Monday, September 20, 2010
2501 MIGRANTS: A JOURNEY--a different immigrant/emigrant film from Yolanda Cruz
2501 MIGRANTS: A JOURNEY, is a new documentary from filmmaker Yolanda Cruz (shown below). In it, she introduces us to Mexican artist Alejandro Santiago from the state of Oaxaca (Ms Cruz also hails from there), a middle-aged, middle-class (if such a description actually can be used about Mexico) family man who supports that family via his art, and who decided a couple of years back to create an enormous art installation of 2,501 life-size sculptures showing and dedicated to each individual who had left his village of Teococuilco over time to immigrate to the USA.
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