Thursday, August 31, 2006

"Migration-The Puerto Rican Experience"


BRONXNET’s documentary “Migration-The Puerto Rican Experience” is the first show of the four-part series to take a closer look into the origins and success stories of the Puerto Rican community in the Bronx. From the first arrival of the Pioneros through present-day elected public office holders, Puerto Ricans have played a prominent role in the development of the Bronx community.
Producer and EMMY® Award Winner Walter Garaicoa takes you back in time to
discover never-before-seen images of the life of puertorriqueños during the 1940s through the 1970s. The documentary browses through breathtaking photographs and footage from the past century.
Mike Amadeo-Owner of Casa Amadeo, Hon. Adolfo Carrión-Bronx Borough President, David Gonzalez-Writer for the New York Times, Lorraine Montenegro-Executive Director of United Bronx Parents, Inc., Hon. José Rivera-NYS Assemblyman, Rossana Rosado-Publisher & CEO of El Diario La Prensa, Bobby Sanabria-Grammy Nominated percussionist, Alma Torres-Warner, Austin Torres-Daughter and Son of Hon. Judge Felipe Torres, open their hearts and tell us about the difficulties faced and often rewarding times of growing up in the Bronx.
The documentary features New York City’s renowned historians and experts;
Dr. Clara Rodriguez, Professor of Sociology at Fordham University, Lloyd Ultan, Borough Historian of the Bronx and Brian Andersson, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Records.
MIGRATION-THE PUERTO RICAN EXPERIENCE will air this autumn exclusively on BRONXNET Television. Airdates coming soon!

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