Canto De Familia

19 mins2012

Canto De Familia follows a family that runs the Mariachi Conservatory in East Los Angeles. Through them, we see mariachi not only as a traditional art form but also as a way of life.

Our knowledge of mariachi has been distorted by a simplistic (and inaccurate) stereotype. In this character-based documentary featuring the Mata Family, we learn about the world of mariachi music and Mexican Americans in LA.