Houston Public Media, Arte Público Press, The Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Houston, and the Houston Public Library present a special half-hour preview screening of documentary film Latino Americans followed by a conversation with luminaries involved in the film, including:
- Michael A. Olivas, University of Houston law professor and author of In Defense of My People; Olivas also appears in the documentary
- Raymond Telles, award-winning producer and one of the documentary’s producers
- Houston-based arts entrepreneur Geraldina Interiano Wise will moderate the panel discussion
Latino Americans is a landmark six-part documentary featuring interviews with nearly 100 Latinos including Rita Moreno, Dolores Huerta, Linda Chavez and Gloria Estefan.
It is being promoted as the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years of history and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.
Latino Americans Preview Screening
Central Library, Program Place
500 McKinney St., 77002
Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 6 PM
The event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Latino Americans premieres on PBS September 17, 2013 at 8 pm E.T. For more information, visit www.pbs.org/latino-americans/en/.
– Posted by Sandra Fernandez
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- Latino Americans narrated by actor Benjamin Bratt premieres on PBS Sept. 17th
Latino Americans | PBS