WORDS OF REVOLUTION
JUNE 23, 2015. 7:30 PM.
Instituto Cervantes New York
211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017
ORIGINAL TITLE: WORDS OF REVOLUTION
DIRECTOR: Junior Gonzalez
PRODUCERS: Theopolis Anthony
CAST: Cruz Control, Dinamico, Fenomedon, Santos
Date completed: 2012
Film Category: Documentary
Length of Film: 70 min
Words of Revolution is a documentary about a culture trying to revive and progress from a history of violence. While the country of El Salvador has suffered the aftermath of a civil war and the growth of street violence, Salvadorans residing in the United States face challenges with their identity, culture, and negative connotations denoted by the media. Through the hopeful voices of hip-hop artists’, professor, and a community activist, this documentary helps promote
change and bring cultural identity to a culture that is beginning a new chapter in their history...a chapter of peace...prosperity...and unity.
Junior Gonzalez was born and raised in San Jose, California. His parents migrated to the United States from El Salvador in the late 70’s. Junior attended Arizona State and majored in Communication. After graduation, he landed his first job working at a local Spanish station, Telemundo, in San Jose Ca. His thesis film “Highway to Jane” was at Sonoma Film Festival, Daytona Beach Film Festival, and the Online Cinequest Film Festival.
He was a writer’s assistant at Warner Brothers studios. Since then, he has been able to gain wide range of experience from working at Fox studios, various production companies, and news broadcast, such as ABC and Univision. He has also worked independently by producing original content as well. His expertise has led him to make an award winning documentary, “Words of Revolution,” in which it has circuited around the film festivals internationally and domestically. He has also won two journalism awards, a Northern California Emmy and a Rueben Salazar award for having the best series and TV story.