The Latino Americans DVD

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Item #: WC7362
Latino Americans is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. The series chronicles Latinos in the United States ... More
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Latino Americans is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.

The series chronicles Latinos in the United States from the 1500's to present day. It is a story of people, politics, and culture, intersecting with much that is central to the history of the United States while also going to places where standard U.S. histories do not tend to tread. Latino Americans relies on historical accounts and personal experiences to vividly tell the stories of early settlement, conquest and immigration; of tradition and reinvention; and of anguish and celebration, from the millions of people who come to the U.S. from Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, and countries in Central and South America.

Latino Americans is driven by the human dramas of individuals' struggles and triumphs, successes and disappointments, featuring interviews with close to 100 Latinos from the worlds of politics, business, military, academia, literature, and pop culture, as well as deeply personal portraits of Latinos who lived through key chapters in American history. LATINO AMERICANS is the story of the gradual construction of a new American identity that connects and empowers millions of people today.

This DVD features a Spanish Audio Track (SAP)

This DVD features subtitles in Spanish and English (SDH)

Producer: Adriana Bosch, Salme Lopez, Nina Alvarez, Dan McCabe, Ray Telles, John J. Valadez
Executive Producer: Jeff Bieber, Dalton Delan, Sandie Viquez Pedlow, Sally Jo Fifer
Production Company: ITVS (Independent Lens); WETA
Copyright Year: 2013
Director: David Belton, Sonia Fritz
Narrator: Benjamin Bratt
Discs: 2
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH);Spanish (SDH)
Language track: Spanish
DVI: Y
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

