PBS celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
American pubcaster PBS will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a slate of programs highlighting Latinx culture throughout September and October.
The slate includes Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage, part of American Masters and VOCES, which will air on Sept. 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and explore the life and career of the actor and humanitarian (pictured); and the VOCES doc The Pushouts, about the school-to-prison pipeline, as told by Victor Rios, a high school dropout and former gang member-turned-award-winning professor, airing Sept. 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Two more VOCES docs included in the programming are Adios Amor – The Search for Maria Moreno, about migrant, mother and farmworker rights leader Moreno, airing Sept. 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, and Porvenir, Texas, about the 1918 massacre of 15 Mexican men in the tiny, eponymous border town, airing Oct. 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. And the POV doc América will air Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, looking at a young man returning home when his grandmother, América, falls from her bed, leading to his father’s arrest for elder neglect.
Programming will culminate with the broadcast of the 32nd annual Hispanic Heritage Awards on Oct. 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
All programming will be available on all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and the PBS Video app. PBS station members will be available to view all episodes via Passport.
CPH:DOX aims for 50/50 in 2020
The Copenhagen International Documentary Festival (CPH:DOX) has signed onto the Pledge for Gender Parity and Inclusion in Film Festivals.
Fest director Tine Fischer signed the pledge today (Aug. 26).
She was joined by officials from four other Nordic festivals: Carl International Film Festival (Sweden), Oslo Pix (Norway), Tampere Film Festival (Finland) and Northern Wave Film Festival (Iceland).
By signing, CPH:DOX commits to increase gender equality in the programming as well as within the organization overall by 2020, following major festivals like Cannes, Venice, TIFF and Berlin.
(Photo courtesy of the Raúl Juliá family collection)