The ITVS-funded documentary (airing Friday, June 29 on PBS) presents a year in the life of top-ranked members of Zapata High School’s championship mariachi ensemble on the Rio Grande in South Texas.
At a time when the Latino dropout rate is the highest of any group nationwide, intolerance toward immigrants (and perceived immigrants) is growing, and public school funding is being cut, these teens continue to pursue excellence through a connection to their cultural heritage. Continue reading →
The former executive director of Latino Public Broadcasting recently visited ITVS and discussed the collaborative efforts behind The Storm That Swept Mexico. The documentary — which examines the complex cultural forces that shaped The Mexican Revolution — premieres Sunday, May 15 on PBS (check local listings).
Raymond Telles’s documentary tells the gripping story of the Mexican Revolution. The Storm That Swept Mexico premieres May 15 on public television.
The Mexican Revolution, the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century, not only changed the course of Mexican history, but also profoundly effected its relationships with the rest of the world. The Storm That Swept Mexico looks at the complex historical, social, political, economic, and cultural forces that shaped the revolution, influenced its course, and determined its consequences and legacy.