Thanks so much to in.gredients for hosting Alt Girl Cinema on September 24. And special thanks to filmmaker Anne Lewis for sharing her experimental documentary with the community. Read more about Alt Girl Cinema.
A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas) is an experimental documentary based on the telling of two events: the 1938 San Antonio pecan shellers’ strike led by Emma Tenayuca (pictured) and the 1987 organizing campaign of black workers at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. Tied strongly to contemporary events, it ends with the coming down of the Jefferson Davis statue at UT.