Skip to comments.Jealousy over WWII Film sparks Latino Protest
Posted on 09/19/2007 7:12:13 PM PDT by biscuit jane
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
A group calling itself Defend the Honor is staging a four-city protest Sunday against filmmaker Ken Burns and his PBS documentary "The War," on the grounds that the 15-hour series did not initially include interviews with Latino or American Indian veterans of World War II.
Armando Rendon, who will be leading the San Francisco protest at 2 p.m. outside KQED's studios on Mariposa Street, acknowledged that Latinos felt vindicated in April when Burns and PBS agreed to include additional footage focusing on both ethnic groups, but said it was not enough.
"That was definitely a victory, but we're still angry and feel like we've been treated like a footnote. Mainly, we want to put pressure on them to make sure nothing like that ever happens again," said Rendon, an East Bay resident and author of "The Chicano Manifesto..."
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I thought I knew what this particular dispute was about but this writer seems to have revealed a different sort of truth.
The Latinos are really going to be upset when they see this Ken Burns “documentary”
The Old Negro Space Program
Ken Burns made it very clear that he put out a call to all WWII vets when he was gathering material for this film.
see his comments here:
He clearly stated his aim was to gather a “random” group
of vets,not a “representative” group of all ethnicities etc.
NO latinos responded to his call.
Now they’re jealous cuz they’re not in the movie.
So jealous in fact they’ve made demands (he added on to the finished movie to meet their demands), and they’re staging a protest outside the TV staion this weekend.
It’s amazing that I don’t have high blood pressure. Why does every group , big or small, expect to be included in every damn thing that goes on around here ??
I bet midgets aren’t well represented, either.
...Rendon, an East Bay resident and author of "The Chicano Manifesto..."
Fighter pilots ~ probably an overrepresentation.
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