"Zoot Suit" (the film), 1981, El Teatro Campesino Archives.  
Media Projects

Favianna Rodriguez: Artist Talk

Favianna Rodriguez

These are video recordings of Favianna Rodriguez’s thought-provoking artist talk in the UCSB Library held on January 30, 2013 in conjunction with the Library exhibit, “Favianna Rodriguez: Art of the Activist Imagination” (Spring 2013).
Rodriguez is an artist, activist, and teacher based in Oakland, California. Her bold posters and digital art deal with social issues, such as immigration, globalization, economic injustice, patriarchy, racism, and war.

Favianna Video Recordings

Leo Limon: Portrait of an Artist

Leo Limon with one of his L. A. River Cats

The video documentary Leo Limon: Portrait of an Artist was created to address this paucity. It is about one of the most popular and visible artists in the Chicano art movement. The video captures various phases of the artist’s life in the context of the broader history of important cultural centers such as Self-Help Graphics & Art and the Mechicano Art Center, and his proactive and collaborative approaches to alleviate gang violence and other social problems confronting at-risk urban youth and residents in high-violence neighborhoods. In addition, the video explores his important work in the preservation and restoration of the Los Angeles River as an ecological and recreational zone for the Los Angeles community. It illustrates the cultural and economic benefits of innovative parklands preservation through initiatives like the L.A. River arts program.

Leo Limon Video

Artist Talk

Diane Gamboa Interview

Diane Gamboa artist talk connected to the UCSB Library CEMA exhibit, Altered States: Diane Gamboa and the Aesthetics of Provocation - October 23, 2013

Diane Gamboa: an interview with Tomás Carrasco

Diane Gamboa Interview

Diane Gamboa was a visiting artist at UCSB near the end of May. On May 25, 2011 this video was recorded during her visit.

Diane Gamboa Interview
Slideshow from Diane's visit

Come Together Art Exhibit and Panel Discussion

Exhibit Information
Slide show of some of the gallery activities

Nancy Hom Speaking at the Come Together Event

Video of the Come Together Panel Discussion (streaming quicktime) with artist Nancy Hom and Juan Fuentes moderated by Professor George Lipsitz - February 8th, 2011 at the UCSB MultiCultural Center.

Mp4 Videos 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 (these may download slower)

Chicano Park 40th Anniversary

Chicano Park Anniversary InterviewThis Shades of San Diego Show was produced by Diana Guevara and aired April 18, 2010. It includes an interview with artist activist Alurista, muralist Mario Torero and and Irene Mena, honorary mother of the Brown Berets. This show celebrates the 40th anniversay of Chicano Park. It is used with permission from Diana Guevara on behalf of Channel 4 San Diego, Cox Meida.

Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four

Dando Gracias by Leo Limon
Dando Gracias by Leo Limon
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"City of Lights" painting by Rafael Lopez UC Santa Barbara Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies Chicano Studies Institute CEMA University Art Museum "Zoot Suit" (the film), 1981, El Teatro Campesino Archives.