Film Series: Latino Americans: The 500 Year Legacy that Reshaped History
This series of six documentary films chronicles 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. It is a story of people, politics, and culture, intersecting with much that is central to the history of the U.S. 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.
September 22, 2015 — “Foreigners in Their Own Land”
October 13, 2015 — “Empire of Dreams”
November 17, 2015 — “War & Peace”
February 3, 2016 — “The New Latinos”
March 10, 2016 — “Prejudice & Pride”
April 25, 2016 — “Peril & Promise”
Sponsored by the Zach S. Henderson Library, this film series is FREE and OPEN TO ALL! The films will be shown from 7:00 to 9:00PM in the Nessmith-Lane Assembly Hall.