As I Walk Through The Valley

"As I Walk Through The Valley" unfolds over four decades of music. In the 60s, garage rockers who mix the influence of American pop with the wild nightlife of Reynosa, Mexico create a trans-national scene. In the 70s, musicians inspired by the social movements of the time, embrace their roots and reinterpret traditional Ranchera music to develop a distinctive Chicano sound. By the 80s, the first signs of punk and hardcore emerge. Alienated kids at the height of Tejano music form bands of their own. With no venues, they fill burned out buildings and quinceanera halls and live DIY.
Finally, the punks of the 90s develop coalitions and pool resources to create a lasting infrastructure in the dawn of the internet-age.

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Credits

Directors:

Ronnie Garza, Charlie Vela

Producer:

Ronnie Garza, Charlie Vela

Editor:

Ronnie Garza, Charlie Vela

Additional Credits:

Additional Camera Operator: Jeff Antons, Additional Camera Operator: Eric Vasquez, Additional Camera Operator: Joseph Trevino

Contact

Publicity Contact:

Ronnie Garza
aiwttv@gmail.com
956.655.8551

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2017

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

["Documentary", "History", "Music"]

Screening Section:

24 Beats Per Second

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Runtime:

81 mins