Director and El Rey Network founder Robert Rodriguez hit the stage last night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to show his newest work — the short Our America. The video, which clocks in at 1 minute and 54 seconds, stresses the nation’s multicultural roots and is part of the push to get out the vote among Latinos — his target audience on El Rey.
“I made this film you just saw because there has never been a more important time for building understanding among people, by telling our stories,” Rodriguez said onstage after the video. “I grew up in San Antonio Texas, a family of 10 kids, and it was there that i realized that storytelling amplifies our voice. To my fellow Latinos, that voice is our vote.”
He concluded, “It’s time to elect Hillary Clinton the next president of Our America.”