Wings to Central America and Mexico

United States, 1959

Film
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The scenery, industries, and life and customs of the inhabitants of the seven Central American countries, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, San Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. South American Indians constitute a large percentage of the populations and the influence of the old Maya gods and the Spanish conquistadors influences their religion and their dances. The Panama Canal and lie in sophisticated Bilboa which is an opulent cosmopolitan city are shown. In Mexico there is a sharp contrast between life in the country and in Mexico City with its modern buildings as well as the architecture of old Colonial Spain. A popular pastime is bullfighting.

Credits

co-producers/directors

Jean Oser

Stanley Toogood

Language

English

Duration

00:27:30:00

Colour

Colour

Production places
United States
Production dates
1959

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

30539

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Central America

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Central America - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Costa Rica

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Guatemala

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Mexico

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Mexico - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Mexico - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Nicaragua

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Panama - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → South America

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → South America - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → South America - Social life and customs

History → Central America - History

History → South America - History

Places → Central America

Places → Costa Rica

Places → Guatemala

Places → Mexico

Places → Nicaragua

Places → South America

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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