Dolores del Rio was frequently casted for movie roles that embodied the “exotic” and “foreign” appeal popular in the 1920s. In the silent drama film The Loves of Carmen directed by Raoul Walsh in 1927, del Rio is depicted as a Spanish gypsy, Carmen, who has the power to seduce any man. She has her heart set on Don Jose, played by Don Alvarado, and plans to win him over. Their relationship begins to take a downfall, and Carmen falls for another man--a bullfighter named Escamillo. Saddened but determined, Don Jose embarks on a journey to make Carmen his true love again. In a review submitted to the Mansfield News in 1928, the author praises and describes del Rio as a “raven haired, olive skinned sinuous limbed bit of feminine loveliness” (11).
In the wildly popular Mexican film, Los olvidados (1950), Spanish director Luis Buñuel exposes the harsh realities of life in Mexico during the 1950’s. Luis Buñuel’s work on Los olvidados portrays a societal loss for all hope due to crime and violence as an infinitely vicious cycle, coupled with addressing the lack of reform for dilapidated living conditions throughout Mexico. In Los olvidados, Buñuel follows Pedro (Alfonso Mejía) a neglected bastard, and El Jaibo (Roberto Cobo) the leader of a gang of homeless children loitering in vacant lots. For Pedro, and the rest of the cast, a series of unfortunate outcomes have been strung together though common ignorance and a lack of self-control. Luis Buñuel’s use of focal length, editing, and dialogue
Cesar Chavez, a first-generation American, latino farm worker born in Yuma, Arizona, is a true American hero. At the age of 10, his family lost everything they owned due to the Great Depression. From the age of ten, Chavez migrated throughout the southwest working in the fields, where he was exposed to the hard work of a farm worker. Getting paid very low wages, while working in an extremely uncomfortable environment he got little sleep. Growing up in a hectic environment, he always had a true passion of helping others earn what they deserve.
What made Cesar Chavez an Effective leader? Cesar Chavez was born in Yuma,Arizona in 1927. He moved a lot and went to 36 different schools. He lived through the Great Depression and worked in fruit and vegetable fields as a farmer. On a regular basis California farmers would face mistreatment and abuse mainly by the growers taking advantage of them all. Some would die due to the horrible working conditions such as no water, no breaks, and harsh labor.For these struggles to end farmers needed a new leader to fight for them and that 's when Cesar Chavez came along. When Cesar Chavez came along and took control he became an effective leader because he was willing to create a union, expose the working conditions, and his methods of boycotting.
Clemente gave back to the less fortunate children and families of his community by managing the Puerto Rican Amateur World Series team in 1972 and fulfilling his life-long dream of holding free baseball clinics to Puerto Rican children. Clemente impacted his community so positively and permanently, and his influence is still seen today in the stadium named after him in Puerto Rico. He provided a role model for these kids whom he had impacted and changed their lives forever. Also, Clemente was very humble about his acts of charity, keeping the public and media oblivious to many of his deeds. Ramiro Martinez, a Puerto Rican sportscaster once said of Clemente that, “he did not take photographers or cameramen, nor did he tell anyone. He enjoyed it alone” (Berrios). His humbleness was so great that the media did not know of a Nicaraguan boy who was without legs and had parents who could not provide prosthetics for him due to the dictator of Nicaragua during that time, Anastasio Somoza. Clemente personally cared to him and his needs, but the boy tragically died later in the devastating earthquake. Such humbleness is a trait of a wonderful humanitarian who did not care about being glorified for doing such acts, but instead simply wanted to better the lives of others. Another exploit which made Clemente a virtuous humanitarian was the fact that after a detrimental earthquake
Cesar Chavez had a great pride towards everything he stood for, whether it was his catholic beliefs or protecting his fellow man from the oppressor. Growing up in America, Cesar Chavez witnessed discrimination from being Mexican first hand. By growing up in a family oriented catholic home, he was raised to care about the well being of others and to approach life in a nonviolent manner. Having a father who was a farmer, he witnessed the poor living conditions and wages that were given to him and knew that something had to be done. Cesar Chavez’s fight for improving working conditions for farmers helped him gather a large following of Mexican Americans. By implementing elements of Catholicism and parts of his Mexican heritage into his rallies using The Virgen de Guadalupe as a symbol for protection, and by protesting through the use of nonviolence and self-sacrifice, Cesar Chavez managed to start a revolution in America to get first class citizenship for Mexican Americans.
The video I chose to review is “Viva la Causa” by Teaching Tolerance. This movie is very educational and it covers a lot of important topics about how farm workers fought for their rights in the fields. I believe this movie was created to show and explain to minorities and farm workers that marching and boycotting for human rights can lead to a better outcome working in the fields. Cesar Chavez was a string and intelligent Chicano man that believed farm workers were being treated poorly in the fields. They would get sprayed with pesticide, lack of clean water, no bathrooms, and long hours of work with little pay that were not being acknowledged by the farm owners. Therefore, he gathered farm workers to join “Huelga” (strike) and fight for human rights without using violence.
Mexican-American Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) is known as an American farm worker, a prominent union leader, labor organizer, and a civil rights activist. By having much experience since he was a migrant worker when he was very young, Chavez with another co-founder created The National Farm Workers Association in 1962 that later became United Farm Workers. As a union leader, his union and the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee made their first strike against grape growers in California. Having been through many hardships as a migrant farm worker, the Latino American civil rights activist led marches, called for boycotts, and made strikes to raise and recover conditions for farm workers. His contributions led to numerous improvements for
Jose Doroteo Arango Arambula, better known as Francisco “Pancho” Villa is a well-known Mexican leader and general in the Mexican Army. Pancho Villa was one of the most influential military leaders and political figures of the Mexican Revolution. His overall leadership eventually helped win the Mexican Revolution. This paper will detail the life and times of Pancho Villa and how he influenced the Mexican Revolution.
The Bronze Screen introduced both positive and negative portrayals of Latinas and Latinos in film. While there are plenty of positive Latino roles in films, Latinos and Latinas should be included in more positive roles because the negative roles Latinos have in films cause negative stereotypes.
In 1953, Arthur Miller wrote the famous play The Crucible, in response to a fear of Communism The “Red Scare”, was led by Senator Joseph McCarthy, who was afraid of communist takeover. The Crucible a play in which Arthur Miller changes some events of the Salem witch trials of 1692 to the problems that were happening in his own society. In this essay we’ll see the ties between The Crucible, McCarthyism , The witch trials and Puritans.
As a member of the Mexican Communist Party Rivera and his fellow Communist viewed it as their mission to make art a personal display for the people of Mexico. He spread his ideology by forming a coalition with David Alfaro Siqueiros and Jose Clemente Orozco. “Los Tres Grandes” became the most prominent mexican muralists of the 20th century and believed fervently in the Communist cause. (Litwin) As a result to Rivera’s Communist views had made him a controversial figure in Mexico. Some of his murals were hidden or removed because of the origin of their political nature. (PBS) Rivera’s murals had triggered change in Mexico through the Syndicate of Technical Workers. This organization focused on focusing on the Mexican society as a whole, including the oppressed and allowing
Some people are great athletes; others are great humanitarians, but Roberto Clemente combined both characteristics in one, dynamic package. From his early years as a poor child in Puerto Rico to dizzying heights as a pro baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Clemente’s life is one of inspiration and admiration.
n 1998, the film critic Andrew Sarris called Chaplin " the single most important artist produced by the cinema, certainly its most extraordinary performer and probably still its most universal icon". He is described by the British Film Institute as "a towering figure in world culture", and was included in Time magazine's list of the "100 Most Important People of the 20th Century" for the laughter he brought to