Video — 2 videocassettes (168 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
I. Cine humilde = Cinema of the humble
II. El largo camino = The long road.
Part I traces the origins and development of the new cinema movement in the countries of Latin American from the early 1950s to the present and examines its political and social themes. In part II the political and cultural dimensions of the new cinema since the 1960s are explored in greater detail. Examines the new cinema's political concerns, its desire to give expression to the traditional cultures, national identities, and everyday experiences of Latin Americans, and the growing prominence of feminist cinema. Both parts include commentary by directors and others active in the new cinema movement and excerpts from numerous films.