Are You Bringing Something From Mexico?

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A timely, relevant play that explores immigrant lives caught up in the U.S. Justice System. Written by Mexican playwright Daimary Sanchez Moreno, it is based on the real life stories of undocumented immigrants from Mexico: Maria Rosa Sanchez, who was falsely imprisoned in the 1980s and finally declared innocent 23 years later; Rosa Estela Olvera Jimenez who is currently serving a life sentence in Texas despite experts declaring she received an unfair trial; and Anastasio Hernandez Rojas who was beaten to death by border patrol agents in California in 2010. “Today's headlines are shining a global spotlight on injustices at the border but the reality is that undocumented immigrants in the U.S. have been dehumanized for years, says Director Juan Parada. "Are You Bringing Something from Mexico was written nearly a decade ago but it's message is even more urgent and relevant today as thousands of immigrant families are being detained and put at the mercy of the U.S. justice system." The play is presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

Director Juan Parada

Producer Ivan Bernal