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Directed by Various

Oregon 2017 140 mins. In English

Oregon’s Latino population is a diverse and vibrant part of our education, business, nonprofit, and public sectors. The Oregon Latino Oral History Project, a partnership between Teatro Milagro and the Northwest Film Center working with emerging Latino filmmakers, has recorded and celebrated this evolution through the stories of Latino leaders who have lived and influenced this change. Today’s program features conversations with Maria Caballero-Rubio, executive director of the Tri-County service organization Centro Cultural; Gale Castillo, retired executive director of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce; and educator and activist Jose Romero, founder of the Colegio César Chávez in Woodburn and co-founder of the statewide Oregon Student Leadership Conference. These community leaders reflect eloquently on their paths while revealing the power of education and everyday heroes, or heroes magnificos, in their lives and the collective culture. Thanks to the Mount Hood Cable Regulatory Commission Community Access Grant program, Oregon Arts Commission, the Arts & Education Access Fund of RACC, and James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation for their support. 

In English.


Genres: Documentary

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.