• VOCES -- Inside Look
    Inside Look
    Get a first look at VOCES' "The Pushouts" from the team behind the film.
    Get a first look at VOCES' "The Pushouts" from the team behind the film.
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  • VOCES -- Education, Rebellion, and Hope
    Education, Rebellion, and Hope
    Coming Soon to PBS: Kadhir Rajagopal was a former university student of Victor ...
    Coming Soon to PBS: Kadhir Rajagopal was a former university student of Victor Rios. Kadhir’s family was of the “untouchable” caste in southern India before they moved to the south side of ...
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  • VOCES -- ‘It Really Haunts Me Every Day’
    ‘It Really Haunts Me Every Day’
    Coming Soon to PBS: Victor Rios is haunted each day when leaving the young ...
    Coming Soon to PBS: Victor Rios is haunted each day when leaving the young people he helps mentor in their difficult circumstances while he returns to his safe neighborhood. This struggle pushes him ...
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  • VOCES -- ‘I Don’t Want to Be Vulnerable’
    ‘I Don’t Want to Be Vulnerable’
    Coming Soon to PBS: Victor Rios joined a gang shortly after having his head ...
    Coming Soon to PBS: Victor Rios joined a gang shortly after having his head broken open by a baseball bat. Seeking physical protection in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Oakland, 14-year-old Rios ...
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  • VOCES -- Pushouts Not Dropouts
    Pushouts Not Dropouts
    Coming Soon to PBS: Martin Flores directs YO! Watts, a program for 16–24 ...
    Coming Soon to PBS: Martin Flores directs YO! Watts, a program for 16–24 year-olds who did not finish high school. To solve the “dropout crisis,” Flores says we must first address a widespread ...
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  • VOCES -- Maria the Intrepid
    Maria the Intrepid
    With home videos recorded in the 1980s, Maria Moreno’s daughters describe the ...
    With home videos recorded in the 1980s, Maria Moreno’s daughters describe the anti-poverty mission that the family built on the U.S.-Mexico border, and how nothing would stop Maria from pursuing her ...
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  • VOCES -- Millions of Unorganized Workers in America
    Millions of Unorganized Workers in America
    Maria Moreno is elected to represent her union at the 1961 conference of the ...
    Maria Moreno is elected to represent her union at the 1961 conference of the AFL-CIO, a national federation of labor unions. President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Eleanor Roosevelt and ...
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  • VOCES -- Family Life Following the Crops
    Family Life Following the Crops
    Maria’s eldest son Abel talks about growing up working in the fields and ...
    Maria’s eldest son Abel talks about growing up working in the fields and following the crops all the way from southern California through Arizona, Colorado and Idaho. He describes how the whole ...
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  • VOCES -- Going Home
    Going Home
    Maria’s daughters Elizabeth and Martha sing in a car and talk about their ...
    Maria’s daughters Elizabeth and Martha sing in a car and talk about their desire to “see this thing through.” They arrive at the County Clerk’s office in Karnes City, Texas and find their ...
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  • VOCES -- Truth Been Hidden
    Truth Been Hidden
    In her first recorded speech in October 1959, Maria Moreno testifies before the ...
    In her first recorded speech in October 1959, Maria Moreno testifies before the California Industrial Welfare Commission, describing the challenges faced by her family and other farmworkers who ...
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  • VOCES -- Hearing Maria’s Voice for the First Time
    Hearing Maria’s Voice for the First Time
    We hear Maria Moreno’s voice for the first time when her former co-worker, ...
    We hear Maria Moreno’s voice for the first time when her former co-worker, Henry Anderson, finds an old audiotape in which Maria testifies about the poverty and discrimination her family faced while ...
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  • VOCES -- Boy Carries Untold Story of His Father’s Murder
    Boy Carries Untold Story of His Father’s Murder
    On January 28, 1918, a young Juan Flores was pushed aside as he saw his father ...
    On January 28, 1918, a young Juan Flores was pushed aside as he saw his father and 14 other men lined up and murdered in a massacre at Porvenir, Texas. Most survivors took their story, their trauma ...
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  • VOCES -- They Lost Their Land Through Murder and Theft
    They Lost Their Land Through Murder and Theft
    During the early 1900s attorneys, land promoters and developers enticed Anglo ...
    During the early 1900s attorneys, land promoters and developers enticed Anglo newcomers to stake land claims and fence off land along the Texas-Mexico border. As land values and property taxes rose, ...
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  • VOCES -- Sowing the Seeds of Racial War Across U.S.-Mexico Border
    Sowing the Seeds of Racial War Across U.S.-Mexico Border
    With people lacking basic infrastructure in West Texas, the isolated region was ...
    With people lacking basic infrastructure in West Texas, the isolated region was very much perceived as the Wild West. When Texas declared independence from Mexico in 1936, it set the stage for a clash ...
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  • VOCES -- Filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez On Activist Oscar Zeta Acosta
    Filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez On Activist Oscar Zeta Acosta
    Filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez explains the artistic direction behind "The Rise and ...
    Filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez explains the artistic direction behind "The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo" and bringing Oscar Zeta Acosta's story to life.
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  • VOCES -- The Chicano Rights Movement
    The Chicano Rights Movement
    Explore the historic 1968 “Walkouts” when tens of thousands of Mexican ...
    Explore the historic 1968 “Walkouts” when tens of thousands of Mexican American and Chicano students walked out of five East Los Angeles high schools, protesting academic prejudice, dire school ...
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  • VOCES -- The Sixties and In Search of Identity
    The Sixties and In Search of Identity
    Explore the first meeting and the wild relationship between Oscar Zeta Acosta ...
    Explore the first meeting and the wild relationship between Oscar Zeta Acosta and Rolling Stone journalist-provocateur and "Hells Angels" author Hunter S. Thompson in 1967. During a time of immense ...
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  • VOCES -- Social Justice Attorney
    Social Justice Attorney
    Explore Oscar Zeta Acosta’s brief stint as a legal aid attorney in Oakland, ...
    Explore Oscar Zeta Acosta’s brief stint as a legal aid attorney in Oakland, California’s poverty program in 1966, and his commitment to battling social injustice and racial/economic discrimination ...
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  • VOCES -- Activists
    Activists
    Professor Charles Cotrell talks about the reporters seeking out Chicano ...
    Professor Charles Cotrell talks about the reporters seeking out Chicano activists in their own midst.
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  • VOCES -- MAYO
    MAYO
    Ignacio "Nacho" Perez talks about the creation of MAYO, The Mexican American ...
    Ignacio "Nacho" Perez talks about the creation of MAYO, The Mexican American Youth Organization.
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  • VOCES -- A New Identity
    A New Identity
    Ralph Velasquez talks about two identities and the meaning of "Pocholandia."
    Ralph Velasquez talks about two identities and the meaning of "Pocholandia."
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