Four LPB Programs Nominated for Imagen Awards

The Imagen Awards aims to recognize and reward positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media, as well as to encourage and recognize the achievements of Latinos in the entertainment and communications industries. We are proud to announce that four LPB funded programs have been nominated for the Imagen Awards. Congratulations to all the producers! For the full list of nominations, please visit: www.imagen.org/awards/2012.

Best Web Series: Drama

CLARA COMO EL AGUA
Producer: Fernanda Rossi
New Media/12 Minutes

CLARA COMO EL AGUA is a ten-minute short fiction film about the tales and half-truths that surround the origins of Clara, a light-skinned black girl with kinky, blond hair and gray eyes, who is incessantly teased by her dark-skinned peers; until she ventures into the magical waters of the bioluminescent bay to change her skin color and possibly herself.

Best Documentary for Film or Television

CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE
Producer: Abby Ginzberg
Documentary/60 minutes

During his extraordinary life, Cruz Reynoso has been one of those rare individuals who are not only shaped by history, they make history. As a child of farm workers, Reynoso felt the sting of injustice, and later as a lawyer, and then the first Latino to sit on the California Supreme Court, he used his “justice bone” to eradicate discrimination and inequality in an effort to make the promise of the American dream a reality for all. CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE is a compelling portrait of one of America’s unsung heroes and the
turbulent times in which he lived.

IMMIGRANT NATION!: THE BATTLE FOR THE DREAM
Producer: Esau Melendez
Documentary/60 Minutes

A feature documentary film about the modern immigrant rights movement. In particular, it is the story of the struggle of Elvira Arellano, a single mother from Chicago, who fought her deportation. The film also interweaves the stories of individuals, organizations, activists and community leaders united by passion and a concern for justice. This film illustrates the opposition to the controversial HR4437 immigration bill as well as the ongoing struggle and demand for comprehensive immigration reform.

 

PARAISO FOR SALE 
Director: Anayansi Prado
Documentary/60 Minutes

Filmmaker, Anayansi Prado, returns to her homeland to document the effects the fast-growing migration of American retirees and developers to Bocas del Toro is having on the local community. PARAISO FOR SALE explores issues of modern day colonialism, residential tourism and global gentrification and reveals that migration between Latin America and the US is not just a one-way street.

 

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Latino Public Broadcasting is the leader of 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 the public broadcasting stations and other public telecommunication entities. LPB provides a voice to the diverse Latino community on public media throughout the United States. Latino Public Broadcasting is a registered 501(c)(3), EIN: 95-4776447.
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