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CompaƱeras [electronic resource] / directed and produced by Elizabeth Massie and Matthew Buzzell.

Author/Creator:
Massie, Elizabeth.
Publication:
New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2009.
Format/Description:
Video
1 online resource (60 min.).
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Other Title:
Academic Video Online.
Subjects:
Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles.
Form/Genre:
Documentary films.
Language:
This edition in English.
Summary:
Musically stunning and emotionally compelling this film follows a group of Latina musicians as they break the gender barrier to perform mariachi music in America with passion and gusto. Long the purview of male musicians, the 12 member Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles was the first all female mariachi band. Since their inception in 1994, other female groups have been formed who perform professionally, expanding the popularity of the music, which is an important part of their cultural heritage. Along with a brief history of mariachi music, the film interweaves portraits of the women who often find their personal lives conflict with their desire to be full-time musicians. The issues raised are universal to women everywhere: how to balance family life with career, how to achieve equal pay, and how to deal with emotional conflict. Companeras offers rich material for discussion as well as engaging performances!.
Notes:
Originally released as DVD.
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011).
Contributor:
Buzzell, Matthew.
Alexander Street Press.
OCLC:
747796278
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.