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Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 and it is a great time to learn more about the diversity of Hispanic and Latina/e/o/x experiences and cultures. In 2020, the U.S. Hispanic population was an estimated 62 million out of the total U.S. population of 331.4 million.

We know that just one descriptor can hardly capture the spirit and cultures of so many people who descend from a vast geography that includes present-day Southwestern U.S. states to the southern most tip of South America, and nearly every present-day country and island in between. This is why you'll see many different ways in which people describe themselves and their heritage. You'll see the terms Latina, Latino, and their non-gendered versions Latine and Latinx. You might also see people identify as Hispanic, Chicano, Tejano, Taino, Isleños, Boricua, Afro-Latino, in addition to the many more terms used for people who have families and ancestors in the 22 nations and territories that comprise Latin America. 

Hear and see an array of voices and stories in this collection of programs and documentaries. We hope you see yourself represented.

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Bulls and Saints

After 20 years in the United States, an undocumented family decides to return home.

Independent Lens

Sansón and Me

Filmmaker captures immigrant's life in prison through family reenactments.

Becoming Frida Kahlo

The Making and Breaking

Explore the early life of Frida Kahlo as she discovers her genius for painting.

American Masters

Lights, Camera, Acción

Celebrate the incredible impact Latinos have made in Hollywood — past, present and future.

PBS Short Film Festival

Bertie the Brilliant

Raising money to see a magic show, a boy faces a choice when his grandma loses her job.

America ReFramed

La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered

A collective memory of Mt. Pleasant's Salvadoran community and the May 1991 rebellion.

Film School Shorts

"Dia de los Muertos"

A little girl visits the land of the dead and experiences the holiday Dia de los Muertos.

American Masters

Jovita Idar: Mexican American Activist and Journalist

Jovita Idar was a Latina journalist who worked for an end to segregation and racism.

PBS Short Film Festival

Chilly and Milly

The story of a diabetic father with kidney failure and his child.


Uýra – The Rising Forest

Uýra is a trans-indigenous artist on a journey of self-discovery in the Amazon forest.

This Is Utah

Ballet Folklórico de las Américas

Ballet Folklórico brings traditional Latin American folk dances to new life on stage.

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A New Kind of Candidate

In addition to the lack of representation in politics, women face unique challenges when they run for office. In this episode, we hear from Celina Milner about her journey campaigning as a Latina single mom, the trials and tribulations she faced on the campaign trail, and the triumphs gained even when she lost.  MORE >

PBS Utah Digital Shorts Series

La salud mental entre la comunidad latina
(Mental Health in Latino Communities)

This Is Utah

State Street Boxing Gym

State Street Boxing Gym helps kids hone their boxing skills & stay on the path to success.

Modern Gardener

Las Tres Hermanas Y La Milpa

El método de siembra de las Tres Hermanas proviene de antiguas culturas indígenas americanas.

Modern Gardener

Connection Through Gardening | Garden Glimpse

Since discovering gardening, Maria's life has changed for the better.

This Is Utah

Jordan River Sweep

Running 50 miles in length and connecting Utah’s two largest bodies of water, the Jordan River offers an accessible slice of nature in an otherwise urbanized area of the Salt Lake Valley. We’ll meet a group of determined teenagers and local organizations who are working hard to clean up their beloved backyard urban waterway, and give back to both the west side community and mother nature herself.

American Masters

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It

Explore the life and 70-year career of the iconic Latina actor, performer and activist.

South Florida PBS

Salsa! The Dance Sensation

Salsa! The Dance Sensation, narrated by legendary salsa singer and song writer Willy Chirino, uncovers the compelling stories behind this cultural phenomenon.

Latino Americans

The first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.

Latinos are Essential

Across the United States, Latinos have been on the pandemic’s frontlines, providing essential services to all Americans. Many do jobs that can’t be done from home. From the fields of medicine, education, food service, and beyond, Latino workers have kept our country going. These are their stories.