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About the Movie
At a crossroads, American filmmaker Walter Dominguez embarks on a life-changing quest to uncover mysteries in the life of his saintly Mexican-born grandfather, Reverend Emilio Hernandez, and to fulfill his grandfather's dying wish to locate his long lost family of origin. Traveling through California, Texas and Mexico, Walter discovers Emilio's involvement with courageous Mexican and American revolutionaries fighting for social justice in tragically oppressed Mexico. His search finally leads him to his grandfather's family in Mexico, and redemption for himself.
Finding youself through your past
Great story about finding out where you came from. This story truly shows what an incredible journey your ancestors went on. This is great family entertainment.
Moving and Inspirational
Weaving the Past deftly combines important historical accounts of Los Angeles’ forgotten immigrant heritage, the Mexican Revolution, and one man’s compelling emotional journey to reclaim his family’s connection to it. Dominguez deserves much praise for tackling such a complex and diverse array of information with both scholarship and heart. Highly recommended.
Weaving The Past: Journey of Discovery
What an amazing film! I loved it. I was transported by the visual images and narration created by Director Walter Dominguez and his team. His cinematic time line set me in a place where the images were taking me.
I laughed along with Dominguez' family appreciating their truth, his search and the history brought to life by a magnificent storytelling talent. The story of his family presented a spiritual quest I have rarely experienced in a theater. His narrative became part of my realm, making me want to look deeper into my own family history.
A documentary film is a non-fiction, creative treatment of actuality, intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purpose of educating or maintaining a historical record. Documentaries are a filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, continually evolving and without borders. "WEAVING THE PAST: JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY" is all of the above.
Dominguez' 13-year odyssey of a century throughout Mexico and the US Southwest is an example to follow. The experience had to be as healing and renovating to the spirit for the Director as it was for my own sense of freedom navigating his past. His cinematic pilgrimage does exactly what it was suppose to do: create wonder, arouse questions and curiosity and enlighten the spirit.
Congratulations Mr. Dominguez for your exquisite work.