September 25, 2009

The Purepecha: The Poorest of the Poor

Documentary on Purepecha Indians selected for Indio Film Festival

By Nicole C. BrambilaA documentary on the plight of poor, east valley American Indians who migrated from Mexico more than 20 years ago has been selected for the Indio Film Festival in December, the producer has announced.

The 27-minute documentary called “The Purepecha: The poorest of the poor,” which was screened at the Palm springs International Shortfest in June, was produced and directed by LA-filmmaker Cheryl Quintana Leader.

The documentary traces the struggle of these Mesoamerican people who settled in a dilapidated trailer park known as Duroville on the Torres-Martinez Reservation in Thermal, about 30 miles east of Palm Springs.
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kipaustinhinton said...

i saw that trailer park.
is this purepecha documentary any good? the title is a bit strange...

Rob said...

I haven't seen it, so I don't know if it's any good.