Texas, Mexico And Beto discussed on Pure Nonfiction: Inside Documentary Film

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People in our, in our in our deep, red state when we live in cities, that are blueberries in this big tomato soup, I think that finding these folks in these in these various cities is going to be it's just cool to, to see them finally empowered finally have a voice, and that I mean, Texas is not a red state. I refused to, to say that or acknowledge it, Texas is Texas, Texas is a purple state. I'll say it's a better state to, but Texas is it really and truly like on the verge of changing, and you can feel it everywhere that you go in, Texas, you drive places. I saw so many damn Beto signs when when I was driving around last year. It was really really finan phenomenon say any words today a late night. Say. So I think for me the reason I stick in Texas. Besides the fact that it's home. I mean culturally, we're from about seven miles north of the Mexican border had my first birthday party like at a park on the river. I think for me, it's because Texas has been asleep for very long time. And it's not their fault. They've been asleep. And that's one thing that I think people outside of Texas don't understand. They think like oh, we are fiftieth in voter turnout. I think after the midterms we went to forty third but I haven't been able to buy that. I think it's still forty seventh but. We getting people to turn out to vote at like fifteen to seventeen percent in some in some areas, and that's normal. And it has nothing to do with the value of the people there and has nothing to do with their culture. It has nothing to do with the humans that they aren't has to do with the oppression that has been there for generations. And I don't think people that grow up outside of Texas are aware of that whatsoever. The place where I live, I live six to seven miles north of the Mexican border but about an hour and a half above that. There's the city this little city town called L three Texas. And there is a checkpoint and I don't know if any of y'all know what that is. But that is a place where the federal government has an unconstitutional station where you have to drive your car through, and they have to ask you, if you're a citizen to get past it, I'm not going from ExCo to another country. So because that exists in the Ron valley, a lot of people get trapped in the Rogun valley. They don't go any. They don't go back in Mexico because they won't come back and they don't go further north because they'll get. We'll get sent to

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