New Three-Part Showcase of Short Films Explores the Identity and Culture of the Latinx Community in 'The Latino Experience'
“We are excited to highlight and share The Latino Experience, a compilation of shorts that showcase the wide-ranging talent, diversity and complexity within the Latinx community in the U.S. and abroad,” said Wendy Llinas, Senior Director, Programming & Development, PBS. “These narrative and scripted shorts reflect the joy, creativity, courage, humor, pain and resilience in our communities with top-notch authentic storytelling that reflects the many lived experiences of Latinos/as/x at this moment in history.”
Films included in The Latino Experience were selected from entries received by PBS following a call for submissions in August 2020. Chosen by a panel of experienced filmmakers, the shorts received funding support as well as a national broadcast as part of the series.
The series will run on Tuesdays, from July 6 to 20th between 9 to 10 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video app. Below are the films and synopsis.
Bill Gardner and Wendy Llinas are Executives in Charge for PBS for The Latino Experience.
The Latino Experience will stream simultaneously with broadcast and be available on all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and the PBS Video app, available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV and Chromecast.
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