This home movie captures scenes of Plano’s Yousefi family attending a funeral for a family member, where they observe the graveside traditions of their Iranian-American community. The mourners take part in prayers and songs led by a clergy member.
In this home movie from 1986, Luz and Jesus Herrera edit together a montage of their family videos by creating a mock television show, “I Love Luz.”
This home movie captures scenes of children of all ages dancing in the Ballet Folklorico of El Paso’s 1988 Christmas Recital. In traditional Mexican costume, the children perform a variety of Mexican folk dances.
This home movie documents scenes of museum culture and city events in El Paso in 2003. Footage includes scenes from the Chicano Visions exhibit opening at the El Paso Museum of Art, as well as Cheech Marin speaking at an exhibit opening at Insights El Paso Science Center.
This student film, made by Charlie Sanchez, uses archival footage from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image to explore the experience of growing up with family on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border. The film examines how the border divides two societies, but Sanchez, through the experience of getting to know his family in […]
This home movie from El Paso’s Cruz family captures scenes of children dancing the Mexican Hat Dance in traditional Mexican costume, young boys performing tricks with lassos, then a fashionable adult dance party.
This home movie features a number of Hopkins family celebrations and happenings around Texas in 1937 and 1938. The film opens with the wedding of E.B. Hopkins’s eldest daughter, Amy, to Ted Fitch. Next, E.B. Hopkins tours the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas’ Fair Park, focusing on buildings such as the Hall of State, the […]
This home movie documents a housing dedication at the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tigua Indian Reservation in 1976. Tigua Chief Jos
This home movie captures scenes of the reception at a Flores family wedding. The guests eat dinner while a mariachi band plays for the bride and groom.