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Ecuadorean films in Rosslyn starting on Wednesday

July 23, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Quick post. I just got word from the CLAS newsletter about some Ecuadorean films that will be shown in Rosslyn starting on Wednesday evening. More info here.

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Online Chilean cultural magazine

April 17, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Via a colleague at Stanford University, I just learned about this online Chilean magazine, Revista Escáner. Its focus is about half Latin American, half international, although this varies greatly from issue to issue. And it’s free!

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Searching for films

April 16, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Films in languages other than English are found in two places at Georgetown, the Gelardin New Media Center in Lauinger, and also the Learning Language Technology Center in ICC. If, for example, you knew of a Brazilian film that had the word “sol” in the title, but you couldn’t quite remember it, you can limit the search to only search these locations so your results won’t be overwhelming. Here’s how:

1. Starting at the library webpage,, click on “Library Catalog” on the upper left.

2. On the next screen, click on “GEORGE” classic.

3. On the next screen, beneath the search boxes, you’ll see a list of option under “Limited to.” There you can limit by location (LAU Gelardin Media Center for example.) Unfortunately, as of this writing, it is not possible to search only two places at the same time, but you can just go back to this search page and change the location.

Also note that you can limit the kind of materials and the language as well. So using our “sol” example, you can limit it to both LAU Gelardin and Film & Video, and also Portuguese, since you know it’s a Brazilian film. This will produce only a few results, which in this case is a good thing!

You can also use the other kinds of limits to distinguish between screenplays and the films themselves, such as the case with Almodóvar’s ¡Átame!

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Online documentary film resource

April 10, 2012 · Leave a Comment

We have just added a new database, Filmmakers Library Online, by the Alexander Street Press. This resource contains over 1000 documentary films from all over the world, including many Latin American and Caribbean countries, Portugal, and Mozambique, for those interested in Portuguese-speaking Africa. (None from Spain yet, but let’s hope there will be soon!) You can access it here.

If you are logging in from off-campus, it may be easiest to first log in the library site by clicking on the “Off-Campus Access” button on the main library page. Then go to the resource’s URL above after verifying your Georgetown information. Feel free to contact me or the library if you are having problems with off-campus access.

We welcome feedback on this and any other of our resources. Enjoy!

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