La Bamba Film Analysis

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Film allows individuals’ stories and struggles to come alive to the rest of the world. The recent coverage of Luis Valdez receiving one of the White House’s 2015 National Medal of Arts demonstrates the growing advancement of Chicano culture in the United States. Valdez founded El Teatro Campesino in 1965 to display the lifestyles and hardships of migrant farm workers, which included his own family. He also created the famous, yet still relevant, movie La Bamba in 1987 (Wildman, 2016). This movie tells the story of Richie Valens. Valens was the first Mexican-American, rock-n-roll artist accepted in United States culture, even though his greatest hit was in Spanish. Through La Bamba, Valdez made Valen’s contribution to mainstream culture more
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