Children of Giant

Children of Giant unearths deep emotions surrounding de facto segregation of Anglos and Mexican-Americans in the small west Texas town of Marfa before, during and after the monthlong production of George Stevens’ 1956 film, Giant. Based on Edna Ferber’s novel, Giant embraces the strong social-issue themes experienced throughout post-WWII America. Filmmaker Hector Galan weaves clips from the feature film with the voices of the Mexican-American and Anglo townspeople, cast and crew who experienced this unique intersection of art and life in the summer of 1955.

Year


Year: 
2014

Recipient


Hector Galan

Austin, TX

Total CPB Investment


$100,000

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Topics


Arts & Culture
Drama
Film & Media
Diversity
Hispanic, Latino & Latin American