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Title ...And the earth did not swallow him / American Playhouse Theatrical Films presents ; a production of KPBS and Severo Perez Films ; produced by Paul Espinosa ; written and directed by Severo Perez
Published [United States] : SF Films, 1995


Description 1 online resource (1 video file (104 minutes)) : sound, color
Summary The film is an adaptation of the prize-winning novel, '... y no se lo tragó la tierra' by Tomas Rivera. Set in 1952, and seen through the eyes of Marcos, a twelve-year-old boy, the story follows a family's migrant journey through a year in their lives. Marcos is the second son of a migrant farmworker family; his brother is missing in action in the Korean war. The family travels to Minnesota, following the crops. The housing is awful; sometimes the boss furnishes no water to the workers, and TB goes untreated. In good times the pay is [dollar]15 a day for adults, half that for children. For a few sordid weeks, Marcos' parents leave him in the care of a corrupt couple. He is expelled from school for fighting, and he finds solace in a graveyard. The boy's recollections of the poignant, sometimes funny and sometimes terrifying experiences become a magical voyage of self-discovery
Notes Originally released as a motion picture in 1994
Adapted from the novel --y no se lo tragó las tierra by Tomás Rivera
Credits Director of photography, Virgil Harper ; editor, Susan Heick ; narrator, Miguel Rodriguez ; music, Marcos Loya
Cast Jose Alcala, Rose Portillo, Marco Rodriguez, Daniel Valdez, Erica Baltodano, Art Bonilla, Linda Dangcil
Notes Online resource; title from home page (Alexander Street, viewed September 28, 2020)
Subject Rivera, Tomás, 1935-1984 -- Film adaptations
Rivera, Tomás, 1935-1984
Mexican Americans -- Drama
Mexican American families -- Drama
Mexican American migrant agricultural laborers -- Drama
Mexican American youth -- Drama
Mexican Americans -- History -- 20th century -- Drama
Poverty -- Drama
Mexican American families.
Mexican American migrant agricultural laborers.
Mexican American youth.
Mexican Americans.
Genre/Form Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Independent films.
Independent films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Adaptations cinématographiques.
Films de fiction.
Form Streaming video
Author Perez, Severo, screenwriter, film director.
Espinosa, Paul, film producer.
Alcala, José, actor.
Portillo, Rose, actor.
Rodriguez, Marco, actor.
Valdez, Daniel, 1949- actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Rivera, Tomás, 1935-1984. Y no se lo tragó la tierra
American Playhouse Theatrical Films, presenter.
KPBS (Television station : San Diego, Calif.), production company.
Severo Perez Films, production company.