The Revolution Will… and Mal Ojo Productions present:
Footprints on the Asphalt and other films
A film screening and discussion with filmmaker, Elias Serna.
Wednesday, August, 26th, 2009 7:30 pm -9:30pm
In the Project Room, Studio #2 in the 1629 Building at 18th St.
18th St. Arts Complex
1639 18th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404
Originally an MFA thesis film (UCLA), Footprints on the Asphalt, (Elias Serna, 44min. 2002). surveys political causes over three recent decades. Featuring interviews with activists, scholars and artists, the film guides us through Chicano/Latino /creative positions on issues such as Vietnam, policing, the war in Central America, Chicano Stuidies, Affirmative Action, Proposition 187, the Zapatista rebellion and media criminalization. Raza activism, the film suggests, has left “footprints on the asphalt” text of history, by reclaiming public space and leaving reminders of how agency is enacted in unconventional yet creative ways.
Reel Polemic: The Visual Rhetoric of Medium Cool, Year of the Pig and 3rd Cinema, (Elias Serna, 12min, 2009) A documentary film essay that explores political violence in 1960’s film.
Decolonize (Elias Serna, 4 min., 2008) Music video for the band, Aztlan Underground.
This program is organized by Sandra de la Loza as part of her project, The Revolution Will… that she is producing during her artist residency at 18th St. Arts Complex.
Also, if you didn’t get to check out or hear, her installation at the opening, it is open for view M-F from 11am-5pm until September 26th.