Symbols of Resistance
Symbols of Resistance

Symbols of Resistance

A Tribute to the Martyrs of the Chicano Movement

PM Video

POLITICAL SCIENCE

1 Pages, 5.5 x 7.5

Formats: DVD

DVD, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: December 2017

ISBN 9781629635040

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

PM Press (Dec 2017)
Freedom Archives

Price: $19.95
 
 

Overview

Untold stories of the Chicano Movement with a focus on events in Colorado and New Mexico

This illuminating film explores student activism, the effect of police repression, and how issues of identity, land, and community still resonate in the Chicano struggles of today. Through interviews and rare footage, Symbols of Resistances offers a window into a dynamic moment in history and movement building. Interviews include prominent Chicana leader Priscilla Falcón, lawyer Francisco "Kiko" Martínez, organizer Ricardo Romero, former director of El Pueblo History Museum Deborah Espinosa, and veteran reporter Juan Espinosa. Closed captions and with Spanish subtitles.

Reviews

 "We are indebted to the recent documentary Symbols of Resistance for bringing to life courageous student leaders in Colorado engaged in the newly formed Chicano movement for respect and justice."  —Kathleen Cleaver 

"Symbols of Resistance is an important contribution to the critical understanding of the 1960s/1970s Chicano Movement."  —Dr. Carlos Muñoz, Jr., author, Youth, Identity, Power: The Chicano Movement

"This is a brilliant project of un-forgetting the paradigm shifting Chicana/o movement of the 1960s and 1970s, essential history to be celebrated and emulated."  —Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, author, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

"Symbols of Resistance is a reminder that struggles for justice demand determination and commitment, and sometimes even lives." —Ron Jacobs, counterpunch.org

Author Biography

The Freedom Archives is a non-profit media archive located in San Francisco, dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of historical audio and video documenting progressive movements and culture from the 1960s to the present.