Video from BAVC's 2007 Producers Institute for New Media Technologies. (http://www.bavc.org/producersinstitute) Producer/Directors: Renee Tajima Pena, Evangeline Griego "Calavera Highway" is a film slated for POV in 2008. The documentary traces the odyssey of brothers Armando and Carlos Pena as they carry their mother's ashes back home to South Texas. It is a story of immigrants, identity, and family. At the Producers Insititute, producer/directors Renee Tajima Pena and Evangeline Griego developed an interactive timeline and companion “Mobi-story” project. Designed in collaboration with lead instructor Abigail Rudner, the timeline is an elegant parallel rendering of episodes from the film and concurrent events in Mexican-American history. You click on a still image from the film, and the video sequence plays. Beneath that, you can click on an archival photograph and learn about the history contextualizing that part of the film. At the end of the timeline, a cell phone icon prompts you to record your own story, and add it IN to the timeline. The history of the Latino population in this country has long been silenced. With this project, young people have an opportunity to validate their experiences, include them in recorded history and bear public witness to their community.