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  • Writer's pictureLaura Varela

Un Trip to Premiere at Cine las Americas on Saturday 6/10/23 at 6:30pm @ Austin PBS

“Hecho en Tejas” is a series of films produced in Texas. The films are eligible for a Jury Award and Audience Award presented in partnership with the Texas Film Commission (TFC) and the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI).

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raúl r salinas and the poetry of liberation: Un Trip (raúl r salinas y la poesía de liberación: Un Viaje) Dir. Anne Lewis, Laura Varela

A split screen jazz and liberation film based on the words of “Un Trip through the Mind Jail” by raúlrsalinas, written in 1969 in Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary. The poem expresses lived experience in La Loma (east Austin). The short explores contemporary issues: imprisonment in the jail machine, community destruction and gentrification, the overwhelming force of cultural memory in sanity and salvation, the need for societal transformation.

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