This film is about the contradictions in the public discourse towards immigration. It is a story of economic desperation and societal alienation on both sides of the border: the people of Magdalena Peñasco in Oaxaca, Mexico, who go to Austin, Minnesota, to quarter pigs for Hormel Foods, the makers of Spam...
En la sierra mixteca, en el sur de México, hay un pueblo muy pobrellamado Magdalena Peñasco que tiene una conexión profunda con una pequeña ciudad en Minnesota llamada Austin. Aquí está Hormel Foods, los creadores de Spam; casi todos los migrantes de la Mixteca van allí para trabajar en las...
A Film By Jon Wetterau The story of “Old Johnny” Harte, a septuagenarian from my neighborhood, is about alcoholism, growing old and poverty in the face of gentrification. The gap between rich and poor grows in New York at perhaps, an even quicker rate than in the rest of the country....
Un film de Jon Wetterau et Jean Ndoumbe 2007, Français, sous-titré en Anglais, 30 min Ce film est une exploration de deux quartiers de Douala, la capitale économique du Cameroun. Il présente des modes de vie contrastés entre un bidonville et une banlieue, enfin de montrer comment se développent la hiérarchie...
A Film By Jon Wetterau “The Kelleys” is a story about loneliness and family in rapidly gentrifying New York. Frances Kelley is the elderly matriarch of a family that now consists of only herself and her 50 year old son Greg. They have lived in the same rent-controlled apartment in Long...

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I document personal stories of struggling people from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. My work explores social injustice and inanity in the contemporary world, in order to promote understanding and provoke thought regarding important issues.

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