ALTURAS FILMS Powerful documentary fllms on Latino life, culture, and more… from Rick Tejada-Flores

Other films by

Rick Tejada-Flores

 

Jasper Johns, Ideas In Paint

Rick Tejada-Flores producer/director

One hour, 1989, aired on American Masters on PBS

Jasper Johns’ iconic American flags and targets made him one the most important American artists of the 20th century. This artistic biography includes a wide range of colleagues and friends: John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Richard Serra.

 

 

The Fight in the Fields, Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers' Struggle

Rick Tejada-Flores and Ray Telles

producers/directors

2 hours, 1997, aired on PBS, Sundance Channel, History en Español,

shown at the Sundance Film Festival

A portrait of the farm labor leader and the movement he led.  The Fight in the Fields tells the story for the fight for the first successful union for farmworkers.  Chavez and the UFW were dedicated to non-violence.  Their enemies included powerful growers, Ronald Reagan and the Teamsters union; but their friends included the millions of Americans who supported their cause with consumer boycotts.

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Race is the Place

Rick Tejada-Flores and Ray Telles

producers/directors

90 minuets, 2006, aired on Independent Lens, PBS

Race remains one of the most explosive issues in American society.  This film explores race through the lens of creativity, featuring poets, spoken word artists, comedians and visual artists, whose work plays out against a background of the racist imagery that has been used to separate ethnic groups.

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The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It

Rick Tejada-Flores and Judith Ehrlich producers/directors

One hour, 2001, aired on PBS

Conscientious objectors were a small group during World War II, but in the decades that followed they were at the forefront of every social movement in the United States.  In The Good War we meet those who did alternative service in civilian public service camps, served in the armed forces as non-combatants, and went to jail for their beliefs.

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American Encounters

Six interpretive films on New Mexico history and cultures for the American Encounters exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History

 

Other films edited by

Rick Tejada-Flores

 

Trimpin, the Sound of Invention

82 minutes, Peter Esmonde director, 2008

A portrait of the artist Trimpin — sound artist, composer sculptor, computer programmer; and his collaboration with the Kronos Quartet

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Will The Real Terrorist Please Stand Up

83 minutes, Saul Landau director, 2010

An exploration of the  fifty-year history of Cuban American relations focusing on the violent activities of Cuban exiles and their links to US foreign policy

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In the Image, Palestinian Women Capture the Occupation

63 minutes, Judith Montell & Emmy Sharlatt, producers/directors, 2014

In the Image, explores the daily lives of Palestinian women living in the occupied West Bank. The film portrays their stories in a novel and eye-opening manner; through video footage captured by the women themselves.

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