Built around the landmark 1954 legal case Hernandez v. Texas, the film interweaves the stories of its central characters with a broader story of the civil rights movement. It also brings to life the heroic post-World War II struggle of Mexican Americans fighting to dismantle the discrimination targeted against them.
Interview with the filmmakers, intercut with "making of" behind the scenes footage and photos
Spanish Audio and Subtitles
A "slideshow" of legendary photographer Russell Lee's photos of Mexican American life in the Southwest in the late 1940s.
Producer: Camino Bluff Productions
Production Year: 2009
Copyright Year: 2009
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 60 minutes
Subtitle Languages: Spanish
Language Track: English;Spanish
Audio Format: Stereo
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