Cowboys, oil, guns - there are no lack of clichés about Texas. But can the Lone Star State demonstrate, with its unique geographical location, that both Northern and Southern America are able to co-exist? Could its economic dynamism help reconcile the differences within its community and work to build a mixed and colourful hybrid culture? In the kitchen, this mix already has a name: TEX-MEX!
We’ll meet 5 people of Mexican origin, all with exceptional achievements. Eva Longoria : Hispanic Texan, the actress has been an activist since the age of 17. Hugo Ortega arrived clandestinely and spent years mopping floors before being known as one of Texas’ most revered chefs. Leaving his house for the first time since settling in the US 15 years ago, David Moreno is invited to play the trumpet before Barack Obama. Ana Hernandez, a state representative, made waves in the House when she announced she lived as an undocumented immigrant for 8 years. Xavier Loya started mowing lawns to make a living. He then founded a brokerage firm and ended up millionaire. TEX-MEX paints a little-known side of Texax. Far removed from caricatures, it shows us the contours of what the America of tomorrow