By Adriana Rivera | 08/12/2011 - 14:11
In Ricky Martin’s VH1 Behind the Music special airing Sunday, August 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, he discusses his personal struggles in living an open and honest life. As an activist for equality he says, "I don’t want more rights than you. I want the same. That’s all."
With Puerto Rican financier Carlos Gonzalez by his side as Martin’s partner, he has found strength and happiness despite his adversity. Commentators on the documentary show say that there has never been someone like Ricky Martin in the Hispanic community.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/19/2011 - 16:45
We recently spoke with Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. about his new documentary series for PBS entitled Black in Latin America to find out what he discovered about the racial experience of Afro-Latinos in the region.
By Smriti Mundhra | 03/29/2011 - 17:29
It may be Bob Marley’s name that has become synonymous with dub and reggae, but—as filmmakers Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala Lough know—his mentor Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry is the true godfather of the movement. Now 70-something and living in Switzerland, Perry gets his close-up in The Upsetter, a feature documentary directed by Higbee and Lough and narrated by Benicio del Toro.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/09/2010 - 10:30
Get ready to dance! Tonight at 9pm EST, HBO airs the documentary El Espiritu de la Salsa. We talked to well-known Spanish Harlem dance teacher Tomas Guerrero about how it felt to be featured in the new film, why he thinks salsa has such mass appeal and whether or not younger Latinos will continue the traditions.
How did you became a salsa dance instructor?
By Mariela Rosario | 10/22/2009 - 11:25
When I was young, I had really long, wavy hair. My hair was my prized possession. It cascaded down past my waist and I was the envy of all the girls in my kindergarten class. Some of my earliest memories involve people fawning over my silky waves, and almost every conversation included someone saying, "Ooooh, you got that good hair."
By Monica Herrera | 03/13/2009 - 10:16
Eva Longoria Parker is putting her money where her mouth is. Variety reports that the star will executive produce Harvest, a documentary about migrant children that is already in pre-production and slated for completion early next year.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 12/11/2008 - 13:19
Straight off the heels of his George Bush biopic, W, director Oliver Stone shocked no one when he announced plans to release a documentary about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Variety reports Stone has been working on the film for six months and is aiming for an ’09 release. Stone told Variety that the doc will focus on “Chavez and the South American revolution.” It will also highlight the resistance the controversial leader has faced at home and abroad.