Photo by: Marcela Gara

In 1993 my parents moved our family of five from Venezuela to the United States. I was only 5 years old. Somewhere along the way, I began the struggle to define my own identity.


Was I Venezuelan?

Was I American?

What did each of those identities entail?




This video project is my exploration into the way other immigrants like myself view their own identities and some of the different aspects that make up that identity within their various cultures.

Maria Teresa Alzuru
M.A. International Affairs Candidate 2013