Detroit’s Rivera

A film by Julio Ramos

This film was screened as a part of the 2018 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF21)

This short film was part of the Panorama Shorts Program 2



USA, Experimental Documentary, 2017
35 min, Black & White

DETROIT’S RIVERA records the making of the murals painted by Diego Rivera in the city of Detroit between 1932 and 33. Based on extensive archival work, the agile montage of vintage materials offers a singular poetic approach to the interface between the mural art, industrial cinema, factory work, and the social struggles during those agitated years of deep economic depression in the US.

Regional Premiere

Print Source: Julio Ramos,