US Elections 2004: the Hispanic vote

Hispanics are the biggest minority in the USA. Voting largely democrat, some two-thirds of this 40 million-strong community are of Mexican origin. San Diego-based Rodriguez family crossed the border from Tijuana, Mexico in the late 80s. They are now integrated in the American society. But even though California isn't a swing state, some of the members of the Rodriguez family were politically engaged in the week running up to the election, supporting John Kerry.

This series is part of a Documentography project. We lived for 9 days before the election with 5 families in different parts of the US. We captured their ordinary lives, recorded their voices, thoughts, expectations, hopes and fears about the results of the election.

You can also see the full feature (images and sounds) as an interactive diary at the Guardian Unlimited's website.