Que ‘Hubo my peeps! Your Tia Tenopia here, and this week we have new cinema, history and art on Latinopia!
In cinema we showcase a new work by veteran documentary film makers Paul Espinosa and Mark Day. Paul is renowned for such classic PBS documentaries on La Raza as “The Hunt for Pancho Villa” and “The Lemon Grove Incident.” Mark Day has been previously featured on Latinopia for his documentary “The San Patricios” which we reprise ‘pa que no se les olvide–so you can check it out again! But these two fierce film makers have now joined forces to create a new documentary on a legendary San Diego Chicano music group, Los Alacranes (The Scorpions). Check out “Rising Souls, Singing Scorpions.” YHD (y Hablando de) the filmmakers are trying to raise funds to complete this important doc. Check out their website www.chunkyfilm.com to see how you can help them out!
In a Moment in Time, we go back to 1974, to a time when around 100 Chicano theater companies from throughout the United States participated in an international festival of theater companies from all over Latin America that was held in Mexico. The culmination of the festival was performances by Chicano teatros at the Teotihuacan, an ancient and revered archeological site outside of Mexico City. Check out this fascinating moment in our history. And in art, we visit a new interview with acclaimed poet and artist, el maestro, José Montoya, in his own words.