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Accession 05-026

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications

Productions, 1991-1992

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Title: Productions
Dates: 1991-1992
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 05-026
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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 beginning of history to the present. Each video is 59 minutes long and is recorded in both English and Spanish. The Spanish version is titled "El espejo enterrado reflexiones sobre Espaą y el nuevo mundo." The videos were presented by Sogetel in association with the Smithsonian Institution and Comisin̤ Nacional del Quinto Centenario del Descubrimiento de Amřica (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. "Unifinished 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.

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.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-026, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions

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Container List

Box 1

The Buried Mirror, Program 1, "The Virgin and the Bull," VHS (2 videotapes)

Box 1 of 2

The Buried Mirror, Program 2, "The Conflict of the Gods," VHS

Box 1 of 2

The Buried Mirror, Program 3, "The Age of Gold," VHS

Box 1 of 2

The Buried Mirror, Program 4, "The Price of Freedom," VHS

Box 1 of 2

The Buried Mirror, Program 5, "The Unfinished Business," VHS

Box 1 of 2

The Buried Mirror, Program 5, Revised, "The Unfinished Business," VHS

Box 1 of 2

The Buried Mirror, "The Virgin and the Bull," 3/17/1992, VHS

Box 1 of 2

The Buried Mirror, "Conflict of the Gods," 3/17/1992, VHS

Box 1 of 2

The Buried Mirror (El Espejo Enterrado), Program 3, Spanish Voice-over, 7/23/1991, 1" magnetic tape

Box 1 of 2

The Buried Mirror (El Espejo Enterrado), Program 4, Spanish Voice-over, 7/23/1991, 1" magnetic tape

Box 1 of 2

The Buried Mirror (El Espejo Enterrado), Program 5, Spanish Voice-over, 7/23/1991, 1" magnetic tape

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

The Buried Mirror, "The Age of Gold," 3/17/1992, VHS

Box 2 of 2

The Buried Mirror, "The Price of Freedom," 3/17/1992, VHS

Box 2 of 2

The Buried Mirror, "Unfinished Business," 3/17/1992, VHS

Box 2 of 2

The Buried Mirror, Program 5, Version 2, "Unfinished Business," VHS

Box 2 of 2

The Buried Mirror, Program 4, "The Price of Freedom," Release Print, 59 minutes, 1991, VHS

Box 2 of 2

The Buried Mirror, Program 5, "Unfinished Business," Release Print, 59 minutes, 1991, VHS

Box 2 of 2

Buried Mirror Segments, National Museum of Natural History, Color Corrected Master, 9 minutes, 9/20/1991, D-2

Box 2 of 2

The Buried Mirror, Promo, Edited Master, 16:10, 8/31/1991, D-2

Box 2 of 2

The Buried Mirror, Promo, Sub Master, 16:10, 8/31/1991, D-2

Box 2 of 2

The Buried Mirror, "La Virgin y el Toro," Films Inc./Home Vision, 60 minutes, VHS

Box 2 of 2

The Buried Mirror, "El Precio de la Libertad," Films Inc./Home Vision, 60 minutes, VHS

Box 2 of 2

The Buried Mirror, "La Edad de Oro," Films Inc./Home Vision, 60 minutes, VHS

Box 2 of 2

The Buried Mirror, "Las Tres Hispanidades," Films Inc./Home Vision, 60 minutes, VHS

Box 2 of 2

The Buried Mirror (El Espejo Enterrado), Program 1, Spanish Voice-over, 7/23/1991, 1" magnetic tape

Box 2 of 2

The Buried Mirror (El Espejo Enterrado), Program 2, Spanish Voice-over, 7/23/1991, 1" magnetic tape

Box 2 of 2

The Buried Mirror (El Espejo Enterrado), Program 1, 9/23/1991, 1" magnetic tape

Box 2 of 2