Independent Visions Film series
Cal State L.A. Presents the
What & Who:
"Indigenous PeopleÂs Day." October 11. In defiance of Columbus Day, this event will explore the struggles and stories of indigenous communities from the Americas. The event will feature a screening of the two films, The Couple in the Cage and Columbus on Trial, followed by a discussion with Richard T. Rodriguez, assistant professor of Chicano Studies at Cal State L.A. Columbus on Trial is directed by Lourdes Portillo, 1993, 18 minutes. The Couple in the Cage is directed by Coco Fusco and Paula Heredia, 1993, 30 minutes.
"Viva La Causa!: 500 Years of Chicano History." October 18. Based on the book, 500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures, this two-part video presents a comprehensive history of the Mexican American people. Directed by Elizabeth Martinez, 1995, 60 minutes.
"Roots in the Sand." November 8. This film challenges prevailing impressions of the rugged frontier by enriching the landscape with stalwart Sikh, Muslim and Hindu settlers in a Mexican-Punjabi version of the ÂTaming of the Wild West.Â Directed by Jayasri Majumdar Hart, 1998, 57 minutes.
"Camp Arirang." November 15. For decades, thousands of Korean women have been working as prostitutes for American soldiers. This film explores the lives of these women and their fatherless Amerasian children who live in U.S. camp towns throughout South Korea. Directed by Diana S. Lee and Grace Yoon Kyung Lee, 1995, 28 minutes.
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