SocDoc Grad's Short Featured in PBS Online Film Fest

Evan Apodaca's documentary on assimilation as a Mexican American

July 12, 2016


Social Documentation graduate student Evan Apodaca's short documentary, Que Lejos Estoy (How Far I Am) is featured in PBS' 2016 Online Film Festival.

How do different generations of the same Mexican American family deal with cultural assimilation? How do expectations about appropriate behavior in American culture affect their own personal choices, and their interactions with one another? 

Apodaca explores his family's history with his grandmother, while narrating the story with his own reflections and analysis about his experiences within the two cultures.

Viewers can watch all films, and vote for favorites, through the PBS 2016 Online Film Festival website. The highest-ranked film by viewer votes will receive a People's Choice Award; voting is open from July 11- July 29, and the winner will be announced on August 1.

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