Not just a colorful record of the making of a mural in Chicago's Pilsen community led by Ray Patlán, this film traces the mural movement of the mid-1970's back to murals in Mexico. Different people view the mural and reflect on its meaning for themselves as Latinos.

Viva La Causa will be released on DVD in 2012 as part of The Kartemquin Collection, Volume 4: The Collective Years.

1974
12 minutes
Issues: Art/Creativity, Human Rights, Immigration, Politics, Race/Ethnicity/Racism