My America’s is a thirteen-part series of half-hour documentaries. My Americas series takes viewers on a spiritual and cultural quest through Latin America, guided by one of two young Mexican-American hosts who in each episode experience the people and traditions of a Latin American country through the lens of celebrations such as Corpus Christi in Cusco, Peru; San Lázaro and Babalú Ayé in Cuba; and Yamor in Otavalo, Ecuador. My Americas is a celebration of the wealth of geographic, cultural, and spiritual diversity of Latin America, and it is a search for meaning that examines some of the social issues that local people face in their lives.
Hosts and viewers learn that Latin American culture is a complex and fascinating quilt, woven from a unique mixture of indigenous peoples, Europeans and Africans. The camera follows Roberto and Leticia as they participate in local rituals, celebrations and spiritual expression. They don elaborate outfits, dance to African drums in Cuba and around a sacred fire in Guatemala.
My Americas will expose English-speaking viewers to the lively and deeply spiritual heritage of the fastest-growing population in the United States. My Americas was also funded by Maryknoll Productions and Latino Public Broadcasting. It is distributed to public television stations nationwide by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA). NETA is a professional association that serves public television, providing more than 2,000 hours of programming each year to public television stations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.