HISP / Yulian Martínez-Escobar’s Documentary “Invisible Hands”

By | June 16, 2020

Dear HISP Colleagues, Students and Friends,

For those of you who have not seen it, I would like to pass on the following link to Hispanic Studies’ own Yulian Martínez-Escobar’s short documentary film, Invisible Hands:


Invisible Hands is an intimate film documenting a group of Mexican seasonal laborers in rural South Carolina. The film is set at a farm in Ridge Spring, a historically conservative community with strong links to their Confederate heritage, but also the temporary home of hundreds of seasonal workers who double the town’s population for more than half the year. The community is an island that the characters never leave except the few months they return home to Mexico. This film follows a typical day in their shoes.

Besides being timely, this production puts on display the many talents of the members of our faculty, in this case, Mr. Martínez-Escobar.

All best,

Mike Gómez


Dr. Michael A. Gómez

Professor of Spanish

Affiliated Faculty in Philosophy

Chair of Hispanic Studies

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