Miguel: up from Puerto Rico

United States, 1970

Film
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Tells the story of Miguel, a Puerto Rican American who loses the dollar for his father’s birthday dinner fish. Recalling how he and his father used to fish in Puerto Rico, Miguel tries the city river without success. As he goes home the fishseller hires him to translate for Spanish-speaking customers and Miguel learns the advantages of biculturalism.

Credits

production company

Learning Corporation of America

producer

Bert Salzman

Duration

00:14:53:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1970

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

012578

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Biculturalism

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Hispanic Americans

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Immigrants - United States

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Puerto Rico

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Biculturalism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cultural relativism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Hispanic Americans

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Immigrants - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Labor and laboring classes - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → United States - Race relations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → United States - Social conditions

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Places → Puerto Rico

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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