Pasajero: A Journey of Time and Memory
Pasajero: A Journey of Time and Memory, a one-hour documentary, is an authentic and uplifting story that follows a group of young inner-city Mexican-American musicians to Mexico where they seek a deeper meaning of its traditions. They accompany their teacher, an elderly violinist, on his homecoming to his pueblo in Jalisco. The group tours a musical presentation of a long-forgotten style of pre-commercial mariachi in Mexico and California’s Central Valley where they meet fascinating characters that embody the spirit of old Mexico. Pasajero is a heartfelt reminder of the vital role that music plays in defining our identities. The film was directed by Ricardo Braojos and Produced by Eugene Rodriguez of Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy.