Cantos Latinos 2010

September 2nd, 2010

"In the Heights" by Lin-Manuel Miranda

THIRTEEN salutes Hispanic Heritage Month throughout September with a wide array of documentaries and films to spotlight Latino people and their contributions to music, history, politics and more.

Programs include:

As Long As I Remember: American Veteranos looks at the steep personal toll and enduring legacy of the Vietnam War on artists from south Texas. (Sat., 9/4 at 3pm and Tue., 9/28 at 3:30am)

The documentary 2501 Migrants: A Journey chronicles the personal experience of Oaxacan artist Alejandro Santiago. (Sun., 9/5 at 2pm, Fri., 9/10 at 2:30am and Sun., 9/12 at 4am)

In Los Lonely Boys Cottonfields and Crossroads, documentary filmmaker Hector Galan, himself a San Angelo native, fuses live performances, imagery of West Texas and personal stories. (Mon., 9/6 at 1:30am and Fri., 9/10 at 3:30am)

Chicano Rock! The Sounds of East Los Angeles tells the story of how Chicanos found themselves a place of pride and power as Americans through music. (Mon., 9/6 at 3am)

On Roberto Clemente: American Experience learn about how Roberto Clemente’s was more than an exceptional baseball player. He was also a committed humanitarian who challenged racial discrimination and worked for social justice. (Mon., 9/6 at 10pm, Thu., 9/9 at 4am and sat., 9/11 at 2pm)

On P.O.V. The Ballad of Esequiel Hernandez, join the investigation into the death on an innocent American citizen which came as a result of the drug violence on the Texas-Mexico border. (Tue., 9/7 at 4am)

Voces: Celia the Queen guides you through the life and legacy of a woman whose voice expressed the soul of a nation and captured the hearts of fans worldwide. (Wed., 9/8 at 10pm and Fri., 9/10 at 1:30am)

On Reel 13 Indies:  Lake Tahoe, don’t miss Director Fernando story of a teenager and the strange events that take place in a small town. (Sat., 9/11 at 11:05pm)

The arts are the focus of two episodes of American Masters. Cachao: Uno Mas (Mon. 9/20 at 9pm) is a portrait of the late Afro-Cuban bassist Israel “Cachao” produced and narrated by Andy Garcia. Orozco: Man of Fire (Mon. 9/20 at 10:30pm) looks at a leader of the Mexican Renaissance whose bold, dynamic frescoes had a profound impact on American painters and inspired FDR to put artists to work during the Great Depression.

Nature: Cuba: The Accidental Eden tells you how this small island’s varied landscape, its location in the heart of the Caribbean and its central position in Cold War politics have all combined to preserve some of the richest and most unusual natural environments of the hemisphere. (Sun., 9/26 at 8pm)

On When Worlds Collide, award-winning author and journalist Ruben Martinez hosts this vivid exploration of the first century after the “Old World” encountered the “New World” — the Americas after Columbus. (Mon., 9/27 at 9pm)

P.O.V.  The Last Conquistador looks at sculptor John Houser whose monument to Spanish conquistador Juan de Onate plans to honor the contributions Hispanic people made to building the American West. But as the project nears completion, Native Americans are outraged — they remember Onate as the man who brought genocide to their land and sold their children. (Wed., 9/29 at 3am.)

Go behind the scens of one of Broadway’s biggest hits on Great Performances: In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams and watch a group of talented young artists led by composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda produce an original musical that some have called a modern day West Side Story. (Thu., 9/30 at 8pm, Sat., 10/2 at 1am and Sat., 10/2 at 2:30pm)