...and the earth did not swallow him


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The film is an adaptation of the prize-winning novel . . . y no se lo trago la tierra by Tomas Rivera. Set in 1952, and seen through the eyes of a twelve-year-old boy, the story follows a family's migrant journey through a year in their lives. The boy's recollections of the poignant, sometimes funny and sometimes terrifying experiences become a magical voyage of self-discovery.

A National Endowment for the Humanities, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, American Playhouse, Severo Perez Films, KPBS production.

Austin Chronicle

New York Times

GOLD MEDAL 12th Annual Television Movie Awards (1997)
JURY AWARD Vina del Mar (Chile) International Film Festival, 1996
SOL Award CineSol Latino Film Festival, 1995
BEST FEATURE Minneapolis Rivertown Film Festival, 1995
PREMIO MESQUITE Best Feature Film, San Antonio Cinefestival,1995 JURY AWARD BEST DIRECTOR, Cairo (Egypt) International Film Festival, 1994
"BEST OF THE FEST" Audience Award, Santa Barbara Film Festival, 1994
BEST FEATURE San Diego Independent Film Festival,1994.
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Severo Perez: Writer, Producer, Director
Lindsey Law: Executive Producer
Paul Espinosa: Co-Producer, Executive Producer
Virgil Harper: Cinematographer
Carlos Rene Perez: Still Photographer
Marcos Loya: Composer
Cast and Crew