Shopping to BelongShoppping to belong
Irene Sosa
USA, Documentary, 2007
30 min, Mini-DV, Color
Spanish with English Subtitles

Shopping to Belong is a documentary about the relationship between consumerism and the sense of belonging and citizenship among Latino immigrants. This documentary aims to explore the hypothesis that immigrants use shopping as a way to feel part of this country, given that it is one of the main cultural activities in the United States. This documentary shows this process through interviews with first generation immigrants who come from various parts of Latin America; they all have different immigration histories and have lived here from only a few months to as long as 25 years.


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MACC, Friday April 24, 7 PM