The Ballad of William Walker
(Video, 8 min., 2006)
Music and lyrics by Pablo Helguera
The Ballad of William Walker is a music video based on the story of American Filibuster William Walker, a soldier of fortune who in the XIXth Century unsuccessfully attempted to invade Central America and turn its land to the United States. The work is a comment on the ambivalent historic relationship with the U.S. that exists in the Central American region.
The work was exhibited as part of “Doubtful Strait”, organized by TeoRética in San José, Costa Rica.