Corpus: A Home Movie About Selena

Corpus: A Home Movie about Selena (1998) is a film by filmmaker Lourdes Portillo about Mexican American singer-songwriter Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. It places emphasis on the transformation of Selena from a popular entertainer into a modern-day saint and role model. This documentary uses authentic home videos, news stories, footage from concerts and a debate between intellectuals to analyze the effect of Selena and Selena's murder at the hands of Yolanda Saldivar, the president of her fan club.


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    director Lourdes Portillo
    producer Xochitl Productions
    publisher Women Make Movies
    theme documentary