AND NOW, MIGUEL is known today as the beloved novel by Joseph Krumgold that won the Newberry Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1954. But few know that the story actually originated as a motion picture for the US Department of State directed by the Academy Award®-winning Krumgold. Magnificently photographed with an emphasis on local customs and practices, this DVD debut mastered from the best 35mm material will be an important addition to Latino film studies.
Miguel Chavez, 12 years-old, has dreamed of visiting the Sangre de Cristo Mountains since he was very little. This summer, he is going to work hard and pray until his father and grandfather realize that he is ready to take the trip with the rest of the older men. His prayers are granted when his older brother is drafted. His father needs an extra body and grudgingly allows Miguel to accompany them.