The Latino Experience

The Latino Experience

Sat, 09/17/2022 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Yanniel A. Arce Rivera portrays Junior, a ten-year-old boy searching for his grandfather’s medicine in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

Credit: Courtesy of Sheryl Loiz

A new three-part anthology series of short fiction and nonfiction films explore a wide range of experiences, perspectives, and styles to highlight the rich diversity of the Latino/a/x community.

As part of its commitment to support and present diverse content created by a broad array of storytellers, PBS presents The Latino Experience, a new three-part anthology series of short fiction and nonfiction films. The series airs Saturday, September 17 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on WXXI-WORLD. Featuring 13 original films made by filmmakers working across genres, the shorts explore a wide range of experiences, perspectives, and styles to highlight the rich diversity of the Latino/a/x community across the United States and Puerto Rico. From dramas to documentaries, comedies to magical realism, The Latino Experience showcases an exciting lineup of creative talent, both in front of and behind the camera.

Films included in The Latino Experience were selected from entries received by PBS following a call for submissions in August 2020. Chosen by a panel of experienced filmmakers, the shorts received funding support as well as a national broadcast as part of the series.

In the premiere episode: A little boy tries to help his sickly grandfather. Women grapple with life on the border. Latinx letterpress printers combine art with social practice. A sentimentalist works to fulfill her bucket list. LGBTQ dance couples blaze a trail.