(Rochester, N.Y.) – VOCES, the Latino arts and culture documentary showcase series, premeires with three new broadcasts on Fridays at 10 p.m. from April 17 to May 1, 2015 on WXXI-TV. Kicking off the series on April 17 is Hector Galán’s Children of Giant. Sixty years after production began on George Stevens’ classic Giant, this new documentary returns to Marfa, Texas to explore how the groundbreaking film both reflected and transformed the lives of the town’s Anglo and Mexican-American residents. Now en Español (April 24) explores the ups and downs of being a Latina actress in Hollywood through the lives of the five women who dub “Desperate Housewives" into Spanish for American audiences — and whose real lives are often as dramatic and desperate as those of their onscreen counterparts. El Poeta (May 1) is a powerful and poignant profile of the renowned Mexican poet Javier Sicilia who ignited an international movement for peace after the brutal killing of his 24-year old son – collateral damage in a drug war that has left more than 100,000 dead or missing since 2006.

Pictured: James Dean and two local children on the Marfa, Texas set of “Giant.”

Credit: Courtesy of Richard C. Miller



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