The American Tapes: Part Two

2013 | 00:54:12 | 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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First Ramon, and then Rufina moved to San Diego County in 1980, unable to raise their family as landless sharecroppers in Mexico. Though uneducated, they manage to work as a landscape contractor and housekeeper, respectively, buy a house, and raise 6 children who complete high school and maintain successful management jobs.

While the other families took advantage of the amnesty provided by the U.S. in 1986, Maria and her family returned to Mexico in 1983. Thirty years later, Maria's son Carlos struggles to support her, his wife, and three daughters, working several jobs, all the while building a two-story home. They have a dream to open and run a convenience store.

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