2021 Summer Program
This documentary was created over the course of three months by Gilroy students ages 12-24 years who attended a hybrid mariachi ensemble/documentary filmmaking program. Be inspired by this youth ensemble that experimented with the culturally relevant mariachi genre of music whilst filming the entire immersive learning experience in a full-feature documentary made primarily on iPads. After this program, no student, teaching artist, community organizer, or administrator involved was ever the same. This exciting, innovative, and first-of-its-kind program in an under-resourced, but very resilient and empowered neighborhood in East Gilroy helped create dream equity for each student it touched! An Audacity Performing Arts Project, Inc., AACI production created in collaboration with the City of Gilroy and Nueva Vida.