16 Sep 8 Films to Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month
Latinx Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th until October 15th. For the full list of upcoming events from the University of Utah, check out this calendar from Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Joni Clayton has assembled the following list of films to celebrate. They are all available for free for current University of Utah students, staff, and faculty.
The Blending of Culture: Latino Influence on America
This program looks at the “Three Houses of Latino Culture” – Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Mexican American – and their widespread influence from entertainment to politics to economics.
The Graduates/Los Graduados
This program gives us three teenagers: Juan, a Dominican living in Lawrence, Massachusetts who was bullied as a gay teen, Eduardo who is steered away from the gang path and Gustavo who came to America from Mexico and is blocked from college by his undocumented status.
Hispanic Americans: Second Generation
Hosted by actor Jimmy Smits, this program examines how second-generation Hispanics are adapting to American society, and how they are maintaining their Latino roots while assimilating into the American cultural mainstream.
Latin Beat: Latino Culture in the United States
Drawing on interviews with more than fifty major personalities from a broad cross-section of disciplines, this film both analyzes and celebrates the growing influence of Latin culture in the U.S.
Latino Vote: Dispatches for the Battleground
This film follows the efforts of community leaders working to ensure Latino voter turnout. How will these efforts impact the presidential election result, and will 2020 be a tipping point for the impact of the Latino vote?