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LUPE & JUANDI FROM THE BLOCK
2003 | 05:06 min. | DV | Color
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Inspired by La Virgen de Guadalupe, San Juan Diego, and Nuestra Señora de J-Lo, this music video was created to answer burning questions, such as: How come El Indio Juan Diego became a white man for his saintly Vatican image?, Is the Pope concerned about losing the Latino market?, What’s up with $600 designer Virgen de Guadalupe jeans?, and Are we fooled by the props G-Loop’s got? Is she, is she, Lupe from the Block?

WINNER, Best Short Fiction, CineFestival 2004Also selected as part of the Smokin Mirrors Film Festival in LA (2003); the L-Factor exhibit at Exit Art Gallery in NYC (2004), the Women of Color Film Festival in NYC (2004); the ‘SpanicAttack festival in Lima Perú (2004) and NYC (2005); theLART’s Arte con Filo in NYC (2004), the Havana Film Festival in New York (2005); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in SF (2005); Galería de la Raza in SF (2005); Muestra Nacional de Arte 2005-2006 Rewind… Rewind… Video arte puertorriqueño at the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña in San Juan, Puerto Rico (2006);VIII SALON INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE DIGITAL in La Habana, Cuba (2006); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (MACO) (2006); Fundación de Arte Contemporáneo de Montevideo, Uruguay (2006); Instituto Cervantes in Brasília, Brasil (2007)

CREDITS: Written, directed, produced by Fulana (Cristina Ibarra, Marlène Ramírez-Cancio, Lisandra Ramos Grullón and Andrea Thome); edited by Cristina Ibarra; CAST: Andrea Thome, Marlène Ramírez-Cancio, Luis Grullón, Lisandra Ramos-Grullón, Aroosha Rana, Herminia Collado, Miguel Luciano, Adriana Vázquez. For more, see rolling credits at the end of video.