Posts Tagged ‘documentary’

Herminda de la Victoria Siempre en Nuestra Memoria

March 16, 2015

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Victor Jara dedica esta cancion a la guagua(bebe)Herminda que fallecio por una bala disparada por los Carabineros.

Este en un excelente documental sobre La Poblacion Herminda de la Victoria

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtkEcRCScs8

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Unforgivable Blackness: Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

July 4, 2014

For those who love history, sports and boxing, here is one of the best documentaries ever made on Jack Johnson.


To read more about this great documentary by Ken Burns, check out this link where it has a lot of great information on Mr. Johnson and on the film.
http://www.pbs.org/unforgivableblackness/index.html

On a side note, it is time for President Obama to posthumous pardon Jack Johnson. It is such a disgrace that we are in 2014 and we haven’t pardon Mr. Johnson. The Mann Act was clearly the only way they could destroy Jack Johnson. Here is a link where you can read the letter that Senators Harry Reid and John McCain wrote to Pres. Obama last year in the 100th anniversary of being wrongfully convicted for breaking the Mann Act:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/02/13/1277316/-Senators-Reid-and-McCain-Ask-President-Obama-to-Pardon-Jack-Johnson#

The Documentary That FIFA and Brazil Don’t Want You To See Regarding The World Cup

June 16, 2014

For those who are not familiar about the movement going on in Brazil that protest the World Cup, this is a great documentary that will give one a solid background over what is currently happening in the streets of Brazil.

It is a well done documentary that exposes the issues of gentrification, displacement and the injustices that come with hosting a world cup or the olympic games.

Enjoy the documentary and spread this video to your family and friends.

The 20th Anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s Death

April 5, 2014

Today is the 20th death anniversary of Kurt Cobain. To remember the life of Kurt Cobain, I came across this documentary that chronicles Cobain’s last 48 hours.
Enjoy it for those who have not seen it.

The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

April 4, 2014


Today is the death anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. To remember his legacy I came across this well done documentary that explains how the FBI assassinated MLK. Check it out and share it to those who may find it useful.

Chicano! Documentary on Cesar Chavez and The UFW

March 31, 2014

Today is Cesar Chavez birthday. He would have been 87 years old. In the spirit of Cesar Chavez, I want to share this great documentary with you all.
PBS producers did a great job at putting this documentary together. Those who have seen the Cesar Chavez movie or plan on seeing it, will see some of the events in this documentary being shown in the movie.
For those not familiar with this documentary, please share it with others.
Here is what I wrote about Cesar Chavez couple years ago along with some of my favorite Cesar Chavez quotes:
https://victorjara42.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/cesar-chavezpresente/

Long Live Eazy E!

March 26, 2014

Today is the death anniversary of Eric Lynn Wright famously known in the hip hop and music industry as Eazy E.
As I remember Eazy E, I am quickly taken back to last year’s Rock the Bells, where I saw him performed even though it was through a hologram.
I am including this documentary for those who wish to get to know more about Eazy E.



And finally, here is one of my favorite Bone Thugs songs. As we remember Eazy E on his death anniversary let us bump this song in honor of Eazy.

Landfill Harmonic–The Amazing Documentary

December 14, 2012
Landfill Harmonic is an upcoming documentary that tells the story of an amazing musical orchestra from Cateura, Paraguay where the youth play instruments made by recycle materials (trash). The instruments are jaw dropping incredible!The music is beautiful! The story is amazing! I can’t wait to see the full length documentary. In the meantime, here is a sneak peek.

Here is another video that talks about the program, Los Sonidos de la Tierra, which is the musical program that the youth in Cateura are a part of.

Remembering the East L.A. Walkouts of 1968 with this great documentary–Taking Back The Schools

March 7, 2012
On March 6, 1968, students from East L.A. High Schools walked out to protest the lack of attention that the LAUSD was putting in the issues affecting high school Chicanos. Students wanted the school board members to pay attention to their demands of a better quality of education for all Chicanos.

The walkouts of March 6th sparked the consciousness of not only high school Chicanos but the community as a whole. PBS put out this great documentary, CHICANO! Taking Back The Schools and one can see how the walkouts of 1968 play a huge role in the lives of several high school students and how students supported Sal Castro, a beloved high school teacher who supported the students in the walkouts. The documentary also shows how the FBI and sheriffs infiltrated a lot of student groups especially the Brown Berets. I recommend this great documentary for those interested in education and especially high school teachers.

See this great documentary and feel free to share it with others who may find it useful.

Documentary on L.A. Street Soccer and Thistle Farms

December 8, 2011
Here is a documentary on L.A.’s Street Soccer and the overall program of Street Soccer USA. This is an amazing documentary that shows how Soccer has been a tool to eradicate homelessness. Plus, learn about the amazing work that women are doing in Thistle Farms. Please share this documentary to your family and friends.

http://www.byutv.org/watch/e05d3f4b-01f6-402c-a95b-d3dcfc3e3fbd/turning-point-street-soccer#ooid=dhdnUxODrzA9SYQlQwDRUL4MBTWpgjzH