Celebration of Latino Heritage
About This Collection
Celebrating the many stories of Latinos around the WORLD!
Episodes In This Collection
Voces on PBS: Tales of Masked Men
A documentary about the colorful, fascinating and mysterious world of lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) - explores its history and role in Latino communities in the United States and Mexico. Part circus and part athletic contest, the sport, famous for its masked wrestlers, provides a sense of "home" for new immigrants in the United States.
Voces on PBS: Unfinished Spaces
Fifty years after the Cuban Revolution, three architects resume their first project, Cuba's National Art Schools, which was left unfinished in 1965 when their creative visions came head to head with the political realities of the Revolution. This is a look at the history of Fidel Castro’s Cuba and the fates of the three.
29th Annual Imagen Awards
The Imagen Awards aims to recognize and reward positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media, as well as to encourage and recognize the achievements of Latino celebrities in the entertainment and communications industries. Deputized, from original series America ReFramed, received a nomination at the 29th Annual Imagen Awards.
YOUR VOICE, YOUR STORY: Lemon Andersen
Andrew "Lemon" Anderson is an American poet, spoken word artist, and actor. His raw brand of poetry and performance focuses mostly on his troubled life growing up in poverty in New York City. From the depths of depravity, he has received widespread popularity and critical acclaim for his work on stage and on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam.
Profiling three-time felon, one-time Tony Award-winner Lemon Anderson, an acclaimed Puerto Rican American poet who broke out on Broadway in Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam.
Voces on PBS: Rebel
Based on Loreta Janeta Velazquez's 600-page memoir, "A Woman in Battle," Rebel brings her story to life and unravels the mystery of a woman who fought in the Civil War as a soldier and spy, and was clearly ahead of her time. But why did she fight? And what made her so dangerous she was erased from history?
As Long as I Remember: American Veteranos
Visual artist Juan Farias, author Michael Rodriguez and actor/poet Eduardo Garza. Through the personal histories and experiences of these Chicano veterans, the film examines the role art plays in the sorting of memories, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), activism and the current conflict in Iraq.