Video — 1 videodisc (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Chicana traces the history of Chicana and Mexican women from pre-Columbian times to the present. It covers women's role in Aztec society, their participation in the 1810 struggle for Mexican independence, their involvement in the US labor strikes in 1872, their contributions to the 1910 Mexican revolution and their leadership in contemporary civil rights causes. Using murals, engravings and historical footage, Chicana shows how women, despite their poverty, have become an active and vocal part of the political and work life in both Mexico and the United States.
Video — 1 videodisc (33 minutes) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
Cuba, 1961: 250,000 volunteers taught 700,000 people to read and write in one year. 100,000 of the teachers were under 18 years old. Over half were women. Maestra explores this story through the personal testimonies of the young women who went out to teach literacy in rural communities across the island - and found themselves deeply transformed in the process. Interviews participants of the Cuban literacy campaign of 1961, showing original film footage of the movement.