Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this collection of groundbreaking documentaries and insightful profiles, highlighting the stories, people, music and issues that explore Latinos in America.
The Latino Americans
Premiering in 2013, The Latino Americans was the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.
These five short films are part of a public media initiative supported by Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities across America find solutions to address the dropout crisis. They collectively showcase a diverse array of determined Latino adolescents, from Oakland to Detroit, New York to San Antonio, who have all struggled to overcome challenges — gang violence, drugs, poverty, young motherhood, and language barriers — as they keep their eyes on the prize: a high school diploma
Detroit teen Fernando Parraz, an accomplished rapper and budding filmmaker, aims to become the first in his family to earn a high school diploma.
Sharon Montano of Oakland decides to go back to school at age 20 after several years of substance abuse and other struggles.
It’s the last few weeks of high school for Yessenia, a soft-spoken senior with two small daughters and a boyfriend who’d rather she stay at home than go to school.
Immigrant teens find face discrimination, language barriers, unfamiliar cultural traditions — while dealing with the changes all teens struggle with.
Follow a group of Texas eighth graders in the Middle School Partners Program, a successful dropout-prevention project that helps students who were previously behind catch up qui...
From Latino Public Broadcasting
Latino Public Broadcasting is the leader of the development, production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans. LPB provides a voice to the diverse Latino community on public media throughout the United States. For more, visit lpbp.org.
StoryCorps in partnership with POV
Since 2003, StoryCorps has provided people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of their lives. Enjoy a colleciton of inspiring stories in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. For more, visit StoryCorps Shorts.