Bordertown: Teatro The Harvest at South Park today

So much to watch and do tonight…

Of course, the most anticipated show is A&E’s Bordertown: Laredo. Anticipated, not because of the new knowledge is brings you or the gripping drama, noooo… anticipated because we can’t wait to see our quiet little town on the boob tube. Maybe we will catch a glimpse of our neighbor or our favorite taqueria.

Roker recently said (see previous post) what was attractive about Laredo was the amount of drugs that cross through this part of the border and the Latino-heavy law enforcement teams fighting the flow. We’ll ignore all the other federal, state and county agencies that also play a part for the sake of entertainment in a “reality” show.

But if you want to see other kind of Latino-infused entertainment, the OTHER side of “reality” is showing at TAMIU’s Recital Hall where the documentary The Harvest/La Cosecha will be shown. Local students of Mexican descent who are farm workers in their young age are featured.

This is the description from the flyer:

Every year there are more than 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat. Zulema, Perla and Victor labor as migrant farm workers, sacrificing their own childhoods to help their families survive. THE HARVEST/LA COSECHA profiles these three as they journey from the scorching heat of Texas’ onion fields to the winter snows of the Michigan apple orchards and back south to the humidity of Florida’s tomato fields to follow the harvest.

From the Producers of the Academy-Award® nominated film, WAR/DANCE, Acclaimed Filmmaker U Roberto Romano and Executive Producer Eva Longoria, this award-winning documentary provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of these children who struggle to dream while working 12 – 14 hours a day, 7 days a week to feed America.

Or… if you are media, you can get all Chicano-ized by previewing the Teatro Chicano de Laredo original plays at the Laredo Little Theatre tonight. Opening night is on October 14th but you have to wonder… early Chicanismo promoted women and equity, what happened to the blossoming voices that we had seen in past Teatro Chicano original plays?? Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad local talent actually wrote and directed the two plays but this year, the Teatro just has a different feel. I don’t recall seeing any ads or call outs for those interested in participating in the writing experience offered during the Summer – of which these plays are the result. It’s a tough year, I’ll chalk it up to the economy and not other reasons :P.

So Chicano, Latino, Hispanic, Mexican or whatever you want to call the majority group in Laredo, it’s seems to be the focus for tonight’s shows.

Maybe I won’t go to see any of the above, maybe I will be just watching the latest South Park episode making fun of the current popular topic of entertainment – “Meheecans” – and watch Texans vs Mexicans. De veras que estamos fregados, sigh.

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8 Responses to Bordertown: Teatro The Harvest at South Park today

  1. daisy says:

    i busted a gut watching south park last night!

    oh and the wives of the local pd officers who appear in that bordertown show are upset, i know of one of the wives who’s house # was in phone book and is getting not stop calls from opportunistic females *eye roll* figures, damn badge chasers!

  2. Pedro says:

    Broader town laredo is about time people all around to see and know about our broader on how hard and trying there best to keep our streets and other state’s and cites on busting people on sales transporting illegal drugs trying to keep our kids and streets drug free dumps up. Because really other people from other cities don’t even know laredo like they would say laredo who thats right we laredo!. Its just cool to see how laredo looks and that yes indead our city is the main ground zero of drugs transactions and transport to big cities and not like other tv shows that just do there shows for entertainment this laredo show is about truth that goes on the every days of laredo and to see it on tv.Can wait for there next show!!!. Of course there is going to be treats and people talking. But once again i say dumps up!! Good show for a start on tv.

  3. ___Cesar Chavez (not the boxer) says:

    ___Early Teatro Chicano, Luis Valdez and the Teatro Campesino bear very little resemblance to the newly developed Laredo’s version, es mas Teatro Popular, teatro para las masas, they do La Raza a diservice since their message is not Political

  4. J.R says:

    The show on A&E boardertown laredo. thanks to our L.P.D men & women that put there lives in danger on they every day job.They just tying there best to keep our streets safer for our kids from the spreading and transport of illegal drugs before it gets out of hand great show about truth not just entertainment great job. That is to say laredo people my people dont tolerate that kind of activities.

  5. Pedro says:

    Peoples comments on our laredo show on A&E BORDERTOWN LAREDO. Yes in deed some of then did say words that didn’t have to be said. But that is just been us laredo people well some is like not a new words which we had herd.Do know kids were watching but come on is about drugs bust we all know what could go on or said. And on other comments that people dont need to know about it of whats out there really why not dont blind your selfs of what really its out there is better to know of it then be surprised by it you never know a person nextdoor could be one of then. Having kids is a most to know. To finish this you see people do what they do and grow getting out of hand because us not been aware and fear.

    • Pedro says:

      And there is other tv shows with bad words as well is nothing new Bordertown laredo is not the only ones just let them be.Or is it that is about hispanic people mexican people really what is the problem.This a free country and freedom of speech. And is a adult contend tv show on real drama.

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