VILLAGE FIRE AND BRACEROS.
This week our featured videos are in cinema and literature. In cinema we visit with John Valadez, an accomplished documentary filmmaker who got his start in filmmaking at the New York Tisch School of Cinema. Latinopia was surprised to hear, however, that what inspired him to become a filmmaker was an epiphany he had while attending a village bonfire in India. In literature we feature California poet Diana García reading at the USC Flor y Canto Literary Festival convened on the campus of USC in September of 2010. She reads selections from her eight-part poem “Bittersweet Harvest,” an homage to the lives of Mexican field hands who were part of the infamous “Bracero Program” of the 1950s.
Also this week, watch for a new photo from Angela Ortiz, a new Arnie and Porfi cartoon from Sergio Hernández as well as more of the on-going saga of Zombie Mex Diaries. And if you missed it, we’re keeping the interview with social activist and labor organizer Dolores Huerta front and center, check out “Latinopia Event 1966 UFW Peregrinación.”
Enjoy this week on Latinopia!