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Commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month with POV Films and PBS Programming

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Watch 2013 Best Documentary Emmy nominee Nostalgia for the Light for free online until October 9, 2013.

Hispanic Heritage Month starts this weekend, September 15 and is celebrated through October 15. POV documentaries are a great way to commemorate the occasion in your classroom or community. You can borrow full DVDs from our free Lending Library, or visit our Educators page to access standards-aligned lesson plans and streaming clips for use in the classroom. POV films span a range of topics and countries, from a donkey library in Columbia, to female matadors in Spain, to the U.S. Mexico border, to astronomers in Chile and more. Check out some of these recommended titles: Al Otro Lado, Biblioburro: The Donkey Library, Calavera Highway, Ella Es El Matador, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, Nostalgia for the Light, Reportero, Sin País (Without Country).

If you are in the Washington D.C. area, tune in to WETA on Friday, September 13, for two episodes of VOCES. Unfinished Spaces will air at 9:30 PM followed by Rebel at 10:30 PM.

Latino Americans, a landmark six-hour documentary series chronicling the lives and experiences of Latinos in the United States from the 1500s through the 21st century, will premiere on PBS September 17, at 8 PM ET on PBS (check local listings).

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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
  • Beth Levison

    LEMON about Brooklyn-based poet/performer Lemon Andersen is also airing as part of Hispanic Heritage month. A VOCES program like Unfinished Spaces, it is rebroadcasting across the US. Check your local listings!