Mi Historia, Mi Futuro
About This Collection
What does it mean to be "diverse" in America today?
From September 15th to October 15th, Hispanic Heritage Month is observed to celebrate the heritage and culture, and recognize the contributions and presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States. Mi Historia, Mi Futuro explores the Latino/Latina identity from a racial and cultural perspective, past, present and future.
Featuring AMERICA REFRAMED, DOC WORLD and STORIES FROM THE STAGE, along with the best of PBS, WORLD Channel presents programs asking the core questions. These stories engage viewers in the ongoing transformations in art & entertainment, education, identity and immigration that are taking place in America and beyond the border.
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Episodes In This Collection
Los Comandos and Towards the North
Every year, thousands flee the gang violence of Central America in hopes of a better life. In Los Comandos, 16-year-old paramedic Mimi must decide if she will stay in El Salvador or risk her life helping others. Towards the North is an intimate look into the battles of asylum seekers on the run through the eyes of Nelly and daughter Joseline.
There are those moments when you have to stand up and speak out, changing everything. Andy takes his political activism door-to-door; Katie discovers how compassion can cross the language barrier; and Yvette battles exclusion by redefining her Blackness. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Stand Up, hosted by Theresa Okokon.
We Like It Like That
Created by largely Puerto Rican, Cuban and African American youths living alongside each other in the 1960s, Boogaloo served as an authentic and vibrant cultural expression. We Like It Like That explores a pivotal moment in '60s music history when blues, funk and traditional Caribbean rhythms were fused to define a new generation of urban Latinos.
Tocando La Luz
Lis, Margarita and Mily are three blind women trying to survive the rapidly changing country of Cuba. From the music halls of Havana, a cinema club for the blind and a national singing competition, Tocando la Luz weaves together the stories of their lives, revealing both the pain and exhilaration of fighting for independence.
Five Days to Dance
Monday morning, two choreographers appear in a San Sebastián high school in Spain to work with students who have never danced before. They have Five Days to Dance; motivating a classroom full of teenagers outside of their comfort zone to train and perform a complex choreographed work. Can they rise to these challenges and be ready?
K-Town '92: Reporters
K-Town '92: Reporters looks at the city-wide civil unrest that erupted in 1992. Three journalists covered the story for the Los Angeles Times, providing reporting on the destruction and deaths. Twenty-five years later, they revisit their stories and impressions of those tumultuous events, and the media coverage they helped to create.
Make It or Break It
Challenges come in all shapes and sizes. Michele turns lemons into lemonade when she gets busted moonlighting during an internship; Matthew spins a nightmare date into lasting friendships; and Mikelina Googles her way to combining two different worlds. Three storytellers, three interpretations of Make It or Break It, hosted by Wes Hazard.
Independent Lens: East of Salinas
The story of a bright boy and his dedicated teacher - sons of migrant farm workers. With parents busy working long hours in the fields, Mexican-born third grader José Ansaldo often turns to his teacher, Oscar Ramos, for guidance. For the many migrant children: What is lost when promising kids are denied opportunities through no fault of their own?
Hell or High Water
Stories of survival and determination. Ana describes her last night at home before leaving Cuba forever; Jackson’s son catches his first fish by any means necessary; and Julie’s international love affair gets tested during ‘cabin fever.” Three storytellers, three interpretations of Hell or High Water, hosted by Wes Hazard.
The Hand That Feeds
At a popular bakery café in Manhattan, patrons get served with a smile 24 hours a day. Behind the scenes, some of the undocumented immigrant workers earn far below the minimum wage. Filmed at the onset of the service economy wage wars, The Hand That Feeds tells the story of the power struggle that turned a single city block into a battlefield.
Independent Lens: Dolores
With unprecedented access, Peter Bratt's film Dolores chronicles Huerta’s life from her childhood in Stockton, California to her early years with the United Farm Workers, from her work with the headline-making grape boycott launched in 1965 to her role in the feminist movement of the '70s, to her continued work as a fearless activist.
Reel South: First Lady of the Revolution
Henrietta Boggs finds her way to Central America in the 1940s, in search of adventure. Instead, she is swept up in political upheaval, when her new husband is elected president of Costa Rica. First Lady of the Revolution portrays a courageous woman who escaped the confines of a sheltered existence to help nurture a young democracy.
Reel South: 120 Days
After an unexpected traffic stop, family man Miguel Cortes faces an agonizing decision. Due to his immigration status, a North Carolina judge has offered Miguel 120 Days to get his affairs in order and self-deport to Mexico. Will Miguel return to Mexico, leaving his wife and two daughters behind, or disappear into the shadows of his adopted homeland?