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"The Latino Experience" Highlights the Diversity of the Latino/a/x Community

Bachata dancers
Bachata dancers, Jahaira Fajardo and Angelica Medina, perform at the World Latin Dance Cup. Orlando, FL (Photo by Xavier LeBlanc)

In a three-hour presentation of nonfiction and fiction short films, "The Latino Experience" explores a broad collection of experiences, perspectives, and points of view to highlight the diversity of the Latino/a/x community and to illuminate the vibrancy of the United States and Puerto Rico.

Episode 1
A little boy tries to help his sickly grandfather. Women grapple with life on the border. Latinx letterpress printers combine art with social practice. A sentimentalist works to fulfill her bucket list. LGBTQ dance couples blaze a trail.

Episode 2
A young girl makes an image-altering decision. A Guatemalan truck driver and pastor copes with the pandemic. A mystical mechanic helps a boy fix his mother's car. A pregnant MBA student's due date and exam date conflict, forcing her to make a choice.

Episode 3
An artist longs to paint a hillside community green. A single mother and veteran takes a new job that triggers her PTSD. A woman's deceased parents return to help her during the pandemic. A family grapples with politics during a holiday dinner.