Documentary Preview: Latino Americans

LatinoPoster_title_slide_5-22-13_0The Houston Public Library will be holding a public preview screening of PBS’ upcoming documentary, Latino Americans, a film featuring over 100 Latinos and over 500 years of history. The event is free and open to the public, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday, September 12 at 6:00 P.M. at the Central Library, 500 McKinney, Downtown Houston. 

The preview screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A, with Houston arts entrepreneur Geraldina Interiano Wise, University of Houston Law professor Michael A. Olivas, who appears in the documentary and is the author of “In Defense of My People” (Arte Público Press, 2013), and award-winning producer Raymond Telles, one of the series’ producers.

I’ll be busy playing politics on Thursday evening, but I am really looking forward to watching it on the tube.

About “Latino Americans
A story of human drama, struggles, and evolution of immigration in the long-running democratic experiment that is the United States will air in hour-long segments on PBS affiliate stations throughout the U.S., including Houston Public Media’s Channel 8. This is the first major documentary series for TV of its kind, which features personal stories by nearly 100 Latinos including Rita Moreno, Dolores Huerta, Linda Chávez and Gloria Estefan.

 

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