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Valdez, Luis

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Coco by Lee Unkrich( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history
La Bamba by Luis Valdez( Visual )

63 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biographical story of Ritchie Valens and his rise from field laborer to a famous rock and roll singer who died tragically at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper
Aztlan: an anthology of Mexican American literature by Luis Valdez( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoot suit by Luis Valdez( Visual )

26 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawyers seek justice for a group of Mexican-Americans being sent to prison. Based on the Sleepy Lagoon murder case and the zoot suit riots of 1940s Los Angeles
Zoot suit and other plays by Luis Valdez( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I don't have to show you no stinking badges!: A middle-aged Chicano couple make their living as "King and Queen of the Hollywood Extras," playing non-speaking roles as maids, gardeners and the like. The couple have been very successful, and have achieved the American Dream-- owning a home and swimming pool, and putting their daughter through medical school and their son into Harvard. The major conflict arises when Sonny, alienated from the Ivy League reality, comes home from Harvard unexpectedly and announces that he has dropped-out. To make matters worse, he decides he will become a Hollywood actor. Will Sonny be fated to play sterotypical bit parts like his parents?
Luis Valdez--early works : Actos, Bernabé, and Pensamiento serpentino by Luis Valdez( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of plays and a narrative poem by Luis Valdez
Necessary theater : six plays about the Chicano experience( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of plays by Chicano authors includes biographies of the playwrights, production histories of the plays, and critical commentary
Zoot suit by Luis Valdez( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This bilingual edition of Zoot Suit combines the original English-language version with the first-ever Spanish translation of the critically acclaimed play by Luis Valdez, a work that cracked open the depiction of Chicanos on the stage, challenging viewers to revisit a troubled moment in our nation's history. From the moment the myth-infused character of El Pachuco burst onto the stage, literally cutting his way through the drop curtain with a switchblade, Luis Valdez spurred a revolution in Chicano theater."
New American dramatists, 1960-1980 by Ruby Cohn( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mummified deer and other plays by Luis Valdez( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mundo Mata is the long-awaited drama of unionizing farm workers battling the agribusiness power structure in California in a time when Mexican Americans are being sent off to battle brown-skinned enemies in Vietnam. Valdez assesses the toll that families have to pay to remain united against divisive forces. It all comes down to Reymundo, the antihero, who in the end must weigh existential and political questions." "The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa, Valdez's re-worked first play, still holds all the vision, spunk, and innovation of the young playwright. Injecting black humor into domestic drama, disembodied heads talk, mothers exchange roles with the patriarch, Pachucos banter, and sell-outs become the mouthpieces for an oppressed community."--Jacket
Bettina Gray speaks with Luis Valdez( Visual )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bettina Gray interviews Luis Valdez, the celebrated founder of the Teatro Campesino, the West Coast theatrical group that has given voice to the struggles of Chicano farm workers. As a child, Valdez picked fruit alongside his father in California's fertile valleys. In this program, he describes how he became a playwright and director and explains how his plays retrace the experience of Chicano families
U.S.-Mexican War 1846-1848( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1845, President John Tyler signed a Congressional resolution to annex Texas, and by 1846, 4,000 troops were on the Rio Grande. Shortly thereafter, President James Polk proposed that Mexico sell its northern half to the U.S. Hostilities commenced and the U.S. crossed the border to occupy Matamoras, U.S. warships landed troops at Veracruz, who fought their way overland to Mexico City. Santa Anna led a defending army, but the Mexicans were overwhelmed. In the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico sold its northern territories to the U.S. for $15 million. For Mexico, the war was a traumatic event that resulted in the loss of many lives, half its territory, and a great deal of pride and hope for the future. However, it brought together a people who still were struggling with what it meant to be Mexican, just 20 years after achieving independence from Spain. This film examines both sides of a conflict that changed the shape of nations and left a legacy that endures to this day
Popol vuh( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the creation myth of the Quiché Maya of ancient Guatemala. Gives life to the mystic history and art of the Maya, using animated drawings taken directly from classic Maya pottery
Zoot suit by Luis Valdez( Recording )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a drama examining the zoot suit culture of the 1940s, against the backdrop of the Sleepy Lagoon murder case. The trial prompted riots in Los Angeles when three young Chicanos were railroaded. Includes big band music and traditional Latin songs
The five suns : a sacred history of Mexico by Patricia Amlin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the Aztec religion. Animated with illustrations painted in the style of native Mexican people of the sixteenth century
Actos by Luis Valdez( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten-year-old Liam is stunned to learn that his perfect family is about to be ruined when his parents announce that they are getting a divorce
Willie Velasquez : your vote is your voice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political empowerment for Latinos in the United States has always been difficult. A Mexican-American butcher's son from Texas, Willie Velasquez questioned the lack of Latino representation in his city's government, propelling him into a lifelong battle to gain political equality for Latinos. This documentary examines obstacles Latinos had to overcome to obtain representation, and addresses issues facing Latinos today
Los Mineros( Visual )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows and tells the history, spanning nearly fifty years, of the Mexican American miners in the Morenci and Clifton region, Arizona, and their union's battle non-discriminatory, fair labor practices in the copper industry
Cruz Reynoso : sowing the seeds of justice( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During his extraordinary life, Cruz Reynoso has been one of those rare individuals who are not only shaped by history-they make history. Sowing the Seeds of Justice paints a portrait of Cruz Reynoso, a man who felt the sting of injustice as a child and later, as a lawyer, judge and teacher, fought for over five decades to eradicate discrimination and inequality for all. Sowing the Seeds of Justice begins with Cruz Reynoso's childhood where he was born into a Spanish-speaking farm worker family of eleven children. It shows his struggle to be educated, leading to his graduation from Pomona College in 1953 and from UC Berkeley Law School in 1958. He then became the first Latino Director of California Rural Legal Assistance and later one of the first Latino law professors in the country beginning his academic career at the University of New Mexico Law School. His ascent to the California Supreme Court was a singular achievement, when he was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as the first Latino justice on that bench. Then in a heated recall campaign whose central issue was the death penalty, Reynoso and two other justices lost their seats. As Vice Chair on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, he provided leadership in the only investigation of voting rights abuses in the 2000 election in Florida. He received the country's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, for his lifelong devotion to public service and today at 78, he continues to teach law at UC Davis Law School and to actively participate in community organizations throughout the state of California."--Publisher description
Pensamiento serpentino : a Chicano approach to the theater of reality by Luis Valdez( )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Zoot suit and other plays
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Luis Valdez Amerikaans filmregisseur

Luis Valdez director de cine estadounidense

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Luis Valdez réalisateur américain

Luis Valdez regista statunitense

Luis Valdez regizor de film american

Luis Valdez US-amerikanischer Dramatiker, Schriftsteller und Produzent

Valdez, Luis Miguel.

Valdez, Luis Miguel 1940-...

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