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Surrealist Andre Breton called the work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo "a bomb with a ribbon around it." The epic work of muralist Diego Rivera, to whom she was married, often overshadowed its miniature detail. Kahlo said she simply painted her life. Producer Katie Davis presents the story of that life, delving into Kahlo's work borne of the color of Mexico's popular culture, the political legacy of Villa, Zapata and the Revolution of 1910, the violence of a debilitating spinal injury, the pain of lost motherhood and the desperation of immobility. With interviews that include artists and friends such as Isamu Noguchi and Lucienne Bloch, and excerpts from her writings, Frida Kahlo: Viva La Vida is a portrait of an artist who gave us some of the most compelling imagery of the 20th century.
The Soundprint documentary series features the best work of top radio producers. The award winning documentaries are renowned for drawing the listener into the story with compelling interviews, authentic voices and rich sound. From memoirs to science, health and popular culture, Soundprint creates a powerful experience the listener will not soon forget. Here are some related Soundprint documentaries:
The Day of the Dead Produced by: Marco Vinicio Gonzalez and Maria Hinojosa
In Search of Judith Produced by: Judith Kampfner
My Monets Produced by: David Stewart and Susan Davis
The President’s Mother Produced by: Judith Kampfner

Soundprint Executive Producer: Bill Siemering
Producer: Moira Rankin
Audio Engineer: Anna Maria de Freitas
Associate Producer: Amy Zeirler

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