Claire Weissbluth

Graduate Student, SocDoc Program
Project: 
Lonche (video)
La Osa, or Claire Weissbluth, is a documentary filmmaker and photographer completing a Master’s degree in Social Documentation at UC Santa Cruz. She graduated from Hampshire College in 2010 with a B.A. in Film and Latin American & Latino Studies, focusing on U.S./Mexico border studies, migrant farmworkers in California agriculture, transborder communities, and post-revolutionary Cuban cinema. Claire is currently in production on the documentary film Lonche, about taco trucks in California. Her work can be seen at:
Education and Training: 
B.A. in Film/Video and Latin@ Studies, Hampshire College
Research Interests: 

This tale of two taco trucks interweaves the narratives of J&S Catering, a traditional lunch truck roaming the fields of the Pájaro Valley, and Takoz Mod Mex, a gourmet food truck serving the high-tech companies of Silicon Valley. Following the restaurants-on-wheels on their daily routes, we witness the dedication and struggle that it takes to feed a hungry workforce in wildly different communities. Far more than a study of labor and lunch, Lonche offers an intimate look at family, migration, and sacrifice.

Advisor: 
Gustavo Vazquez
Advisor: 
B. Ruby Rich
Class of: 
2013