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Thinking Grande: Creating California's Mexican Wonderland

  • 30 mins
  • 60%
  • All Ages
  • United States of America FlagUSUnited States of America
  • 2008
  • Documentaries

Thinking Grande: Creating California's Mexican Wonderland is about creativity and conflict and what can happen in this country when you dare to think big. Mexican immigrant and former dishwasher Jose Luis Bonilla's twenty year struggle to complete his vision of a colossal, hand-made 'Mexican Disneyland' in rural Santa Barbara County seemed doomed when he gave up because of permit problems and returned home to Zacatecas, Mexico, leaving his dream village and homage to Mexico half-finished. But hope still smolders. Energized by Bonilla's passion and excited about the cultural re-connection of Mexico with California, local arts activist Patrick Davis is starting a grass-roots effort to help Bonilla realize his vision and complete the stone village as a sustainable public center for Mexican arts and culture.