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September 15, 2021
By Beatrice Alvarez
September 15 is the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month and this year we have a great collection premieres, re-broadcasts, and streaming titles for you watch. Yes, we probably say that every year, but it's because they are! Watch these films and series to help celebrate the diversity of Hispanic and Latina/e/o/x cultures and how it is woven into our American communities.
In California, a Mexican-American teen goes to work when ICE raids threaten her family.
Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It
Explore the life and 70-year career of the iconic Latina actor, performer and activist.
Cuban-born brothers live on opposite sides of a geopolitical chasm a half century wide.
An intimate look into America’s immigration system through the eyes of a young man.
Get an early look at this new program featuring Pati Jinich. Coming in October.
"Letters to Eloisa" depicts the life of Author José Lezama Lima.
Puerto Rico's Bomba, A Dance of the African Diaspora | If Cities Could Dance
Sisters Mar and Maria Cruz are preserving the legacy of this dance of resistance.
Luciela | PBS Short Film Festival
Luciela is about a fiercely independent Latina who is determined to celebrate 4th of July.
Comida Pa' Los Pobres | Hindsight
A Puerto Rican activist builds a solidarity movement to confront the island’s food crisis.
Song of the Butterflies | POV
Rember, an Indigenous artist in Peru, journeys to the Amazonian land of his ancestors.
A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt at The Soraya | Southland Sessions
A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt at San Fernando Valley’s performing arts center The Soraya.
Bakosó: Afrobeats of Cuba | AfroPoP
DJ Jigüe finds AfroBeats has helped create a new genre called Bakosó
Jovita Idar | American Masters
Jovita Idar was a Latina journalist who worked for an end to segregation and racism.
¡Chaporazzi! | POV
Outside of El Chapo's Brooklyn trial, his mythology appears in spectacles and selfies.
Vincent Valdez: The Beginning is Near | American Masters
Artist Vincent Valdez emphasizes under-examined historical narratives in his work.
The Latino Experience
Explore Latino/a/x identity in the contemporary U.S. through a variety of short films.
Siqueiros: Walls of Passion | Doc World
The story of David Alfaro Siqueiros, one of the great Mexican artists of the 20th century.
Joyride | PBS Short Film Festival
Teen Latina sisters break their grandmother out of assisted living for one last joyride.
Adios Amor - The Search for Maria Moreno | VOCES - Start streaming Sep. 23
Follow the search for a hero that history forgot: Maria Moreno.
Building the American Dream | VOCES
Follow immigrant families rising up to seek justice in an industry rife with exploitation.
Jose Sarria: Legendary Drag Queen and Queer Activist | American Masters
Sarria was a legend of the San Francisco drag scene.
We Like It Like That | America ReFramed
Exploring 1960s music history when Bugaloo defined a new generation of urban Latinos.
Latinos Are Essential
Journalist Maria Hinojosa discusses her reporting on the pandemic’s effect on Latinos.
Raúl Juliá: The World's a Stage | American Masters
Explore a versatile Puerto Rican actor whose work on stage & screen shook the world.
Explores the period from 1565-1880.
San Francisco's Dance Crew Blends Tap and Mexican Footwork | If Cities Could Dance
The women of La Mezcla call on the history of percussive dance to create their own style.
The Pushouts | VOCES - Starts streaming Sep. 23
Meet Dr. Victor Rios a former gang member working with youth being “pushed out” of school.
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