The American Tapes: Part One

2013 | 00:58:26 | Mexico / United States | English / Spanish | B&W and Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Family, Latino/Chicano

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Between job losses, foreclosures, living with family, and the Cande’s constant desire to return to Mexico, Pancha and Cande work through the strains of their marital relationship in San Diego County. Not able to have a house of their own, they resume the calmer life of renters, ending with a celebration of Cande’s 58th birthday. 

In 1982, Marisela was a 16 year-old immigrant mother, living in poverty, with the dream of becoming an accountant. By 2000, she realized her dream, converted to a Jehovah’s Witness, became a divorcee, and raised her daughter Veronica, in her accounting footsteps. Both mother and daughter, despite their differences, are successful and continue to dream big.

This title is part one of the four part series The American Tapes: Tales of Immigration.