producer / director
documentary short, 11 mins, 2008
shot on location: Laredo, Texas

Audiencia still with Estrella
Still: click to watch film

Audiencia reflects and is inspired by my "third space" immigrant experience. This documentary is about how Lucha Libre (Mexican Wrestling) is transported from the Mexican side of the border to the American side and then moves further north. It is also about how an immigrant community attempts to hold on to their culture. Everyone attending the Lucha Libre events in Laredo, TX spoke Spanish. Those that were interviewed for the documentary wanted us to know that they where either originally from Nuevo Laredo or had been born in the U.S. side but had grown up in Nuevo Laredo. I experienced the latter (born in Laredo, TX but lived/live in Nuevo Laredo). I crossed everyday to go to school and now as an adult cross daily to go to work. I think this is a unique bicultural border experience and I attempt to celebrate it in my work.