A film by Juan Pablo González

USA/Mexico, Biographical Documentary/Literature, 2013
15 min, HD, Color
English, Spanish with English subtitles

Director Juan Pablo González in attendance

This film was screened as a part of the 2014 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF17)

This short film preceded the screening of the feature LaDonna Harris: Indian 101


HINOJOSA is a poetic tribute to one of the most important Mexican-American writers alive, Rolando Hinojosa-Smith (b. 1929). In this fifteen minute documentary, Hinojosa himself recounts his childhood in Mercedes, Texas‚ a border town in the Rio Grande Valley, and the origins that led him to inspiration and to become a pioneer of the Chicano literary movement of the 1970s. Constructed with evocative, contemplative sequences, as well as interview excerpts, the film is a manifesto of the writer’s artistic spirit.

World Premiere

Print Source: Juan Pablo González,


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