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Chicano Park Documentary nominated for San Diego Film Awards
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, FEBRUARY 26, 2015 - Production company CinemaViva and Director Horacio Jones are proud to announce their nomination for a 2015 San Diego Film Awards category. Cycles of Change: Restoring Quetzalcoatl focuses on the rejuvenation of Chicano Park and the obstacles faced by the artists who struggled to restore the area.
CinemaViva and Jones released Cycles of Change: Restoring Quetzalcoatl, a documentary about Chicano art and history in Chicano park, in 2015. Filming began in mid-2012 and the documentary captures the story of artists who carved their place in the city’s history by leaving their artwork behind in the park. The film focuses on the renovation of the park’s first mural Quetzalcoatl, a prominent figure throughout the 40-year struggle of the artists who persisted to rejuvenate the historic neighborhood. The crew interviews such prominent, pioneering artists, including Victor Ochoa, Guillermo Aranda, Salvador Torres, Mario Torero, Jose Cervantes, Thomas Castaneda, and Guillermo Rosetta.
The San Diego Film Awards will be held on March 6 and 7 at the Horton Grand Theater in the Gaslamp Quarter, where Cycles of Change: Restoring Quetzalcoatl has been nominated in the Feature Documentary category. The awards ceremony bases winners on a series of two rounds of voting by community and professional judges. About the nomination, Director Horacio Jones said, “This nomination brings focus to the national issue of free expression versus deteriorating public art around the country. We’re so proud to represent artists around the country in bringing awareness to this issue that threatens the artistic culture at the heart of every city in the nation.”
More information about Cycles of Change can be found at www.cyclesofchangefilm.com (http://www.cinemaviva.com).
Located in San Diego and serving Southern California, CinemaViva provides video production services including concept development, scriptwriting, directors, camera crews, digital video editing, and more.
Horacio Jones, Director
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