By: Francisco Cardenas, Director of Digital Strategy, @chitocardenas
In the spirit and eternal quest for Dieste Inc to gain a deeper understanding of what immigration means to immigrants and what makes America a winning multicultural country, we can’t resist sharing this video of Antonio Banderas’ acceptance speech at the prestigious Goya awards, which are named in honor of the famous Spanish painter Francisco de Goya. Some highlights include his gratitude for the US, his life in Hollywood and, most importantly, his constant efforts to make a name for himself and gain validation for the country he came from: Spain.
Validation is a very powerful engine for immigrants in the US. Validation that they are doing better, that they are winning, that they are achieving the “dream.” Banderas, being as successful as he is, is not much different from a yard worker, a small business owner or a student that comes to this country striving for more. The thankfulness and eagerness to win is a commonality amongst them.
You can see the video below. I apologize for posting a video that is Spanish in its entirety. Or should I? This is, after all, the Diary of Multicultural America.