Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

CMAS recognizes Lourdes Portillo

Pictured: Lourdes Portillo. Photo credit: Alberto Gonzalez.

CMAS presented the 2012 Américo Paredes Arts and Letters Award to Lourdes Portillo

Mexico-born and Chicana identified, Lourdes Portillo's films have focused on the search for Latino identity. She has worked in a richly varied range of forms, from television documentary to satirical video-film collage.

The awards ceremony included a screening of La Ofenda: The Days of the Dead (1988) and a master-class conversation with Professor Charles Ramirez Berg (Radio-Television-Film). The ceremony took place on Thursday, May 3, 2012 in the Auditorium of the Student Activity Center (SAC).

Pictured above: Lourdes Portillo. Photo credit: Alberto Gonzalez.


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