Voices from Texas

Cultural and historical factors shape writers as they employ poetry and spoken word to navigate their struggles and celebrate life.

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Premiere Date
September 1, 2003
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
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    2003 CineFestival - San Antonio-Best Documentary Award
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    Ray Santisteban

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    The Film

    Mexican Americans in Texas have consistently used poetry and spoken word to navigate their struggles, interpret history, and celebrate life. Showcasing a diverse spectrum of writers drawn from bustling urban centers and small border towns, Voices from Texas probes the cultural and historical factors that have shaped this unique and vibrant voice within the American mosaic.