The Resource --and the earth did not swallow him, American Playhouse Theatrical Films presents a production of KPBS and Severo Perez Films ; produced by Paul Espinosa ; written and directed by Severo Perez, (videorecording)

--and the earth did not swallow him, American Playhouse Theatrical Films presents a production of KPBS and Severo Perez Films ; produced by Paul Espinosa ; written and directed by Severo Perez, (videorecording)

Label
--and the earth did not swallow him
Title
--and the earth did not swallow him
Statement of responsibility
American Playhouse Theatrical Films presents a production of KPBS and Severo Perez Films ; produced by Paul Espinosa ; written and directed by Severo Perez
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • engspa
  • eng
Summary
Brilliantly adapted from Tomás Rivera's acclaimed novel "y no se lo tragó la tierra", this is a haunting and powerful film about a young Mexican-American boy's coming of age amid the poverty and adversity he and his family face as migrant farm workers in the 1950s. Twelve-year-old Marcos hides under a house, recalling the fragmented, painful memories of his family's transient life the year before. A series of moving and simultaneously disturbing episodes unfold into a poignant story of inner strength and human values vs. blind faith. After seeing innocent workers die in the fields, his family nearly killed by heat exhaustion, and the atrocities committed by the couple in whose care he is entrusted, Marcos has little faith left in the superstitions which rule his family's life {u2013} and is willing to make a deal with the devil to change his destiny. Beautifully photographed with a genuine feel for the period "--and the earth did not swallow him" vividly portrays a forgotten part of American history and the troubles, injustices and tribulations of the people who lived through it. With its superb acting, rich characterizations and intuitive direction, this is a poetic, deeply touching tale of human fortitude: a triumph of the human spirit that will inspire generations to come
Cataloging source
IAY
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Virgil Harper; editor, Susan Heick; narrator, Miguel Rodriguez; music, Marcos Loya
Language note
In English with some Spanish
PerformerNote
Jose Alcala, Rose Portillo, Marco Rodriquez, Daniel Valdez
Runtime
99
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
--and the earth did not swallow him, American Playhouse Theatrical Films presents a production of KPBS and Severo Perez Films ; produced by Paul Espinosa ; written and directed by Severo Perez, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Adapted from the novel: --y no se lo tragó la tierra / by Tomás Rivera; translations have also been published as --and the earth did not devour him, --and the earth did not part, and This migrant earth
  • "Best of the Fest, Santa Barbara and Minneapolis Film Festivals"--Container
  • Originally produced for television
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
35979907
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (99 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996.
  • Common Reading Program, 2015-2016.
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
--and the earth did not swallow him, American Playhouse Theatrical Films presents a production of KPBS and Severo Perez Films ; produced by Paul Espinosa ; written and directed by Severo Perez, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Adapted from the novel: --y no se lo tragó la tierra / by Tomás Rivera; translations have also been published as --and the earth did not devour him, --and the earth did not part, and This migrant earth
  • "Best of the Fest, Santa Barbara and Minneapolis Film Festivals"--Container
  • Originally produced for television
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
35979907
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (99 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996.
  • Common Reading Program, 2015-2016.
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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