A Crushing Love

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Critic's Pick Release Date: 2008-10-22

Filmmaker Sylvia Morales, right, has devoted her work to celebrating the women who worked in the Movimiento alongside César Chávez, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzalez, and Ruben Salazar. Morales’s Chicana, a groundbreaking flim made in 1979, centers on women’s involvement in the Chicano movement, and her latest work-in-progress, A Crushing Love, celebrates the integral role of women activists who led the movement while asking “How the hell did they do it and raise their kids?” The film features Martha Cortera, Cherrie Moraga, Elizabeth “Betita” Martinez, Alicia Escalante, and Delores Huerta — all mujeres fuertes and community leaders. The screening is part of the MediaActivismo! series kicked off by last week’s 2008 Grassroots Media Tour; Morales will be on hand to receive feedback from the San Antonio community. $5 suggested donation, 6:30pm Saturday, October 25, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 922 San Pedro, esperanzacenter.org.

Ryan Johnston

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