25 Reviews
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Rr
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/27/22
A very interesting documentary
Review by Rr on 07/27/22 review stating A very interesting documentary
Latino Americans is an interesting documentary because it not only gives a vast knowledge on historical records, but goes beyond by exposing the Latino Americans sentiment. It is full of personal experiences where ideas, feelings, and different perceptions are shared. I used it as an educational tool and projected it on campus(October- Hispanic Heritage Month) and it was a success. Now, everyone is asking me where to get a copy of the documentary.
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Latino A.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/27/22
Love It! High Interest!
Review by Latino A. on 07/27/22 review stating Love It! High Interest!
Highly recommend this carefully researched documentary of the contributions the Latino community has made to this great nation. Definetly something to share with family and pass down to future generations. Important Historical Piece not taught in schools. Eye opening!
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Connie
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/27/22
I will buy several of these DVDs.
Review by Connie on 07/27/22 review stating I will buy several of these DVDs.
What a noteworthy and heartrending documentary.
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Gladys E.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/27/22
Extraordinary
Review by Gladys E. on 07/27/22 review stating Extraordinary
As part of the curriculum team reviewing the series for countless hours and to finally see the finished product was a healing ,affirming and an educational experience.Nonetheless we as a country still have a long way to go when dealing with racism and discrimination against latinos in the USA. The feedback I get from my non Latino colleagues is that the series will inform their instruction in the classroom. Commentary is filled with accolades and they are astounded of how little they know of who we are as a people. They are looking forward to the next episodes. As I, I cant see it enough.
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Carlitos' W.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/27/22
Finally here
Review by Carlitos' W. on 07/27/22 review stating Finally here
Finally PBS brings the real Latino history of this country! After watching a few episodes, I feel so proud to be a Latino in the USA. The facts are painful; the stakes are huge. It is time for everyone to know the real, uncovered truth with the hope that one day Latino history will be taught in schools throughout the Union. Thank You for this narration of immense historical value!
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La M.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/27/22
One of the best documentaries
Review by La M. on 07/27/22 review stating One of the best documentaries
ITs one of the best documentaries Ive seen on tv. Benjamin Bratt narrating this documentary made it feel more at home from a Latino stand point. I really enjoyed the interviews by given indidviduals who witness such ignornace by others and/or were victims of such negative acts and their involvment with these historical events. Their testomies were not only heart felt but inspriational that will resonate through the ages. I cant wait to buy this DVD and share it with my friends and family. Thank you for creating this documentary and hope to see more on not only on LAtinos but other cultures who have stuggle(d) in this country past and present in this country. Again, thank you.
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Manito
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/27/22
Excellent good watching to gain a new pr
Review by Manito on 07/27/22 review stating Excellent good watching to gain a new pr
a new prospective that has cast a better awareness of who we are as a fabric of american life and how we got there, to remind us of how we got there, to instill in our children and their children our proud heritage. Kudos....
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Nan
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/27/22
Latino Americans DVD
Review by Nan on 07/27/22 review stating Latino Americans DVD
Comprehensive and chock full of valuable information. Using acquired info to include in my Latino class presentations as well as showing the DVD to my students.
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Cucaracha
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/27/22
Proud of my heritage
Review by Cucaracha on 07/27/22 review stating Proud of my heritage
I am proud of my mothers role and involvement in this poignant video series. Maria del Carmen Gurrola has always taught her children to be proud of our Mexican heritage; and to always be a loyal and good American! I am proud of you mamasita.
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Gilacho62
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/27/22
excellent!!!!
Review by Gilacho62 on 07/27/22 review stating excellent!!!!
it captures different aspects of the latinos in USA and the impact in economy, culture and politics. Im very please with this DVD, love it.!!!!
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Dogman
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/27/22
Better Understanding
Review by Dogman on 07/27/22 review stating Better Understanding
Im Irish and my wife is Mexican. The similarities of their journey into America are striking. This film has given me a more accurate perspective.
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M L.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/27/22
History Not Spoken
Review by M L. on 07/27/22 review stating History Not Spoken
I know that this video is filmed from the perspectives of Latin Americans, therefore, I gave it a perfect rating. Who better to teach us about their culture. It was an emotional depiction--for me--of the abuses and triumphs of the Latin culture. I know that my students will learn a lot from viewing this because where else will they obtain this information. I highly recommend this purchase for any class where the truth should be taught.
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Mycalmac
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/27/22
The Latino Americans DVD
Review by Mycalmac on 07/27/22 review stating The Latino Americans DVD
As a Contract Artist in Corrections in California, showing this DVD left many in the largely Latino writers workshop in tears. Thank you!
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Elizabeth
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
10/27/21
Wonderful!!
Review by Elizabeth on 10/27/21 review stating Wonderful!!
Grateful to the producers for such amazing work !
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George
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
10/20/21
History
Review by George on 10/20/21 review stating History
Enjoyed.
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Jose P.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
10/13/20
Latino Americans
Review by Jose P. on 10/13/20 review stating Latino Americans
Thank You for your commitment to the Truth Positive Values. U.S. Systematic Racism Injustice must end for Equality Liberty to Truly exist. As a victim of Discrimination Racism in this Our Nation I fully know the impact these negative violent actions have on Us all. A Nam Combat Action Tunnel Rat, Aztlan - That America might know that Strikes upon our Hearts The Lashes on our Souls - A U.S. Marine - Semper Fi....!!
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B B.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
10/12/20
Saw this on TV and wanted to buy the DVD
Review by B B. on 10/12/20 review stating Saw this on TV and wanted to buy the DVD
It is important for folks to know the History of Latinos and their contributions to society. I am proud to purchase this DVD, I saw this on PBS on television and was pleased that this history is being included.
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Cal
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
A Must see video!
Review by Cal on 07/17/20 review stating A Must see video!
This video is one of a few I have seen that proves the only illegal aliens in this country are white! It is about time that Americans see the truth in American history from the standpoint of Latinos, and I think the contents of this video should be taught in American history in public schools.
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Leon
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Bought Product for personal library
Review by Leon on 07/17/20 review stating Bought Product for personal library
Saw broadcast on pbs. Great and informative.
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The G.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Well writtened!
Review by The G. on 07/17/20 review stating Well writtened!
It is TIME the people of this United States know the TRUTH, of where they came from..AND HOW they SQUATTED, and took the land from the PEOPLE that were here FIRST! This makes it VERY CLEAR, the Anglo, is NOT superior, they want to believe this, in order to JUSTIFY there actions. LET THE TRUTH BE KNOWN! All MEN are created EQUAL!


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