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Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month: Videos

Find Films at Gordon Library

Find Films in the WPI Library Search

To find films at the Gordon Library:

  • Enter your keywords into WPI Library Search
  • On the search results page, click on Resource Type on the left, and then select the Videos filter
  • To limit your search to online videos, go to the Availability filter on the left and select Available online
  • To limit your search to dvds, go to the Availability filter on the left and select Available on shelf

Online Videos: Academic Video Online (AVON)

Academic Video Online

You can find videos on Hispanic and Latinx history and culture in Academic Video Online (AVON), the library's primary databases for online videos. Videos in this database are available to current WPI students, faculty, and staff. Here are some example films available in AVON: 

Online Videos: YouTube


YouTube offers some free documentaries on Hispanic and Latinx heritage. Here are some examples: 

Poetry Video

Video Spotlight: Ada Limón 

Ada Limón is a Mexican-American poet who was born in 1976 in Sonoma, California. This poem speaks to the return of hope each spring - Instructions on Not Giving Up -

Patient, plodding, a green skin
growing over whatever winter did to us, a return
to the strange idea of continuous living despite
the mess of us, the hurt, the empty.

You can watch Limon in this PBS recording available in Academic Video Online:  A Poet's Take on Looking to Language for 'Radical Hope'. In this 2018 recording, she says, "I believe people are reading more poetry because we distrust the diatribe, the easy answer, the argument that holds only one note. Poetry makes its music from specificity and empathy. It speaks to the whole complex notion of what it means to be human." 

DVDs at Gordon Library

DVDs at Gordon Library

DVDs at Gordon Library can be borrowed for 7 days at a time. Here are some examples of DVDs available at the library;