Voces "Antonia Pantoja: ¡Presente!"

Voces "Antonia Pantoja: ¡Presente!"

Wed, 09/15/2010 - 9:00pm

Pictured: Antonia Pantoja

Credit: APT

An intimate look at Puerto Rican advocate Antonia Pantoja.

Antonia Pantoja: ¡Presente! tells the story of educator-organizer Antonia Pantoja, founder of the New York-based advocacy organization, Aspira. A passionate, indomitable leader, Pantoja worked with Puerto Rican "immigrant-citizens" to fight against second-class citizenship and to secure a bilingual voice. Through passionate personal testimony, never-before-seen home movies, archival footage and the work of visual artist Juan Sanchez, the feisty Antonia Pantoja guides viewers through the Puerto Rican community's struggles and triumphs.

Voces Antonia Pantoja: ¡Presente! airs Wednesday, September 15 at 9 p.m. on PBS World (cable 524/DT21.2).

The only Latino anthology series on television returns with an eclectic line-up of documentaries celebrating the accomplishments of Latinos and Latinas across the Americas. VOCES captures the diversity of voices within the Latino community with an aim of stirring the interest and imagination of all viewers, regardless of their background. This season, eight films cover a wide range of subjects, including biographies of sports and music legends and community activists.

WXXI celebrates Hispanic Heritage 2010 with a strong slate of new and encore programming that features Hispanic Americans who have enriched our nation. We invite you to join us by tuning in.