Celebrate the rich diversity of Latino arts and culture in this documentary showcase. Produced by Latino Public Broadcasting, VOCES is PBS’ signature Latino arts and culture documentary showcase and the only ongoing national television series devoted to exploring and celebrating the rich diversity of the Latino cultural experience.
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.
Meet the charismatic pioneering activist whose rallying cry of “su voto es su voz” (your vote is your voice) started a grassroots movement that transformed the nation’s political landscape and paved the way for the growing power of the Latino vote.
In the summer of 1955, Hollywood descended on the dusty West Texas town of Marfa as production began on the highly anticipated movie Giant. Based on Edna Ferber’s controversial novel, the film was a different kind of western and one of the first to explore the racial divide between Anglos and Mexican Americans in the Southwest.
Get a first look at VOCES’ “The Pushouts” from the team behind the film.
Unfinished Spaces looks at the ever-shifting history of Castro’s Cuba and follow the fates of the three architects, now in their 80s, who may get a second chance to revitalize their utopian project.
Lemon follows Lemon Andersen, a Tony-award winner’s journey to take his life story to the New York stage while battling his darkest demons.
Professor Charles Cotrell talks about the reporters seeking out Chicano activists in their own midst.
Willie’s brother Ralph talks about the time in 1964 when they feared Willie, on his way home from Washington D.C., got caught up in the violence of Freedom Summer in Mississippi.
Learn the early history of Congressman Henry B Gonzalez, the First Latino Congressman elected in Texas.
Ralph Velasquez talks about two identities and the meaning of “Pocholandia.”
Ignacio “Nacho” Perez talks about the creation of MAYO, The Mexican American Youth Organization.
Julian Castro talks about the new generation of Latino voters.
Southwest Voter Vice President, Lydia Camarillo shares her story of the first time hearing Willie give a speech.
With his rallying cry of “SU VOTO ES SU VOZ,” — your vote is your voice — Willie Velásquez started a grassroots movement that would change the nation’s political landscape and pave the way for the growing power of the Latino Vote.
Explore the sport of “lucha libre” and its role in Latino communities in the United States and Mexico.
Explore the mysterious true story of Loreta Velasquez, a Cuban immigrant who was one of the estimated 1,000 women who secretly served as soldiers during the Civil War. Why has her story been erased from the history books?
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.
This is a fresh and genre-defying film about the life of radical Chicano lawyer, author and countercultural icon Oscar Zeta Acosta — the basis for the character Dr. Gonzo in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, written by legendary journalist-provocateur Hunter S. Thompson.
Explore Oscar Zeta Acosta’s brief stint as a legal aid attorney in Oakland, California’s poverty program in 1966, and his commitment to battling social injustice and racial/economic discrimination on behalf of the underprivileged. After a mental breakdown, depressed, and hooked on meds, Acosta leaves Oakland, California for Aspen, Colorado in search for his self-identity.
Explore the first meeting and the wild relationship between Oscar Zeta Acosta and Rolling Stone journalist-provocateur and “Hells Angels” author Hunter S. Thompson in 1967. During a time of immense social unrest nationwide, and a culture of white supremacy and societal racism, Acosta continues searching for his self-identity.
Explore the historic 1968 “Walkouts” when tens of thousands of Mexican American and Chicano students walked out of five East Los Angeles high schools, protesting academic prejudice, dire school conditions, and demanding systemic reform. Oscar Zeta Acosta emerges as the main spokesman and celebrity attorney for the mushrooming “Brown Power” movement, defending the jailed organizers of the revolt.
Escaramuza: Riding From The Heart is the story of Las Azaleas, a team of first-generation Mexican American horsewomen on a two-year journey to represent the United States at the National Charro Championships in Mexico.
In 1955, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean and a massive crew descended on Marfa, Texas to film Giant. Now, 60 years later, explore the film’s still timely examination of Anglo/Mexican-American relations.
In 1955, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean and a massive crew descended on the Texas town of Marfa to begin production on Giant. Now, 60 years later, Children of Giant explores the film’s still timely examination of racial prejudice.
Meet renowned Mexican poet Javier Sicilia who ignited an international movement for peace after the brutal murder of his 24-year old son — collateral damage in a drug war that has left more than 70,000 dead since 2006.
After his son’s murder in 2011, and with no end to the bloodshed in sight, Mexican poet Javier Sicilia called on the Mexican people to protest the government’s policies, bringing more than 100,000 people to the capital to demand that the government address the devastating impact of the militarized drug war.