Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 05-026
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1991-1992
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of video from the production, "The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World." The five video series was written and narrated by Mexican writer and social commentator Carlos Fuentes and tells the story of Spanish and Latin American civilizations from the beginnings of history to the present. Each video was 59 minutes long and was recorded in both English and Spanish. The Spanish version is titled "El espejo enterrado reflexiones sobre Espana y el nuevo mundo." The videos were presented by Sogetel in association with the Smithsonian Institution and Comision Nacional del Quinto Centenario del Descubrimiento de America (Spain). They were first aired in the United States on the Discovery Channel in conjunction with the Columbus Quincentenary.
"The Virgin and the Bull" (Program 1) explores the mix of people that created Latin America and the uniqueness of their culture. "Conflict of the Gods" (Program 2) retraces and describes the Indian world. "The Age of Gold" (Program 3) details the new found riches and changes in the society, as seen in Don Quixote, Diego Velazquez's paintings, and the baroque style of architecture. "The Price of Freedom" (Program 4) follows the path of the freedom fighter Simon Bolivar and the ramifications of their won freedom. "Unfinished Business" (Program 5) discusses the enormous changes in Spain, Latin America, and Hispanic communities.
Materials include release prints on VHS in English and Spanish, Spanish-language voice-overs on 1" magnetic tape, and edited master and submaster for a promotional video about the series.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-026, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Access Restriction
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Keywords
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Fuentes, Carlos Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Velázquez, Diego, 1599-1660 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Comisión Nacional del Quinto Centenario del Descubrimiento de América (Spain) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Discovery Channel (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sogetel (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World (Video recording : 1991) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Virgin and the Bull (Video recording : 1991) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Conflict of the Gods (Video recording : 1991) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Age of Gold (Video recording : 1991) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Price of Freedom (Video recording : 1991) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Unfinished Business (Video recording : 1991) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Indians of South America Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Latin America Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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