El Despertar

El Despertar explores the struggle of the Mexican-American community in Austin and Central Texas during the 60’s and 70’s as told by the residents that lived it. Beginning with a push for education and labor reform, the Austin Chicano movement gained momentum as people organized and united to fight for quality education, equal representation, and respect for their diverse culture. The local Chicano community placed the goals of the community first and made a lasting impact through their empowerment, sacrifices, accomplishments and failures.

  • Joe Rocha
    Director
  • Eve Tarlo
    Producer
    BBQ with Franklin
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Television
  • Runtime:
    59 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • THE 14TH ANNUAL LONE STAR EMMY® AWARDS SHOW
    Fort Worth, Texas
    United States
    WINNER - DOCUMENTARY - CULTURAL / HISTORICAL
Distributor Information
  • KLRU-TV Austin
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Free TV
Director Biography - Joe Rocha

Joe Rocha is originally from the south side of San Antonio, TX, and is a full-time producer at KLRU-TV in Austin, TX.

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