“Truly Texas Mexican” Official Trailer
Today we are so excited to share with you the “Truly Texas Mexican” official trailer and to invite your comments and reactions. The movie premieres on March 1st on Amazon, Google TV and Apple TV.
And..on local PBS stations, so call your local PBS station and ask them when they plan to broadcast the movie.
Look for updates, as we approach the premiere, on the website, “Truly Texas Mexican”- The Movie
Over time and during conquest, Texas Mexican food sustained Native American memory and identity. Cooking foods like nopalitos, deer, and tortillas, indigenous women led the cultural resistance against colonization.
It’s the “comida casera,” (home cooking) of contemporary Texas Mexican American families. Comida casera was made famous in the late 1800s by indigenous businesswomen, chefs, who operated outdoor diners in downtown San Antonio. Later dubbed “Chili Queens,” the chefs were harassed and forced out of business, victims of racism.
But other women followed in their footsteps and now tell their story. The road movie weaves through Texas cities, naming the racism that erased Native American history and celebrating the food that kept alive the community’s living memory and heritage. Chefs, artists and community leaders open up about intimate food experiences that shape who they are today.
Food narrates who we are and constructs new ways of understanding what it means to be “American.” Texas Mexican food offers a new type of cultural encounter. One of understanding, building a table where ALL ARE WELCOME.
Running time: 90 Minutes
Presented by The Texas Indigenous Food Project
A Production of: JM Media, LLC
Funding Provided by Major Donors:
- Christine Ortega
- Dr. Richard Jiménez
- David Laughlin and Virginia Diaz-Laughlin
The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC), the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Surdna Foundation through a grant from the NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant Program
The Idea Fund, Houston, a re-granting program administered by DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row Houses and funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts