- 2 hr 7 min
Abraham Quintanilla was in a band called "The Dinos" and he experienced a lot of racism during the 60's by white people. Abraham found his love and began a family with Marcela. They had three children 2 girls and a boy. One day, his daughter Selena begins to sing with him and he realizes that she has a very special gift. Abraham begins to manage Selena and allows her to play in the band "Selena y los Dinos". Selena receives the role of the lead singer. The other kids play instruments and support the singer during her performances. Abraham decides to purchase a restaurant where people can have a nice meal and hear his family perform. Selena’s beautiful songs and performances enchant the public. After a while, Abraham gets in trouble financially, goes bankrupt, and in the process looses the restaurant. They best thing for them was to move into an entire different area, so they move to Corpus Christi, Texas. Abraham's brother helps them out and takes them in for a while. Selena had a hard time at a performance at a carnival. The public did not like her and did not care for her performance. She needed help to have a better more sultry performance so Marcela teaches her a new rhythm and this helped her to get to the next level, the people loved it. Selena changed her image, her clothes looked sexier and her makeup made her look more sensuous. Abraham did not like it at all but Selena convinced him that this was necessary to be famous. She met the love of her life Chris Perez and they became an item. Abraham was concerned about this relationship because the band Chris was in was known to be quite rowdy. Selena calmed down a wild crowd and prevented a riot with her famous song "Como La Flor". They decided to elope and attempted to keep it a secret. A radio station exposed the young lovers and Selena decided to confess to her father. Abraham finally accepted the marriage and Chris became a part of the family and re-joined the band. Selena was so excited to realize another dream of hers, opened a boutique and named it "Selena Etc." A woman named Yolanda Saldivar became her fan-club president. Yolanda Saldivar also managed the boutique for her. Yolanda lied about many things including taking the credit for purchasing a ring as a gift for Selena. Abraham had to tell Selena that Yolanda was stealing money from her and a month later Selena lost her life. Yolanda murdered her and left an entire Nation mourning for their beautiful Selena!