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Tales of Masked Men (#101)

Explore "luche libre" and its role in Latino communities in the United States and Mexico. Part circus and part athletic contest, the sport, famous for its masked wrestlers, provides a sense of "home" for new immigrants in the United States. [56 minutes] TV-PG Closed Captioning

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  • Escaramuza: Riding from the Heart (#102)

    A team of first-generation Mexican American girls construct their identities through a romanticized equestrian tradition, while facing challenges at home, and escalating violence in Mexico. [56 minutes]

  • Unfinished Spaces (#103)

    Fifty years after the Cuban Revolution, three architects resume their first project -- Cuba's National Art Schools -- left unfinished in 1965 when their creative visions came head to head with the political realities of the Revolution. [56 minutes]

  • Lemon (#104)

    This documentary profiles three-time felon, one-time Tony Award-winner Lemon Anderson, an acclaimed Puerto Rican American poet who broke out on Broadway in Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam. Lemon's life personalizes the anguish of men, clinging to the margins of society, but fighting for something more. [56 minutes]

  • Children of Giant (#201)

    The timely examination of racial prejudice in the 1955 American dramatic film "Giant" is explored. [86 minutes]

  • Now En Espanol (#202)

    The lives of the five Latina actresses who dub "Desperate Housewives" into Spanish are explored. [56 minutes]

  • El Poeta (#203)

    Mexican poet Javier Sicilia ignited an international movement for peace after the murder of his son. [56 minutes]

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