Amy Wendel 2011
Categories: U.S. Dramatic Competition
Filmed in Benavides, a small south Texas town with a 98 percent Mexican American population, Benavides Born is about a high school senior who wants something more than the fast-food, military and early motherhood options available. She sets her sights on college — and the state powerlifting championship. Part of the U.S. Dramatic Competition, the movie (in both English and Spanish with English subtitles) observes a community that has been around since before Texas was Texas.