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Chicana/o/x Film and Television Collection

The UCLA Film & Television Archive holds a wide selection of motion picture and television titles made by and about Chicana/o/x communities. These films and programs span from the 1930s to contemporary television dramas and provide a unique opportunity to survey a history of representations related to Mexican American communities both within the commercial mainstream media, and through the diverse range of productions produced by Chicana/o/x people.

Download a sample list of available titles and additional research resources at UCLA in PDF format.

To arrange onsite research viewing access, please contact the Archive Research and Study Center (ARSC).

Related Resources

UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC)

The CSRC houses a library and special collections archive. For more information, please contact CSRC: (310) 825-2363 or visit the CSRC website:

UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) Moving Image Collection at UCLA Film & Television Archive

UCLA Film & Television Archive is the repository for over 1,200 moving image holdings from the CRSC collection. Materials include documentaries, public affairs programs, interviews and much more.  

View an informal inventory of the Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) Moving Image Collection as a PDF.

Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in Hollywood Cinema (2002) Production Materials

Film and video materials are housed at UCLA’s Film & Television Archive; papers are held at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library Archive (CSRC). For more information please contact the CSRC Library, (310) 206- 6052 or ARSC at (310) 206-5388. Finding aid available via the Online Archive of California.

Vista L.A. Collection (1994 - 2001)

The Emmy-award winning local public affairs television program Vista L.A. covers issues relevant to Southern California's Latino community, with frequent topics including education, health, culture, and business.  The long-running series, produced and broadcast on KABC-TV, also features extended profiles on successful Latinos, including artists, celebrities, politicians, and notable citizens from all walks of life.  UCLA Film & Television Archive holds over 75 episodes of this important series, primarily from the years 1994 - 2001.  Many of these episodes can be made available for viewing at the Archive Research & Study Center by advance appointment. 

View an informal inventory of the Vista L.A. Collection as a PDF.

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