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GPB Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15th to October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month. We take this time to celebrate the history, culture,contributions and  achievements by Americans of Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, Central and South American descent. Check out some of the things GPB has in store that highlights the hispanic community.

Independent Lens: The Dreamer revisits Jose Ansaldo, an intelligent young man who is about to graduate from middle school in Salinas, California. His single mother is a farmworker who struggles to take care of Jose and his siblings. Jose wants to go to college to be an engineer but he and many potential students are faced with the threat of deportation.

American Masters| Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey, follows the life and work of photographer Pedro E. Guerrero. A Mexican American born and raised in the formerly segregated Mesa, Arizona, his works include collaborations with architect Frank Lloyd Wright and sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson. While Guerrero’s work is well known, his story isn’t until now.

Local, USA| American Graduate: Stories From The Classroom, Latino filmmakers present short documentaries. “The Smallest Step” is a 3D animated short with avatars of diverse H.S. students against real world backdrops; “Overcomers” highlights two teens succeeding despite adversity; and “Every Girl Matters” looks at a Catholic high school with 100% graduation and college enrollment rate.

Catch more programming celebrating Hispanic culture on GPB.org and GPB Now.