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Latino Americans

Actor Benjamin Bratt narrates the history of Latinos, who have grown to become the largest minority group in America. Filmmakers document the evolution of Latin American identity from the 1500s to the present, interviewing close to 100 people who are involved in politics, business and pop culture, as well as those who have lived through key moments in American history.

Episode 6: Peril and Promise

Takes viewers through the past 30 years of immigration and transformation
Episode 5: Prejudice and Pride

Episode 5: Prejudice and Pride

Details the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity

Episode 4: The New Latinos

Episode 4: The New Latinos

Highlights the swelling immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic

Episode 3: War and Peace

Episode 3: War and Peace

Latino Americans serve their country during WWII but still face discrimination at home.

Episode 2: Empire of Dreams

Episode 2: Empire of Dreams

Documents how the American population begins to be reshaped by the influx of immigrants

Episode 1: Foreigners in Their Own Land

Episode 1: Foreigners in Their Own Land

Explores the period from 1565-1880.

Episode 6: Peril and Promise Trailer

Episode 6: Peril and Promise Trailer

From Cuba a second wave of refugees to United States – the Mariel exodus – floods Miami