry for independence. Following its progress, Carlos Fuentes crosses the Andes in the steps of Bolívar and San Martín. The liberators succeeded in throwing off the Spanish yoke, but they found itharder to... Full description

Authors: Liss, Peggy K., Fuentes, Carlos., Gill, Michael., Newington, Peter., Sogetel (Firm).
Language: English
Published: [S.l.] : Public Media Video, 1991
Location:    Hunt Library (Video, Basement)                                             
Call Number: 972 B958 PT.4 1

Short documentaries and TV casts

These Spanish (and some English) selections from YouTube show various aspects of Independence such as history and/or celebration countries whose official lagnuage is Spanish.  They are a good source for ideas when thinking about your topic.