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Corpus: A Home Movie For Selena

Corpus: A Home Movie for Selena explores the mass adulation and explosive posthumous recognition of Selena Quintanilla, the Tejano singer murdered by the president of her fan club in 1995. Pushing beyond the mainstream media’s fascination with her violent death, Portillo interviews Selena’s family and friends as well as the devoted fans that pilgrimage to Selena’s grave in Corpus Christi, Texas, to pay homage to the slain star. Moving and provocative, this humble investigative portrait explores Selena’s cultural significance as a pop icon and shines a light on the hopes, fantasies, fears, and realities of young Latinas today.

This film can be viewed globally.

Country, Year United States, 1999
DirectorLourdes Portillo
LanguageEnglish, English Subtitles, Spanish
Runtime46 MINS, SECS