The four documentaries in the 2019 season of VOCES showcase people who dared to speak out and make a difference, whether it was on the stage, the streets, the farm fields or along the border. “Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage,” a special co-presentation of VOCES and American Masters, offers a revealing look at actor Raúl Juliá’s journey from his native Puerto Rico to Broadway to Hollywood. “The Pushouts” shows a young gang member’s transition into a professor and TED Talk speaker who mentors a new generation of young people like him. “Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno” tells the little-known story of Maria Moreno, a migrant mother of 12 who became an early and outspoken fighter for farmworker rights. “Porvenir, Texas” investigates a 1918 murder of 15 Mexican men, the people who sought justice for them and the racial tensions that persist in border towns today.
VOCES is presented by PBS SoCal and supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Luis Ortiz is Series Producer; Sandie Viquez Pedlow is Executive Producer.