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First generation LA-born children perform the traditional Oaxacan Mexican dance, Los Malinches. Photo by Eric Pearse Chávez

First generation LA-born children perform the traditional Oaxacan Mexican dance, Los Malinches. Photo by Eric Pearse Chávez

:: Diaz-Cortes: "We learned last February [that] we got the grant for Sonic Trace, and the grant period started March 1st. My husband, Eric Pearse Chávez, and I are co-producers, so we picked up our lives and moved to Los Angeles [from New York City]. It was difficult, but, at the same time, that was kind of the strength of it because we weren't desensitized by LA. Everything was exciting and everything was interesting. We’ve been able to produce so much because everything is so new and shiny."