Airing Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. is Damza
Folklorica Escencia: El Sello Artistico de Rafael Zamarripa, a documentary
that traces the development of Mexican folklorico dance, a stylized,
choreographed art form designed to vibrantly display the cultural diversity of
Later in the evening at 10 p.m. - 11 p.m. is Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice, a documentary that paints a portrait of a man touched by injustice as a child who dedicated his life to fighting discrimination and inequality as a lawyer, judge and teacher. The compelling biography, told through a combination of archival footage and interviews, charts Cruz Reynoso's humble origins, his appointment to the California Supreme Court (the first Latino justice to serve in the state's highest court) and more recently, his leadership on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Tuesday, Oct. 2, explore the issues of modern day
colonialism, residential tourism, global gentrification and reverse migration
for Sale, from 5 a.m. - 6 a.m. Filmmaker
Anayansi Prado returns to her homeland of
Wednesday, Oct. 3, uncover the touching story of Elvira
Arellano, a single mother from
Thursday, Oct. 4, examine the steep personal toll and enduring legacy of the Vietnam War on three artists from south Texas: visual artist Juan Farias, author Michael Rodriguez and actor/poet Eduardo Garza in As Long As I Remember: American Veteranos, on from 10 p.m. - 11 p.m. This film examines the role art plays in the sorting of memories, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), activism and the current conflict in Iraq. These artists' poignant and powerful recollections illuminate the minority experience in the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps at a time when Mexican Americans accounted for approximately 20 percent of U.S. casualties in Vietnam, despite comprising only 10 percent of the country's population.
Saturday, Oct. 6, see amazing story of how an intrepid American adventurer and a brilliant self-taught Mexican artist transformed a dying desert village into a home for world-class ceramics in The Renaissance of Mata Ortiz, on from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. When Spencer MacCallum walked into a second-hand store in Deming, New Mexico, in 1976 and bought three pieces of pottery, he had no idea that he was about to embark on a journey that would lead to the revival of an ancient art form. Finding his way to Mata Ortiz, Mexico, MacCallum partnered with self-taught artist Juan Quezada and slowly they created an industry that today is known world-wide not only for its interpretations of a centuries-old style of ceramics, but for stunning post-modern works as well. This heart-warming and beautiful documentary tells the improbable story of how Quezada (without a kiln or a potter's wheel and using only found materials) and MacCallum both experienced creative and personal breakthroughs which led to dazzling, innovating works by Quezada and a passing of the torch to younger, award-winning artists such as Diego Valles. Catch the repeat Oct. 9 at 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Finally, on Thursday, Oct. 11, the popular series Globe Trekker travels to
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