Americas (1993)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Gender Issues, Politics & Government, Social History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith

This ten-part PBS series examines the constantly shifting social, political, and economic forces at work in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean basin. Viewers are taken behind the scenes to gain a historical perspective on the turmoil that has developed in these countries. Experts share their opinions on how these countries' leaders might better manage the unique challenges they encounter as they govern their diverse citizenry. This episode looks at Chilean women's efforts to organize themselves during Pinochet's rule to improve their social standing and obtain more help for their families.