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The Latino Americans

Mondays, Sept. 11, 18 & 25 at 7 pm

The Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.

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AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange - Bakoso: Afrobeats of Cuba

Monday, September 18

What does “Está Rico” by Marc Anthony, Will Smith & Bad Bunny have in common with “Made For Now” by Janet Jackson x Daddy Yankee? They both high-jacked AfroBeats and did not give the genre’s origin props. Bakosó is a film that does the opposite, following DJ Jigüe to his hometown of Santiago de Cuba to find inspiration from the new sounds.

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Cuba: A Lifetime of Passion

Monday, September 18

The Cuban Revolution, its post-Castro future and the conflicts Cuba has dealt with over the past six decades.

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Voces on PBS: Porvenir, Texas

Monday, September 18

Discover the true story behind the 1918 massacre of 15 Mexican men in this tiny border town. 100 years later, the film asks what led to the events of that fateful night and reveals the tensions that still remain along the border a century later.

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Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution

Tuesday, September 19


Cuban revolutionaries Frank País and José Antonio Echeverría play critical roles in the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista.

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Re-Evolution: Salud

Tuesday, September 19

Cuba's unique management of health and agricultural resources; a Cuban doctor and nurse make home visits; how the U.S. embargo has impacted distribution of medicines that may help treat diabetes.

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Re-Evolution: Suenos

Tuesday, September 19

Views and perceptions of Cuba; Rick Steves reflects on a visit to Cuba; Cuban youth culture; musicians talk about how the internet has changed how they live and work; founders of Bajanda.

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Re-Evolution: The Cuban Dream

Tuesday, September 19

A social worker, ethnographer, and three artists provide unique perspectives on how Cuba is shaped by an ongoing culture of revolution.

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The Latinx Photography Project

Thursday, September 21

A bilingual documentary film that explores a town in rural California working to integrate two distinct ethnic and linguistic groups through photography



P.O.V.: Urya: The Rising Forest

Wednesday, September 27

Uýra shares ancestral knowledge with Indigenous youth in the Amazon to promote the significanceof identity and place, threatened by Brazil's oppressive political regime. Through dance, poetry, and stunning characterization, Uýra confronts historical racism, transphobia, and environmental destruction, while emphasizing the interdependence of humans and the environment. 

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American Masters: A Song for Cesar

Saturday, September 30

Trace the life and legacy of labor activist Cesar Chavez. Through interviews with Maya Angelou, Joan Baez, Carlos Santana and more, see how music and the arts were instrumental to the success of the social movement Chavez helped found, which mobilized thousands of farmworkers across the U.S.

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The Last Mambo

Sunday, October 8

The Last Mambo is a documentary that explores the heritage of the San Francisco Bay Area Salsa and Latin Jazz community. This unique enclave of Latin music performers and audiences struggle to maintain culture, creativity and community despite dramatic socioeconomic and demographic changes. The film explores post WWII of Northern California’s emerging multi-ethnic music community, the 1950’s Mambo craze, the 70’s heyday of Salsa and subsequent expansions of the art form. 

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Independent Lens: El Equipo

Wednesday, October 11

Legendary U.S. anthropologist Dr. Clyde Snow sets out to train a new group of Latin American students in the use of forensic anthropology. Their goal: to investigate disappearances in Argentina during the “dirty war.” 

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Flamenco: The Land Is Still Fertile

Sunday, October 15

Flamenco - that passionate art form, recognized by UNESCO as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - is in danger of disappearing under the onslaught of mislabeling by the entertainment industry. What is it?  What are its ties to gitanos (Spanish Gypsy), farm workers and other dispossessed peoples?  What does the future of flamenco tell us about the values of modern society?