HBO is gearing up to air a series of documentary shorts on the quinceañera celebrations of five Latina girls in the United States.
15: A Quinceañera Story comprises four shorts that will premiere on Dec. 19th, with a new short to air each night simultaneously on HBO and HBO Latino through Dec. 22
The profiled girls include Zoey, a Mexican-American who resides south of Los Angeles, and was assigned male at birth; Rosi, who chooses to hold her quinceañera celebrations in Havana, because her grandfather cannot obtain a visa to the States; Ashley (pictured), an amateur boxer whose mother is a Dreamer, and whose father has been deported; and best friends Jackie and Nina, whose joint celebration honors their Mexican-American heritage.
The series is executive produced by Tommy Mottola. Producers are Xochitl Dorsey, Matthew O’Neill and Thalía Sodi. O’Neill and Sodi also direct. Sara Bernstein serves as senior producer for HBO, with Sheila Nevins as executive producer.
“The featured young women are examples of the breadth and diversity of the Latina experience in America – we’re proud to celebrate them and their communities as they contend with the complicated realities of growing up in America today,” said O’Neill, in a statement. “I couldn’t think of a better home for these stories than HBO.”
Image courtesy of HBO.