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1981 | B/N | 103 min

A group of Latinos living in East L.A. in the 1940s is accused of murder; this provokes a series of riots and fuels racist attitudes toward the Latino community, which is viewed with resentment and distrust by the police and white people in the area. The film uses a theatrical aesthetic: the narrator is the mythical character of El Pachuco who uses Chicano language and boogie music to reveal the sensibility of the Latino community in wartime USA.


Country: Estados Unidos
Direction: Valdez; Luis
Script: Valdez; Luis
Production: Burrell; Peter, Brecher; Kenneth, Davidson; Gordon, Esparza; Phil, P Wingate; William
Photography: Myers; David
Sound: K Kean; John
Music: Valdéz; Daniel
Cast:Valdéz; Daniel, Aidman; Charles, Franco; Abel, Martínez; Alma, James Olmos; Edward, Ontiveros; Lupe, X Mccarthy; Francis
Participation year at FICM: 2011

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