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Download the discussion guide for the documentary The Last Conquistador and use it for facilitating conversation about this film at home, in the classroom or at community screenings.

The Last Conquistador: Discussion Guide

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Film Information

The Last Conquistador (60 min.)

Premiere Date: July 15, 2008

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Filmmakers: John J. Valadez, Cristina Ibarra Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Critical Acclaim | Fact Sheet | Press Release


John J. Valadez
John J. Valadez
Cristina Ibarra
Cristina Ibarra

It was a challenge to try to step back and not bring our own bias or prejudice to the mix, to try to be fair to all sides and to try to recognize that everybody's perspective is legitimate... ”

— John Valadez, Filmmaker


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Critical Acclaim

The Last Conquistador is more than a documentary about a big statue and the trouble it caused. It's about a struggle almost as epic as the metal sculpture itself, raising questions about the role of public art, the framing of history and racial and economic divides.”

&mdash Doug Pullen, El Paso Times

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