Windows & Mirrors: Latin America

Windows & Mirrors: Latin America focuses on captivating people and the traditions, rituals and religions that enrich their fragile cultures. To begin to break down cultural barriers, the video asks students to admire and value each other’s similarities as well as our differences. Designed to spawn discussion, the video showcases the diverse, historic and traditional cultures of Latin America – from Cuba, Mexico and Central America in the north, winding through the Amazon and extending south through the Andes and Patagonia.

Features include:

  • Intriguing Amazonian cultures of the Achuar, Shuar and Quicha
  • Powerful landscapes of the rich Andes valley, Torres del Paine, and Upsala and Perito Moreno glaciers
  • Ancient civilizations of the Mayan city of Tikal and Inca ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Traditional spiritual and healing practices of Syncretism, Santeria and Animism
  • Fragile ecosystems and natural wonders of the Amazon rainforest, Galápagos Islands and Patagonia
  • Vibrant carnivals, fiestas, festivals and celebrations that define the soul of Latin America

Module 1
Getting Around

Module 2
World Heritage Sites

Module 3
Backyards

Module 4
Jobs

Module 5
Religions and Spirituality

Module 6
Customs and Rituals

Module 7
Families

Module 8
Global Perspectives