Monday, June 28, 2010

Soledad and Edward Olmos

Soledad interviews Edward James Olmos

Americanos: Latino Life in the United States
In 1999, the Smithsonian Institution partnered with Edward James Olmos and TimeWarner to produce Americanos: Latino Life in the United States, a multimedia project that attempted to suture the diversity of the Latino experience with a diverse America.

Celebratory and largely apolitical, Americanos stood as a major effort to intervene in dominant regimes of representation characterized by demeaning stereotypes and moral panics and to present Latinos to non-Latino audiences in a positive fashion.

The project included a traveling exhibit, HBO documentary, and glossy photography book.

Soledad O'Brien interviewed Olmos for her Latino In America documentary.

Latino in America (Celebra Books)  

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