The Mission Story

Reviewing the past reveals its relevance The Mission Story is about my arrival in the barrio in 1961 when I first began gathering impressions that became the setting for my historical novel, Nicaragua Way which is set in the Mission district of San Francisco … Continue reading

The Making of “After the Earthquake/Después del Terremoto”

As One Thing Always Leads to Another, A film about Central America   It was sometime around 1977 or `78 when Lourdes Portillo and I saw a short documentary film about Central America showing a Mary Knoll house building project … Continue reading

What Is to Be Done? Que Hacer?

A Film about Chile in 1970 Nina Serrano co-directed Que Hacer with Saul Landau and Raul Ruis.  The film, co-produced by James Beckett and Saul Landau, won the Venice Film Festival prize for Directing. It was filmed on location in Chile during … Continue reading

“Stop Monsanto!” A Poem by Nina Serrano

On a beautiful day in Oakland California, I participated in March Against Monsanto Rally, happening simultaneously worldwide. I was excited because I’d prepared a poem for the event that would finally free me from reading a piece of paper. For … Continue reading

Nina Serrano Video: Applause Teaches Child Storytellers the Right Lesson

  Learning to Accept Applause Creates Self Esteem  Wikipedia says: “The custom of applauding may be as old and as widespread as humanity, and the variety of its forms is limited only by the capacity for devising means of making … Continue reading