Latino Public Broadcasting
A collection riveting documentaries made funded by the leader in providing Latino stories to Public Television. Each provides an essential window in a unique American perspective waiting to be discovered.
Cristina Ibarra / Latino Public Broadcasting / U.S. / 2014 / Documentary / 90 minsThe border town of Laredo hosts one of the largest celebrations of George Washington's birthday with it's Mexican sister-city, Nuevo Laredo. This 116-year-old tradition has transformed into a month-long jubilee epitomized by the renowned Colonial Ball. Young society girls spend a year preparing for this event, in which they will wear $30,000 gowns - the median family income of Laredo.
Phillip Rodriguez / Latino Public Broadcasting / U.S. / 2013 / Documentary / 60 minsRuben Salazar, one of the most important journalists covering the Chicano movement of the late 1960s, was killed under mysterious circumstances by a law enforcement officer in 1970. This documentary seeks to investigate Salazar’s death and more importantly, contextualize his work as a reporter during a period of great unrest. Includes interviews with Salazar’s friends, family, and colleagues.
Carlos Sandoval, Catherine Tambini / Latino Public Broadcasting / U.S. / 2014 / Documentary / 90 minsIn 2010, the Arizona Senate passed controversial immigration law SB1070, also known as the “papers please” law, igniting a national maelstrom.