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Singing Our Way to Freedom
ShowtimesOctober 13:7:00 pm
13th Latin American and Spanish Film Week
A Celebration of the Arts in the Hispanic World
Singing Our Way to Freedom is a vibrant, multilayered look at the life of the Chicano musician, composer and community activist, Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez. As a young man in the 1960s, Chunky joined the picket lines in the California fields with Cesar Chavez, demanding justice and better wages for farmworkers. Early on, he discovered that the music he was creating could be a powerful weapon in creating social change and overcoming prejudice and racism. The film chronicles Chunky’s life from his humble beginnings as a farmworker in Blythe, California to the dramatic moment when he received one of his nation’s highest musical honors at the Library of Congress in Washington DC in 2013.
No comps or 10 passes will be accepted for these screenings