Collection Title: Fulana collection
Title: Operation blue blood
Date: c2005
Location: Recorded in New York City in 2005.
Work Type: Performance., Short film., Video art.
Fulana (Cristina Ibarra, Marlène Ramírez-Cancio, Lisandra Ramos-Grullón & Andrea Thome), creator, producer ; Marlène Ramírez-Cancio, director, graphic design ; Lisandra Ramos-Grullón, director ; Cameron Atwell, editor, sound design ; Milton Ruiz, sound recording & mixing.
Marlène Ramírez-Cancio, voice-over ; Cameron Atwell, voice-over.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:01:28
Language: English
Synopsis: During the first week of September 2005, the world watched the footage of Hurricane Katrina's New Orleans victims stranded on rooftops for days, crowded into the Convention Center and Superdome. Most of them were poor. Fulana asked themselves, What if the hurricane had hit a wealthy area instead? 'Operation Blue Blood' is a mock Confidential Message from the Bush Administration to the 'filthy rich fraction of American society,' reassuring them that in case of an emergency, the Top Secret Elite Rescue Armada would take care of them--in style. Fulana ( is a Latina video collective from New York City. Through parody and satire, Fulana explores themes that are relevant to Latino cultures in the U.S., delving into the nuances that bind our experiences, experimenting with strategies to make visible what we're so often made to read between the lines. Their work, which consists mainly of mock television commercials, music videos and print advertisements, responds to the ways products and ideas are marketed to Latinos through the mass media.
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Copyright Holder: Fulana