America – land of opportunity – nation of immigrants.
There is a special magic to America. It comes from the diversity of its people.
Like the characters in Tracks they come from all over – places like Guadalajara, Chapala, Chihuahua and Zacatecas, Mexico, Kirkaldy, Scotland, Barnmeen, Ireland, Copenhagen, Denmark, disputed territory in the shadow of Mt. Ararat in the Caucasus Mountain Range, Bremerhaven, Germany, and Padua, Italy.
In 1919, when young Pedro Figueroa and Antonio Flores were refused seats to a travelling Shakespearian and Broadway show on a Saturday night in a saloon in Socorro, New Mexico, the lead actor stopped the show and took them aside. He offered these words of encouragement:
“You boys got to do the same things my folks did. Work hard. Raise a family. Make sure your kids get to school. Your day will come. This is a great country. Look, we got rid of slavery. Things get better all the time. Lives are lived in stages. Look at the caterpillar, crawling about, making little tracks
on the ground, and then it’s into a cocoon, and before long, it’s flying about, a butterfly.”
Tracks is a testament to the spirit of immigrants who come to America and make it a better place.