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  1. The Longoria Affair Nominated for an Emmy

    July 18, 2011

    The Longoria Affair (El caso Longoria) — which aired this past November on Independent Lens — has been nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Historical Programming Long Form category. The film examines the refusal of a Texas funeral home to care for the body of WWII Mexican American soldier. Filmmaker John Valadez spoke with Independent Lens about the

  2. Tonight on Independent Lens: The Longoria Affair

    November 9, 2010

    When a Texas funeral home refused to provide a wake for a Mexican American soldier's body in WWII, it sparked a civil rights movement. Watch The Longoria Affair by filmmaker John J. Valadez tonight at 10 PM on Independent Lens (check local listings). Independent Lens is excited to offer The Longoria Affair for free in its entirety online in English from