Hispanic Heritage Month

A still from the New Day film Life on the Line. A young Mexican-American girl, Kimberly Torrez smiles sweetly towards the camera. A woman, likely her mother Vanessa Torrez sits behind Kimberly and rests her head on her shoulder. She turns her face into Kimberly’s neck with a loving smile.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of people whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

New Day has a wide range of award-winning films on Latinos in the US and beyond, including two new titles: Abrazos, a feature documentary about the children of undocumented Guatemalan immigrants visiting their parents’ homeland for the first time, and Life on the Line, a short film about a girl coming of age along the US-Mexico border.

In Guatemala, a woman cradles the head of a young person with sunset-red clouds and a tall mountain in the distance behind them. They are both smiling. The woman wears a red traditional Guatemalan dress and the boy wears a blue t-shirt with a U.S. flag printed on it.
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