Singing our Way to Freedom

Feature | Unrated | 87 min

Showings

AMC Fashion Valley 18 Screen 1 Fri, Mar 23 10:00 PM
AMC Fashion Valley 18 Screen 1 Sat, Mar 24 5:00 PM
AMC Fashion Valley 18 Screen 1 Sun, Mar 25 1:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Frontera Filmmakers
Release Year:2017
Runtime:87
Genre:Documentary
Production Country:USA
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew
Director:Paul Espinosa

Description

A multilayered portrait of San Diego musician, composer and community activist, Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez. The film chronicles Chunky’s remarkable life events from his humble beginnings as a farmworker in Blythe, California to receiving the National Heritage Fellowship at the Library of Congress in Washington DC in 2013. Despite the major social transformations that occurred in San Diego during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and 70s, much of that history is scarcely known today, particularly the contributions made by young Chicanos. A portrait of one charismatic musician and activist allows us to revisit this pivotal era of American history and to provoke dialogue about the many hurdles that had to be overcome to gain equal rights for Latinos in today’s society. Frontera Filmmakers Film Showcase.