Screening: Latino Americans – 500 Years of History (Episode 4: "The New Latinos")
The CSRC presents a screening of “The New Latinos,” the fourth episode of the PBS series Latino Americans. This episode explores the three waves of large-scale immigration between 1946 and 1965. Following the screening, Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, assistant professor of film at UCLA, will lead a discussion.
Nina Alvarez is an award-winning journalist, filmmaker and video photographer, with over 20 years experience in documentary and news. She is the owner and President of Zócalo Media in Harlem, NY. Currently, Nina is directing and producing a short documentary for Class of ’27, a CPB/ITVS broadcast and web project about children’s access to early education in rural communities. She is also in post-production of The Lucky Ones Survive, a feature documentary that reframes the maternal death crisis in Nigeria in the context of human rights violations and abuses.
Kristy Guevara-Flanagan is an assistant professor in film at UCLA with a MFA in Cinema from San Francisco State University. Kristy Guevara-Flanagan’s first feature-length film was an acclaimed documentary covering four years in the lives of four adolescent girls. Going on 13 was an official selection of Tribeca, Silverdocs, and many other film festivals worldwide. It received funding from ITVS and was broadcast on public television in 2009. Kristy has also produced and directed several short films, including El Corrido de Cecilia Rios, winner of the Golden Gate Award for Best Bay Area Short Documentary at the San Francisco International Film Festival, a chronicle of the violent death of 15-year-old Cecilia Rios. It was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and subsequently broadcast on the Sundance Channel. Her most recent feature, Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, traces the evolution and legacy of the comic book hero Wonder Woman as a way to reflect on society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. The film garnered numerous awards, premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2012 and was broadcast on PBS's Independent Lens series in 2013.
Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: Humanities in the Public Square.