PBS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 2011
PBS celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with new shows and encore performances of programming that highlight Hispanic culture and history. Below you’ll find a listing of the shows PBS plans to air.
GREAT PERFORMANCES “Placido Domingo: My Favorite Roles”
Friday, September 23, 2011, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET, HD
Placido Domingo, one of the most popular and celebrated tenors of his generation, looks back and reflects on his favorite roles in opera houses around the world.
IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE “Fiesta Latina”
Friday, September 30, 2011, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host a White House concert in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
INDEPENDENT LENS “Our Disappeared/Nuestros Desaparecidos”
In Spanish with English subtitles
Director Juan Mandelbaum returns to his native Argentina to discover what happened to friends and loved ones who “disappeared” during the 1976-1983 military dictatorships there.
LOS LONELY BOYS: COTTONFIELDS AND CROSSROADS
Filmmaker Hector Galán tells the story of three Mexican-American brothers from Texas who create a signature music style they call “Texican.”
NOT IN OUR TOWN: LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
After the killing of an Ecuadoran immigrant, residents of a working-class village confront anti-immigrant bias and work to repair the fabric of community life.
The Ballad of Esequiel Hernandez
Tommy Lee Jones narrates the tale of a young man mistaken for a drug runner and killed by U.S. Marines patrolling the Texas-Mexico border.
Two Mexican-American men reunite with five brothers and try to piece together their family’s shattered history.
THE STORM THAT SWEPT MEXICO
Monday, September 19, 2011, 10:00-12:00 p.m. ET
This film tells the epic story of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. Fueled by the Mexican people’s growing dissatisfaction with an elitist ruling regime, the revolution was led by two of the most intriguing and mythic figures in 20th-century history – Emiliano Zapata and Francisco “Pancho” Villa.