Maria Viola Hernandez Camargo (1923 - 2015)

MARIA VIOLA HERNÁNDEZ CAMARGO (September 21, 1923 ~ December 20, 2015), THE DAUGHTER OF MEXICAN REVOLUTIONARY AND METHODIST MINISTER, REV. EMILIO NIEVES HERNÁNDEZ MALACARA, HAS PASSED.

VIDEO SLIDE SHOW AND SOUNDTRACK (with soprano soloist Maria Viola Hernández Camargo, El Coro latino de Los . . . → Read More: Maria Viola Hernandez Camargo (1923 – 2015)

Walter and Shelley on KCAL 9 News

On Monday, August 11, Director Walter Dominguez and Executive Producer Shelley Morrison appeared on KCAL 9 News in Los Angeles for an interview and to promote Weaving the Past’s premiere engagement at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena.  If you missed it when it . . . → Read More: Walter and Shelley on KCAL 9 News

Audience Responds to Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery!

On March 17th we held a private preview screening for Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery at Raleigh Studios’ Chaplin Theater.

The film received tears of joy and a rousing standing ovation from the audience.  In attendance were people who worked on the film, . . . → Read More: Audience Responds to Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery!

Audio - KPFK interviews Walter and Shelley

Downloadable Audio Interview:

Julio Martinez interviews Producer/Director/Writer Walter Dominguez and Executive Producer Shelley Morrison about their documentary film, “Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery.”

Dancer, actor, musician, journalist, critic, playwright… multi-talented and accomplished Julio Martinez is host of “Arts in . . . → Read More: Audio – KPFK interviews Walter and Shelley

Video Clip: Walter's Understanding of Tata Takes a Dramatic Turn

In this scene, Walter’s perceptions of his grandfather change dramatically as he learns more about Emilio’s turbulent past.  Tata was not a simple country boy who came to America looking for a job.  He was a revolutionary who fought alongside Praxedis Guerrero against the . . . → Read More: Video Clip: Walter’s Understanding of Tata Takes a Dramatic Turn

Video Clip: Walter's Understanding of Tata Takes a Dramatic Turn

In this scene, Walter’s perceptions of his grandfather change dramatically as he learns more about Emilio’s turbulent past.  Tata was not a simple country boy who came to America looking for a job.  He was a revolutionary who fought alongside Praxedis Guerrero against the . . . → Read More: Video Clip: Walter's Understanding of Tata Takes a Dramatic Turn

Video - Return to Leon

Walter’s search for his ancestors takes him to the streets of Leon, Guanajuato where he makes an unexpected discovery.

Video - Why Praxedis Left the Hacienda

Francisco, caretaker of what was the hacienda Los Altos de Ibarra, explains to Walter the reasons why Praxedis would leave his privileged life, and embark on a dangerous journey to bring dictator Porfirio Diaz to his knees.

Video - Aztec Ceremony in Mexico City

Like most people of Mexican origin, Emilio was from a mixed lineage of European and Indigenous people. As Emilio’s grandson Walter begins his journey of discovery, he encounters a powerful Aztec ceremony in the historic center of Mexico City which was once known as . . . → Read More: Video – Aztec Ceremony in Mexico City

Video - About Emilio N. Hernandez

Tata, (Emilio Nieves Hernandez) was a Methodist minister.  He worked tirelessly from 1915 until 1973 with Mexican immigrants from the agricultural camps and urban barrios of Southern California and Arizona.  He dedicated himself to social and economic issues plaguing poor and disadvantaged families, and . . . → Read More: Video – About Emilio N. Hernandez