13 Films About Life in Mexico–United States Border Towns

Photo: Les Blank

Films reflect real life, educate us on notable people and their stories, and entertain. A handful of films even represent the complexities of the Chicanx experience. How Chicanos, especially in border towns, straddled the United States and Mexico and find a balance (or struggle to) between Mexican and American cultures.

These 13 films offer an important look at Chicanx identity. They’re great to watch to learn more about Chicanos, the discrimination they have had to face, and how they created their own unique culture over time.




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