The Resource Building Bridges : Cross Cultural Journeys

Building Bridges : Cross Cultural Journeys

Label
Building Bridges : Cross Cultural Journeys
Title
Building Bridges
Title remainder
Cross Cultural Journeys
Contributor
Film director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this compilation, award-winning independent documentary filmmaker Robbie Leppzer chronicles people working to build cross-cultural bridges. In Central America, young athletes and harvest volunteers from the United States engage in citizen diplomacy, while in Senegal, an African-American storyteller rediscovers her African roots. Harvest of Peace U.S. volunteers travel to a war zone in Nicaragua during the height of the U.S.-backed Contra war and Sandinista revolution in the mid-1980s to harvest cotton in a unique citizen-to-citizen peace effort. The film offers glimpses into the lives of campesinos who speak passionately about how they have been affected by the Sandinista revolution and their hopes for change in their country. The North American volunteers express their concerns about the role of the U.S. government in the war and their heartfelt desire to build bridges of friendship and peace with Nicaraguans. Scenes of daily life -- women making tortillas, washing clothes by hand, picking cotton, children playing -- contrast with the harsh realities of the ongoing war. Villagers sort through the charred remnants of a house after a Contra attack, while the U.S. volunteers dig bomb shelters. In lighter moments, the North Americans and Nicaraguans play baseball, dance, and relax together at the beach. Futbolito: A Journey Through Central America A video chronicle of five North American athletes who traveled through Guatemala and Nicaragua waging peace with a popular new foot game known as footbag, or "Hacky Sack." The documentary follows a troupe of footbag players from their training camp in rural New England through a two-month journey across Central America. Traveling from village to village, members of the troupe play footbag in town squares, meeting Central Americans of all ages. The video shows the excitement and joy generated by this game, nicknamed el futbolito, or "little soccer ball" in Spanish, by its new Central American enthusiasts. Futbolito celebrates the unique power of people-to-people diplomacy, through the sharing of a cooperative game, to overcome cultural stereotypes and political barriers. The video illustrates the universal language of play as a medium for initiating friendship, as the North Americans encounter soldiers, war widows, athletes, and children. This documentary also offers a unique glimpse into the harsh realities of Central American life, while affirming the indomitable spirit that prevails even in the midst of hardship and war. Irma's Journey A chronicle of a unique spiritual and cultural pilgrimage to Senegal, West Africa by African-American storyteller, Irma Gardner-Hammond who, along with her 17-year-old son, Earl, make an emotional re-connection with their African roots
Cataloging source
CaSfKAN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Leppzer, Robbie
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
66
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political participation
  • Nicaragua
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
Building Bridges : Cross Cultural Journeys
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/136362
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1136361
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (3 video files, approximately 66 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1136361
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)920555050
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Building Bridges : Cross Cultural Journeys
Link
http://austinpl.kanopystreaming.com/node/136362
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1136361
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (3 video files, approximately 66 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1136361
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)920555050
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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