A successful dropout-prevention project, has generated national interest as a model for schools with significant Latino populations.
The annual “Come and Take It Day” celebration in rural Gonzales, Texas is where revenge and double-cross erupts.
Jim Mendiola is an award-winning filmmaker based in San Antonio who has screened in numerous film festivals, museums, and colleges in the U.S., Mexico and Europe. His projects have been developed at the Sundance Filmmakers Lab and have been broadcast on PBS and cable television. He is completing a documentary about the Alamo.
It’s the annual “Come and Take It Day” celebration in rural Gonzales, Texas, where revenge and double crossing will erupt when four urban Tejanos go after the fabled buried treasure of Gregorio Cortez. The legendary curse of the lost silver can still work its swift poetic justice on vendidos (“sell-outs”).