Saturday, October 18, 2014

TV Break -- Cristela: Law and the Mexican American Experience

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A new television sitcom, Cristela, starring Cristela Alonzo, touches on immigration and the Mexican-American experience. 

Here is a plot summary.  In law school (SMU Dedman School of Law), Cristela, whose family immigrated from Mexico, is on the brink of landing her first big (unpaid) internship at a prestigious law firm. Her pursuit of success is more ambitious than her traditional Mexican-American family thinks is appropriate. She straddles the old culture she's trying to modernize at home with her working-class family and the modern world she's trying to embrace in her professional career. Breakout comedian Cristela Alonzo stars in this comedy about the path to the new American dream.

KJ

 

 

 

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2014/10/tv-break-cristela-law-and-the-mexican-american-experience.html

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