Making Contact

Making Contact – February 29, 2008

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UC Berkeley graduate student, Alejandro Reyes, takes us to East Los Angeles, where a number of Chicano artists inspired by the Zapatistas have been using music to raise awareness in their own communities and to struggle for a better world.

Featuring:  Luv the Messenger, Rapper and youth activist; Marisol, Performance artist and activist, member of Chusma, In Lak Ech, Self-Help Graphics, Chicano Records and Films; Nico, Poet and youth activist and Poets del Norte member; Xela, Rapper and youth activist and Cihuatl-Ce member; Olmeca, Hip-hop artist and activist; Joel García, Graphic artist and activist; Tolteka, Hip-hop artist and activist; Roberto Flores, Researcher and Zapatista activist; Elisa Mejía, Activist, Radio Insurgencia Femenina (KPFK, Los Angeles) and Center for Popular Action member; Colectivo Error, Musicians and activists; Sherman Austin, Hip-hop artist and activist against police violence; Cynthia, Priscila, Crystal, fans at concert; Dan Nemser, UC Berkeley student and Zapatista activist; Joaquín Cienfuegos and Josefina Macías, Cop Watch Los Angeles and Revolutionary Autonomous Communities members; Manuel Macías, Cop Watch Los Angeles supporter; Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos, Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) spokesman and military leader.