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This All-Female Mariachi Band Rocks NYC

In her short film, Jenny Schweitzer documents an all-female Mariachi band and their experience as performers in a historically male-dominated musical tradition. Band members discuss both the struggles and joys of their craft—integral to Mexican culture—as they prepare to play for commuters in New York City’s subway.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.