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Published on Sep 5, 2012
Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez was raised in a small farming community in southern California in the 1950s. As was common practice at that time, teachers at his local elementary school Anglicized the Mexican American students' names. Here, Chunky remembers a new classmate who proved to be the exception to the rule.
Directed by: The Rauch Brothers Executive Producers: Dave Isay & Donna Galeno Producers: Lizzie Jacobs & Mike Rauch Production Coordinator: Maya Millett Consulting Producer: Michael Garofalo Animation: Tim Rauch Assistant Animation: Erica Perez Storyboard: Stephen DeStefano Backgrounds: Bill Wray FX and Compositing: Gary Leib Audio Produced by: Nadia Reiman Supervising Sound Recordist: Piya Kochhar Music: “Alina’s Place” and "Black Fur" by Fredrik, from the Album Na Na Ni (2008) The Kora Records Published by: House of Hassle Special Thanks to: Kathrina Proscia
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Funding Provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting