The American Tapes: Part Three

2013 | 00:56:26 | Mexico / United States | English / Spanish | B&W and Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Documentary, Family, Latino/Chicano

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Ramon's attraction to his Mexican hometown has resulted in his building a massive new residence for his family. However, his wife, Rufina and their grown children have no interest in leaving the U.S. The building has now been transformed into a hotel. The completed construction, in the middle of cornfields, while finished for 5 years, is been frustrated by the local government’s refusal to turn on the electricity.

Carlos and Marta realize their dream of opening a convenience store, yet find that the enterprise is both a pleasure and a struggle. As Carlos loses his other jobs, the family worries about their finances, particularly the expensive desires of his three daughters to attend college.

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