The Voyage: Crossing the Mexico U.S. Border | KCET
The Voyage: Crossing the Mexico U.S. Border
The Power of Stories is an archive of projects submitted every year to Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Statewide Convening. It showcases work created throughout California highlighting the power of individual and collective efforts to promote health and demonstrates how stories have the power to re-imagine and transform our communities. Produced in partnership with the California Endowment.
Project Submitted by: Luis Montoya
Project Summary: A young woman and her family take a perilous journey to cross the Mexico U.S. border.
BHC Site: East Oakland
The Voyage reenacts the immigration of a girl named Angelica, who has been informed by her parents that their voyage to the U.S. has been decided. Angelica leaves her childhood behind and hopes for a brighter future with her parents in the "free world". She and her family become separated and encounter obstacles at the border. Will their hopes and dreams for a better life be dashed?
The film was produced by a group of Latino and Asian youth from East Oakland, California. The project was led by aspiring filmmaker Gabriela Huerta, age 18, with Luis Montoya and Xinh Bui of Simphony Productions. The film was produced by East Oakland Building Healthy Communities (The California Endowment), which hired Simphony Productions, a youth-run film company operating out of United Roots and currently launching a social enterprise with support from Youth SEED.
Take a moment to bask in the joy of Voices of Creation's sound in this special Grand Performances presentation filmed at Los Angeles' historic Heritage Square Museum, inside the rustic Lincoln Avenue Methodist Church, originally built in 1897.
The pandemic has shuttered many of the usual venues where artists gather to exhibit and connect with one another. Columnist Anuradha Vikram talks to artists who are organizing opportunities for artists to share their work outdoors.
Anna Spain Bradley, UCLA's new vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, says it's imperative that we sit down and have conversations with people we disagree with.
Citing rising coronavirus hospitalizations and deaths over the past month, Gov. Gavin Newsom today announced plans for a “regional stay-at-home order” that will be implemented in areas running low on ICU beds and force some businesses closures.
- 1 of 402
- next ›