raúlrsalinas and the poetry of liberation sample (Dir. Laura Varela)

Directed by Laura Varela, this is a sample for a longer piece about raúlrsalinas, founder of Resistencia Bookstore and Red Salmon Arts, poet, mentor, and elder.

In this material we hear sections of 3 poems. raul talks about his work with indigenous rights and political prisoners, we travel with him to east Austin, and talk with other poets and Latino leaders about his work. raúl created the project Save Our Youth which did poetry workshops in juvenile detention facilities in Austin and San Antonio for many years. Here we see him conduct a workshop in San Antonio.

Anne Lewis

(via raulrsalinas and the poetry of liberation sample on Vimeo)