Animaquiladora

1997 | 00:10:00 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Animation, Latino/Chicano, Post-colonialism

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A significant amount of the hand-drawn animation seen on television today is cartooned in sweatshop-like animation factories in Korea, China, and the Philippines. The writers and animators who form Animaquiladora sharpened their skills in one such factory located in Tijuana, Mexico. After years of animating logos for the American talk show Regis and Kathie Lee, Lalo Lopez and Alex Rivera escaped from the hellish sweatshop of Tijuana to seek better lives in Los Angeles and New York. The videos produced by Animaquiladora use a combination of the lastest in digital imaging technology and cutting edge Latino political satire.

Exhibitions + Festivals

Images Festival of Independant Film and Video (Canada), 1998