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Join us September 15 – October 15 as we honor the culture and heritage of Hispanic and Latino Americans, celebrating their contributions and influence. Premieres include a biography of the legendary Rita Moreno, new documentaries, highlights of favorite soprano arias and a cultural and culinary tour of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Explore below for our featured program schedule and streaming recommendations. Check back often as more streaming films are added throughout the month!
Explore a warm and revealing portrait of the charismatic, groundbreaking actor’s journey from his native Puerto Rico to the creative hotbed of 1960s New York City, to prominence on Broadway and in Hollywood. Filled with passion, determination and joy, Juliá’s brilliant and daring career was tragically cut short by his untimely death 27 years ago, at age 54.
Raúl Juliá: The World's a Stage airs Thursday, September 23, 10 PM on PBS NC and is streaming now on the PBS Video app.
Gloria Estefan narrates and hosts her journey through three of Brazil’s most influential cities, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Salvador, discussing the history of Samba and its many variations. Featuring regional celebrities like Maria Rita, Carlinhos Brown and Jorge Arãgo, the documentary looks at the African origins of Brazilian music and specific sites that have inspired artists.
Gloria Estefan: Sangre Yoruba airs Thursday, September 30, 10 PM on PBS NC and is streaming now only with PBS NC Passport.
The engaging modern-day series stars 6-year-old Alma Rivera, a proud, confident Puerto Rican girl, who lives in the Bronx with her parents and younger brother, Junior, as well as a diverse group of close-knit and loving friends, family and community members.
Alma's Way gives children ages 4-6 the power to find their own answers to their problems, express what they think and feel, and recognize and respect the unique perspective of others.
Ashley, a Mexican-American teenager living in an agricultural town in the central coast of California, dreams of graduating high school and going to college. But when ICE raids threaten her family, Ashley is forced to become the breadwinner, working days in the strawberry fields and nights at a food processing company.
Discover how Moreno defied her humble upbringing and racism to become one of a select group of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winners. Explore her 70-year career with new interviews, clips of her iconic roles and scenes of the star on set today.
This year’s annual Hispanic Heritage Awards will once again shine a spotlight on the extraordinary accomplishments of the Latino community and the lasting contributions made to our country.
Three-time Grammy winner Isabel Leonard joins Nadine Sierra and Ailyn Pérez to perform timeless selections by Mozart, Offenbach and Bizet including “Voi che sapete” and “Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour” along with beloved songs like “Bésame Mucho” and “Cielito Lindo.” The concert was recorded in May at the Royal Opera of Versailles in France and Met Opera soprano Christine Goerke hosts.
Three Divas at Versailles premieres Friday, October 8, 10 PM on PBS NC. Watch an exclusive clip from the performance below.
Acclaimed chef and James Beard Award-winning host Pati Jinich, travels the US-Mexico border. In Part Two of the series, premiering October 22, Pati travels from Laredo and Nuevo Laredo to Brownsville, Texas. She learns how tight-knit family bonds are an underlying theme connecting everything in the Laredos, and throughout La Frontera.
La Frontera with Pati Jinich airs Friday, October 15, 9 PM and Friday, October 22, 9 PM on PBS NC and the PBS Video app.
Based on correspondence with his sister in exile, Letters to Eloisa recounts the life of Cuban literary great José Lezama Lima, author of a homoerotic novel, "Paradiso," and tells the story of his silencing by the Cuban revolutionary government.
Letters to Eloisa premieres Friday, October 15, 10 PM on PBS NC and the PBS Video app.