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'Singing Our Way To Freedom'

Documentary (2017, 87 min.)

A multilayered portrait of San Diego musician, composer and community activist, Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez.

The film chronicles Chunky’s remarkable life events from his humble beginnings as a farm worker in Blythe, California, to receiving the National Heritage Fellowship at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, in 2013.

Despite the major social transformations that occurred in San Diego during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and 70s, much of that history is scarcely known today, particularly the contributions made by young Chicanos.

A portrait of one charismatic musician and activist allows us to revisit this pivotal era of American history and to provoke dialogue about the many hurdles that had to be overcome to gain equal rights for Latinos in today’s society. Directed by Paul Espinosa.

Location: THEATER OC2001

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