Las Marthas

(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 Cristina Ibarra
Director/Producer

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»

Erin Ploss-Campoamor Erin Ploss-Campoamor
Producer

Erin Ploss-Campoamor is a Jacob K. Javits Fellow and a semifinalist for the Sundance Institute’s Creative Producing Fellowship. She’s produced award-winning shorts (The Good Egg, La... 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.”

Genre: Documentary