Latino Public Broadcasting’s ‘VOCES’ Shares Personal Stories of the Latino Experience in America For Southern California PBS Audiences

(VOCES “Letters to Eloisa” and “American Exile.” Pictures courtesy of PBS).

PBS SoCal and KCET, Southern California’s flagship PBS stations that are house of the overall PBS agenda as effectively as award-winning, first community content material, declared now a partnership with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) to act as presenting stations for two upcoming documentaries that are component of LPB’s signature series, VOCES. The documentaries are “Letters to Eloisa,” a shifting portrait of a once-heralded gay Cuban author who was silenced by the revolution, and “American Exile,” which follows two Mexican-American brothers—Vietnam veterans—who are facing deportation regardless of their military services service. The Southern California premiere of “VOCES: Letters to Eloisa” will choose area on Fri., Oct. 15 at 10 p.m. on PBS SoCal and Sat., Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. on KCET. “VOCES: American Exile” will premiere in Southern California on Tues., Nov. 16 at 10 p.m. on PBS SoCal and Sat., Nov. 20 at 10 p.m. on KCET.

VOCES highlights the greatest of Latino arts, lifestyle and record as properly as shining a light on existing issues and generational impacts that have an effect on Latino People in america right now. As portion of PBS’s dedication to assist and current assorted content created by a broad array of storytellers, VOCES showcases tales from new and established filmmakers that highlight the loaded variety of the Latino working experience. The new time of VOCES premieres this tumble and features four really distinctive documentaries to roll out as section of PBS’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Additional displays from VOCES airing in Southern California involve “Fruits of Labor, a co-presentation of VOCES and POV that follows a California teen working in direction of graduation when toiling in the fields to assist her family members, and Lights, Camera, Acciòn, a co-presentation with AMERICAN MASTERS that is an up-to-the-minute seem at Latinx illustration in Hollywood.

In celebration of Veteran’s Day, Latino General public Broadcasting and PBS SoCal will co-host a digital occasion to honor all people who have served in the United Mentioned Armed Forces. The celebration features speakers from VOCES: “American Exile” director John J. Valadez and from regional Southern California advocacy companies like the President of the San Diego chapter of Veterans for Peace and the Former Operation Coordinator for the Deported Veterans Advocacy Task, Jan Rhuman with added speaskers to be announced at a later day. The virtual function will just take area on Fri., Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. To register for the occasion and locate out much more aspects, please go to

VOCES is slated to air on stations across the state and scheduled as follows on regional PBS stations (*subject matter to change):

VOCES and POV: “Fruits of Labor” – Mon., Oct. 4 at 10 p.m. PT on PBS SoCal and Sat., Oct. 9 at 11:30 p.m. on KCET&#13

A co-output of POV and Latino Community Broadcasting, co-offered by POV and VOCES&#13

A teenager with goals of graduating higher school and likely to college is forced to operate when ICE raids threaten her family’s steadiness because her mother is undocumented. Compelled to turn into the family’s most important breadwinner, she works long days in the strawberry fields and the night change at a foodstuff processing factory when nevertheless seeking to study. Set in a tiny agricultural town on the central coastline of California, this is a coming-of-age story about a identified younger female traversing the witnessed and unseen forces that threaten to continue to keep her relatives trapped in poverty. Directed by Emily Cohen Ibañez.

VOCES and AMERICAN MASTERS: “Lights, Camera, Acciòn” – Tues., Oct. 5 at 10:30 p.m. PT on PBS SoCal and Wed., Oct. 6 at 9:30 p.m. on KCET&#13

A co-presentation of AMERICAN MASTERS and VOCES &#13

A celebration of the outstanding effect Latinos have manufactured in Hollywood — past, existing and long term, with a target on the remarkable new wave of expertise that is blazing their individual trail in the field. Featuring outstanding Latinx voices in movie and television, this particular captures the candid perspectives of talent from in front of and at the rear of the digicam, as they share their own journeys and outlook on the future. Included are actors Edward James Olmos, John Leguizamo, Eva Longoria, Jimmy Smits, Gina Torres, Justina Machado and Xolo Maridueña (Cobra Kai) showrunners Tanya Saracho (Vida), Peter Murrieta (Mr. Iglesias) and Marvin Lemus (Gentefied), and far more. Directed by Ben DeJesus.

