This episode of Image Union is in honor of International Women's Day. Works include "Festival De Mujeres" by Eleanor Boyer and Karen Peugh and "La Llaronda" by Nancy de los Santos, Librado Martinez III, Eugene Lisansky, and Jeff Chown.
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0:46Copy video clip URL “Festival De Mujeres,”June 30, 1979, by Eleanor Boyer and Karen Peugh. Color video. Documentary about a women”s festival in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. A woman reads several of her poems, one is an ode to Pilsen, another dedicated to women searching for their sons after the Allende government was overthrown. There are silkscreening and ceramics workshops, plus art activities for kids, and booths selling posters and t-shirts. Many women’s advocacy groups are represented as well, giving information on violence against women, health care, etc. Traditional Mexican foods are sold as well, such as pineapple water. The tape closes with a poem read in Spanish over still photographs of the festival.
14:54Copy video clip URL “La Llaronda” by Nancy de los Santos, Librado Martinez III, Eugene Lisansky, and Jeff Chown. Black and white film. Based on a Chicano folktale, this film re-enacts the legend of a woman who drowned her three children rather than allow her abusive husband to take them from her. She forever haunted waterways searching for her dead children.
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