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El favor de los santos / a production of KRWG Television 22 ; NMSU Board of Regents.

Format Video (DVD)
Publication InfoPrinceton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2004.
Description1 videodisc (57 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Subject(s)
Other author/creatorOviedo, Daisy.
Other author/creatorEscandón, Ralph.
Other author/creatorAguilar Melantzón, Ricardo.
Other author/creatorKRWG-TV (Television station : Las Cruces, N.M.)
Other author/creatorNew Mexico State University.
Other author/creatorNew Mexico State University. University Art Gallery.
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Variant title Title on disc label and container: Favor de los santos : the sacred iconography of ratablos and exvotos
Abstract Pilgrimage, procession, and the creation of home altars or shrines are ancient religious practices that still endure today. One tradition in the Americas evolved from native cultures encountering the small devotional saint paintings used to help convert the native peoples to Catholicism during the Conquest. These are retablos, which feature specific images believed to provide protection, health, and prosperity, and ex-votos, small devotional paintings related to a personal crisis, requesting a favor, or offering thanks. Today, they are attracting interest for what they tell us about the lives, culture, and communities of the people who made and used them, and how those traditions carry on today. These humble utilitarian objects are increasingly admired for their spiritual power and energy.
General noteThis disc has been recorded using DVD-R equipment and may not play in all DVD players.
General noteOriginally produced for television in 2000.
CreditsProducer/editor, Moses Shumow ; photographer, Hugo Pérez.
Performer Narrators, Daisy Oviedo and Ralph Escandón; Spanish narrator, Ricardo Aguilar-Melantzón; commentators include Solange Alberro, Felicita Cruz Gonzales, Manuel Olimón Nolasco, Ramón Gutiérrez, Marcus B. Burke, Elizabeth N. C. Zarur, Silvia Marinas, Charles Lovell, Marco Oviedo, Pedro Marroquin Abiles, Severino Salazar, Alberto Paredes, Henry Narvaez, Carolyn Romero, Vic Padilla, Eustace Lambert, Casimiro Roca, Diego Leonardo Rivera Redondo, Ruth Rose, Refugio I. Rochin.
Date/time/place of a event noteExhibit "El Favor de los Santos: The Retablo Collection of New Mexico State University" co-curators Charles Lovell, Elizabeth N.C. Zarur, Elin Luque, Michele Beltran, at the University Art Gallery, Williams Hall from November 21 through February 7, 2000.
Technical detailsDVD.
LanguageIn English and Spanish with English subtitles.
Publisher numberFFH 30185 Films for the Humanities & Sciences

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