THE ART OF RESISTANCE

THE ART OF RESISTANCE

    Price: $265.00

    Code: 1988
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Susana Ortiz
    1994, 26 minutes
    Purchase: $265 Classroom Rental: $70


    Surveys the contemporary Chicano art movement by tracing its development during the height of Chicano political activism in the late Sixties and Seventies, blending archival footage with interviews with the artists and samples of their work, including photographs, murals, graphics, films, paintings, and ephemeral art. In explaining how the socio-political climate and events such as the Chicano Moratorium, the United Farm Workers struggle, and political prisoners' defense campaigns influenced their art, the artists also discuss related issues such as Mexican-Americans' struggle for civil rights and their quest for ethnic identity amid a bilingual and bicultural community.


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    * * * Good "...well developed, and the artists are articulate and interesting...should be an effective discussion generator in college and high school libraries." - Video Rating Guide for Libraries

    "...an intriguing introduction to an artistic, cultural, and political movement." - School Library Journal