Study Guide for The Buried Mirror – ENGLISH Language Edition

This English language Study Guide is the companion to the English language version of the 5-DVD video series THE BURIED MIRROR (written and narrated by the famous Mexican writer and social commentator, Carlos Fuentes).



A feature of this study guide is the inclusion of a verbatim transcript of the English narration. These transcripts correspond to each hour of the film and are inserted at the end of the programs to which they refer.

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El Espejo Enterrado


5-DVD Set. Run Time: 300 minutes. Region 1. NTSC.
SPANISH LANGUAGE VERSION
Written and narrated by Carlos Fuentes, Mexico’s well-known novelist, EL ESPEJO ENTERRADO takes you on a fascinating journey through five hundred years of Spanish and Latin American history and culture. The series presents the origins of modern Latin America from the arrival of the Spanish conquerors through the present.

The HISPANIDADES textbooks use only segments of these programs (which are included on a single accompanying DVD). The full 5-DVD Set is not required for use of the texts, but can provide a valuable library or language lab resource for further study.

We offer separately the English and Spanish language versions. The two versions were filmed separately with the narrator, Carlos Fuentes, speaking Spanish or English (not dubbed or subtitled).

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Study Guide – Available Separately


The Five Programs:

PROGRAM I. LA VIRGEN Y EL TORO

Carlos Fuentes examines the meaning of mestizaje, the mix of people that created Latin America: Spanish, Arab, Jewish, Indian and African.

PROGRAM II LA BATALLA DE LOS DIOSES

Fuentes retraces the indigenous world through its pyramids and sculptures. The return of their blond, exiled god, Quetzalcóatl, was forecast for the very year Cortés reached its shores.

PROGRAM III. LA EDAD DE ORO

The colonies brought Spain (and ultimately Europe ) 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.

PROGRAM IV. EL PRECIO DE LA LIBERTAD

Every year a million Mexicans gather in the great central square of their capital to celebrate El Grito, the cry for Independence . Fuentes crosses the Andes to follow the steps of the great liberators, Bolívar and San Martín.

PROGRAM V. LAS TRES HISPANIDADES

Spain , Latin America and the Hispanic communities in the United States all have undergone enormous changes. Fuentes comments on the traditions which Hispanic immigrants bring to the US in art, music and dance, respect for family ties—distinct hallmarks of the Spanish-speaking world.

The Buried Mirror


5-DVD Set. Run Time: 300 minutes. Region 1. NTSC.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE VERSION

Written and narrated by Carlos Fuentes, Mexico’s well-known novelist, EL ESPEJO ENTERRADO takes you on a fascinating journey through five hundred years of Spanish and Latin American history and culture. The series presents the origins of modern Latin America from the arrival of the Spanish conquerors through the present.

The HISPANIDADES textbooks use only segments of these programs (which are included on a single accompanying DVD). The full 5-DVD Set is not required for use of the texts, but can provide a valuable library or language lab resource for further study.

We offer separately the English and Spanish language versions. The two versions were filmed separately with the narrator, Carlos Fuentes, speaking Spanish or English,accordingly (not dubbed or subtitled).

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Study Guide – Available Separately


The Five Programs:

PROGRAM I. THE VIRGIN AND THE BULL

Carlos Fuentes examines the meaning of mestizaje, the mix of people that created Latin America: Spanish, Arab, Jewish, Indian and African.

PROGRAM II. CONFLICT OF THE GODS

Fuentes retraces the indigenous world through its pyramids and sculptures. The return of their blond, exiled god, Quetzalcóatl, was forecast for the very year Cortés reached its shores.

PROGRAM III. THE AGE OF GOLD

The colonies brought Spain (and ultimately Europe ) 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.

PROGRAM IV. THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

Every year a million Mexicans gather in the great central square of their capital to celebrate El Grito, the cry for Independence . Fuentes crosses the Andes to follow the steps of the great liberators, Bolívar and San Martín.

PROGRAM V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Spain , Latin America and the Hispanic communities in the United States all have undergone enormous changes. Fuentes comments on the traditions which Hispanic immigrants bring to the US in art, music and dance, respect for family ties—distinct hallmarks of the Spanish-speaking world.

Study Guide for El Espejo Enterrado – SPANISH Language Edition


By Juan Epple, James Heinrich and David J. Curland 160 Pages. 2nd Edition. ISBN: 978-0982221747
This Spanish language Study Guide is the companion to the Spanish language version of the 5-DVD video series EL ESPEJO ENTERRADO (written and narrated by the famous Mexican writer and social commentator, Carlos Fuentes).



This Study Guide is the updated replacement for the “Workbook to accompany El Espejo Enterrado” by the same authors originally published by McGraw-Hill.



The series of five programs takes you on a fascinating journey through five hundred years of Spanish and Latin American history. Each one-hour program contains a number of short units (called unidades) lasting from four to eight minutes and dealing with a specific topic. The divisions into units is a creation of the authors and not indicated on film.



Often, study of the rich and varied culture of the Spanish-speaking world becomes separated from the study of the Spanish language. When accompanied by this Study Guide, the video series provides students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of Spanish while simultaneously learning a great deal about Hispanic culture, beautifully presented on film with accompanying commentary by Carlos Fuentes.



This study guide is intended to facilitate an understanding of Fuentes commentary and the nature of the issues he discusses. Students will find that preparing themselves for each unit by reading carefully the summary (resumen) and studying the vocabulary and phrases as well as thinking about the issues (ideas para pensar) before viewing the video itself will make Fuentes commentary much easier to understand.

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