¡FIESTA! Premieres on PBS this Spring. Check your local station.

¡FIESTA! Premieres on PBS this Spring. Check your local station.

Nuevo South is a Durham, NC-based media and art production company that explores how new cultures intersect with an ever changing South.

 
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rodrigo dorfman

Rodrigo is an award-winning multimedia producer living in Durham, North Carolina known for his work documenting the Latinx community in the South. His short "One Night in Kernersville" won Jury Award for best short at Full Frame (2011). His documentary, “Tommy!” was recently broadcast on PBS stations across the USA through UNCTV’s Reel South program. His latest work, "NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South", a national touring museum exhibit based on his documentary work will be on display at the Atlanta History Center. He is an editor and cinematographer of the documentary "Always in Season" about the impact of lynching on four different communities and has just finished his latest documentary, "Obi-Juan Kenobi and the Taco Truck Avengers" and is working on “¡FIESTA! Quinceañera”, a digitial series for PBS/ITVS Storycast.

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peter eversoll

Peter Eversoll is photographer and visual artist working primarily on documentaries and projects, and projects using community generated photography and video, both in the USA and abroad. He works with farmworkers in North Carolina through the NC Migrant Education Program, as an education advocate. He co-founded the farmworker advocacy non-profit NC FIELD (www.ncfield.org) in 2010. He has an MFA in painting from La Academia de San Carlos, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. In 2007-08 he was Visiting Artist at FARO de Oriente in Mexico City, and was Artist in Residence at Golden Belt Studios in Durham, NC in 2009. He has exhibited his work throughout the USA and Latin America and is a member of the AztlanPhoto agency. From 1998 to 2004 he earned his chops as a dairy farmer in Oaxaca, Mexico. He is currently working on “¡FIESTA! Quinceañera”, a digital series for PBS/ITVS Storycast.

 
 
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!FIESTA!
quinceañera

Life for a Latinx immigrant family in the New South can be challenging and sometimes terrifying, but thankfully, there’s always a fiesta to take you through the night. ¡FIESTA! Quinceañera is a digital series that weaves the lives of three Latina girls and a seasoned drag artist as they celebrate their quinceañera, a complex and colorful rite of passage. 
In distribution.

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BULLS AND SAINTS

Bulls and Saints is the epic story of an extended family and community divided by the border and bound together by tradition, tragedy and resistance. From Cheran, Mexico to rural North Carolina, USA, bull riding and saint worship bring these two communities together as they use their culture to resist the Narco-state that wants to destroy them and the government that wants to deport them.
In Development.

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THIS TACO TRUCK
KILLS FASCISTS

New Orleans-based performance activist José Torres-Tama has a dream: to create a revolutionary Taco Truck Theater with a simple message: “No guacamole for immigrant haters”. This Taco Truck Kills Fascists weaves two narratives: the classic “against all odds” story of an immigrant artist of color bringing the voices of radical Black performers and undocumented workers out of the shadows and the story of a father struggling to raise his two boys into political consciousness in the Age of Trump..

News & Updates

READ ALL ABOUT ¡FIESTA! Quinceañera IN THE INDY WEEKLY
”A Durham Docuseries Celebrates New Kinds of Quinceañeras for a New Generation of Mexican Americans”.

https://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/a-durham-docuseries-celebrates-new-kinds-of-quinceaneras-for-a-new-generation-of-mexican-americans/Content?oid=17389048


¡FIESTA! Quinceañera was featured on the popular Public Radio program the State of Things - listen in to the podcast as Juana, our quinceañera and director/producer Rodrigo Dorfman share a story straight out of the Nuevo South..

http://www.wunc.org/post/nuevo-south-quinceanera-colorful-compromise#stream/0