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  1. Mariachi High Premieres on PBS

    June 29, 2012

    The ITVS-funded documentary (airing Friday, June 29. 2012, 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,

  2. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with The Storm That Swept Mexico

    October 5, 2011

    ITVS celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Raymond Telles’ documentary and interactive website on the complex historical, social, political, economic and cultural forces that shaped the Mexican Revolution and its legacy. The Mexican Revolution, the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century, not only changed the course of

  3. Veteran Producer Raymond Telles Receives 2011 ALMA Award

    September 23, 2011

    The prestigious ALMA awards  promote accurate and balanced portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment industry. Raymond Telles was recently lauded with a  ALMA award for Outstanding Career Achievement.  Telles’s distinguished 30-year career as a documentary filmmaker includes three ITVS-funded films: The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the

  4. 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

  5. Made in L.A. Arrives on Global Voices

    September 24, 2010

    Follow the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a trendy clothing retailer. Catch Made in L.A. this Sunday, September 26th on Global Voices on PBS WORLD (check local listings). In intimate observational style, filmmakers Almudena