Un Buen Carnicero

A good butcher listens. When customers at Cliff's Meat Market in Carrboro, North Carolina began asking for cuts in Spanish, owner Cliff Collins started looking for help. For nearly 18 years Tolo Martinez has worked behind Cliff's counter, learning "country" English and giving college professors, blue-collar workers and long-time patrons exactly what they want—and always with a smile. Un Buen Carnicero (A Good Butcher) goes behind the courtesies of the butcher's counter on the eve of Independence Day to explore the complex realities of immigrant life while celebrating America's freedom and questioning its convenience.

14:00 - English & Spanish Subtitles

Director | Victoria Bouloubasis
DP + Editor + Color | D.L. Anderson
Producer + Camera | Mikel Barton
Original Score | Ari Picker
Audio Production | Ben Turney, York Wilson
Music | Groupo Kual?, Los Amparito

Thank You | Staff and customers of Cliff's Meat Market, the Martinez & Collins families, Sarah Camp Arnold, John T. Edge, Bill Smith, and Crescent Communities, .

This film was underwritten by the Southern Foodways Alliance and their Greenhouse Films project, which supports burgeoning food filmmakers through microgrants.

UNC-TV sponsored Un Buen Carnicero as a selected for the PBS Online Film Festival. Thank you to all who watched and voted for Tolo and Cliff's story.