The Last Brown Beret

9/7/2023; 32 minutes

Del Zamora (writer, director, and producer) joins moderator Ben Olguín (English, UCSB) in a post-screening discussion of The Last Brown Beret, an adaptation of a play by Alfredo Ramos that explores Chicanx activism and history in Los Angeles. Together, they discuss the impact of the civil rights movement that arose in the 1960s and the connections between the Brown Berets, the Black Panther Party, and the American Indian Movement, and its influence on the film. Zamora also details the development of the film, the challenges that Latinx filmmakers face, and storytelling choices in the film's structure and characterization. Recorded on 05/09/2023. (#39051)

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