From Casa to Home

Recorded December 3, 2018 Archived December 3, 2018 18:29 minutes
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Id: APP588511


It is 2018 in Los Angeles, California and fifteen year old Emma Goss interviews Olga Friedman, her beloved Grandmother, about her journey to Los Angeles from Sonora, Mexico. The interview takes place in the bedroom of Emma on the morning of November 25. They talk about the difficulties of learning a new language before Google Translate, about being the only Mexican in a white school, and about the differences in Mexican and American culture. The interview gets personal in the ninth minute when Olga shares about July, 1957, when she hides her inability to speak English from her cousin, now that she is no longer in the Spanish speaking town of Caborca. Emma asks her about the hardships of leaving everything behind, and together they unleash a beautiful story about crossing the border and arriving in the city of angels.


  • Emma Goss
  • Olga Friedman