With the explosion of the Spanish-speaking population in the US, the series provides a timely basis for both Hispanics and non-Hispanics to understand this dramatically expanding culture. Using a variety of film techniques, THE BURIED MIRROR is a dramatic and gripping recreation of history.
Program 2: La Batalla De Los Dioses. Fuentes retraces the indigenous world through its pyramids and sculptures. The return of their blond, exiled god, Quetzalcoatl, was forecast for the very year Cortes reached its shores.
Program 3: La Edad De Oro. The colonies brought Spain (and ultimately Europe ) enormous treasures: gold, silver, chocolate, tomatoes, the potato. Yet Spain’s most powerful ruler, Philip II, lived in austere solitude in a cell-like study.
Program 4: El Precio De La Libertad. Every year a million Mexicans gather in the great central square of their capital to celebrate El Grito, the cry for Independence . Fuentes crosses the Andes to follow the steps of the great liberators, Bolívar and San Martin.
Program 5: Las Tres Hispanidades. Spain, Latin America and the Hispanic communities in the United States all have undergone enormous changes. Fuentes comments on the traditions which Hispanic immigrants bring to the US in art, music and dance, respect for family ties distinct hallmarks of the Spanish-speaking world.