THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: RICARDO ROMO ON MARIO LONGORIA AND LATINOS IN AMERICAN FOOTBALL, RAY TELLES ON THE STORM THAT SWEPT MEXICO AND ON THE ROLE OF THE DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER AND THE ART OF ELSA FLORES ALMARAZ PARTS ONE AND TWO.
This week’s Latinopia covers cinema, football and art. Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report brings us an interview with Dr. Mario Longoria whose recent book Latinos in American Football: Pathbreakers on the Gridiron, 1927 to the Present chronicles decades of Latinos excelling in the sport of football.
Documentary filmmaker Ray Telles whose films include work on the mainstays of public broadcasting Frontline, National Geographic and American Masters as well as numerous documentaries about Latinos. In this video interview with Ray, he talks about the making of his epic two-hour documentary on the Mexican Revolution, The Winds that Swept Mexico. Accompanying this is Ray talking about the role of the Latino documentary filmmaker.
Also this week, we visit with artist Elsa Flores Almaraz, widow of Carlos Almaraz, as she talks about her own artistic trajectory on the occasion of her one-woman show at the South Pasadena art gallery. This is a video two-parter, be sure to catch both of them!
Enjoy your week on Latinopia.