Voces de Colonia: La Michoacana

Spanish: 

Holly y yo hablamos español, y queríamos crear una serie que muestra nuestras habilidades en el idioma, que también toma una estrategia que jamás ha sido ejecutada en una publicación de Urban Plains. “Voces de Colonia” es una miniserie completamente en español que se enfoca en ampliar las voces de la comunidad Latinoamericana de Des Moines. Entrevistamos a dueños de negocios Latinoamericanos sobre sus respectivos negocios y lo que venden. Aseguramos incluir preguntas sobre los efectos de la pandemia de COVID-19, porque es un tema muy relevante y todos tienen una historia diferente a como la han navegado. Con respecto a los negocios, grabamos metraje del interior y de los productos. Creamos contenido que ayudará darle exposición a los negocios presentados, además de una plataforma para hablar sobre sus negocios.

Inicialmente, La Michoacana nos llamo la atención por la novedad de una casita brillantemente pintada de anaranjado y amarillo entre varios negocios sensillos. Entramos a descubrir que la tienda, aunque chica, estaba llena de sabor mexicano! Holly y yo ordenamos comida para llevar del mini-restaurante en la parte trasera de la tienda. Después de probar la comida, nos vendimos. Decidimos hablarle al dueño preguntando si quería colaborar con nosotros en nuestra publicación. Después de ponernos de acuerdo, Holly y yo regresamos a la tiendita donde el dueño Jesus nos recibió con una atmósfera de bienvenida. Lo entrevistamos y después grabamos metraje de la tienda. Esto es, “Voces de Colonia: La Michoacana”.

English Translation:

Holly and I speak Spanish and we wanted to create a series that showcases our abilities in the language, that also uses a strategy that had yet to be executed in an Urban Plains publication. “Voces de Colonia” is a miniseries completely done in spanish, that focuses on amplifying the voices of the Latin American community in Des Moines. We interviewed owners of Latin American businesses and asked them questions about their businesses and what they sell. We made sure to include questions over the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic because it’s a very relevant topic and everyone has a different story on how they’ve navigated it so far. As for the businesses, we recorded footage of their interiors and their products. We created content that will hopefully help give the individuals businesses some exposure, as well as a platform to talk about their occupation and shop.

Initially, La Michoacana caught our eyes because of the novelty of a tiny house, brightly painted orange and yellow amongst the plain looking businesses surrounding it. We entered the store and discovered that although tiny, the shop was full of mexican flavor! Holly and I ordered food to go from their mini-restaurant in the back part of the shop. After tasting the food, we were sold. We decided to call the owner to ask if he wanted to collaborate with us on our video project for our publication. After agreeing and scheduling a filming day, Holly and I returned to the little store where owner Jesus received us with a welcoming attitude. We interviewed him and then recorded footage of the store. This is, “Voces de Colonia: La Michoacana”.

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