VOCES: “Letters to Eloisa” – Fri., Oct. 15 at 10 p.m. on PBS SoCal and Sat., Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. on KCET.&#13

The movie delivers to lifetime the story of a at the time-heralded homosexual Cuban writer, José Lezama Lima, an all but neglected determine of the Latin American literary increase that included Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez, Octavio Paz and Mario Vargas Llosa. Lezama’s semi-autobiographical opus Paradiso, which incorporated homoerotic passages, broke the silence on homosexuality in Cuba and sent shockwaves through the Spanish-speaking literary planet. It also established its author on a collision program with the Cuban Revolutionary govt. Informed via letters prepared by Lezama to his sister in exile, the movie is a haunting portrait of the writer’s life, his wrestle for inventive liberty, and tragic end. Directed by Adriana Bosch.

VOCES: “American Exile” – Tues., Nov. 16 at 10 p.m. on PBS SoCal and Sat., Nov. 20 at 10 p.m. on KCET&#13

As teenagers, Valente Valenzuela and his brother Manuel volunteered and have been sent to struggle in Vietnam. They arrived dwelling decorated, but had been also bodily and psychologically scarred. Now, some 50 a long time afterwards, they’ve received notices of deportation. Shocked and baffled, the brothers soon understand they are not by itself and that 1000’s of veterans are currently being deported since of misdemeanor offenses just after completing their support in the armed forces. Collectively, they come to a decision to don their uniforms for a person previous combat, this time as veterans’ legal rights activists. Filmed over the system of seven a long time, American Exile is a deeply private movie about two unforgettable adult men trying to find justice for them selves and the many others in their predicament. Directed by John J. Valadez and Carleen L. Hsu.

On the web hubs at and will give electronic sources comprising a collection of cultural content that consists of movie clips and essays exploring José Lezama Lima’s legacy as effectively as at minimum one essay for each movie.

VOCES will stream simultaneously with broadcast and be accessible on all station-branded PBS platforms, which includes and the PBS Video clip application, obtainable on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple Tv set, Amazon Hearth Television, Android Tv, Samsung Sensible Tv and Chromecast.

VOCES is supported in component by the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts.

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About PBS SoCal and KCET&#13

PBS SoCal and KCET are both of those part of the donor-supported local community establishment, the General public Media Group of Southern California. PBS SoCal is the flagship PBS station for varied folks across California and provides material and experiences that encourage, notify and teach. PBS SoCal delivers the total slate of beloved PBS programs including MASTERPIECE, NOVA, PBS NewsHour, FRONTLINE, and a wide library of documentary movies with is effective from Ken Burns as nicely as educational written content together with PBS Kids courses like DANIEL TIGER’S Neighborhood and CURIOUS GEORGE. KCET showcases the greatest of PBS and is a primary supply for arts, lifestyle, and news in Southern California. As a result of impressive storytelling, KCET explores and expresses our dynamic local communities helping residents have an understanding of and connect with the region’s numerous communities and concepts. For additional info about both of those KCET and PBS SoCal productions, net-exclusive material, programming schedules and group activities, be sure to stop by and KCET Originals and PBS programming are offered to stream on the No cost PBS App on iOS and Android units, Roku, Amazon Fireplace Television set, Apple Television set, Android Television, Samsung Wise Tv set, and Chromecast. KCET is also available to observe stay on YouTube Tv.

About VOCES &#13

Developed by Latino General public Broadcasting, the acclaimed PBS documentary series VOCES capabilities the greatest of Latino arts, culture and heritage and shines a gentle on present-day issues that impression Latino Us residents. Devoted to checking out the prosperous variety of the Latino encounter, VOCES provides new and founded filmmakers and delivers their potent and illuminating tales to a nationwide viewers — on Tv set, on line and on the PBS app. VOCES is supported in component by the Countrywide Endowment for the Arts. Luis Ortiz is collection producer Sandie Viquez Pedlow is govt producer. Comply with us on Fb and Twitter

About Latino General public Broadcasting&#13

Latino Community Broadcasting (LPB) is the chief in the advancement, generation, acquisition and distribution of movie and electronic cultural media that is consultant of Latino folks or addresses concerns of unique desire to Latino Individuals. These courses are manufactured for dissemination to public broadcasting stations and other public media entities. Supplying a voice for the diverse Latino neighborhood throughout the United States, Latino General public Broadcasting is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. LPB also provides the acclaimed PBS documentary series VOCES, exploring the rich range of the Latino expertise. VOCES offers new and proven filmmakers and delivers their strong and illuminating stories to a countrywide viewers — on Tv, on the web and on the PBS application

In between 2009 and 2020, LPB systems received over 130 awards, which include three prestigious George Foster Peabody Awards as well as Emmys, Imagen Awards and the Sundance Film Pageant Award for Most effective Director, Documentary. LPB has been the receiver of the Norman Lear Legacy Award and the NCLR Alma Award for Particular Accomplishment – 12 months in Documentaries. Sandie Viquez Pedlow is executive director of LPB Edward James Olmos is co-founder and chairman.