Episode 357: Michelle García

Released Wednesday, 28th August 2019
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Michelle García has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post and Oxford American. She directed the PBS film, Against Mexico: The Making of Heroes and Enemies.
“We have to see that within difficult stories there is a very important message of humanity triumphing over despair. If you don’t focus on joy, humanity is squashed. If all you see and all you narrate is pain, then you extinguish the possibility of joy and the important part of holding onto humanity.”

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  1. @pistoleraprod

  2. michellegarciainc.com

  3. Rally+PEN America event on September 5

  4. [00:42] “Against Mexico: The Making of Heroes and Enemies” (PBS • 2012)

  5. [01:04] “The Border and the American Imagination” (The Baffler • 2018)

  6. [01:07] “Rewriting the West” (Guernica • 2019)

  7. [02:12] The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal. (Evan Ratliff • Random House • 2019)

  8. [02:30] Evan Ratliff on CoinTalk

  9. [09:30] “New Tack Against Illegal Immigrants: Trespassing … (Michael Powell • Washington Post • 2005)

  10. [14:44] “Michelle Has A Polyamourous Relationship With Tex… (KSTX • 2017)

  11. [21:05] “On the Texas Borderline, A Solid, if Invisible, W… (Washington Post • 2008)

  12. [23:16] “The War of Forgetting” (Guernica • 2015)

  13. [32:40] García’s AlJazeera America archive

  14. [33:55] “Myths of Mexico” (Columbia Journalism Review • 2009)
  15. [45:45] “The Year of the Heavy Moon” (Oxford American • 2017)

  16. [47:55] “My Name is Alex” (Oxford American • 2017)

  17. [48:50] “Mexico’s City of Dogs” (AlJazeera America • 2013)

  18. [1:05:45] “Searching for La Perdida” (Oxford American • 2016)

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