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Valdez, Luis

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La Bamba by Luis Valdez( Visual )

60 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,139 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 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoot suit( Visual )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 972 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 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of three plays by the author
Luis Valdez--early works : Actos, Bernabé, and Pensamiento serpentino by Luis Valdez( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of plays and a narrative poem by Luis Valdez
New American dramatists, 1960-1980 by Ruby Cohn( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bettina Gray speaks with Luis Valdez( Visual )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 358 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 301 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
Zoot suit by Luis Valdez( Recording )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 275 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
Mummified deer and other plays by Luis Valdez( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 255 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
Zoot suit by Luis Valdez( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on the events surrounding the Sleepy Lagoon Murder Trial of 1942 and the ensuing Zoot Suit Riots that turned Los Angeles into a bloody war zone, this is a gritty and vivid depiction of the horrifying violence and racism suffered by young Mexican Americans on the home front during World War II. Valdez's cadre of young urban characters struggle with the stereotypes and generalizations of America's dominant culture, the questions of assimilation and patriotism, and a desire to rebel against the mainstream pressures that threaten to wipe them out."
The five suns : a sacred history of Mexico by Patricia Amlin( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 241 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
Popol vuh( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An animated videorecording which uses original images drawn by the Quiché Maya Indians in the seventh century on funerary pottery to illustrate the Popol vuh, which is the sacred book of the Maya and includes their creation story and birth of the hero twins
Actos by Luis Valdez( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Mineros( Visual )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 188 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 for non-discriminatory, fair labor practices in the copper industry, including their efforts to receive wages and benefits equal to those of white workers resulted in strikes, forcing the Phelps-Dodge Corporation to recognize their union after World War II
Cruz Reynoso : sowing the seeds of justice( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 135 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
Popol vuh : sacred book of the Quiché Maya( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 126 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
La Pastorela = The shepherds' tale( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in and around San Juan Bautista Mission, La Pastorela is a musical retelling of the shepherds' journey to Bethlehem to see the Christ Child. We see the play through the eyes of a young Chicana. In her surrealistic dream, she makes the journey with the shepherds
Willie Velasquez : your vote is your voice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 98 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
Pensamiento serpentino : a Chicano approach to the theater of reality by Luis Valdez( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Zoot suit and other plays
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Luis Valdez Amerikaans filmregisseur

Luis Valdez réalisateur américain

Luis Valdez regista statunitense

Luis Valdez US-amerikanischer Dramatiker, Schriftsteller und Produzent

Valdez, Luis Miguel.

Valdez, Luis Miguel 1940-...

Луис Валдез

سیلوا والدز

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