Five must-see films at the XicanIndie Film Festival
Whether you are interested in cultural documentaries, classic dramas or anti-colonial revenge films, this year's XicanIndie Film Festival promises to showcase the most innovative and intriguing Latino, Chicano and global indigenous films. Here are five must-see selections from the festival, which starts tonight; head to Su Teatro to see the rest.
Escaramuza: Riding from the Heart Escaramuza: Riding from the Heart is the opening-night film at the XicanIndie Film Festival XVI.
See also: Daniel Salazar on the XicanIndie Film Festival, opening tomorrow
5) Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle
Ruben Salazar was a frontline Latino journalist chronicling the Chicano movement of the late 1960s. In 1970, he was shot dead by a law enforcement officer; for forty years, his death has been embroiled in controversy. Phillip Rodriguez's Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle investigates Salazar's work and death.
4) Sigo Siendo
Sigo Siendo guides viewers through various regions of Peru where folk and indigenous musicians are making innovative music away from mainstream recognition. "It's just the natural passion of somebody who loves their country and wants to preserve and be in touch with these kinds of traditions. The music is fabulous. It knocks your socks off," says Daniel Salazar, curator of the XicanIndie Film Festival.
Read on for more must-see films at XicanIndie.