Jul 12 2019
A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas) – Directed b...

A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas) – Directed b...

Presented by Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center at Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

Cine en el Barrio: A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas) – Directed by Anne Lewis

A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas)
Directed by Anne Lewis
2018, USA, 66 min
English with Spanish Subtitles

In 1938, Emma Tenayuca led 10,000 San Antonio pecan shellers in a massive walk out. While the pecan shellers’ strike is recognized by many as the birth of the Chicano movement, it is shrouded in myth and denial about its iconic communist leader. In 1987, workers organized a march of 3,000 through the streets of Nacogdoches — a largely unknown epiphany for black women in Texas. A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas) explores both events, using the methods of oral history including myth and humor, and relates these stories strongly to contemporary ideas and events including the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue at UT Austin. The resulting experimental documentary recovers stories of working people in Texas and demonstrates the power of labor and liberation.

Sponsored by San Antonio Film Commission & Esperanza Peace & Justice Center

Admission Info

Ticket options include:
Festival Pass – $50 (Admission to All Films)
Evening Tickets – $10
Daytime Tickets – $8
After Party Admission – FREE For All Festival Goers

Phone: 210-271-3151

Dates & Times

2019/07/12 - 2019/07/12

Location Info

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

1300 Guadalupe St., San Antonio, TX 78207