Directed by Cristina Ibarra
The border town of Laredo hosts one of the largest celebrations of George Washington’s birthday with it’s Mexican sister-city, Nuevo Laredo. This 116-year-old tradition has transformed into a month-long jubilee epitomized by the renowned Colonial Ball. Young society girls spend a year preparing for this event, in which they will wear $30,000 gowns – the median family income of Laredo. Award-winning filmmaker Cristina Ibarra takes us on a year-long journey following two of these Mexican-American debutants, celebrating their unique personalities but also looking at the social and economic implications of the celebration they love so dearly.