Documentary Film/Video Reports

‘Against Mexico’ Documentary Explores Texas Secession Battle | PBS NewsHour.

Posted on Newshour May 2012 At first blush, a group reenactment of Texas’ 1836 battle to secede from Mexico has little to do with today’s political environment. But the notion of what it means to be an American is an issue that continues to stir up strong emotions, and resistance to a strong federal government can be seen in elections across the country.

Those emotions are underscored in a short documentary being highlighted by our partners at Latino Public Broadcasting. “Against Mexico: The Making of Heroes and Enemies” looks at the different ways in which Latinos and whites interpret the Texas Revolution, and the tensions between the two groups that continue to resonate 175 years later as Hispanic population growth accounted for 63.1 percent of all growth in Texas in the last decade.

“Against Mexico” delves into the Lone Star State’s complicated history.

To watch the film click here and to view the trailer click the image below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Documentary Film/Video Reports

  1. Ms. Garcia,
    Thank you for your story, “In the Midst of a Border Crisis, Cooking Is About More Than Survival” that appeared in Bon Appetit. A friend forwarded the article tome. I also followed the trail to your website and enjoyed your film “Against Mexico”.
    I lived in Latin America for four years and continue my contact with the LA people through ministries in my area.
    Thank you again for your social-journalism. Words are powerful. Your perspective is appreciated.
    Best of everything to you…Tim Wright
    (By trade I’m a commercial photographer/videographer)

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