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ABOUT THE FILM

Migrant Heroes depicts Hugo Morales, a Mixtec Indian from Oaxaca, Mexico, who as a child immigrates with his family to the U.S. A California farmworker at first, he eventually graduates from Harvard Law before creating Radio Bilingüe - a trilingual radio station that caters to the needs of indigenous immigrants. The film explores his life and work, through animation and documentary elements.

ABOUT THE FILMMAKER

Yolanda CruzYolanda Cruz is an independent filmmaker from Oaxaca, Mexico. She is a 2011 Sundance Screenwriting and Directing Lab Fellow and an alumna of the Sundance Institute Native Lab. Her work has screened at the Sundance Festival, the Guggenheim Museum, and Park la Villette in Paris. She holds an MFA from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Her feature, La Raya (produced by Canana Films), is currently in development.

 

ABOUT LATINO PUBLIC BROADCASTING

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.

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