Rasquache Mobile Cinema

Conceptualized and developed by Federico Cuatlacuatl, The Rasquache Mobile Cinema is a traveling micro cinema in the form of an adult-sized tricycle retrofitted with outdoor screening and projection equipment. RMC provides cinematic community engagements, with the goal of exploring race, migration, and politics across the U.S. and Mexico border.

Inspired by the Chicano art movement and the notion of “rasquachismo,” or a spirit of inventiveness from making the most with the least, the Rasquache Mobile Cinema is designed in a simple, yet highly engaging way to spark curiosity and welcome participation. RMC uses films to build relationships, focusing primarily on powerful human stories about Black and Indigenous experiences across the U.S. and Mexico border. 

RMC has received support from UVA Arts and the UVA Race Religion and Democracy Lab.