ERIC Number: ED111544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Toward the Development of a Raza Cinema.
Camplis, Francisco X.
Chicano teatro, poetry, and art appear to be more developed forms of Chicano cultural expression. Chicano literature and film are just getting off the ground. Film is the least developed of the two, primarily because it is an expensive medium. However, this medium can be a tool for social change. "Raza Cinema" could Conceivably include in addition to Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Native Americans, and Latinos, Cuban filmmakers residing in the United States who are in agreement with the struggle for liberation of Raza politically, philosophically, and aesthetically. Raza Cinema could also reach out internationally and form linkages with other Mexicanos and Latin Americanos and other Third World oppressed peoples struggling for liberation. Therefore, this paper discusses some of the background, ideas, and ingredients necessary for the development of Raza Cinema. Brief comments on 3 Chicano films are given: (1) "Yo Soy Chicano", (2) an untitled short color film on the theme of drugs, and (3) "I Am Joaquin". (Author/NQ)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Communications, Change Strategies, Cultural Exchange, Educational Theories, Films, Information Dissemination, Mexican Americans, Social Change
Not available separately, see RC 008 720
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicano Fellows, Stanford, CA.