This piece is a portrait of Manuel Montes Rodriguez, an itinerant musician and group leader of the Leones del Bajío. He and his musical partners have been working in the Mission for years going from bar to bar to earn a couple dollars and sustain their families in Mexico.

Manuel, a musician in the Mission from Mission Local on Vimeo.

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Hélène Goupil

Hélène Goupil is a former editor at Mission Local who now works independently as a videographer and editor. She's the co-author of "San Francisco: The Unknown City" (Arsenal Pulp Press).

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