"Whether through film, social media or the theatre, Afromexican stories need to be told. There are still people out there who question the existence of Black Latin@s… The INVISIBLE ROOTS team is doing the work to make sure that history is at the forefront."
- Black Girl, Latin World Blog
"A short film introduces individuals of mixed African and Mexican descent, who find themselves misunderstood and discriminated against both in Mexico and the United States; Mexico often denies its African component, and the United States continues to imagine racial/ethnic identities are mutually exclusive."
- Anthropology Review Database
"The film provides an overview of the history of the Afro-Mexican population, as well as differences in speech, cuisine, spirituality, and the challenges of self-identity... Serving up a fascinating glimpse into an overlooked aspect of Mexican culture while also confronting racial and ethnic divisions that continue to plague contemporary U.S. society, this is recommended."
- P. Hall, Video Librarian
The documentary Invisible Roots: Afro-Mexicans in Southern California forms a rich archive of Afro-Latina/x testimonios that instructors should consider bringing into their classrooms to facilitate critical discussions that center the audible voices and experiences of Afro-Latina/xs throughout the diaspora, complete with their virtual and embodied on-screen presence.
- James Padilioni, Jr., Films for the Feminist Classroom