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Willie Velasquez: “Your Vote is your Voice” Special Screening
September 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Director HECTOR GALÁN’S “WILLIE VELASQUEZ: YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE” will have a special screening at the ESB-MACC on September 28th, 7pm.
New Documentary Examines the Pioneering Activist
Who Mobilized the Power of the Latino Vote
About the Filmmaker
Hector Galán (Producer/Director) has been producing critically-acclaimed and award-winning programs for PBS for over 25 years. His productions include the recent Children of Giant, eleven episodes for FRONTLINE, two programs for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and the landmark four-part series, Chicano! History of the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement, which Galán was invited to screen at the White House for President Bill Clinton. His work has garnered numerous awards and recognitions including three Imagen Awards, the Cine Golden Eagle Award, the Telly Award, SXSW Best Documentary, the Golden Apple, and the Blue Ribbon Award and numerous festival awards.
About Latino Public Broadcasting
Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) is the leader in the development, production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans. These programs are produced for dissemination to public broadcasting stations and other public telecommunication entities. Latino Public Broadcasting provides a voice to the diverse Latino community throughout the United States and is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of nearly 1,500 locally owned and operated public television and radio stations nationwide. CPB is also the largest single source of funding for research, technology and program development for public radio, television and related online services.