Synopsis by Alice Day
The Mexican painter Diego Rivera was commissioned to produce the Detroit Industry Murals during the Depression, and despite the controversy surrounding the art, considered them his finest work. This Emmy award-winning film is in two parts: Part I, in black-and-white, shows the artist at work with many close-ups, and includes commentary from Rivera's assistant, a journalist, a Museum official, and a union officer. Part two is in color, and is an examination of the finished pieces. Rivera's own comments about the murals are read by Carlos Montalban.
art, artist, industry, Mexican [nationality], murals, painting