The Next Chapter for the Great Wall of Los Angeles | KCET
The Next Chapter for the Great Wall of Los Angeles
As history repeats itself, stories in the Great Wall of Los Angeles can empower students in high school and college today. Panels depicting mass deportations and strikes against low wages, for example, inspire today's Latino youth struggling for access to education. In restoring the Great Wall, historic battles for equality against injustice are refreshed in the public conscience and give context to contemporary issues like the DREAM Act.
The mural represents a timeline, from prehistory up until the 1950s. History, however, is made daily. According to SPARC, an extension of the Great Wall is underway with preliminary digital artwork and narratives from the 1960s to the 1990s currently in the works. Extending the timeline of history will inform the communities of the cycles of history, from which to learn and draw strength. It will give voice to the events and people that shaped our country, pointing towards a future in which our children can learn from the past.
Karina Perez: The Power of a Picture
UCLA student Karina Perez explains the power of expression through murals.
Anna Yegiyan: Immigration Reconsidered
High School student Anna Yegiyan explains the epiphany she had on the topic of immigration.
Myisha Aellano: History Made Today
Student Myisha Aellano talks about how the Great Wall saves an often ignored part of the history of her ancestors.
After the screening, KCET Cinema Series host Pete Hammond conversed with director Fernando Ferreira Meirelles (City of Gold), and writer Anthony McCarten.
All around the United States is a 100-mile border zone where one can be searched and one's things seized. Policies way beyond what the constitution allows is regularly implemented. Artists drew on select sites. Here's what they realized.
Created by policymakers in the 1940s, the border zone extends 100 miles inland from the nation’s land and sea boundaries and houses nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population. It's also where the 4th amendment rights of the people have been subverted.
We have forgotten how to be medicine to the land, and to ourselves. The members of Syuxtun Collective are revisiting lost indigenous wisdom of learning and listening, of harvesting and preparing plant medicine in participation with nature.
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