The "Aqui y Alla" is a transnational public art project created and directed by local artist Michelle Angela Ortiz. The project explores the impact of immigration in the lives of Mexican immigrant youth in South Philadelphia in connection with youth in Chihuahua, Mexico.
The “Aquí y Allá” Mural Documentary will featured at the “Empowering Women & Communities Through Film” on Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 6:30 pm at Café Mayapan, 2000 Texas Avenue, El Paso, Texas. This free event will be hosted by La Mujer Obrera and Rebirth Multimedia.
La Mujer Obrera was founded by women garment workers to improve the quality of life of low-income Hispanic families and revitalize the former Garment District (Chamizal neighborhood) in El Paso, Texas. This community-based organization creates cultural and economic development that recognizes Mexican immigrant workers’ heritage and contributions to El Paso. http://mujerobrera.org/about-us/
REBIRTH MULTIMEDIA produces independent films also works in community and education arenas providing multimedia needs for non-profit organizations, foundations and community events as well as academic research in ethnographic studies and grant proposal marketing & video. http://www.rebirthmultimedia.com/rebirth_site/identity.html