Smile, Laugh, Cry (2013)

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

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The David Ayala Collection, no. 9 – The Brownsville-Matamoros Border

This home movie captures scenes of the Ayala family in Brownsville, where they visit Matamoros, Mexico, then cross back over the Rio Grande River into Texas. The family then visits the Commemorative Air Force’s Rio Grande Valley Museum.