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Viva la Causa

Not just a colorful record of the making of a mural in Chicago's Pilsen community by Ray Patlan, this film traces the mural movement of the mid-1970s back to murals in Mexico.

Not just a colorful record of the making of a mural in Chicago’s Pilsen community led by Ray Patl├ín, this film traces the mural movement of the mid-1970’s back to murals in Mexico. Different people view the mural and reflect on its meaning for themselves as Latinos.

Filmmakers

Music

Matt Dudek
Sharon Karp

Production Assistant

Robert Blu

Media

Awards and Distinctions

New York City American Festival

Official Selection

1979