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19 October 2021

Living history.

by Syd Briscoe

Google: “Celebrating Rodolfo Corky Gonzales” - 4 mins 09s

This intriguing look behind the scenes of Google's doodle celebrating Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales offers insight into a complex and influential historical figure. A leader of the Chicano cultural movement in the 1960s, Gonzales was a Mexican-American boxer, poet, and activist whose spirited public speaking and nuanced understanding of identity shine through this film.

A mixture of interviews and historical footage sucks viewers into the four-minute piece, as the unique challenges faced by indigenous Mexican people are explored alongside Gonzales's impact. It's a fascinating look into what goes into creating a piece of art for such a global audience, with artist Roxie Vizcarra's process threaded throughout the film.

Music Supervision: Finger Music Ⓟ Ⓦ

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