MAS Lecture Notes: Film: The Longoria Affair.by Tony D on 06/16/14
MAS Lecture Notes: Film: The Longoria Affair.
The Longoria Affair. Producer/Writer/Director: John J. Valadez. Co-producer: Pamela Aguilar. (2011)
Created and conducted by Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante.
Note: I'll be using my own lesson plans/lecture notes at first because I have tested them in the class room. Also, it's easier to get permission to use them from myself. Once we get permission from other professors and teachers to use their notes or lesson plans, we will post those as well.
Also, there are partial notes. I'll post my complete notes in time for the launch of the MAS Tool Kit, July 31, 2014.
I love using the film "The Longoria Affair" in class because of the Texas connection. The story takes place in Three Rivers, Texas.
Also, the book HECHO EN TEJAS: An Anthology of Texas Mexican Writers edited by Dagoberto Gilb provides a great background and context for the film. HECHO contains some of the actual telegraphs exchanged between Dr. Garcia, Private Longorias family, and the U.S. government.
The film also touches on the contributions of Mexican Americans during World War II.
Also, the film maker John Valadez tours actively. We are going to look for post some of our interview with him on our radio show Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say.
More to come July 31, 2014.