About the film
...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him
Release Date: May 05, 1995
|Slogan||:||«A haunting remembrance of Chicano family life in the 1950s»|
|Production Companies||:||American Playhouse, Tierra Voz Producciones (I), KPBS, Kino International|
|Producers||:||Bob Morones, Bob Morones, Lindsay Law, Severo Perez, Paul Espinosa|
|Writers||:||Severo Perez, Tomás Rivera|
Twelve-year-old Mexican-American Marcos (Jose Alcala) recalls the hardships of the previous year, reflecting on the arduous trek his migrant-worker family made from Texas to the Midwest during harvest season. Along the way, Marcos learns plenty about the harsh realities of bigotry and the power of family in America of the 1950s. The coming-of-age Chicano drama is based on Tomas Rivera's semiautobiographical 1971 novella.