Lourdes Portillo

Lourdes Portillo

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lourdes Portillo (born 1944) is an American screenwriter and filmmaker. While the majority of her work is in the documentary film genre, she has also created video installations and written for the stage. Her films have been much studied and analyzed, particularly by scholars in the field of Chicano studies. She is a member of the production team of Xochitl Productions, which seeks to "inform the general population through varied endeavors that challenge dominant narratives." Portillo was born in Mexico and raised in the United States. She was first exposed to documentary filmmaking while working for a company that made educational films in Los Angeles. She apprenticed with the National Association of Broadcast Engineers and Technicians in San Francisco, and graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1978. Thereafter she began her career as a producer and director.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134992984
  • 9786134992985