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Mexico, Giant of Latin America
Description: Documentary about the history of Mexico, from the oldest civilizations to industrial and agricultural advances in the early 1970s.
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Clip #: TFA-280B
Length: 22:19
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1970s
Region: Central America
Country: Mexico
Subject: Agriculture
Original: 16mm
1970s, Mexico, wheat field, map of North and South America zooming in on Mexico and relation to Central America, grazing pigs with snow-capped mountain in distance, mountains, extinct volcanos, mountain chains, wildflowers, Mexican adults and children, Mexicans with Spanish and Indian ancestry, mestizos, goats being herded, vaqueros herding cattle, cattle grazing on Northern highlands, Northern deserts, tropical regions in South, Yucatan Peninsula, coconut trees, men swimming with sea turtles, dense jungle, crocodiles, chicozapote trees, man picking fruit from Chicozapote trees and squeezing, Chicosapote, Chicle, sapodilla, Olmec Stone Head, El Tajín, Pyramid of the Niches, Chichen Itza, Jaguar Throne inside Temple of Kukulcan, El Castillo, corn field, map and artwork depicting Hernán Cortés, Hernando Cortes landing near Veracruz in 1519 and traveling to Tenochtitlan to visit Moctezuma, Cuernavaca, Palace of Cortés, cathedrals, churches, intricately carved and painted cathedral ceiling, Spanish colonial architecture, painting of Miguel Hidalgo raising cry for independence, Father Hidalgo, Benito Juárez statue, mountain village, Oaxaca City, Benito Juarez Home, Casa de Benito Juarez, Benito Juarez mural, artwork depicting Mexican War of Independence, Emiliano Zapata, farmer using oxen plow, family owned agricultural land, children standing next to mother holding baby, corn field, mountain valley land being cleared, farmer using tractor, agricultural fields, industrial dam, Sinaloa, string bean field, female workers sorting string beans traveling on conveyor, combine harvesters in wheat field, Sign “Secretaria de Agricultura Y Ganaderia, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agricolas, Centre de Investigaciones Agricolas del Noroeste,” Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock, National Institute of Agricultural Research, Center of Agricultural Research of the Northwest, Dr. Norman Borlaug pointing locations of testing in wheat field to students, wheat scientist Dr. Martinez showing American famers on map other countries using Mexican wheat, wheat farmer talking about quality of his wheat, Green Revolution, cows grazing next to modern factory, male factory worker using machinery, smoke rising from factory, farmer using tractor, car carrier trailer transporting Volkswagen Beetles, factory workers exiting Volkswagen de México plant, VW, Mexico City, cityscape, skyline, heavy traffic, street scenes, modern high-rise buildings and skyscrapers, subways, Mexico City Metro, passengers on platform waiting to board subway arriving at station, passengers boarding and sitting down inside subway car, affordable housing developments, low-cost housing, apartment buildings, man standing outside country shack, poverty, children playing near slums, Social Security system, model hospital, doctors and nurses tending to child patient, man pushing children riding merry go round outside house, families socializing in living room, University of Mexico campus, Guanajuato, children having piñata party outside school, blindfolded children using stick to break open piñata, teacher handing out presents to children, University of Monterrey, Engineering School, engineering students, Professor Miguel Perez discussing advanced technologies, thermal engineering laboratory computers, pilots in jet cockpit, jet taxiing, Revolution Day festivities, festival, parade, rock band, female dancers performing Mexican folk dance, craftsman painting china, silver jewelry, Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral facade, crowds of people holding political banners at presidential inauguration, Boy Scouts helping to control crowds, 1970, President Luis Echeverría standing in convertible waving and shaking hands with onlookers running alongside car, mounted guard riding behind Echeverría, jets flying over Angel of Independence, factory, smoke rising from factory chimney, combine harvesters in wheat field

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