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    Borders, batons locos and barrios: Space as Signifier in Chicano Cinema.


    Leen, Catherine (2004) Borders, batons locos and barrios: Space as Signifier in Chicano Cinema. NUI Maynooth Papers in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, 11. pp. 1-24.

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    Abstract

    Chicano cinema emerged as a tool for social and cultural change at a pivotal moment in both North American and Latin American history. The first Chicano films were screened as the Chicano Movement gained impetus, following the foundation of the Farm Worker Press under the guidance of Cesar Chavez and the establishment of the first Chicano Theatre, El Teatro Campesino, by Luis Valdez in the mid-1960s. In his 1975 essay on the early years of Chicano cinema, Francisco X. Camplis sugggests that a valuable model is provided by Latin American revolutionary cinema.He cites Fernando Solanas and Octavio Getino's Toward a Third Cinema as an important signpost for Chicano filmmakers in its emphasis on creating a counter cultural cinema that represented the experiences of a previously overlooked people.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Borders; batos locos; barrios; Chicano Cinema;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures > Spanish
    Item ID: 817
    Depositing User: Helen O'Connor
    Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2007
    Journal or Publication Title: NUI Maynooth Papers in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
    Publisher: NUI Maynooth Papers in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
    Refereed: Yes
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