Roots of blood
Film Roots of Blood + Agueda Martinez Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
Mar 18, 2018
  • 7:30PM
Running Time: 112min

A powerful portrayal of Mexican-Chicano solidarity, this revolutionary cri de coeur dramatizes the struggles of workers on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border as they fight to form an international union.

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Agueda Martinez: Our People, Our Country

Dir. Esperanza Vasquez
1977, 18min


An Oscar-nominated portrait of the celebrated New Mexico artist and weaver Agueda Martinez.

Raíces de sangre (Roots of Blood)

Dir. Jesús Salvador Treviño
1978, 94min, Digital


Director Jesús Salvador Treviño had long been active in the Chicano civil rights movement when he made this revolutionary cri de coeur. Set along the Texas-Mexico divide, it's a hard-hitting, neorealist dramatization of the struggles faced by garment factory workers on both sides of the border as they fight to form an international union—a powerful portrayal of Mexican-Chicano solidarity.

Preservation print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive