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Title The Longoria affair [videorecording] / written & directed by John J. Valadez ; produced by John J. Valadez ; a co-production of John J. Valadez, WGBH/Boston and the Independent Television Service in association with Latino Public Broadcasting.

Imprint [Alexandra, Va.] : PBS Distribution, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    976.4 LON    Available
Edition Widescreen [ed.].
Description 1 videodisc (52 min.) : sd., b&w with col. sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally broadcast as a television documentary on PBS in 2010.
Special features: "Eternally Divided" narrated by filmmaker John J. Valadez ; P360 short: "The Longoria Affair" narrated by filmmaker John J. Valadez.
Credits Editor, Merril Stern ; cinematographer, Elia Lyssy ; composer, Richard Martinez.
Performer Narrator, Tony Plana.
Summary A documentary on the Mexican-American civil rights movement. The film tells the story of one key injustice, the refusal, by a small-town funeral home in Texas after World War II, to care for a dead soldier's body 'because the whites wouldn't like it,' and shows how the incident sparked outrage nationwide and contributed to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Audience Not rated.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1 ; stereo.
Language English or Spanish dialogue with optional English subtitles; Closed captioned.
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject Longoria, Felix Z., Jr., 1920-1945.
Mexican American soldiers -- Civil rights -- Texas.
Mexican Americans -- Civil rights -- Texas.
Genre/Form Television programs -- United States.
Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Valadez, John J. Screenwriter. Director. Producer.
Plana, Tony, 1953- Narrator.
Stern, Merril. Film editor.
Lyssy, Elia. Cinematographer.
Martinez, Richard. Composer.
WGBH Video (Firm)
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Independent Television Service.
Latino Public Broadcasting (Firm)
PBS Distribution (Firm)
ISBN 9781608833924
Standard No. 841887013956
Music No. INL61204 PBS

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