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POV Catches Up with “Made in L.A.” Filmmakers and Film Subjects

Select PBS stations are re-airing POV’s 2007 Emmy-winning film, Made in L.A., this week. (Check your local listings for day and time.) Since it’s been over two years since we’ve heard about the film’s subjects — Lupe, Maura and Maria — we asked filmmakers Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar to send us news about the

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‘Made in L.A.’ Screening on Capitol Hill

Filmmakers Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar were just in Washington, D.C. for a screening of Made in L.A. on Capitol Hill. This event included comments and conversation with Congresswoman Diane Watson, 
Congressman Luis Gutierrez, chair of the Hispanic Congressional Caucus’ Immigration Taskforce, Frank Sharry, founder and executive director of America’s Voice, Bill Mefford, director of

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POV Alum Alex Rivera’s “Sleep Dealer”

Filmmaker Alex Rivera‘s first feature documentary, The Sixth Section, premiered on POV in 2003. Since then, he has been working on his Sundance award-winning sci-fi thriller Sleep Dealer. The film, which A.O. Scott of the New York Times calls, “exuberantly entertaining — a dystopian fable of globalization disguised as a science-fiction adventure…” premieres in Los

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Catching up With “My American Girls” Director Aaron Matthews

In honor of Independence Day in the Dominican Republic, POV is proud to share a film that highlights some of the rich diversity of the Dominican immigrant experience in New York City. My American Girls (POV 2001), by director Aaron Matthews, is now streaming in its entirety on the POV website through April 2, 2009.

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Ask the Filmmakers: Calavera Highway’s Renee Tajima-Peña and Evangeline Griego

For her film Calavera Highway, filmmaker Renee Tajima-Peña turned her camera to her husband Armando and the rest of his family as they deal with the death of their mother, Rosa, and their complicated family history. Her co-filmmaker, Evangeline Griego, collaborated with her, and they filmed Armando and his brother Carlos on a journey across

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With POV

September 15 – October 15 is Hispanic Heritage month! Started in 1968 (as Hispanic Heritage Week), the now month-long observation recognizes the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States. September 15th is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Gautemala, Honduras and Nicaragua; Mexico and Chile also celebrate their independence days in

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