This student film, made by Joey Arcidiacono, uses archival footage from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image to explore what it means to be a Texan. Arcidiacono discusses his early immersion in Texan culture, his rejection of it as a teenager, his move to California to escape Texas, and his eventual realization and acceptance […]
This home movie captures scenes of the Flores family at Lake Travis in Mansfield Dam Park in Austin. Images of the dam, motor boats, sail boats, men fishing, and the family enjoying the scenery are included.
This home movie captures scenes of the Cummings family visiting an airplane hangar in El Paso where they see different types of airplanes. From there, the family takes a private flight in one of the small planes to go on a hunting and fishing trip in the mountains of Colorado where they camp and ride […]
This home movie captures scenes of the Ayala family visiting the Port Isabel Lighthouse and then going to the beach on Padre Island. At the beach, the Ayalas go fishing, swim, play football, and bury each other in the sand.
This home movie captures scenes of Dr. Freeman traveling to Washington D.C. to meet with the Department of Housing and Urban Development and discuss the Model Cities Program. He later makes the short trip to Richmond, Virginia to visit his mother and extended family.
This home movie captures scenes of Dr. Freeman taking a group of young men on a fishing trip in Seabrook, Texas. On a large boat, the men catch fish and crabs, enjoy the water, and visit. Later, they sit together in the Freemans’ backyard and clean their catches, then have a fish fry.