Re: Low Riders

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Mon, 25 Jan 1999 12:31:25 -0800 (PST)

Cinema Guild has a film entitled Lowriders (Examines the conflicts with
community and police in Compton, California, surrounding the low riders and
their cruising, culture and car rallies in customized automobiles) . 28 min

There's a film by indie filmmaker Marianne Dissard entitled Low y Cool:
A film by Marianne Dissard. Profiles the Camarados Lowrider Bicycle Club in
South Tucson,
Arizona which offers an alternative to street gangs for Mexican and Mexican
American youth. It
includes interviews with youth advocates who work through radio and other
means to keep the
kids out of the streets and affirm the cultural identity of the youth and
adults of the Mexican
American community. 1997. 52 min. (contact Marianne at PO BOX 984, TUCSON
AZ 85702

Gary Handman
UCB

> A new challenge for all you videolibbers....does anyone know of any
>documentary on low riders? I understand that a festival is held in the
>Central Valley of California. One of our teachers of Popular Culture is
>trying to find something with the phenomenon. Also, we are trying to find a
>video on the same topic called "Boulevard Nights" - any leads on that? TIA
>
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