I Don't Speak English Only, Vato!

1995
Guillermo Gomez-Pena
Challenges the notion of English as the official language of the United States, in light of the growing population of Spanish speakers and the xenophobic backlash against bilingualism. Artists Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Sergio Arau, Yareli Arizmendi, Betto Arcos and Ellen Klaver humorously criticize the easy "love for the exotic" tendencies of American society, and its rejection of otherness and complexity when it appears to threaten U.S. values and culture.