Viva Los Icons: Journey of the Chicano Art Movement
Actor Jesse Borrego (Blood in Blood Out) travels with artist Adan Hernandez to meet Fans, Artist, Poets, and Musicians to gain support for the first Chicano Fine Arts Museum. Their goal is to teach today’s youth about the Chicano Icons who have paved the way for them to become Icons of their own.
About The Project
On our Journey to Albuqerque, New Mexico, I decided to ask the question that has been the fuel behind The Chicano movement and this documentary. “What does it mean to be Chicano?” As a young filmmaker from San Antonio, Texas; I have never had the pleasure of being able to identify myself as Mexican, or American. I have been stuck somewhere in the abyss, with no identity.
Growing up, my school textbooks never taught me about the history behind the Chicano civil rights movements, the pride that flows from generation to generation, and the remnants of our culture that still remain through the lands of Aztlan. It has become my mission to further my education through the Chicanos I meet and to use my art to help get their Untold Stories out to the mainstream public.
Our main goal is to enlighten the world on the Chicano Icons that had to endure oppression, which has allowed the youth of today to stand on the shoulders of their Chicano ancestors.
The best way to share stories, is through the ART!
from left to right: ADAN HERNANDEZ, ERIC “CHRISTO” MARTINEZ, JIMMY SANTIAGO BACA, EDUARDO ANTONIO TOBIAS, JESSE BORREGO, STEVE
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