Don Brady: A Biography

LaHueraLoca::The Pomo Chola

My job title of documentary filmmaker is multifaceted, all at once I am engaged as a journalist, story-teller, archivist, historian, anthropologist, and ethnographer. I started this documentary biz endeavor seeking to tell the stories of underrepresented peoples. I always noticed the lack of Chicano voices in documentary either behind camera or in front of it. Because of this viewpoint I never turned down the opportunity to interview someone that had a history to tell. While performing initial production for The Unique Ladies in April 2009, I was told about Don Brady, father to Ronnie, the partner of main character Sherry in TUL. Ronnie told me his father was a member of the Chicano Federation (that already picked up my ears) and he and Ronnie’s mother would make and serve food to the protestors sitting in at the site that would become Chicano Park. I wanted to interview him, I wanted to…

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