LATINO AMERICANS ON THE SOUTH PLAINS is a celebration of culture, music, and artistic expression by Latinos in West Texas through specific stories of larger significance. The history is laid out in detail, how and why Latinos came to this area and what they faced when they got here. Throughout the rest of the film personal stories of triumph and tragedy are shared connecting all cultures through a shared human experience. Award winning artist Tina Fuentes shares her experience of growing up as a young Latina and the obstacles she overcame that helped influence her art and her life story. Ballet Folklorico Aztlan shares the history of the traditional Mexican dance and the importance of sharing culture. Edward Hernandez describes how his boxing gym has uplifted the Hispanic community and helped kids of all backgrounds and cultures forge new and positive paths.
Length: 26 minutes