Final Selection Awards Eleven Projects for Funding
Los Angeles, CA (November 27, 2006) - Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), a non-profit organization funded by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, announced its eighth annual Open Call newly funded programs. The funding initiative invites independent producers to submit proposals for funding on Latino-themed programs or series.
Story of Cuban Twins Forever Linked Through Birth and Dance But Separated By a Revolution
Two sisters. One passion. Romance. Revolution. MIRROR DANCE is the story of Cuban-born twins Ramona and Margarita de Saá, who become estranged through politics when one moves to the U.S. and the other remains behind. Though separated for almost 40 years, both continue to share a passion for dance. Shot over a period of four years in the U.S. and Cuba, the film reveals some of the complexities of their relationship: the worlds in which they live, the choices each has made and the conflicts each has endured. Set within the context of the turbulent dynamic between the two countries, MIRROR DANCE focuses on the twins' story of division, difference and ongoing efforts at reconciliation.
RTO Air on PB'S Independent Lens on Tuesdays, November 22nd at 10PM
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Funny, angry and profound, RACE IS THE PLACE is a one-hour visual and verbal riff on race in America from the point of view of a wide variety of artists, poets, rappers, performance artists and stand-up comedians. Featuring established artists as well as up and coming young talent who use language to get their message across, RACE IS THE PLACE is a one-hour jam that combines racially slanted clips from old Hollywood movies with interviews and performances that dare to examine the most emotionally explosive issue in American life. From a hilarious bit by comic Ahmed Ahmed on the joys of flying as an Arab-American to Danny Hoch's biting monologue about a harrassed Bronx street vendor, to Hawaiian poet Haunani-Kay Trask's angry meditation on American imperialism to Kate Rigg's funny and explosive...
Race, Art and Immigration Are among Subjects Explored in LPB Documentaries
LOS ANGELES, CA, October 6, 2005 -- Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), a non-profit organization funded by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, announced today that five documentaries will be showcased at this year’s Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF). The LPB documentaries are: “Race is the Place,” Mirror Dance,” The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo,” “Recalling Orange County” and “Al Otro Lado/To the Other Side.” The LPB Showcase will be held at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre while LALIFF will be held at the Egyptian Theatre. LALIFF will take place from October 21 through October 30, 2005.
Top Honors Go to Hector Galán’s “Visiones: Latino Art and Culture”
LOS ANGELES, CA, JUNE 20, 2005 -- Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), a non-profit organization funded by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, announced today that “Visiones: Latino Art and Culture,” won the Imagen Award for Best Documentary. Produced by Latino television veteran Hector Galán, the six-part documentary travels throughout the United States, tapping into the often hidden wealth of Hispanic artistry.