This September, WORLD observes HBCU Week, Hispanic Heritage Month and steps into Election 2024 with the first of three new feature films that take a look at American democracy at the local level: Running with My Girls.
Tired of watching local government ignore their communities’ interests, five diverse female activists run for municipal office in Denver - one of the U.S.’s fastest gentrifying cities. A story about an engaged community outrunning the deep pockets of the political establishment, RUNNING WITH MY GIRLS demonstrates that building a new kind of political power is not just aspirational but possible.
On May 5th, 1991, people took to the streets of Washington D.C.’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood to protest the police shooting of a young Salvadoran man, Daniel Gomez. Through testimony, song, poetry, and street theater, LA MANPLESA: An Uprising Remembered weaves together the collective memory of one of D.C.’s first barrios and dives into the roots of the '91 rebellion.
Being a young Latina means living within a vibrant and varied global culture. It also means navigating identity and intersectionality. Rosanna discovers that friendship can cross all borders; Ana describes her last night at home before leaving Cuba forever; and Michele turns lemons into lemonade when she gets busted moonlighting. Three storytellers, three interpretations of GROWING UP LATINA.
Sharing Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Stories
From September 15 through October 15, Hispanic Heritage Month marks a celebration of the Hispanic and Latinx communities, highlighting how sharing history and heritage is what keeps cultures alive from generation to generation. As the Latinx and Hispanic diaspora grows globally, we are reminded of the close-knit communities tied together by family, food, language and stories of perseverance.
WORLD is committed to bringing the diverse faces and voices of Latinx and Hispanic communities front and center through this year’s programming, highlighting films like La Manplesa, documenting the Salvadoran community of Washington, D.C. standing up against police violence, and Sushi Nachos, the story of how a Mexican-Japanese family uses their dual identity to create space for togetherness.
Watch films that both honor overcoming hardship and celebrate the triumphs and resiliency of these communities.
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