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Ricky Hurtado campaigns to be the state's first Latino Democratic legislator in Earning Alamance, a film by Hadley Green.

Celebrating Local Voices and Stories During Hispanic Heritage Month

This month, we're honoring the culture and heritage of Hispanic and Latino Americans. See inspiring, thought-provoking stories including a first generation American campaigning to become the first Latino Democratic legislator in a conservative, rural district, how one artist built a mobile "art truck" to bring the arts to underserved communities and the journey of a 17-year old breakdancing star with Olympic dreams. Join us in celebrating the contributions and influence of North Carolina's Hispanic and Latino residents.

Explore below for these stories and more, all streaming here, on video.pbsnc.org and the PBS Video app.

Earning Alamance

Follow Ricky Hurtado, a first generation American, as he campaigns to become North Carolina's first Latino Democratic legislator. Hurtado works to earn the trust and votes of his neighbors in a conservative, rural county with a history of white supremacy. Weaving together themes of citizenship and representation, Earning Alamance probes the future of politics in a changing American South.

Earning Alamance is streaming now below, on video.pbsnc.org, the free PBS Video app and YouTube.

Disrupted Borders | REEL SOUTH

This is a coming-of-age story about two best friends living on the US-Mexico border in a scarred landscape of racial tensions, family wounds and lack of opportunities. Together, they embark on extraordinary journeys in 3D innovation and artistic creativity to heal themselves, their families and their community.

¡Fiesta! Quinceañera | REEL SOUTH

Life for a Latinx immigrant family in the New South can be challenging and sometimes terrifying, but thankfully, there’s always a fiesta to take you through the night. Three Latina girls and a seasoned drag artist host their own quinceañera, a complex and colorful rite of passage, showcasing the creative spirit of Latinx communities and their struggles to retain their roots and traditions.

Profiles of Local Artists

PBS NC Original Series My Home, NC, Muse and more profile local artists leaving an indelible mark on our community.

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Edwin Gil
PBS NC Arts
Edwin Gil
B-Girl Connie
My Home, NC
B-Girl Connie
Rosalia Torres Weiner-Artivist
My Home, NC
Rosalia Torres Weiner-Artivist
El Futuro's Community Mural
MUSE
El Futuro's Community Mural
Ricardo Diquez and the Tropic Orchestra
My Home, NC
Ricardo Diquez and the Tropic Orchestra
Cornelio Campos: Documenting Immigrants' Lives
MUSE
Cornelio Campos: Documenting Immigrants' Lives

Explore Hispanic and Latino Cuisine

Journey through our state's complex and enticing culinary highlights with NC Weekend, My Home, NC and NC Bookwatch. 

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La Caseta
North Carolina Weekend
La Caseta
So Good Pupusas
My Home, NC
So Good Pupusas
Sandra Gutierrez, The New Southern-Latino Table
NC Bookwatch
Sandra Gutierrez, The New Southern-Latino Table
Villa Verde
My Home, NC
Villa Verde
The Arepa Bar
North Carolina Weekend
The Arepa Bar

Comida Pa' Los Pobres (Food for the Poor) | Hindsight | REEL SOUTH

Meet Giovanni, a young Puerto Rican activist, as he confronts the island’s persistent crisis of food insecurity. Motivated by his childhood struggle with hunger, he seeks to inspire his fellow citizens to join a movement of solidarity-oriented work by feeding families and college students through mutual aid efforts – all while facing challenges from local authorities.

Somewhere South

Host and award-winning chef Vivian Howard digs deeper into the lesser-known roots of Southern food, Southern cooking and Southern living, exploring the connectivity of a single dish, and the ways people of different backgrounds interpret that dish while expressing the complex values, identities, and histories that make up the American South.

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Mexico Meets the South at the North Carolina Farmers Market
Somewhere South
Mexico Meets the South at the North Carolina Farmers Market
The Historic Journey of the Hand Pie
Somewhere South
The Historic Journey of the Hand Pie
Puerto Rican Pickle
Somewhere South
Puerto Rican Pickle
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