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A new documentary by Mexican-American filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz delves into the lives of six Latino students to uncover the challenges and successes Latinos face in graduating and taking steps to improve their communities, NBC Latino reports.
Ruiz’ two-part documentary, The Graduates, takes a detailed look at the lives of three Latino male and three female students from different regions of origin, geographic areas, and socio-economic status. It also showcases nonprofit agencies and role models who are committed to providing resources to and helping Latino youth.
The film also includes interviews with successful Latinos, such as actor Wilmer Valderrama and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who reflect on their own experiences as students.
The documentary airs nationally on PBS on Oct. 28 and Nov. 4.
Watch clips from the film and an interview with the filmmaker here.
Check out the new TV series, “Feeding Minds: Texas Takes on Hunger and Obesity,” which premiered on Texas PBS stations Feb. 23, 2012.
The series aims to bring awareness to these overlapping issues and to share what government, community organizations and individuals are doing to combat them. For more information, follow this effort on Facebook.
Different video segments tackle the following issues:
- Hunger in the South Plains
- Statewide Efforts to Help Those in Need
- San Antonio’s Effort to Increase Access to Health Food
- Dallas Combats Obesity
- Combining Education with Good Nutrition
- Growing Healthy in El Paso
- Houston Deals with Hunger, Obesity
The series aims to bring awareness to these overlapping issues and to share what government, community organizations and individuals are doing to combat them.
Check your local listings for the series. For more information, follow this effort on Facebook.
Just as U.S. obesity continues to rise, the number of efforts to fight the epidemic are increasing, too.
For example, in a town called Somerville, Massachusetts, an innovative anti-obesity program is making real progress. PBS, in cooperation with its colleagues at Blueprint America, sent medical correspondent Dr. Emily Senay to Somerville, which is just outside Boston, to see how the program works.
Watch the report here or below: