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Héroes Magníficos: Oregon Latino Oral History Project

  • Directed by Various
  • Oregon, 2017, 140 mins., 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.

 

Appears in: Special Screenings

Genres: Documentary