San Francisco's Mission Dolores marks the first permanent settlement of immigration in the Bay Area.
In 1776, while America's founding fathers were declaring independence, Spanish soldiers pushed Spain's colonial frontier in North America to its northernmost limits.

Calles de Dolores
looks at that Hispanic legacy through the eyes of the jornaleros ~~ the undocumented workers who line the streets of San Francisco's "Mission" district in search of day labor.

The film also includes comments and observations by Renee Saucedo who is the director of The San Francisco Day Labor Program and Staff Counsel at La Raza Centro Legal; Father Oscar Mendez-- the pastor at Saint Anthony's Church on Cesar Chavez street and director of a homeless shelter that caters to these men; and Nicholas Rizza--former director of The National Refugee Office of Amnesty International.

For information about this film you can contact the makers.

Michael Cozzi ---


Jelani Mahiri ---