Facundo the Great





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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

In partnership with
American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress

Funding Provided by
Corporation for Public Broadcasting

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