Operation Blue Blood

Operation Blue Blood photo/foto: Fulana

Operation Blue Blood

Director: Fulana

During the first week of September 2005, the world watched the footage of Hurricane Katrina's New Orleans victims stranded on rooftops for days, crowded into the Convention Center and the Superdome. Most of them were poor. Fulana asked themselves, What if the hurricane had hit a wealthy area instead? Operation Blue Blood is a mock Confidential Message from the Bush Administration to the "filthy rich fraction of American society," reassuring them that in case of an emergency, the Top Secret Elite Rescue Armada would take care of them —in style.

Biography

Fulana is a video and performance collective created in 2000 by four Latinas in New York City (Cristina Ibarra, Marlène Ramírez-Cancio, Lisandra Ramos-Grullón & Andrea Thome). Using parody and satire, their work delves into topics affecting the Latino communities in the U.S., and responds to the ways products and ideas are marketed and sold to us through the mass media.

Additional Info

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Running Time: 1:47 minutes
  • Release Date: 2005