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Screening of "Singing Our Way to Freedom" and Discussion with Paul Espinosa and Quetzal Flores
Screening of "Singing Our Way to Freedom" and Discussion with Paul Espinosa and Quetzal Flores
WhenFriday, June 28, 2019, 12 – 2 PM
CategoriesFilms, Lectures & Discussions
SponsorAmerican History Museum
VenueAmerican History Museum
Event LocationHall of Music
CostFree
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This feature length documentary film is a multilayered portrait of Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez – musician, composer and community activist from San Diego. From the early days of the Chicano civil rights movement alongside Cesar Chavez through recent immigrants’ rights protests, Chunky has used music to energize our political imagination in the struggle for social justice. Award-winning filmmaker and producer Paul Espinosa  examines how Chunky’s inspiring career as a musician is interwoven with the broader history of the Chicano movement, a cultural movement nearly forgotten today. A portrait of one charismatic musician and activist allows us to revisit this pivotal era in American history and to provoke dialogue about the many hurdles that had to be overcome to gain equal rights for Mexican Americans.

Enjoy a post-screening discussion with filmmaker Paul Espinosa and Grammy Award-winning musician-composer Quetzal Flores who scored Singing Our Way to Freedom.

Websitechunkyfilm.com
Printed: Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 2:26 PM PST