Eight, Arizona PBS, in partnership with the City of Phoenix Latino Institute, is hosting three events beginning September 17th to launch the new three-part, six-hour PBS documentary series Latino Americans.
Latino Americans narrates the history, growth and experiences of Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day. The six-hour film special features interviews with nearly 100 Latinos from the worlds of politics, business and pop culture. Narrated by Benjamin Bratt and produced by Emmy Award-winner Adriana Bosch, Latino Americans is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. Special guest speakers will be featured at each event to discuss this first-of-its-kind film chronicle of the lives of Latino Americans, and the importance of this history in understanding the Latino identity.
All events will be held in the historic A.E. England Building in downtown Phoenix (424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix 85004 - map).
Entertainment, a screening of each night's 2-hour film, and light refreshments will be available. On the final evening, stay and join the "Fiesta" following the screening with special guests.
These events are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.
The PBS documentary Latino Americans premieres September 17th at 7 p.m. on Eight, Arizona PBS, and other PBS stations nationwide.
Register here to attend the event:
This event made possible by support from:
Major funding for LATINO AMERICANS is provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and The Summerlee Foundation. Funding for outreach is supported by a grant from The New York Community Trust.