Si se puede
Film Chicano Movement Shorts Program Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
Mar 18, 2018
  • 2PM
Running Time: 92min

These empowering odes to resistance document the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 70s, an ongoing struggle for political, economic, and cultural recognition.

+ Q&A with Rick Tejada-Flores (director of Si Se Puede) following the screening.
MEMBERS: $7.50 (free for Level 4 and above)

I Am Joaquin

Dir. Luis Valdez
1969, 20min, DCP


El Teatro Campesino—the theatrical group founded by Luis Valdez in conjunction with César Chávez's United Farm Workers—adapt the eponymous poem, a paean to Mexican-American identity that became a rallying cry of the Chicano Movement.

Print Courtesy Academy Film Archive

La Raza Unida

Dir. Jesús Salvador Treviño
1972, 27min, Digital


A chronicle of the first national convention of La Raza Unida, the grassroots political party established to advance Chicano rights.

Si Se Puede

Dir. Rick Tejada-Flores
1972, 45min, Digital


This stirring account of political protest documents a 24-day hunger strike by César Chávez in support of Chicano farm workers' right to strike.