Tag: Mexican – American

‘Here There, Acá Allá’ Explores the Duality of Living Between Two Cultures; Mexico & America

Saturday, August 29th, The Bronx Documentary Center will hold an opening reception for ‘Here There, Acá Allá’ which explores the experiences of living between two cultures and although the subject focuses on the Mexican-American experience, this is something that the majority of Bronx residents can relate to being that we are a borough of immigrants.

Whether you were raised in an Italian, Albanian, Jewish, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Ghanaian, Nigerian, Irish, or any immigrant household, this is an exhibition that many of us can relate to some capacity.

Film Series Focusing On A Different Perspective of Life On The Mexican Border Begins Tomorrow

MIRADAS: CONTEMPORARY MEXICAN PHOTOGRAPHERS FILM SERIES
Join us for a fresh season of screenings, talks, and more.
Sat, Nov. 22, 7 PM
Las Marthas. The documentary follows two Mexican American debutantes portraying Colonial heroines at an annual pageant for George Washington. Producer/Director Cristina Ibarra will take part in a skype Q&A moderated by award-winning playwright, Virginia Grise, following the screening.

Life And Death On The Avocado Trail – A Story Of A Bronx Mom & Pop Shop

“In December of 2013, Denisse Chavez and her husband were stopped by two unmarked white cars while driving north on the highway out of Reynosa in the Tamaulipas state of Mexico. The vehicles had been tailing her own car, a worn-out 2002 model that her mechanic’s tools permanently called home, for four or five miles. It was a scene she had witnessed many times before.

A small-time importer and business owner in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx, Chavez, forty-nine, had been traveling by car from New York to Puebla, driving over 5,000 miles each trip, for almost six years. Along the route she’d seen gunfights break out before her eyes, as well as robberies and kidnappings. But she always escaped unscathed. Typically, she made the trip to stock her Bronx bodega, El Atoradero. This time, she had gone to Monterrey to purchase equipment for her then-forthcoming restaurant.

Happy Mexican Independence Day!

We would like to wish our Mexican – American Bronxites a Happy Mexican Independence Day!