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A Portrait of Mexico
Description: A history of Mexico

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Clip #: TFA-172D
Length: 33:19
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1960s
Filmmaker: Harry Atwood
Region: Central America
Country: Mexico
Subject: Archaeological Sites
Original: 16mm
1960s, Mexico, water rapids, waterfall, palm trees, jungle foliage, parrot, boat pov going through jungle, ancient sculpture ruins, ancient ruins, surf rolling onto rocks and beach, University of Arizona, Professor lecturing students about Mexican history, map of Mexico, ancient Indian plaque, dancers wearing headdresses and traditional clothing performing Indian tribal dances, Aztec, ancient Toltec city, sculptures, Pyramid of the Sun, Temple of Quetzalcoatl, Teotihuacan, Zapotec, Mixtec, friezes, decorative stone carvings, Oaxaca, Mitla, Hall of Columns, Monte Albán, Monte Alban, pyramids, Zapotec gold work, Yucatan Peninsula, Mayan architectural monuments, decorative stone carvings, Uxmal, Kabah, Palace of the Masks, Codz Poop, Chichen Itza, Mayan Empire, pyramid temples, feathered serpent motifs, Sacred Cenote, Well of Sacrifice, lightening and thunder storm, artwork showing Spaniards conquering Mexico, Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Dolores Hidalgo, revolt, revolutionary, church, church bells being rung, granary, Mexican War of Independence, Plan of Iguala, Benito Juárez photograph portrait, Benito Juarez, Maximilian I of Mexico portrait painting, Chapultepec Castle, chandelier, Chapultepec Castle garden, Querétaro, Queretaro, Church of San Francisco, Hill of the Bells, Cerro de las Campanas, Merida, Monument to the Fatherland, Monumento a al Patria, Mexico map, passengers boarding Aeronaves de Mexico airplane, airplane taking off, female passenger talking and looking out airplane window, airplane in flight, Mexico City, street scenes at night, cars, pedestrians, lit up buildings, neon signs for nightclubs, cigarettes and beer, people in costumes and traditional clothing performing Mexican folk dances, Ballet Folklórico de México, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, modern high rise buildings, traffic on busy street, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM, University City, Central Library, Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, women in chalupa boat selling flowers, bullfighting, spectators in stadium watching bullfight, passengers on airplane, passengers deplaning airplane, car driving on rural road, horse drawn carriage on city street, people taking boat ride, sightseeing tourists, tourists climbing down ancient stone structure, man lecturing as people take notes, car pov driving through village, pedestrians, Taxco, cityscape, Santa Prisca Church, agriculture, Yucatán, Yucatan, farmer's hut, Queretaro Aqueduct, mountains, fertile field, hacienda, men leading horses, crop fields, erosion, grazing goats, oxen driven plow, agricultural workers working in crop field, workers loading hemp plants onto pulley, hemp manufacturing, machine processing hemp, works unloading hemp from machine, stone cutters, steel mill workers, marching soldiers, Mexican Army, women doing laundry in village pond, Lake Pátzcuaro, Lake Patzcuaro, fishermen in boats catching fish with nets, children working maguey fiber, child playing, portraits of children, school children singing, smiling children, man lifting smiling girl into air, Oaxaca, Oaxacan woman making pottery, Uruapan woman doing lacquer work, copper wear display, arts & crafts, handicrafts, men doing leatherwork in factory, glassblowing, glassblowers, people weaving and spinning textiles using traditional methods, elderly man and woman using spinning wheel, man using loom, passengers disembarking train at station, market day, pack donkeys, people riding donkeys, man pushing cart, women carrying items on their heads, market, vendors selling goods, large covered market, church / cathedral facades, church bell ringing, Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, religious procession, pilgrimage, pilgrims approaching Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe on their knees, people praying to "Little Virgin" in Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan, "Little Virgin" statue being carried from Guadalajara church and being transported in car back to Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan, Fiesta of Zapopan procession, marching band, Mariachi band, puppet show, musicians, dancing women balancing glasses and bottles on their heads, women and mean wearing headdresses and traditional clothing performing traditional Indian tribal dances, silhouettes of horses, cityscape, street lamps, Mexico City, Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral lit up at night, fiesta at night, sparklers, food being served, illuminated faces of smiling children

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