Dan Albert's Paella DVD
  • Documentary about Spanish immigrants in the U.S.
  • Disc contains English and Spanish versions
  • Running time: 35 minutes

Did you know that tens of thousands of Spaniards emigrated to the United States at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries? And that they settled in tight-knit enclaves all over the United States?

Dan Albert’s parents were among the 8,000 Spaniards who emigrated to the Hawaiian Islands between 1907 and 1913, contracted to work on sugar-cane plantations. They re-emigrated to California, eventually putting down roots in Monterey, California, where Dan was born. Dan would go on to serve for twenty years (1986-2006) as the Mayor of Monterey.

Watch Dan’s amazing story unfold before your very eyes, while he makes his signature paella, an adaptation of his mother’s recipe.

Produced by James D. Fernández and Luis Argeo. James Fernandez is Collegiate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at New York University. Luis Argeo is a Spanish journalist and filmmaker. This DVD is for home use only. If you would like to purchase a DVD for public exhibitions or for use in classrooms, please write to: whitestoneridge@gmail.com.

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