Lone Star

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"The past isn't dead. It isn't even past." William Faulkner John Sayles film, Lone Star, is about crossing borders, challenging the past, and dealing with the burden of history in both the personal and the public sphere. Painted on a very broad canvas, Lone Star is an epic film touching on many themes, including racism, illegal immigration, the corruption of government and law enforcement, racial identity, multicultural education, and the endurance of love. History casts …

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…the Seminole history in his museum, Danny keeping the story of Perdito alive. The meaning and power of their action lies in the political work these characters are doing by challenging present practices, always conscious of the importance of race, gender and ethnicity, at the same time they destabilize past notions of the meaning of history of Frontera and open a space for alternative histories to be told. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography** student of UH Houston, tx