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Streetfilms: Bay Area Street Portraits Profiles Antonio Mendoza

9:31 AM PDT on May 19, 2010

Today, we wrap up the first wave of our series of Bay Area Street Portraits by filmmaker Charlotte Buchen with a profile on Antonio Mendoza:  

Antonio has been living in Oakland and sending money home toMexico for 13 years, but these are especially hard times. For him,riding his bike is a way to relieve stress, get around, and stay fit atthe same time. Bicycles are also one way he can stay connected to hisson in Mexico: They haven’t seen each other in over a decade, butwhenever he can, Antonio fixes up a bike and sends it home so that hisson can have something that his father’s hands have touched and loved.

In case you missed the first two installments, follow the links to see Charlotte's beautiful profiles on the talented artist, Terri Saul, and Sal Bednarz of Actual Cafe.

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