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VOCES

Produced by Latino Public Broadcasting, the acclaimed PBS documentary series VOCES features the best of Latino arts, culture and history and shines a light on current issues that impact Latino Americans. Devoted to exploring the rich diversity of the Latino experience, VOCES presents new and established filmmakers and brings their powerful and illuminating stories to a national audience.

Latino Vote: Dispatches from the Battleground

55m 39s

Get an inside look at the high-stakes effort to get out the Latino vote in the 2020 election. Political candidates are focused on maximizing turnout and support from Latinos, poised to be the largest non-white voting bloc.

Episodes

  • Latino Vote: Dispatches from the Battleground: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Latino Vote: Dispatches from the Battleground

    55m 39s

    Get an inside look at the high-stakes effort to get out the Latino vote in the 2020 election. Political candidates are focused on maximizing turnout and support from Latinos, poised to be the largest non-white voting bloc.

  • The Pushouts: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Pushouts

    54m 16s

    Meet Dr. Victor Rios, a high school dropout and former gang member turned award-winning professor, author and expert on the school to prison pipeline, who works with young people who have been pushed out of school for reasons beyond their control.

  • Adios Amor - The Search for Maria Moreno: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Adios Amor - The Search for Maria Moreno

    55m 21s

    See how the discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot: Maria Moreno, an eloquent migrant mother of 12 who became an outspoken leader for farmworker rights. Her legacy was buried – until now.

Extras + Features

  • Maria the Intrepid: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Maria the Intrepid

    1m 5s

    With home videos recorded in the 1980s, Maria Moreno’s daughters describe the anti-poverty mission that the family built on the U.S.-Mexico border, and how nothing would stop Maria from pursuing her passionate ministry, even if it meant hitchhiking to get to her next church service where she was a sought-after speaker.

  • Trailer | American Exile: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | American Exile

    30s

    Brothers Manuel and Valente Valenzuela both volunteered and fought in Vietnam. Fifty years later they are among thousands of veterans who are being deported. The brothers don their uniforms for one last fight, to bring all the veterans back home.

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    Representation Matters

    2m 15s

    While the country grapples with racial injustices, Afro-Latinos are often overlooked in media and politics. Ilia Calderón, author and Univision anchor, talks about the Black Lives Matter movement, and the need for visibility and representation.

  • A New Identity: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A New Identity

    43s

    Ralph Velasquez talks about two identities and the meaning of "Pocholandia."

  • ‘It Really Haunts Me Every Day’: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    ‘It Really Haunts Me Every Day’

    1m 14s

    Coming Soon to PBS: Victor Rios is haunted each day when leaving the young people he helps mentor in their difficult circumstances while he returns to his safe neighborhood. This struggle pushes him to reflect on memories of his own mentors, who were often in his life only briefly before moving on, and finds solace in the lasting impact all mentors have on young people even after they are gone.

  • Trailer | Now en Español: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Now en Español

    30s

    Watch as five dynamic Latina women who dub "Desperate Housewives" into Spanish for American audiences struggle to pursue their Hollywood dreams while balancing the responsibilities of paying rent and raising children.

  • Trailer | Porvenir, Texas: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer | Porvenir, Texas

    30s

    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.

  • A Vietnam Veteran’s Mission to the White House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Vietnam Veteran’s Mission to the White House

    2m 28s

    When Manuel Valenzuela went to Vietnam with the U.S. Marine Corps in 1971, he was 19 years old. He wears his uniform proudly to attend an event in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he announces his trip to Washington to deliver a letter requesting the president takes action to stop the deportation of veterans.

  • The Electrician: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Electrician

    2m 37s

    Claudia, a female electrician from El Salvador, enrolled in school to be an electrician in order to reconnect with her father who moved to the United States when she was young. Never imagining she would continue the work, she now works alongside her husband providing electrical services in Dallas.

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    MAYO

    1m 32s

    Ignacio "Nacho" Perez talks about the creation of MAYO, The Mexican American Youth Organization.

  • Education, Rebellion, and Hope: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Education, Rebellion, and Hope

    4m 36s

    Coming Soon to PBS: Kadhir Rajagopal was a former university student of Victor Rios. Kadhir’s family was of the “untouchable” caste in southern India before they moved to the south side of Chicago where Kadhir was raised. He uses algebra, Tupac and his father to discuss the relationship between education and rebellion and inspire his students to build faith in themselves.

  • Teaser: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Teaser

    20s

    A fascinating look at a rarely seen side of Hollywood, “Now en Español” follows the trials and travails of five hard-working Latina actresses who dub "Desperate Housewives" for Spanish language audiences in the U.S.

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