A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!

Rosana

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Feb. 18, 2008 – When North Americans fall in love with Mexico, and with their own lives here, it affects them in many ways. Some blog or do little videos for places like YouTube. A large number of my friends here have taken up painting. Some are active in fundraising for orphanages, animal shelters, and other causes. Still others roam the country or just laze contentedly by the pool, happy to have their major achievement years behind them.

Until I heard from Caren Cross, I didn’t know of anyone whose response to Mexico was to make a film! She describes herself on her website as a “first time filmmaker who became obsessed with wanting to figure out why she and others had abandoned their lives in the U.S. to live in a small town in the mountains of central Mexico.” That town is San Miguel de Allende, and your can see an excerpt from the film on her website:

http://www.lostandfoundinmexico.com/trailer.htm

And while you’re there, you can find out more about her and the project. By the way, if you watch the short trailer from the film, you may notice that the lip movements are not in synch with the words you hear. I asked Caren about that and she said it’s a problem that can occur in transferring a film to video.

Lost and Found in Mexico will be playing at the Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara, which takes place from March 7 through the 14th. Copies can also be purchased from the website.

Being married to a long-time film and video producer, I know how much has to be done behind the scenes to make a project like this happen. (Kelly is doing more website creation these days… that local history video of San Juan Cosala is the first video he’s done in several years.)

Do take a look at her site, specially if you are wondering if living in Mexico might be for you!

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