(2012 HEINEKEN VOCES DOCUMENTARY AWARD Recipient)
Las Marthas is a documentary about an extraordinary rite of passage in Laredo, Texas where Mexican-American debutantes are presented at a grand Colonial ball dressed as American revolutionaries – a border tradition that’s 114 years old.
Cristina Ibarra‘s latest documentary Las Marthas aired on PBS’ Independent Lens. The New York Times called it “a striking alternative portrait of border life.” Her previous... more»
“Las Marthas unveils an elite Mexican-American celebration of George Washington's birthday, revealing the layers of meaning within a Tejano tradition that‘s as constructed as our Mexican border and a hoop skirt.”