Collection Title: Cenzontles collection
Title: Vivir (documentary)
Alternate Title: To live
Date: 2008
Location: Filmed in 2008.
Ricardo Braojos, Eugene Rodríguez, writers ; Ricardo Braojos, Oscar Carrillo, Chris Brown, videographers.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:56:41
Language: In Spanish.
Synopsis: Vivir (To Live) is a mini documentary originally released in 2008. Directed by Ricardo Braojos and produced by Eugene Rodriguez of Los Cenzontles, this film reflects upon issues of immigration, societal neglect, and low educational expectations of children in low-income neighborhoods. Simultaneously it illustrates the resourcefulness and optimism of this emerging immigrant boom generation. Vivir demonstrates the necessity of investing in the creativity of all youth as a means of revitalizing the United States of America.Los Cenzontles is a band, a nonprofit organization, a music academy, a community space for youth and families, and a hub for Latino artists. Since 1989 Los Cenzontles has produced original music, videos, and educational tools, playing a central role in the Mexican roots revival in the United States. Throughout more than 25 years of constant work, Los Cenzontles has shared its founder Eugene Rodriguez’ vision: that young people empowered as artists and teachers can build upon the past to create a better future. Los Cenzontles remains unique among nonprofits nationally in demonstrating the potential of Latino cultural programming and production to transform individuals and communities from within. Over the years, the academy has served immigrant children, third-generation Mexican Americans as well as children who are mixed and from various ethnic backgrounds. The band has recorded songs that capture the poetry of the indigenous Purépecha language and composed music aimed to inspire and rally the community toward empowerment and engagement and against contemporary injustices. Los Cenzontles has broadcast its journey via its documentary series, web-based video shorts, and ‘digital scrapbooks’ aimed at capturing the first person stories of resilience by Mexican American music- and culture-makers. These media productions combine music videos and interviews to highlight themes of inclusion, education, and social justice.
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Copyright Holder: Los Cenzontles
Contact: Los Cenzontles
Los Cenzontles
13108 San Pablo Ave
San Pablo, CA 94805
Phone(Business): +1-510-233-8015
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