Friends, colleagues and supporters,
We hope this email finds you well and enjoying a peaceful Holiday Season. 2010 is going out with a Bang! We’re delighted to share some exciting news as Tell’em Who You Are charges ahead.
Michelle García partnered with the National Black Programming Consortium to launch the Border Mobile Journalism Collective. Citizen journalists are working on short, video snapshots from the perspective of the people who live, work and celebrate on the embattled borderline, a place they call home. Reports will be featured on the soon-to-be launched NBPC channel and published by the Rio Grande Guardian. You can expect to see some of this unique footage in the film.
Post production begins on Against Mexico-battles that make Us, a short documentary that explores why Latino and white men in Texas aim rifles at each other to memorialize the fight against Mexico through reenactments. The men explain how the myths and history of these battles inform perceptions about ‘heroes’ and ‘enemies’ and influence current debates about who is entitled to claim the mantle of ‘American.’ You can expect to see this theme developed in Tell’em Who You Are.
Thank you for your continued support and encouragement. As the year winds down please consider making an online tax deductible contribution or mailing in your support to:
Tell’em Who You Are
c/o From The Heart Productions
1455 Mandalay Beach Road
Oxnard, California 93035-2845.
Your financial support will go toward funding critical shoots next year beginning in February when one of the last land condemnation cases related to the Wall goes to court.
In the Media
Sexing Violence in Mexico (Women In Media and News)
Interview and Video (Telegraph 21)
Blocking the Border Fence in Texas (Time Video)
On the Texas Borderline, A Solid if Invisible Wall (Washington Post)
Myths of Mexico (Columbia Journalism Review)
A Commentary on Sonia Sontomayor (Latino USA)
We wish you the very best in 2011 y siempre.