This scene from Chulas Fronteras features humanizing representation of migrant farmworkers and their labor accompanied by the corrido “Los Rinches de Tejas” by Dueto Reynosa. The lyrics narrate an instance of state-sponsored violence against farmworkers in the interest of ranchers, and call for resistance through labor organizing. The scene highlights popular culture’s contribution to community memory and unified political identity. [1]


[1] Chulas Fronteras. Dir. Les Blank. Prod. Chris Strachwitz. Brazos Films, 1976. Kanopy. Web.