Weaving w-Spanish Threads: an Immigrant's Tale-MID

Weaving w-Spanish Threads: an Immigrant's Tale-MID

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"Weaving with Spanish Threads: an Immigrant's Tale," tells the story of a little-known immigration of Spaniards who came to the United States in the early 20th century. Their impact was much greater than their numbers might suggest. For example, they were directly responsible for the United States and for Spain to pass their respective first laws regulating immigration. The documentary, however, focuses on the immigrants as individuals- making the long journey from their impoverished homeland; working as manual laborers for long hours and low pay first in Hawai'i then in California; dealing with the language barrier; putting down roots; saving up enough to purchase a home. They were survived by children who still live in California and proudly remember their heritage.

Produced and directed by Eve A. Ma of Palomino Productions, this version is priced to be accessible to public libraries, community organizations, and schools grades K-12. We revised the original version in 2020 to add more historical photographs and the like.

Weaving w-Spanish Threads: an Immigrant's Tale-MID

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  • Weaving with Spanish Threads: an Immigrant's Tale (revised 2020)

    From the fields of southern Spain to the plantations of Hawai'i to the orchards of California, Francisco PĂ©rez and friends tell their story. This little-known immigration from Spain to the United States in the early 20th century mirrored many other waves of immigrants but had its own special twi...

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