VOCES on PBS "Tales of Masked Men"

VOCES on PBS "Tales of Masked Men"

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 7:00pm

Caption: “Lucha libre,” famous for its masked wrestlers, provides a sense of “home” for new immigrants in the United States.

Credit: Courtesy of Cuauhtemoc Garcia/Courtesy of Echo Park Films

VOCES showcases Latino artists, athletes and performers who reflect their culture while defying all expectations. 

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, WXXI presents VOCES Tales of Masked Men airing Tuesday, October 13, 2014 at 7 p.m. on WXXI World. Tales of Masked Men explores the fascinating, mysterious world of lucha libre and its role in Latino communities in the United States, Mexico and Latin America. Famous for its masked wrestlers and called by one aficionado “a sport in the key of melodrama,” lucha libre is part circus, part athletic contest, part theater.