Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Hispanic Lifeways Series

This is an ageless series of classic programs that captures the spirit of deeply rooted Hispanic (Chicano/Chicana - Latino/Latina) traditions and the people who continue to be inspired by the ways of their grandparents. Produced by Michael Earney and Jack Parsons (except *). Programs available on 9 individual DVDs, Click for more

Luisa Torres

Torres, Luisa

"Highly Recommended. The traditional lifestyle of 79-year-old Luisa Torres is examined. Like Luisa herself, this is a serene documentary of her daily activities - and an enlightening journey into America's cultural heritage." -National Media Review
"Highly Recommended. A memorable study of the lifestyle of an elderly women, Luisa Torres, who values her Latin traditions." -School Library Journal
This is a touching, classic documentary of an elderly Hispanic woman, 79-year-old Luisa Torres, who lives a traditional life on a small farm in the village of Guadalpita in northern New Mexico. Her life is one close to the earth that has remained virtually unchanged for generations, a life shared by her parents and grandparents before her and her neighbors and her neighbors' parents. Through Luisa's recollections we see a woman's commitment to hard work and the goal of self-reliance. At the kitchen table with her husband, Eduardo, she talks of marriage and sharing. As she harvests medicinal roots and herbs, she talks of living in balance with the seasons. In her garden she remembers the goodness of the earth, which has given her flowers and food for the table; also, she asks that she be returned to it with little ceremony and with thanks for a full life. 81/10DE IJSCA 60 min.

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