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The Resource El chogui, by Felix Zurita, (electronic resource)

El chogui, by Felix Zurita, (electronic resource)

Label
El chogui
Title
El chogui
Statement of responsibility
by Felix Zurita
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
spa
Summary
Luis Miguel, a young peasant living in Oaxaca, had a dream. He wanted to lift his family out of poverty by becoming a champion Mexican boxer. He even invented a name for himself -- "El Chogui" (Little Bird). But when he determined that fame and fortune in the boxing ring was not a real possibility, he decided to emigrate to the US, following the footsteps of countless other Mexican peasants. This absorbing and dramatic film follows Luis' transition over six years. We witness his tension-filled, illegal border crossing along with his sister. With grit and determination learned from watching boxing movies, Luis creates a life for himself in San Diego, arduously working his way up in a hotel. Being a "wetback", he lives with the constant fear of being arrested and deported. Six years later, his dream of becoming a champion boxer has receded. His real fight, he realizes, is to improve the lives of his family. He manages to bring his four brothers to California, and continues the attempt to bring his parents. Luis articulates the larger picture his life symbolizes. America has grown rich on Mexican labor, but refuses to change the rules giving workers legality, peace of mind, and dignity
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zurita de Higes, Félix
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in Spanish with English subtitles
Runtime
57
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Illegal aliens
  • Immigrants
Target audience
general
Label
El chogui, by Felix Zurita, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641384
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641384/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (57 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210549
  • (OCoLC)747796950
Video recording format
other
Label
El chogui, by Felix Zurita, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641384
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641384/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (57 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210549
  • (OCoLC)747796950
Video recording format
other

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