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CinemaViva captured on film one of the most important times in California history, the Chicano Park Mural Restoration Project. The camera brings you the emotional and remarkable story of the restoration of the historical mural "Quetzalcoat"
The Centro’s mission is to create, preserve, promote and educate about Chicano, Mexicano, Latino and Indigenous art and culture. San Diego’s Centro Cultural de la Raza was founded in 1970 as a Chicano Community Cultural Center and functions as an alternative space that encourages and facilitates artistic growth and cultural interchange in the San Diego/Tijuana region. The Centro provides classes and features a dynamic inter-discipinary schedule of events which includes exhibits, musical performances, installation art, readings, receptions, Azteca dance, Teatro Chican@, Ballet Folklorico, film screenings and other events.
The "Cycles of Change: Restoring Quetzalcoatl"
One of the things that will come across in the documentary is how important the murals were. How they allowed people to record their emotion in the form of art. The documentary brings together the original artists who talk about the struggles and the reason for their art. You will hear stories that will make you understand how hard life were back then and realize that even today there are communities out there that still struggle with equality.
Director Horacio Jones described the documentary this way“ Cycles of Change: Muralism in Chicano Park“, “ Depicts the resurgence of art and culture surrounding the Barrio Logan community. It delves into the original artists' motives and aspirations to transform the Park into a creative outlet for future generations, while maintain it as a center for free expression.”
CinemaViva located in central San Diego wanted to capture each moment of the restoration process, speaking to artists involved and learning more about the motivation behind the Quetzalcoat mural and the feelings the artists felt back then and if those feelings were still there.
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