Valdez Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Luis Valdez

Interviewed by: Jesús Treviño

Luis Valdez (La Bamba, Zoot Suit) details his extensive career directing groundbreaking theater, film and television about the Chicano experience.

Luis Valdez describes how La Bamba went from script to screen.

Valdez talks about how Michael Schultz gave him two big breaks on the film Which Way is Up?.

He discusses the untold stories of indigenous peoples, the value of creative diversity, and what he hopes to contribute as a filmmaker.