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Cinema Chicana: An Interview with Lourdes Portillo

Cinema Chicana: An Interview with Lourdes Portillo michelle j. martinez a s a young girl in rur al arizona , I at- also plunged headlong into any book or movie tended rodeos where the majority of the cow- I could get, always searching for the existence boys were Indians from the nearby reservations of Latinos and Native Americans, anything to or Mexicans and Mexican Americans. Hearing validate my earlier experiences from my home- both Spanish and English in my family, my town in northern Arizona. I made it my mission child’s mind believed all Spanish speakers to document these portrayals and to become to be Mexican. A few years later, I moved to a writer who would tell the truth about living the Midwest, where I was introduced to the Latina. While I was in junior high school, I an- Sunday afternoon matinee on television. Dur- nounced to my dad that I wanted to get into ing a broadcast of a John Wayne movie, I was movies. At the time he was working construc- surprised to see John Wayne as the cowboy and tion, building sets for Universal Studios. I told the Indians and Mexicans as the bad guys. him that it would be my mission http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Film and Video University of Illinois Press

Cinema Chicana: An Interview with Lourdes Portillo

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University of Illinois Press
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Copyright © 2010 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
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1934-6018

Abstract

michelle j. martinez a s a young girl in rur al arizona , I at- also plunged headlong into any book or movie tended rodeos where the majority of the cow- I could get, always searching for the existence boys were Indians from the nearby reservations of Latinos and Native Americans, anything to or Mexicans and Mexican Americans. Hearing validate my earlier experiences from my home- both Spanish and English in my family, my town in northern Arizona. I made it my mission child’s mind believed all Spanish speakers to document these portrayals and to become to be Mexican. A few years later, I moved to a writer who would tell the truth about living the Midwest, where I was introduced to the Latina. While I was in junior high school, I an- Sunday afternoon matinee on television. Dur- nounced to my dad that I wanted to get into ing a broadcast of a John Wayne movie, I was movies. At the time he was working construc- surprised to see John Wayne as the cowboy and tion, building sets for Universal Studios. I told the Indians and Mexicans as the bad guys. him that it would be my mission

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Journal of Film and VideoUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Feb 21, 2010

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