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The Resource Wings of resistance : the giant kites of Guatemala, Christopher Ornelas, Scott Skinner, Victorino Tejaxún Alquijay

Wings of resistance : the giant kites of Guatemala, Christopher Ornelas, Scott Skinner, Victorino Tejaxún Alquijay

Label
Wings of resistance : the giant kites of Guatemala
Title
Wings of resistance
Title remainder
the giant kites of Guatemala
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Ornelas, Scott Skinner, Victorino Tejaxún Alquijay
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Every year in the highlands of Guatemala, the town of Sumpango celebrates Day of the Dead by flying kites. The kites are massive, the largest measuring 45 feet in diameter. Smaller kites, close 20 feet in height, are flown in a death-defying race down the side of a mountain. From a distance, the kites appear luminous and blissful, but the radiant colors of the kites mask an ominous subtext. On closer inspection, the images on the sails depict people in agony and torment: mutilated bodies, mass burials, kidnappings, and rivers of blood. In graphic illustration, the kites allude to the dark and painful history of Guatemala's 30-year civil war. Originally centered on remembering the dead, the kite festival has become a way for the indigenous community to heal itself from the trauma of the war. Wings of Resistance examines the politics and art of the giant kites, placing this Guatemalan tradition in the context of international kite cultures. The contributors include Alison Fujino, Christopher Ornelas, Jose Sainz, Scott Skinner, and Victorino Tejaxun"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ornelas, Christopher
Dewey number
629.133/32
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL759.4.G9
LC item number
O76 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Skinner, Scott
  • Tejaxún, Victorino Alquijay
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kites
  • Folk art
  • Art
  • ART
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Art
  • Folk art
  • Kites
  • Guatemala
Label
Wings of resistance : the giant kites of Guatemala, Christopher Ornelas, Scott Skinner, Victorino Tejaxún Alquijay
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1305/2533693/image/lgcover.3464725.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Accompanying material
1 videodisc (4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
  • volume
  • videodisc
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • txt
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn779244568
Dimensions
28 cm +
Dimensions
other
Extent
102 pages
Isbn
9780615551548
Lccn
2012026094
Media category
  • unmediated
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
  • v
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)779244568
  • (Sirsi) a1704189
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Wings of resistance : the giant kites of Guatemala, Christopher Ornelas, Scott Skinner, Victorino Tejaxún Alquijay
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1305/2533693/image/lgcover.3464725.jpg
Publication
Accompanying material
1 videodisc (4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
  • volume
  • videodisc
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • txt
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn779244568
Dimensions
28 cm +
Dimensions
other
Extent
102 pages
Isbn
9780615551548
Lccn
2012026094
Media category
  • unmediated
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
  • v
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)779244568
  • (Sirsi) a1704189
Video recording format
DVD

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